Dieppe harbour in northwest France. As Brexit approaches, the ports of the English Channel and the North Sea are preparing for the worst. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

Pauline Schnapper, professor of contemporary British civilisation at the Sorbonne, is quoted often in French media as a leading expert on Brexit. “I a(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron at the annual dinner of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France  (Conseil Representatif des Institutions juives de France) on Wednesday, in Paris. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron has announced plans to tackle anti-Semitism following a recent surge in anti-Jewish attacks. Mr Macron told Jewish l(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron visits the vandalised Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, eastern France, on Tuesday. French residents and public officials from across the political spectrum geared up Tuesday for nationwide rallies against anti-Semitism following a series of anti-Semitic acts, including the swastikas painted on about 80 gravestones at the Jewish cemetery. Photograph: Frederick Florin/ AP

For generations after the second World War, anti-Semitism remained a taboo in Europe – a disease that appeared to afflict only the most irrelevant big(...)

A man with a skateboard passes by a mural by street artist PBOY depicting yellow vest protesters inspired by the ‘La Liberte guidant le Peuple’ painting in Paris on January 8th Photograph: Philippe Lopez/ AFP/Getty

“Death to the bourgeois state,” says graffiti left by gilets jaunes rioters next to a friend’s front door. My apartment looks on to the government min(...)

Gilets jaunes protesters in Biarritz, southwest France. Photograph: Iroz Gaizka/AFP/Getty Images

The French political and economic landscape looks like the Champs-Élysées the morning after a riot by the gilets jaunes, the yellow-vested demonstrato(...)

People visit the Christmas Market, in Strasbourg, France, on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Strasbourg reopened its traditional Christmas market under heavy security on Friday, the morning after French police shot dead a gunman suspected of (...)

British Prime Minister Theresa  May is facing a no confidence vote after 48 Conservative MPs sent letters indicating a loss of belief in her ability to successfully navigate a Brexit deal. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Stocks advanced globally following positive signs on the outlook for US-China trade talks, and the pound edged higher even as a vote of confidence in (...)

Yellow vest  protesters watch President Emmanuel Macron’s speech on TV in Fay-au-Loges, near Orleans. Photograph: Guillaume Souvant/AFP

President Emmanuel Macron on Monday night broke his silence over rioting that has plunged his presidency into its greatest crisis, promising a “new co(...)

Workers protect a shop window with wood panels on the Champs-Élysées  on Friday ahead of  the eve of a protest by the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) movement. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

French security forces will deploy armoured vehicles in Paris on Saturday in anticipation of more violence and rioting by radical groups on the fringe(...)

 Riot police vans take up positions  near the Eiffel Tower,  in Paris, France, on December 1st, 2018. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

France will close the Eiffel Tower and other tourism landmarks in Paris and draft in thousands more security forces on Saturday to stave off another w(...)

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