Ironically, Macron’s internal problems are mounting just at the point where some of his signature policies are starting to show clear signs of success. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron might well have assumed his party’s preparations for next month’s local elections could not get any worse. That was u(...)

 Mathematician and politician Cedric Villani. It’s hard to see how Emmanuel Macron’s party could endorse Villani, two weeks after it expelled him for insubordination. File photograph:  Eric Fougere/Corbis via Getty Images

The dissident candidate for mayor of Paris, Cédric Villani, expressed support for his former rival Benjamin Griveaux, less than two hours after Emmanu(...)

Benjamin Griveaux, La Republique en Marche’s candidate for the Paris 2020 mayoral election, announces his withdrawal from the campaign on Friday. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche on Friday scrambled to find a replacement candidate to represent the party in Paris for the(...)

People march in Paris on Thursday,  the 43rd day of nationwide multi-sector protests and strikes against the French government’s pensions reform. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP via Getty Images

French protest strikes against president Emmanuel Macron’s reform of the pension system will enter their seventh week on Friday, a record since the Ma(...)

A French railway worker on strike in Paris against the French government’s pensions reform plans. The slogan reads ‘Don’t touch my pension’. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

French transport strikes will continue for the 37th consecutive day on Friday, following a fourth day of nationwide marches on Thursday in protest aga(...)

French prime minister Edouard Philippe unveils the details of a pension reform plan before the Economic, Social and Environmental Council, on Wednesday. Photograph: Thomas Samson/EPA

“You can’t stop a mobilisation by waving a magic wand in a speech,” French prime minister Edouard Philippe warned deputies from President Emmanuel Mac(...)

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 (...)

Mickaël  Harpon (45) was  shot dead by a policeman after he stabbed four colleagues to death in a frenzied attack at Paris police headquarters on October 3rd. Photograph: AFP/via Getty

Mickaël Harpon, who stabbed three police officers and a woman civil servant to death before he was killed at Paris police headquarters on October 3rd,(...)

France’s president Emmanuel Macron: believes the far right must not be allowed to continue to monopolise the immigration issue. Photograph: Eric Cabanis/AFP via Getty Images

Immigration is the most explosive issue in French politics, yet president Emmanuel Macron decided to make it a key theme this autumn. The National Ass(...)

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