Samuel Paty

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Imams from the Grand Mosque of Paris carry a floral tribute, in front of the school where teacher Samuel Paty worked, in Conflans Sainte Honorine, on Friday. Photograph: Lewis Joly/AP Photo

The family of the murdered history and geography teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded by an 18-year-old Chechen refugee one year ago, will on Saturda(...)

Is there any solution? Principals say contacting schools directly about concerns rather than letting them mushroom online is one approach. Photograph: iStock

“Does anyone know if there’s a half-day tomorrow?”; “Anyone else struggling to understand the maths tonight?”; “Did anyone take Saoirse’s jumper by mi(...)

Génération Identitaire, which claimed to have about 4,000 members, said it campaigned against crime, Islamisation and anti-white racism. File photograph: Getty

The French government has outlawed the extreme right-wing and anti-immigrant group Génération Identitaire (Identity Generation) and condemned it as “t(...)

French prime minister Jean Castex said Islamist separatism ‘is all the more dangerous because it is the manifestation of a conscious, theorised, politico-religious plan whose ambition is to impose religious rules on common law’. Photograph: Charles Platiau/EPA/Pool Maxppp Out

The French government marked the 115th anniversary of the Law on Separation of Church and State on Wednesday by adopting in cabinet a controversial dr(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  greets Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi upon his arrival at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron flip-flopped again regarding human rights in Egypt during the state visit to Paris of Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah(...)

 People lay flowers and candles in front of an impromptu memorial for the victims of the  November 13th terrorist attacks set up near the Bataclan concert venue in Paris, in November 2015. File photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

Five years after Islamist killers carried out post-war France’s deadliest attack, its prime minister on Friday paid tribute to the victims, with the c(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron:  Citizens ‘won’t be able to accept for a long time that internal borders are kept open if we do not reform the Schengen area in depth’. Photograph: AP

Europe should overhaul its open border system, ramp up policing at its external frontiers and crack down on extremism, the leaders of France and Austr(...)

Pedestrians pass a poster depicting French teacher Samuel Paty placed in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, 30kms northwest of Paris following the decapitation of the teacher. Photograph: Thomas Coex/Getty Images

Our Constitution guarantees freedom of religious belief to all citizens and provides that the State will not endow any particular religion. In the 19(...)

Macron’s reaction to the decapitation of the school teacher Samuel Paty on October 16th consisted of a strong reaffirmation of core values of the Republic – “laïcité”, secularism, and a Voltairian absolute right to free speech, including the right to blaspheme. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure /AFP via Getty Images

A weekend interview by Emmanuel Macron saw France’s combative president in a more bridge-building, conciliatory mode. Following a series of speeches i(...)

Lebanese Muslims carry placards reading ‘Except God’s messenger’ during an anti-France protest in front the French embassy in Beirut. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he respected Muslims who were shocked by cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad but that was no excuse for(...)

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