Britain’s prime minister Theresa May with England’s captain Eoin Morgan holding the World Cup trophy after beating New Zealand the final. Photograph:  Niklas Halle’n / AFP/Getty Images

If there were to be a new referendum on Brexit in the UK, what should the slogan be for the Remainers? Last time out, the Leave campaign owed much of(...)

In his 1872 poetry collection The Terrible Year, the great French writer Victor Hugo wrote, “Je voudrais n’être pas Français pour pouvoir dire/ Q(...)

Emmanuel Macron built a winning presidential campaign on outright repudiation of far-right demands, positioning himself as an ardent advocate for European integration and liberal values. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

In almost 40 years as leader of the Front National, Jean-Marie Le Pen encountered several centre-right leaders who believed the best way to fend off t(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: had upped the stakes by stressing the “existential risk” involved in the elections. Photograph: Kamil Zihnioglu

French president Emmanuel Macron’s defeat at the hands of Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National looked like a major setback on Sunday night. But in t(...)

French president Charles de Gaulle (centre)  in Brazzaville, French Equatorial Africa (modern-day Republic of the Congo) in 1958.

France’s Fifth Republic was born 60 years ago on Tuesday, when General Charles de Gaulle published a new constitution. It was the beginning of French (...)

 French supporters celebrate on the Champs-Élysées after  their team’s victory over Croatia in the  World Cup  final. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

France’s young, World Cup-winning soccer team staged a victorious homecoming parade on Monday in an open-top bus down the Champs-Élysées, as hundreds (...)

Front National president Marine Le Pen: her far-right father says a proposed new party name “brings nothing new” and accuses her of “lacking imagination”. Photograph: Thibault Vandermersch

The extreme right-wing leader Marine Le Pen hoped to restore her party’s flagging fortunes when she announced on Sunday that she was changing its name(...)

Jean-Marie Le Pen has had his ties with the far right party he founded, the National Front, severed. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters.

France’s far-right National Front party has confirmed it has severed its ties to firebrand founder Jean-Marie Le Pen as it tries to revive its fortune(...)

The Promo and Destock store, a French kosher grocery store in Créteil, south of Paris, after it was destroyed in an arson attack. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

The Front National is about to depart the French political scene. When members of the far-right party gather in Lille for their annual congress today,(...)

Jean-Marie Le Pen’s memoirs are a journey into France’s tormented history, particularly the second World War and decolonisation.  Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the grand-daddy of extreme right-wing movements in Europe, published the first, 400-page volume of his memoirs on March 1st. It is (...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »