Edouard Philippe applauds his successor as French prime minister, Jean Castex,  during a handover ceremony at the Hotel de Matignon, the official residence of the French prime minister, in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Jeanne Frank/Bloomberg

President Emmanuel Macron has replaced Édouard Philippe, his prime minister of three years, with Jean Castex, a virtually unknown high-ranking civil s(...)

President of the French National Assembly Richard Ferrand is the fourth-ranking official in the republic. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

The president of the French national assembly, Richard Ferrand, has been formally placed under investigation by three judges on suspicion of illegally(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron with Gérard Collomb, who has resigned from his role as  interior minister.   Photograph:  Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

The departure of French interior minister Gérard Collomb is considered the most serious crisis of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency, and marks the third ti(...)

Emmanuel Macron with National Assembly speaker François de Rugy. Mr Macron replaced ecology minister Nicolas Hulot with Mr de Rugy on Tuesday. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron chose continuity and loyalty over change when he ordered the smallest possible cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, replaci(...)

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(...)

Richard Ferrand, general secretary of the political movement, La Republique En Marche, gives a press conference in Paris on Thursday about the party’s  candidates for the upcoming legislative elections. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/Reuters

President-elect Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche! movement – renamed La République en Marche or LRM this week – received more than 19,000 applications from(...)

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron with outgoing president François Hollande at the ceremony. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

Emmanuel Macron attended a ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany on Monday morning, in his first officia(...)

French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron speaks with employees of the Whirlpool plant in Amiens, northern France, on Wednesday. Photograph: 	Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron was ambushed on the campaign trail on Wednesday by far-right rival Marine Le Pen, with the rivals for (...)

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron (right) shakes hands with Etienne Cardiles, the partner of  policeman Xavier Jugelé, who was killed in a terrorist attack  on the Champs Élysees, during a ceremony in Paris on Tuesday. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

French presidential favourite Emmanuel Macron came under fire from both potential allies and his run-off rival Marine Le Pen on Tuesday for acting as (...)

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, during a   two-day visit to Algeria – his campaign has accused Russia of attempting to sabotage the campaign. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

The resignation of the US national security adviser Michael Flynn over improper contacts with Russia has coincided with unprecedented accusations by (...)