• 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.

  • 5 Feb 2017

    From Paris we were joined by Pierre Haski, former deputy editor of Liberation who is now the CEO of the French independent news website Rue89.

  • 1 Dec 2016

    The French Socialist president, Francois Hollande, has made a shock announcement that he will not seek a second mandate. Despite overseeing a slight dip in unemployment, his approval ratings have been among the lowest of any post-war Presidency and his attempts to reform France’s economy have been met with strike upon strike.

  • 28 Nov 2016

    A Thatcherite conservative or a middle of the road professional politician: however you describe him, the former French prime minister Francois Fillon is now the centre-right’s best hope of defeating the National Front’s Marine Le Pen.

  • 27 Nov 2016

    Conservatives are choosing a nominee to fight the presidential election.

  • 21 Nov 2016

    He’s a 62 year old French MP whose campaign slogan vowed to slash half a million public sector jobs over the next five years. This is former prime minister Francois Fillon, the man most likely to become the centre right’s presidential candidate, after winning a landslide in this weekend’s primary.

  • 20 Jul 2016

    Prime Minister Theresa May says the UK will not take on the European Council presidency next year after voting to leave the EU.

  • 15 Jul 2016

    At least 84 people, including children, are killed after a man drives a lorry through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, in what the French authorities are calling a terror attack.