French president Emmanuel Macron (centre) on Sunday assesses the damage from the ‘yellow vests’ protests next to the Champs Elysee in Paris. Photograph: EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron ordered his prime minister on Sunday to hold talks with political leaders and demonstrators as he sought a way out of(...)

Firemen extinguish burning cars set alight by protesters wearing yellow vests, during clashes near the Place de l’Etoile in Paris, France. Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Police fired stun grenades, tear gas and water cannon in battles with “yellow vest” protesters in Paris, in a third weekend of nationwide unrest again(...)

Citizens protest against higher fuel prices during clashes with police on the Champs-Élysée. Photograph: Julien de Rosa/EPA

Emmanuel Macron has said the “battle scenes” in central Paris between police and protesters over the weekend risked unnerving foreigners. The French (...)

French Government’s spokesperson Benjamin Griveaux. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

Emmanuel Macron’s party, La République En Marche, marked the first anniversary of the French president’s landmark speech on Europe at the Sorbonne wit(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron, flanked by Alexandre Benalla who is now the subject of a preliminary investigation.  Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron has broken his silence over the presidential aide caught on camera beating May Day protesters, saying he alone was re(...)

Benjamin Grieveaux served as spokesman for Macron’s presidential campaign, then gave up a seat in the National Assembly to hold a portfolio in the finance ministry before becoming government spokesman last November. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Benjamin Griveaux is French government spokesman, with the rank of cabinet member. He is one of a handful of young men who rallied around Emmanuel Mac(...)

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, 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 (...)

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