Jean Castex

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Francois Lemarchand has temporarily replaced Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme who has tested positive for Covid-19. Photograph: AP

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme was one of five individuals to test positive for coronavirus before the race resumed on Tuesday. No rider(...)

French prime minister Jean Castex  presenting the  France Relance crisis recovery plan for the economy. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty

The French word for recovery rhymes with France, which gave the government the snappy name of France Relance for an ambitious €100 billion Covid recov(...)

Team Jumbo rider Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic (left) and Team Groupama-FDJ rider France’s Thibaut Pinot arrive to attend the teams’ presentation two days before the start of the 1st stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France in Nice on August 27th. Photographg: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty

The 2020 Tour de France, scheduled to start in Nice on Saturday, is edging closer to collapse after the Alpes-Maritimes region, site of the opening st(...)

A nurse checks a woman’s temperature before a Covid-19 test at a military hospital in the town of El-Hamma, in Tunisia’s southwestern Gabes governorate on on Wednesday, as cases of novel coronavirus infections surge there. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty

Covid-19 cases surpassed 24 million worldwide with India seeing a record spike and South Korea, Italy and France reporting the most new daily infectio(...)

Pedestrians wear face masks in a congested street market in Lourges. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP via Getty

Face masks will be required in all French offices, except for enclosed spaces occupied by only one person, from September 1st, labour minister Élisabe(...)

Dutch chief epidemiologist Jaap van Dissel. Photograph: Bart Maat/ANP/AFP via Getty

New daily coronavirus infections in the Netherlands are back to roughly half their level at the peak of the pandemic, while France’s prime minister ha(...)

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 (...)

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – the illusion of change, no more. France’s President Emmanuel Macron explained his cabinet reshuffle on Mond(...)

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(...)

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