French president Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with US president Donald Trump, next to Melania Trump, during the Bastille Day military parade in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

The Promenade des Anglais fell silent at 10.34 last night, the exact moment when a Tunisian lorry driver started his rampage down the seafront in Nice(...)

Peter Englund of the Swedish Academy steps out of his office yesterday to announce France’s  Patrick Modiano as the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature in Stockholm. Photograph: Anders Wiklund/Reuters

French novelist Patrick Modiano was yesterday awarded the Nobel prize for literature “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungrasp(...)