Inside Story

Can France heal the wounds of its colonial past?

A French president admits, for the first time, the widespread use of torture during Algeria's war of independence.

France

France unveils 'new battle' against poverty

$9bn will be invested to create long-term opportunities and jobs for people, to pull them out of poverty within the decade.

France

France admits torture during Algeria's war of independence

More than 1.5 million Algerians died during the 1954-62 war of independence against colonial-ruler France.

France admits torture during Algeria's war of independence

Middle East

Italian foreign minister meets Haftar in eastern Libya

Italy, which supports the UN-backed government in Tripoli, holds talks with renegade general ahead of the planned polls.

Libya: Italian foreign minister meets Haftar in Benghazi

Libya

Q&A: What's next for Libya?

Middle East scholar Jalel Harchaoui discusses the challenges hampering efforts to achieve political transition in Libya.

Q&A: What's next for Libya?

Arts & Culture

France exhibition shines spotlight on civilians in war zones

Haunting images and a rare glimpse of the people trying to live their day-to-day lives in the midst of death and destruction.

Europe

The hurdles facing migrants trying to reach France from Spain

Refugees and migrants trying to cross into France from Spain are facing obstacles as Europe closes its doors.

Opinion

How can Libya be stabilised?

Efforts to stabilise the situation in Libya should start with curbing foreign interference in the country.

Guma El-Gamaty

by Guma El-Gamaty

Guma El-Gamaty

Europe

French fishermen assault British boats over scallops

Dozens threw smoke bombs and rammed UK vessels in the English Channel, where British boats are allowed to fish, but the French say it is depleting shellfish stocks.

Inside Story

Can Europe live without the United States?

French President Macron says White House is undermining transatlantic relations and Europe may have to defend itself.

Europe

Blow for France's Macron as star environment minister quits

Nicolas Hulot resigned live on radio - without informing the French president beforehand.

European Union

France's Macron: Europe cannot depend on US security

Trump's 'aggressive' isolationism means US 'appears to be turning its back on shared history', French president says.

French President Macron: Europe cannot depend on US for security

Europe

840 bridges may be at risk of collapse in France: audit

Government comes under new pressure to increase infrastructure maintenance spending after bridge collapse in Italy.

Audit warns 840 bridges may be at risk of collapse in France

Opinion

Torpedoing Africa, and then complaining about 'migration'

European countries are still shaping the lives of millions of Africans, determining both their present and future.

Lorenzo Kamel

by Lorenzo Kamel

Lorenzo Kamel

Germany

Germany may tighten border with France, Switzerland

The German government is considering reintroducing border controls with France and Switzerland to curb undocumented immigration, but after 20 years without, many businesses oppose the move.