Gerard Collomb

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Demonstrators  on the French overseas island of La Reunion on Monday demonstrate as part of the gilets jaunes (yellow vest)  movement to protest against fuel prices.  Photograph: Richard Bouhet/AFP/Getty Images

Protest movements in France invariably carry echoes of class warfare and the 1789 revolution. The yellow-jacketed gilets jaunes, who managed to mobili(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron with Gérard Collomb, who has resigned from his role as  interior minister.   Photograph:  Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

The departure of French interior minister Gérard Collomb is considered the most serious crisis of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency, and marks the third ti(...)

French prime minister Edouard Philippe (R) shakes hands with French right-wing Les Republicains  party president Laurent Wauquiez, ahead of the debate on  Thursday. Photograph: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt

The second generation of rival French conservatives is personified by the hard-right leader of Les Républicains (LR), Laurent Wauquiez, and the modera(...)

Alexandre Benalla, right, a security chief to French president Emmanuel Macron, confronting a student during a May Day demonstration in Paris. Photograph: Nicolas Lescaut via AP

France’s prime minister on Tuesday struck back at opposition criticism of President Emmanuel Macron’s response to a video showing his top bodyguard as(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron flanked by Élysée former senior security officer Alexandre Benalla. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/Pool via Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron sank deeper into the quagmire of the “Benalla affair” on Monday, when his interior minister and the head of the Paris(...)

Alexandre Benalla protecting Emmanuel Macron in Rodez, on  May 5th, 2017. Photograph: Regis Duvignau

President Emmanuel Macron has been plunged into the biggest scandal and political crisis since he took office by the violent behaviour of his “Monsieu(...)

In this image taken from video, a man identified as Alexandre Benalla, right, a security chief to French president Emmanuel Macron, confronts a student during a May Day demonstration in Paris. Photograph:  Nicolas Lescaut via AP

French president Emmanuel Macron fired the head of his personal security detail on Friday but faced criticism for failing to act sooner, after video (...)

Tents where migrants live in a makeshift camp are packed alongside of the canal Saint-Martin in Paris on  May 18th. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

Some 2,500 migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East are sleeping rough in three dirty, rat-infested and drug-riddled encampments in no(...)

A bullet hole in the window of a cafe located near the area where a knife attacker was shot dead by police officers in central Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP Photo

A knife-wielding attacker who killed a passerby and injured four others in Paris on Saturday evening had been flagged as a security risk and interview(...)

A photograph of Lieut-Col Arnaud Beltrame on a bunch of flowers at the main gate of police headquarters in Carcassonne, France, on Saturday.  Photograph: AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

A memorial service has been held for the four victims of the terrorist shooting spree and supermarket hostage-taking in southern France, as police con(...)

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