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French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer speaks in the National Assembly on July 16th, in Paris. Photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP via Getty Images

France’s government, students, teachers and parents agree on one point: 2019-2020 has been a lost school year. Education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer(...)

Newly named French prime minister Jean Castex: President Emmanuel Macron appointed him as the country focuses on reviving an economy hard-hit by pandemic and lockdown. Photograph: Michel Euler

The first cabinet meeting of a new French government that leans heavily to the right will take place at the Élysée Palace on Tuesday. The cabinet ann(...)

Strasbourg city hall candidate for the ‘Strasbourg ecologiste et citoyenne’ list Jeanne Barseghian (right) of the Europe Ecologie les Verts (EELV) green party casts her ballot at a polling station in Strasbourg  during the second round of the French mayoral elections on June 28, 2020. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP via Getty

The French environmentalist party Europe Écologie Les Verts (EELV) was the biggest winner in the second round of municipal elections in France on Sund(...)

 Protesters demonstrate in front of Paris courthouse against police violence. Some 20,000 people defied a ban in Paris  to protest the 2016 death of a young black man in French police custody. Photograph: Michael Rubinel/AFP via Getty Images

Twenty thousand demonstrators, mostly black, average age about 25. Placards with the slogans “I can’t breathe”, and “Black Lives Matter”. Burning barr(...)

   Benjamin Griveaux is pictured as he announces his withdrawal from the Paris mayoral campaign at AFP headquarters in Paris, France. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

New details have emerged regarding the Franco-Russian couple accused of publishing the sex tape that sabotaged the mayoral candidacy of Benjamin Grive(...)

French government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye speaks during a session of questions to the government at the French National Assembly in Paris. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP via Getty Images

The men and women who surround French president Emmanuel Macron tend to be graduates of the elite grandes écoles, well-dressed but in drab colours, re(...)

Defiant yellow-vest protesters gather in central Paris to mark the one-year anniversary of the movement. Photograph: EPA

The gilets jaunes movement marked the first anniversary of their revolt with violent protests at the weekend. The demonstrators, who are named after (...)

A woman irons during a Muslim fair in Paris. Earlier this month, the head of a regional council for Marine Le Pen’s RN party called for a mother to take her headscarf off ‘in the name of the principles of the Republic’. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Tension and confusion regarding the treatment of French Muslims have increased dramatically since a deaf computer technician and Muslim convert stabbe(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron participates in a ceremony at Paris police headquarters to pay respects to the victims of an attack on October 4th. Three police officers and an administrative worker were murdered. Photograph: Francois Mori

The entire French nation must unite, mobilise and act to end Islamist extremism, President Emmanuel Macron said in an homage to four police personnel (...)

France’s first national anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard (right), next to Head of the French judicial police Christian Sainte (left), gives a press conference in Paris on Friday after three police officers and an administrative workerdied in an attack on October 3 at the city’s police headquarters. Photograph: Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP/Getty

A police administrator who stabbed and killed four people at Paris’s police headquarters on Thursday was a radicalised Islamist who slit the throat of(...)

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