• 11 May 2020

    France too has come up with a new slogan for combating the virus.

  • 24 Jun 2019

    France is preparing for a potentially record-breaking heatwave. Temperatures are forecast to hit 40 degrees Celsius later this week. Authorities in Paris have enacted an extreme heat plan, fearing a repeat of the conditions which killed an estimated 15,000 people in France in 2003. Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Spain are also preparing for oppressive heat.

  • 20 Apr 2019

    Yellow Vest protestors in Paris have set fire to vehicles and barricades – many declaring that rebuilding the fire damaged Notre Dame cathedral shouldn’t be the government’s only priority.

  • 1 Dec 2018

    Demonstrators set fire to cars and barricades in the middle of the Champs-Elysées, with police firing tear gas and water cannons in response. President Macron has refused to back down over the tax increases, insisting it’s part of his strategy to combat climate change.

  • 24 Nov 2018

    Police in France have used tear gas and water cannons against protestors demonstrating about the rising cost of fuel. Protesters clashed with police on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, where large security cordons are in place to protect key buildings like the Élysée Palace. Jessica Savage reports.

  • 11 Nov 2018

    Standing before Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin the French President warned old demons are resurfacing and condemned nationalism.

  • 11 Jul 2018

    The coffee had barely been poured at breakfast when Donald Trump launched his first blistering attack on his allies. They were expecting him to lambaste them for how little he feels they are contributing to NATO’s military might compared to the United States. More of a surprise was when he said Germany was “totally controlled…

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Former US Ambassador to Nato, Ivo Daalder, discusses President Trump’s approach to the summit. Are Donald Trump’s calls on NATO to spend 4 per cent of GDP on defence realistic?

  • 25 Apr 2018

    The American and French people have long had a “rendezvous with freedom”, the French President Emmanuel Macron declared today, as he spoke to a special joint session of the US Congress. There was frequent applause as he praised what he called the special bond between the two nations, but he also warned the United States…

  • 3 Apr 2018

    French rail workers have begun three months of rolling strikes which are likely to cause chaos on the countries rail network. The energy and refuse collection sectors are also taking strike action. All are protesting against Presidents Macron’s proposed labour reforms and are giving the President his toughest challenge since taking office.

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Brexit talks: May and Macron do lunch

    The skies opened and thunder could be heard as Mrs May and President Macron went into Sandhurst to begin their talks and a rainbow was visible in the sky.

  • 9 Dec 2017

    Paris came to halt today as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of the French capital for the funeral of rock star Jonny Hallyday. President Emmanuel Macron led tributes to the singer at a special service in the city’s Madeleine church. Ed Howker reports.

  • 13 Jul 2017

    Donald Trump has again had to defend his son Donald Junior. The US President was welcomed to France today by perhaps an unlikely ally in France’s new centrist president.

  • 7 Jun 2017

    A nurse, a chef. a bartender, an au pair – they came from France, from Spain, from Canada, Australia and the UK. Eight people are now confirmed to have died in the attacks after a body was found in the Thames. Some 29 victims are still in hospital, and today one A&E nurse spoke about…

  • 31 May 2017

    President Trump looks set to pull the US out of the landmark Paris climate accord within the next few days. The deal, signed two years ago, was a cornerstone of international engagement on climate change.