French president Emmanuel Macron and prime minister Edouard Philippe. A certain tension is inherent in the French system of a dual executive branch. Photograph:   Charles Platiau/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron has remained silent in France’s prolonged bout of soul-searching about its own record of police violence, instead delegating(...)

French prime minister Edouard Philippe presents the details for the easing of the country’s lockdown at the Hotel Matignon in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

French prime minister Edouard Philippe warned against “letting our guard down” when the country eases coronavirus lockdown restrictions next Monday. (...)

Residents line up during a food distribution by volunteers from the Aclefeu association in Clichy-sous-Bois near Paris. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The immigrant banlieues on the outskirts of French cities have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. “An effective lockdown is near(...)

French police and investigators at the scene of the fatal knife attack in Romans-sur-Isère. Photograph: EPA/Alex Martin

France was confronted with what is being considered a terrorist attack in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic when a man stabbed two people to death(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson speaking at a media briefing on coronavirus in Downing Street: Photograph: Eddie Mulholland/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been widely praised for his handling of the coronvirus crisis, in particular for the tone and content of his address to the(...)

Defiant yellow-vest protesters gather in central Paris to mark the one-year anniversary of the movement. Photograph: EPA

The gilets jaunes movement marked the first anniversary of their revolt with violent protests at the weekend. The demonstrators, who are named after (...)

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(...)

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