French president Emmanuel Macron participates in a ceremony at Paris police headquarters to pay respects to the victims of an attack on October 4th. Three police officers and an administrative worker were murdered. Photograph: Francois Mori

The entire French nation must unite, mobilise and act to end Islamist extremism, President Emmanuel Macron said in an homage to four police personnel (...)

Mickaël  Harpon (45) was  shot dead by a policeman after he stabbed four colleagues to death in a frenzied attack at Paris police headquarters on October 3rd. Photograph: AFP/via Getty

Mickaël Harpon, who stabbed three police officers and a woman civil servant to death before he was killed at Paris police headquarters on October 3rd,(...)

France’s first national anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard (right), next to Head of the French judicial police Christian Sainte (left), gives a press conference in Paris on Friday after three police officers and an administrative workerdied in an attack on October 3 at the city’s police headquarters. Photograph: Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP/Getty

A police administrator who stabbed and killed four people at Paris’s police headquarters on Thursday was a radicalised Islamist who slit the throat of(...)

A police vehicle drives towards police headquarters in Paris after a knife attack on Thursday. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP

A civil servant in the Paris police prefecture killed four colleagues with a kitchen knife at lunchtime on Thursday before he was shot dead. The inve(...)

A mural  depicting Steve Maia Caniço, who went missing after a police raid on a music festival  in Nantes last month, and whose body was found in the Loire river on Monday. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

For 38 days, from Steve Caniço’s disappearance in the early hours of June 22nd until his body was identified on Tuesday afternoon, the young man’s fri(...)

A woman admires Maurice the rooster as he sits in the arms of his owner, Corrine Fesseau (not pictured),  in Rochefort, western France, on July 4th. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP/Getty Images

The fate of Maurice the rooster will be announced in Rochefort district court, in the Charente-Maritime department of western France, on September 5th(...)

Carola Rackete, the 31-year-old Sea-Watch 3 captain, is escorted off the ship by police and taken away for questioning, in Lampedusa, Italy. Photograph: Reuters/ Guglielmo Mangiapane

A war of words broke out between Germany and Italy on Sunday over the German captain of a rescue ship, who defied a docking ban enforced by Rome to br(...)

The Sea-Watch 3 charity ship’s German captain Carola Rackete being arrested by Italian police, in the Italian port of Lampedusa. Photograph: Anaelle Le Bouedec/AFP/Getty

Italian police have arrested the German captain of a migrant-rescue ship at the centre of a standoff with the Italian government, after she docked the(...)

Protesters stand next to burning motorbikes and scooters during an anti-government demonstration called by the yellow vests. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that riote(...)

Emmanuel Macron, centre, near Notre Dame cathedral last Monday. That afternoon, the president had recorded an address to the nation, which was to have been broadcast at 8pm. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images

The flames that devoured much of Notre Dame Cathedral last Monday night also destroyed president Emmanuel Macron’s meticulously constructed communicat(...)

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