French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National, Marine Le Pen, blows a kiss to the crowd during her   speech after finishing second in the first round of the  election in Henin-Beaumont, Northern France. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen will face the centrist Emmanuel Macron in the run-off for the French presidency, according to projections, after a land(...)

 Front National leader Marine Le Pen acknowledges the cheers of supporters at her final campaign rally, in Marseille, ahead of Sunday’s first-round vote in the French presidential election. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Marine Le Pen promised to protect France from Islamic fundamentalism, “waves of immigrants”, terrorism and the ravages of “savage globalisation” at he(...)

Marion Maréchal Le Pen: The niece of presidential candidate  Marine Le Pen described rival Emmanuel Macron as the “candidate of repentance” over his comments about French colonisation of Algeria. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has angered the French right by calling France’s 132-year colonisation of Algeria a “crime against(...)

Far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen speaking in Lyon on Sunday. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP

Marine Le Pen, the presidential candidate for the extreme right-wing Front National (FN), veered sharper to the right at the first of her 10 campaign (...)

Stephen Bannon, the former Breitbart chief executive who is now Donald Trump’s chief strategy adviser. Photograph: The New York Times

Major German companies including BMW have stopped advertising on Breitbart, the right-wing US news and opinion site that campaigned for Donald Trump a(...)

Supporters paste a poster of Marine Le Pen, France’s National Front leader, on a wall in Frejus, France. Photograph: Eric Gaillard

The surprise victory of Donald Trump in the US election has unsettled nerves in Europe. As elsewhere in the world, Brussels was caught unprepared for (...)

A ceremony at   Lyon Cathedral in memory of Fr Jacques Hamel who  was born in 1930,  ordained in 1958 and celebrated his golden jubilee – 50 years of service – in 2008. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

L’Innomable – The Unnameable. Monsignor Dominique Lebrun, the Archbishop of Rouen, described the latest atrocity in Islamic State’s war on France with(...)

Marine Le Pen: the leader of France’s far-right  Front National had predicted the party  would take five regions in the elections. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images

France had expected the Front National (FN) to take several regions, for the first time ever, in the December 6th-13th regional elections. Marine Le P(...)

Marine Le Pen, leader of the French National Front (FN): the FN claims to be France’s “first party” and often leads in the first round, as it did on December 6th, with 27.8% of the vote. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The extreme right-wing National Front (FN) on Sunday night failed to win a single region, after leading in six of 13 French regions in the first round(...)

French far-right Front National (FN) party president and FN top candidate for the regional election in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region, Marine Le Pen, casts her ballot on December 13th, 2015 at a polling station in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, during the second round of the regional elections. Photograph: Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty Images

Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front lost election run-offs on Sunday in three key target regions, despite topping last week’s first round, exit p(...)

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