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French president Emmanuel Macron in a televised address: Paris cafés and restaurants will be allowed to resume normal service, including indoors, on Monday.  Photograph:  Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images

France “is turning the page” of the lockdown declared three months ago, President Emmanuel Macron said in a televised address on Sunday night. From Mo(...)

Airport employees unload  material arriving from China, including thousands of masks, at the international airport of Nice, southern France. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images

France has expressed its “disapproval” over disinformation published by Lu Shaye, the Chinese ambassador to Paris, on his embassy’s website by summoni(...)

Firefighters tackle a blaze at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, France, in April 2019. File photograph: AP Photo/Michel Euler

In human terms, the fire that destroyed much of Notre-Dame cathedral on April 15th, 2019, cannot be compared with the Covid-19 pandemic. No one died i(...)

French police and investigators at the scene of the fatal knife attack in Romans-sur-Isère. Photograph: EPA/Alex Martin

France was confronted with what is being considered a terrorist attack in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic when a man stabbed two people to death(...)

The Chantelivre bookshop in the rue de Sèvres has window display of 36 books about hospitals, epidemics and quarantine. Photograph: Tala Skari

“Read!” president Emmanuel Macron exhorted his compatriots when he announced France’s coronavirus lockdown on March 16th. Perhaps only the French cou(...)

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In the story told by the Roman poet Ovid, Medusa was a beautiful young woman with many suitors. For an imagined slight the goddess Athena turned her l(...)

People hold placards stating “People’s rights have been violated and will not forget” and “Macron, it is over, get lost” at a demonstration in Marseilles. Photograph: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca

It has been a rough week for President Emmanuel Macron’s reform of the French pension system. Though his administration will ultimately succeed in for(...)

Former French PM François Fillon and his  wife Penelope leave the courthouse surrounded by their lawyers in Paris on Monday. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

The trial of former French prime minister François Fillon and his Welsh-born wife Penelope on corruption charges was postponed on Monday “out of sympa(...)

   Benjamin Griveaux is pictured as he announces his withdrawal from the Paris mayoral campaign at AFP headquarters in Paris, France. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

New details have emerged regarding the Franco-Russian couple accused of publishing the sex tape that sabotaged the mayoral candidacy of Benjamin Grive(...)

A French railway worker on strike in Paris against the French government’s pensions reform plans. The slogan reads ‘Don’t touch my pension’. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

French transport strikes will continue for the 37th consecutive day on Friday, following a fourth day of nationwide marches on Thursday in protest aga(...)

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