French police officers examine a deflated dinghy on the beach in Wimereux near Calais on Thursday. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

At least one pregnant woman and three children were among the 27 people, mostly Kurds from Iraq or Iran, who drowned trying to cross the Channel in an(...)

A sketch shows key defendant Salah Abdeslam (right)  in the special courtroom built for the 2015 attacks trial, in Paris on Wednesday. Photograph: Noelle Herrenschmidt/AP

There had been widespread speculation that Salah Abdeslam, allegedly the only survivor among 10 jihadists from the Islamic State group who massacred 1(...)

Michel Zecler talks to media outside the IGPN (France’s National Police General Inspectorate) as he arrives to press charges after he was repeatedly beaten by police. Photograph via AFP/Getty

President Emmanuel Macron on Monday summoned prime minister Jean Castex, interior minister Gérald Darmanin and justice minister Eric Dupond-Moretti to(...)

Emmanuel Macron, Brigitte Macron and Nicolas Sarkozy meet at the French cup final in 2018 at Saint-Denis. Photograph: Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto

“A certain resemblance,” noted the front-page headline of Le Parisien newspaper, above a photograph of President Emmanuel Macron and former president (...)

Newly named French prime minister Jean Castex: President Emmanuel Macron appointed him as the country focuses on reviving an economy hard-hit by pandemic and lockdown. Photograph: Michel Euler

The first cabinet meeting of a new French government that leans heavily to the right will take place at the Élysée Palace on Tuesday. The cabinet ann(...)

Mayor of Levallois-Perret Patrick Balkany  and his wife  Isabelle Balkany arrive at  a Paris courthouse on Friday. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Isabelle Balkany, the 71-year-old deputy mayor of the affluent Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, faltered as she approached the bench and asked permis(...)

Gildo Pallanca, son of late Hélène Pastor, speaks to journalists. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

A jury in Aix, southern France, on Wednesday returned guilty verdicts against four men for the May 6th, 2014, murder of the Monaco billionaire Hélène (...)