• 24 Apr 2017

    Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen say the elections are about the future of France and both candidates look to young people to change French politics.

  • 24 Apr 2017

    Good evening from Paris, from another election which tore up all the establishment rules,trouncing the mainstream parties which have run France for more than 50 years. In a tight contest, two candidates won through to the second round, centrist Emmanuel Macron, with 24.0 percent, and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen, who took 21.3 percent.

  • 24 Apr 2017

    Natalie Nougayrede, former managing editor of Le Monde and now a columnist for the Guardian, and Simon Kuper, a columnist with the Financial Times.

  • 23 Apr 2017

    Two candidates want France to exit the Euro – if not the whole EU. Given what’s at stake, turnout is expected to be around 80 per cent – slightly higher than last time. Because of the state of emergency and the terror alert, tens of thousands of troops have been deployed all over the country.

  • 23 Apr 2017

    Polls are so close that any two of the four frontrunners in the French Presidential election could go through to the second round – from the far left to the far right.

  • 21 Apr 2017

    Tens of thousands of police officers and elite special forces are being deployed across France after last night’s shooting, the authorities determined not to let Sunday’s Presidential elections be disrupted.

  • 20 Apr 2017

    The far-right Marine Le Pen is holding her final rally of the campaign – is she on the verge of breakthrough or about to fall?

  • 11 Apr 2017

    A migrant camp housing 1,500 people outside Dunkirk has been destroyed in a fire. The blaze followed a series of fights between different migrant groups and, later, clashes between security forces and groups inside the camp.

  • 10 Apr 2017

    With a quarter of French young people unemployed, support for the National Front has doubled among youngsters in five years. Many are attracted by Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigrant and strong nationalist message.

  • 24 Mar 2017

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has met the far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin, and insisted – yes, insisted – that Moscow had no intention of interfering in the French elections.

  • 18 Mar 2017

    French police are investigating any possible terror link after a man who tried to steal a soldier’s rifle was shot dead at Orly airport.

  • 6 Mar 2017

    It was 30 years ago to the day when 193 people on board the Herald of Free Enterprise lost their lives.

  • 5 Mar 2017

    The centre-right candidate for the French presidential election has delivered a defiant speech to thousands of supporters in Paris – but stopped short of saying he will definitely remain in the race.

  • 16 Feb 2017

    Scores of people have been arrested as violent protests spread across France. They were sparked by allegations that a young black man was raped by a police officer earlier this month.

  • 5 Feb 2017

    The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has launched her presidential campaign – hoping to cash in on the kind of populism that propelled Donald Trump to power.