The  cliffs of Dover in Kent. Britain and France have said they are trying to shut down the migrant route across the Channel. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A 16-year-old Sudanese migrant has been found dead on a French beach after officials were told a makeshift boat had capsized at sea. Another migrant,(...)

President Emmanuel Macron  during the Bastille Day military ceremony on the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Photograph:  Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron wants to make the wearing of face masks obligatory in all indoor public places from August 1st, he said on Tuesday in(...)

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(...)

Parisians appeared to take the disruption in their stride, resorting massively to online work from home, ride-sharing, cycling and electric scooters. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Paris saw its most severe transport strike in 12 years on Friday, when the public transport authority RATP observed a “general mobilisation” against P(...)

French minister of public action and accounts Gerald Darmanin (right) welcomes Britain’s  Michael Gove (centre) in Calais. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images

France will test run for a month measures it has prepared for Britain’s exit from the European Union so that companies are fully prepared ahead of the(...)

The A16 motorway between Dunkirk and Calais shows trucks heading to the Channel tunnel stuck in a traffic jam as a result of the strike. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

A foretaste of Brexit, say the striking French customs officers who are wreaking havoc in Calais and Dunkirk. For three days they have inspected every(...)

Anti-riot policemen evacuate gilets jaunes protesters during a protest against the raising of fuel and oil prices. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

In just a few weeks, the yellow hi-vis vest has become such a potent political symbol that one risks being mistaken for a supporter of the rebellious (...)

French budget minister Gérald Darmanin: police are studying an exchange of text messages which indicate that Sophie Spatz pleaded with him to write the promised letter. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty

The French budget minister Gérald Darmanin has come under pressure to resign after Le Monde newspaper revealed he is under preliminary investigation f(...)

French centrist politician Francois Bayrou arriving at the Élysée Palace on Sunday. Bayrou has been named justice minister, the  fourth-ranking position in the French government. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

President Emmanuel Macron met most of the criteria he set for his French government, which was announced on Wednesday. It is small, with 22 ministers (...)