French president Emmanuel Macron talks to the president of the Corsican executive council, Gilles Simeoni,  after his speech at the Alb’Oru cultural centre in Bastia, Corsica. Photograph: Benoit Tessier

Corsican nationalist leaders sat stoney-faced in the front row of the cultural centre in Bastia while French president Emmanuel Macron delivered his s(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron greets Claude Érignac’s widow, Dominique, and  children Charles-Antoine and Marie-Christophine in Ajaccio, Corsica. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron adopted a hard line against Corsican nationalists in his tribute to Claude Érignac, the French prefect who was assass(...)

Gilles Simeoni,  candidate for the Pé a Corsica nationalist party, celebrates after December 3rd’s  first-round election results.  Photograph: Pascal  Pochard-Casabianca/AFP/Getty

Corsican nationalists appear certain to win an absolute majority on Sunday in elections to a new assembly that will merge three former administrative (...)

Police block  a crowd of protesters from  marching into a housing estate in the Lupino district of Bastia, which has a large North African community, on the island of Corsica on Sunday. Photograph: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca/AFP/Getty Images

A Corsican mayor has announced a ban on burkinis, becoming the third in France to do so , as tensions on the island run high following violent clashes(...)