Marine Le Pen at a meeting in Saint-Ebremond-de-Bonfosse. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images

With the party’s history returning to haunt Le Pen, the RN leader talks about anti-Semitism, the gilets jaunes and her plan to undermine Brussels f(...)

National Assembly deputy Hervé Berville was born a Rwandan Tutsi and was four years old when French soldiers took him from an orphanage in Kigali, leading to adoption by his French family. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

There is much that is typically Breton about Hervé Berville: his first name, the fact he learned to play the accordion as a child. His grandfather (97(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron  sits prior to answering questions during a meeting with local residents as part of the “great national debate” in Bourg-de-Peage near Valence, France, on Thursday. Photograph: Emmanuel Foudrot/AFP/Getty Images

While weekly protests by gilets jaunes and President Emmanuel Macron’s “great national debate” continue, the minds of French politicians turn increasi(...)

A man with a skateboard passes by a mural by street artist PBOY depicting yellow vest protesters inspired by the ‘La Liberte guidant le Peuple’ painting in Paris on January 8th Photograph: Philippe Lopez/ AFP/Getty

“Death to the bourgeois state,” says graffiti left by gilets jaunes rioters next to a friend’s front door. My apartment looks on to the government min(...)

Gilets jaunes protesters in Biarritz, southwest France. Photograph: Iroz Gaizka/AFP/Getty Images

The French political and economic landscape looks like the Champs-Élysées the morning after a riot by the gilets jaunes, the yellow-vested demonstrato(...)

Anti-riot policemen evacuate gilets jaunes protesters during a protest against the raising of fuel and oil prices. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

In just a few weeks, the yellow hi-vis vest has become such a potent political symbol that one risks being mistaken for a supporter of the rebellious (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron poses for a selfie with a youth in the Quartier Orleans during a visit to the French Caribbean island of Saint Martinon Saturday. Photograph:  Eliot Blondet/Reuters

The French far right has expressed outrage at a photograph showing President Emmanuel Macron with his arm around a shirtless West Indian youth while t(...)

Front National president Marine Le Pen: her far-right father says a proposed new party name “brings nothing new” and accuses her of “lacking imagination”. Photograph: Thibault Vandermersch

The extreme right-wing leader Marine Le Pen hoped to restore her party’s flagging fortunes when she announced on Sunday that she was changing its name(...)

Front National leader Marine Le Pen won a small but useful victory at the weekend when members endorsed her plan to change the party’s name. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

In securing members’ approval for her proposal to change the party’s name, Front National leader Marine Le Pen won a small but useful victory. After h(...)

Front National  president Marine Le Pen and former  Trump advisor Steve Bannon give a joint press conference during the French far-right party’s annual congress  in Lille, north of France. Photograph:  Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images

Marine Le Pen is changing the name of her extreme right-wing party from Front National to Rassemblement National or National Rally. Le Pen explained (...)

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