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.

Security

World leaders unite in condemnation of North Korea

Criticism of Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test is voiced around the world from South Korea and the US to China and Russia.

Inside Story

Libya peace talks - Can they deliver?

France launches latest attempt to broker peace amid long-standing conflict between two main rival groups.

Middle East

France urges resumption of Israel-Palestine peace talks

President Macron says France is ready to apply diplomatic levers towards renewed negotiations, but gives no specifics.

France urges resumption of Israel-Palestine peace talks

Europe

Macron vows to lift France's state of emergency

In address to a rare joint session of parliament, newly elected president lays out political agenda amid boycott.

Inside Story

Will 5,000 more troops protect the Sahel?

France and five African countries to deploy 5,000 more troops to confront the threat from armed groups.

Opinion

Why Macron is wrong about Assad

Bashar al-Assad is the enemy of all humanity, not just Syrians.

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Europe

Macron's party set to win parliamentary vote in France

The new president's party is expected to hold a majority in parliament, as many French voters abstain from the poll.

Europe

All you need to know about France's parliamentary vote

Millions head to polls to choose National Assembly members, with President Macron hoping to cash in on recent victory.

Opinion

Muammar Putin at the Versailles

Gaddafi's shadow loomed at Versailles during Macron’s meeting with Putin.

Roman Dobrokhotov

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov

Europe

Chemical weapons a red line in Syria, says Macron

Meeting Putin in Paris, Macron also said France and Russia should cooperate to 'eradicate terrorist groups' in Syria

Chemical weapons a red line in Syria, says Macron

Europe

Sister of French rape victim: 'Police consider us rats'

Eleanor says her younger brother Theo, who was attacked by French police, suffers mentally as family waits for justice.

Sister of rape victim Theo: 'Police consider us rats'

Europe

Macron wins Merkel backing for bid to shake up Europe

French and German leaders announce they agreed on a 'road map' for future EU reform and pledge close cooperation.

Europe

Centre-right politician named new French PM

Chosen by Emmanuel Macron, 46-year-old Edouard Philippe joins diverse group serving in new administration.

Emmanuel Macron names Edouard Philippe prime minister

France

Macron takes office as French president

Centrist leader is tasked with uniting a deeply divided country plagued by high unemployment and a growing far right.

Emmanuel Macron takes office as French president