Europe

France: Paul Gauguin exhibition draws charges of colonialism

A new exhibition is celebrating one of the France's most famous painters, Paul Gauguin, in Paris.

Europe

French parliament approves new anti-terrorism bill

Activists fear the new law will create a permanent emergency situation in the country.

Europe

France passes sweeping anti-terrorism law

The French parliament has voted to adopt a controversial anti-terrorism bill that grants security forces sweeping powers. They were first given the extra powers under France's state of emergency. Those measures will now become permanent.

Europe

'Les miserables' of the Champs Elysees

As millions of tourists flock Paris' famous avenue each year, homeless beggars are also a familiar sight.

'Les miserables' of the Champs Elysees

Europe

Two dead in knife attack in France's Marseille

Police urge people to avoid Saint-Charles station area after incident in which knife-wielding man attacked people.

Two dead in knife attack at Marseille train station

Europe

France's Catalans want more regional autonomy

Nearly 500,000 Catalans across Spain’s border in France are watching Sunday’s referendum on independence closely.

Europe

Macron outlines plan for EU transformation

French leader calls Europe 'too weak, too slow, too inefficient' in speech unveiling proposals for post-Brexit shake-up.

Europe

French protest Macron's new labour laws

Unions and supporters of the left-wing opposition in France are gathering for the latest in a series of protests against the president's new labour laws.

Middle East

Macron urges lifting of embargo against Qatar

French president calls for removal of sanctions 'affecting the people of Qatar, in particular families and students'.

Macron urges lifting of embargo against Qatar

Hurricane

French leader vows to rebuild hurricane-hit island

Aid effort under way on St Martin as President Macron promises return of all 'essential communication' within a week.

Europe

Thousands protest against Macron's labour reforms

France's biggest trade union organised about 4,000 strikes and protests aimed against president's labour law changes.

Middle East

French-Lebanese director detained in Beirut 'over film'

Director Ziad Doueiri held in Lebanon, reportedly over his previous film The Attack, which was filmed partly in Israel.

Ziad Doueiri faces Lebanon army tribunal 'over film'

Guantanamo Bay

An ex-Guantanamo detainee rebuilds his life in France

Thirteen years after Mourad left Guantanamo and returned to his native France, a shadow of suspicion still follows him.

An ex-Guantanamo detainee rebuilds his life in France

Europe

Top fashion brands attempt to tackle body image issues

Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton, two of France's biggest fashion houses, are joining forces to stop using models who are too thin or too young. The decision comes after criticism that the practice encourages eating disorders.

Europe

Archaeologists race to save Roman ruins in France

Archaeologists in southern France are in a race against time to save ancient treasures from one of the most important Roman discoveries in decades.