Arnaud Beltrame offered to be swapped for a female hostage. Photograph: Ouest France via AP

A gendarme who voluntarily took the place of a hostage during a deadly supermarket siege in southwestern France on Friday has died, interior minister (...)

French National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN)  gather outside the Super U supermarket in the town of Trebes, southern France, where a man took hostages on Friday morning. Photograph: Eric Cabanis/AFP/Getty Images

Three people were killed and 16 others were wounded in attacks by a Franco-Moroccan gunman in and around Carcassonne, southern France on Friday. Genda(...)

Lawyers for Ian  Bailey have lodged an appeal  against a decision by a French magistrate to have him indicted for the voluntary homicide of   Sophie Toscan du Plantier (above) in Co Cork in December 1996.

Gardaí investigating the murder of French film producer, Sophie Toscan du Plantier were able to eliminate her former lover from their list of suspects(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris  during Armistice Day commemorations on Saturday. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

Two years after militants killed 130 people in co-ordinated attacks across Paris, French officials say there remains an unprecedented level of “intern(...)

 The Champs Elysees in Paris:   The choice of victims and place in this latest attack appears to be deliberate. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Details emerged on Friday about the man who perpetrated France’s latest jihadist attack by shooting dead one policeman and injuring two others on the(...)

Ian Bailey received a copy of the indictment from the French authorities last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ian Bailey has confirmed that he has lodged an appeal in France against the decision by a French magistrate to have him indicted over the death of Fre(...)

Riot police officers patrol inside Orly airport south of Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Kamil Zihnioglu/AP

A postmortem was being carried out on Sunday to determine whether a suspected Islamic extremist was drunk or high on drugs when he took a soldier host(...)

French police officers patrol  the courtyard of the Louvre museum after a soldier was attacked in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP Photo

The assailant who attacked French soldiers at the Louvre museum on Friday morning wore a black T-shirt emblazoned with a skull and wielded two 40cm ma(...)

Paris public prosecutor  Francois Molins giving a press conference on Friday  following the arrest of a group of suspected extremists who he said were preparing an attack in the Paris area. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Five men arrested this week in France were planning a terror attack as early as next week and were receiving their orders from an Islamic State group (...)

Three women were arrested after car laden with gas cylinders was found abandoned near Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on September 4th. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

A French judge handed preliminary charges on Saturday to a 29-year-old woman whom authorities suspect is part of a female “terrorist commando” group i(...)

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