France head coach Fabien Galthié. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

France head coach Fabien Galthié has admitted they must accept criticism for their recent coronavirus outbreak, but insisted zero risk does not exist (...)

French prime minister Jean Castex said Islamist separatism ‘is all the more dangerous because it is the manifestation of a conscious, theorised, politico-religious plan whose ambition is to impose religious rules on common law’. Photograph: Charles Platiau/EPA/Pool Maxppp Out

The French government marked the 115th anniversary of the Law on Separation of Church and State on Wednesday by adopting in cabinet a controversial dr(...)

People lay flowers outside the school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine where Samuel Paty worked as a history teacher. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP.

A history teacher decapitated outside his secondary school in a Paris suburb on Friday after he showed a caricature of the prophet Muhammad to his pup(...)

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(...)

 Children at the GuthsMuths elementary school in Berlin: hundreds of students and teachers in the city have had to quarantine due to infection rates.  Photograph: Maja Hitij/Getty

Coronavirus cases have been reported by at least 41 schools in Berlin, barely two weeks after the German capital’s 825 schools reopened. Cases are ri(...)

Children wearing plastic face visors in class at Kinugawa Elementary School in Nikko, Japan. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Schools all over the world closed their classrooms and sent children home in the early days of the pandemic. Many have returned, many are preparing to(...)

French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer speaks in the National Assembly on July 16th, in Paris. Photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP via Getty Images

France’s government, students, teachers and parents agree on one point: 2019-2020 has been a lost school year. Education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer(...)

French prime minister Édouard Philippe gives a televised address on Thursday announcing the second phase of the easing of lockdown measures from June 2nd. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/EPA

When France enters the second phase of its reopening next Tuesday, “liberty will at last become the rule, and prohibition the exception,” prime minist(...)

French prime minister Edouard Philippe presents the details for the easing of the country’s lockdown at the Hotel Matignon in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

French prime minister Edouard Philippe warned against “letting our guard down” when the country eases coronavirus lockdown restrictions next Monday. (...)

A customer  in a  book store  after the Austrian government loosened its lockdown restrictions. Photograph: Reuters

Governments across Europe are examining how to ease out of lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus while minimising the risks of new outbr(...)

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