Jean Castex

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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(...)

Michel Zecler being beaten up by police officers at the entrance of a music studio in Paris.  Four police officers have been detained for questioning. Photograph via video grab: Getty

A planned French security law to strengthen police powers has turned into a political fiasco for the government of President Emmanuel Macron after pol(...)

 Police officers evacuate migrants from a makeshift camp on Place de la République in Paris on Monday night. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French police have come under severe criticism for the violent dismantling of a makeshift migrant camp on the symbolic Place de la République, less th(...)

 People lay flowers and candles in front of an impromptu memorial for the victims of the  November 13th terrorist attacks set up near the Bataclan concert venue in Paris, in November 2015. File photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Five years after Islamist killers carried out post-war France’s deadliest attack, its prime minister on Friday paid tribute to the victims, with the c(...)

Security and emergency personnel  in Lyon at the scene where an attacker armed with a sawn-off shotgun wounded an Orthodox priest in a shooting before fleeing, said a police source. Photograph: AFP

A Greek Orthodox priest was shot and injured on Saturday at a church in the centre of the French city of Lyon by an assailant who then fled, a police (...)

A man wearing a protective face mask as a measure against the spread of the Covid-19  pandemic. Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/AFP

Europe’s reported new coronavirus cases more than doubled in 10 days, crossing 200,000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday, according to a(...)

People in Montpellier demonstrate against terrorism and pay respect to slain French teacher Samuel Paty. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo

Thousands of people gathered all over France on Sunday to pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the 47-year-old schoolteacher who was stabbed to death and then (...)

French President Emmanuel Macron, flanked by French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, speaks in front of a high school in Conflans Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris, after a history teacher was beheaded. Photograph: Abdulmonam Eassa/AP.

French president Emmanuel Macron has described the beheading of a teacher in Paris as an “Islamist terror attack”. A French teacher of history and ge(...)

A worker in a face mask cleans a cafe in London, Britain, October 1st 2020. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

More than 35.11 million people have been reported to be infected by coronavirus globally and 1,035,247 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infect(...)

Flood waters surging through Saint-Martin-Vesubie, southeastern France, after heavy rains and floodings hit the Alpes-Maritimes department. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP via Getty

French authorities deployed about 1,000 firefighters, four military helicopters and troops on Sunday to help search for at least eight people still mi(...)

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