A man clad in a Darth Vader mask wields smoke flares during a demonstration against the French government’s planned labour law reforms in Marseille, earlier in June. Photograph: Getty Images

The extreme violence of Tuesday’s protest march against France’s new labour law has precipitated a showdown over the holding of two further demonstrat(...)

A crowd gathers to lay flowers and candles in front of the Carillon restaurant in Paris. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The city of light stumbled through its darkest weekend, numb with grief and anxiety. Many stayed at home, as authorities had recommended. One or more (...)

The “survivors’ issue” of Charlie Hebdo sold eight million copies worldwide, and the wave of post-massacre sympathy brought 270,000 subscriptions. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Twelve people were murdered at Charlie Hebdo’s office on January 7th. Eight more, including three jihadist gunmen, would die in the three-day rampage (...)