Laurent Fabius

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French environment minister  Nicolas Hulot (on the screen) speaking to OECD secretary general Angel Gurria (right)) and Mexico’s secretary of environment  Rafael Pacchiano (second right) during a session  of the One Planet Summit. Photograph: Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron was the first to admit the contrast between the festive atmosphere at the One Planet Summit he convened on Tuesday a(...)

Ségolène Royal  and Switzerland’s Bertrand Piccard. Photograph: Philipp Guelland/EPA

When an English-speaking politician loses an election, he or she usually leaves public life. Not in France, where politicians appear to be indestructi(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron spoke live on TV: paraphrasing Donald Trump, he said it was time for the US, French and allies to “make our planet great again”. Photograph: John Schults

Never before has a French president gone on live television, in English, to denounce a decision by his US counterpart. President Emmanuel Macron mock(...)

 French President Emmanuel Macron during his formal inauguration ceremony  in the  Elysee presidential Palace. Photograph: Francois Mori/AFP/Getty Images

There were smiles and tears, solemnity and joy, in the salle des fêtes for Emmanuel Macron’s inauguration. Laurent Fabius, the president of the Const(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux wave to French President Francois Hollande  as he leaves after the handover ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Centrist Emmanuel Macron took power as president of France on Sunday in a sumptuous inauguration ceremony in the Elysee Palace presidential residence(...)

A horse rears as France’s new president Emmanuel Macron parades in a car on the Champs-Élysées after his formal inauguration ceremony in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Michel Euler/AFP/Getty Images

The newly elected French president, Emmanuel Macron, promised to restore France’s battered self-confidence in a brief inaugural address at the Élysée (...)

 Mahmoud Abbas with  Binyamin Netanyahu in  2016. Mr Mahmoud will meet French leaders, but Mr Netanyahu has refused to attend the conference. Photograph: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images

The French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will host representatives of more than 70 countries and international organisations at the Paris Confere(...)

France’s minister for foreign affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: Mr Ayrault has thanked Mr Flanagan for making contacts with Israelis and Palestinians.

A “French initiative” to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is not dead, the foreign ministers of France and Ireland said at a joint press c(...)

A  farmer walks past solar panels  in Tafoughalt, Morocco: the country is hosting  the first international climate summit since the Paris accord.  Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

The greatest danger posed by US president-elect Donald Trump may be his threat to “cancel” the Paris accord on climate change, which was concluded las(...)

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who preside the conference on the Israeli-Palestininian conflict in Paris on May 30th said: “The parties are further apart than ever.” Photograph:  John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

France will convene an international conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict attended by some 20 countries, though not by representatives from (...)

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