Police  help  students leave the scene of the  shooting at Lycee Alexis de Tocqueville  in Grasse, near Cannes, southern France, on Thursday. Photograph: Olivier Anrigo/EPA

A 16-year-old student who was obsessed by the Columbine massacre in the United States opened fire on his school principal and fellow students in the s(...)

A policeman  at Midi train station after the Brussels bombings in  March. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Islamic State claimed that Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, the Tunisian who killed 86 people and injured 434 others on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls walks a corridor of Nimes’ remand centre, where where nearly 400 people live in a space with a maximum capacity of 192. Photograph: Getty Images

Prime minister Manuel Valls and justice minister Jean- Jacques Urvoas yesterday visited France’s most overcrowded prison, in Nîmes, where nearly 400 p(...)

French police commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and administrative agent Jessica Schneider who were killed by Larossi Abballa. Photograph: Kamil Zihnioglu/Reuters

The judges who tried Larossi Abballa in September 2013 warned that “violent actions on national territory [could] not be excluded.” But Abballa had se(...)

French justice minister Christiane Taubira resigned and will be replaced by Jean-Jacques Urvoas. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

French justice minister Christiane Taubira, a left-wing politician often considered at odds with her government on matters of law and order enforcemen(...)

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius welcomes US secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday at the foreign affairs ministry in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

After a day of bluster and indignation over the scale of US spying on French communications, the government today appeared eager to avoid a confrontat(...)