On August 21st, 2015, Moroccan national Ayoub El Khazzani boarded a high-speed train headed for Paris, armed with an AK-47, a pistol, a box-cutter and(...)

People bring flowers to the site of the terrorist attack in Nice, on July 15th. Some ordinary people in France have reacted heroically, risking their lives by fighting terrorists when they found themselves in the midst of an attack. Photograph: Dmitry Kostyukov/The New York Times

Terrorist attacks in France come often enough that they can seem to be variations on a painful pattern: carnage followed by disbelief, then condemnat(...)

 French chief prosecutor Francois Molins (C) delivers a speech to the press following the terrorist attack that happened inside the high-speed Thalys train. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA.

A terror investigation has begun in France after authorities said the suspected attacker in a thwarted shooting on a train watched an Islamic video mi(...)

French President François Hollande (centre) with Briton Chris Norman and Americans Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos at the Élysée Palace in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Michel Euler/AFP/Getty Images

President François Hollande on Monday awarded France’s highest distinction, the Legion of Honour, to three Americans and a Briton who overpowered a(...)