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Protesters try to cross a bridge over the Seine river during a ‘yellow vests’ protest in Paris, France. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

Rioters in Paris torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze on the upmarket Boulevard Saint-Germain on Saturday, as “yellow vest” protesters returne(...)

Picture taken on December 23rd, 2018, of Eric Drouet, a leader of the ‘yellow vests’ movement, in Paris, France. Photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images

Police in France have detained one of the leaders of the gilets jaunes anti-government movement for organising an unauthorised protest, as authorities(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: criticised a minority who were “megaphones of a hateful crowd who have lashed out at elected politicians, security forces, journalists, Jews, foreigners, homosexuals”. Photograph:  Michel Euler/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron has called on the nation to unite, stop “hateful” attacks during protests and avoid falling for “false information” o(...)

Emigrants travelled back to Ireland from all over the world in May 2018 to vote in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

I’m standing between carriages and have somehow found myself in possession of a toddler. He’s got wild red hair, and is periodically pressing the “OPE(...)

 A “yellow vest” (gilets jaunes) anti-government demonstrator holds up the French flag as he stands before  a fire during protests in the western French city of Bordeaux on Saturday. Photograph: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images

France’s “yellow vest” demonstrators kept numerous roads across the country blocked on Saturday as groups of protesters marched in city centres, but t(...)

Emmanuel Macron. For 10 days this month, the French president hunkered down in the Élysée Palace, pondering where it all went wrong. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Looking back on Emmanuel Macron’s election and inauguration in May 2017, one cannot help feeling a little sad for Macron and for France. One remembers(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and former Élysée senior security officer Alexandre Benalla. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Eight months after he was filmed beating up demonstrators while disguised as a policeman, Emmanuel Macron’s former bodyguard Alexandre Benalla has aga(...)

Erkki Liikanen, the former Bank of Finland governor, is the most likely  candidate to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank, according to economists

Erkki Liikanen, the former Bank of Finland governor, is the most likely – but not necessarily the best – candidate to succeed Mario Draghi as presiden(...)

US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron said he deeply regretted US president Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. In an abrupt policy(...)

‘Yellow vest’ protesters  walk past the Louvre  in Paris, France, on Saturday. Photograph: AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu

A driver died in southern France on Friday when his car hit a truck at a roadblock erected by “yellow vest” protesters, raising the death toll linked (...)

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