Funding allegations: Muammar Gadafy with Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007. Photograph: Gamma-Rapho via Getty

The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody on Tuesday for questioning about alleged Libyan financing of his 2007 presid(...)

Front National  president Marine Le Pen and former  Trump advisor Steve Bannon give a joint press conference during the French far-right party’s annual congress  in Lille, north of France. Photograph:  Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images

Marine Le Pen is changing the name of her extreme right-wing party from Front National to Rassemblement National or National Rally. Le Pen explained (...)

Laurent Wauquiez (42) succeeded Nicolas Sarkozy as leader of the right-wing Les Républicains after a campaign in which he positioned himself on a Catholic, identity-based platform. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters
France: The right regroups

It’s difficult for a party to lose an internal leadership election, but Les Républicains, France’s centre-right opposition bloc, has form in such thin(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron signs documents to promulgate a new labour bill at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron on Friday signed decrees reforming the French labour code, live in front of television cameras, after a cabinet meeting. He(...)

Virginie Calmels and Laurent Wauquiez. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Laurent Wauquiez, the political heir of former president Nicolas Sarkozy and a representative of the hard right, is likely to be elected president of (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  speaks with foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian: Mr Macron has achieved his goal of splitting the conservatives. Photograph: Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP/Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron has been plunged into the first crisis of his administration, with the resignation of four of 16 cabinet ministers, a(...)

Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right Front National (FN) party, and Steeve Briois, mayor of Hénin-Beaumont,  where Ms Le Pen was campaigning in her bid to  win a seat in the National Assembly in legislative elections on June 11th and 18th. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

The defeated French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen hit the campaign trail again on Friday, in Hénin-Beaumont, a former coalmining town in northe(...)

François Fillon: The  presidential candidate of the French centre-right claims he is a victim of “an institutional coup d’etat” by the socialist government. Photograph: Reuters/Christian Hartmann

As their hopes of winning the French president’s office next May 7th continued to evaporate on Wednesday, supporters of the conservative Les Républic(...)

Soldiers patrol the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Each time France is attacked by jihadists, the authorities defend themselves with the list of measures already taken: the state of emergency; increase(...)

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