France’s newly elected lawmakers, most of them from President Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche! (LREM) party, took part in their first parliamentary session on Tuesday.
A former supporter of France’s anti-immigration National Front escaped punishment on Tuesday for helping her Iranian refugee lover cross the Channel to Britain on a rickety boat.
France’s national ethics committee on Tuesday recommended the country’s laws on medically assisted procreation (MAP) be extended to include lesbian couples and single women. FRANCE 24 takes a look at where other EU members stand on the issue.
Former French prime minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday he was leaving the Socialist Party and is ready to join forces with President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist group in parliament – assuming they want him.
Veteran French conservative Jean-Pierre Raffarin, a former prime minister who was frequently teased for his bizarre aphorisms, known as “raffarinades”, announced on Tuesday he was quitting politics to set up an NGO.
An administrative court in northern France on Monday rejected a request to set up a new emergency centre to shelter migrants in the port city of Calais, but also ruled they should receive humanitarian aid.
Beginning on Monday, French TV will broadcast Oliver Stone’s conversations with Vladimir Putin. In line with their American peers, parts of the French media are blasting the director for letting the Russian president voice his opinions unchallenged.
Thousands of people took to the streets of the French capital Saturday for the fortieth Paris Gay Pride rally to remind French President Emmanuel Macron of his election promise to make medically assisted procreation (MAP) available for all.
Hollywood star turned activist Arnold Schwarzenegger joined politicians and legal experts in Paris Saturday to launch a campaign for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy environment.
The French capital has been turned into a giant Olympic park this weekend in an extravagant final push to win the 2024 Olympics bid. While not all Parisians are in favour of the Games, dissenting voices are few and far between.
Former French minister Richard Ferrand, who has been fighting accusations of improper financial dealings during most of his few weeks in office, was elected on Saturday to lead President Emmanuel Macron’s lawmakers in parliament.
Four people were injured, one critically, when a double-decker tourist bus lodged itself into the Alexandre III bridge in central Paris around noon on Friday.
Eight months after France’s notorious “Jungle” camp in Calais was dismantled, migrants desperate to make it to Britain are once again flocking to the northern port town. But this time around, they’re without basic needs like running water and tents.
French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Friday the government planned to present a draft law this autumn that would stop granting licences for oil and gas exploitation in France and overseas territories.
A French court on Thursday sentenced members of a jihadist network once considered among the country’s most dangerous to between one and 28 years in prison for an attack on a Jewish grocery store in 2012.
French basketball guard Frank Ntilikina has sealed a dream move to the NBA’s New York Knicks.
A French prosecutor says a man who was killed when he drove a car packed with arms and explosives into a police convoy had pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group.
Authorities in Paris this week rolled out a series of measures to limit pollution, which has reached worrying levels amid a heat wave gripping France and other European countries.
French President Emmanuel Macron brought several little-known figures into his government Wednesday as part of a reshuffle after corruption scandals started tarnishing his young Cabinet.
Legislative elections that concluded in France on Sunday brought sweeping renewal with a younger, more feminine and – according to a FRANCE 24 count – a more diverse cohort of lawmakers now set to enter the lower house National Assembly.
French Justice Minister Francois Bayrou is leaving the government and will not be part of the next one after a reshuffle expected later on Wednesday, French media said, quoting local news agency AFP.
In 2016, 1,363 British nationals applied for French citizenship, compared to 385 in 2015, according to figures obtained by Le Monde.
A man killed while ramming a car loaded with guns and a gas canister into a police van on Paris’s Champs-Élysées stored a cache of weapons at his home and had a gun permit, French officials revealed on Tuesday.
French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard announced her resignation on Tuesday over a fake jobs scandal that has hit her small centrist MoDem party, allied with President Emmanuel Macron’s party.
Marine Le Pen should step down as leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN) after disappointing results in the presidential and parliamentary elections, her father who founded the anti-establishment party said on Tuesday.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday reappointed Edouard Philippe as prime minister after the weekend’s legislative run-off vote and asked him to form the next government, sources at Macron’s office said.
Sweeping renewal of France’s lower-house National Assembly in the election that concluded Sunday to renew the 577-seat chamber heralds a considerably younger legislature.
Long known for his anti-establishment views, his election to France’s National Assembly makes leftist journalist and filmmaker François Ruffin a part of the very system he has been fighting.
A car exploded and burst into flames after it crashed into a police van on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris on Monday, police and investigators said, adding that the driver was armed.
In the second round of legislative elections on Sunday, 223 women were elected to France’s lower house. With 38.65% of seats in the National Assembly, the election marks a new record for female representation in the French parliament.
France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen won a seat in parliament for the first time on Sunday, but it was a bittersweet victory that masked an underwhelming election cycle for her National Front (FN) party.
French President Emmanuel Macron wrapped up his extraordinary string of electoral victories on Sunday as his fledgling new party picked up a large majority of seats in legislative polls marred by the lowest turnout on record.
France heads to the polls on Sunday for the fourth and final time this election season as voters cast their ballots in the second round of legislative elections.
Will the UN Security Council succeed in passing a resolution to create a joint counter-terrorism force by five countries in Africa’s Sahel region? The project, in large part conceived and supported by France, faces steep resistance from Washington.
Voter turnout in the second round of the French legislative election reached 17.75% at midday Paris time, suggesting that President Emmanuel Macron’s expected landslide victory could be marred by one of the lowest turnout in French modern history.
French voters are expected to hand President Emmanuel Macron a landslide majority in parliament on Sunday, a second election triumph for him after his presidential victory and one which should allow him to embark on deep social and economic reforms.
France’s “Macronmania” seems to be threatening even Paris’s most left-wing districts, where the candidate running for the president’s party is expected to eclipse their left wing rival in Sunday’s final round of parliamentary elections.
The skyrocketing price of butter could kill off croissants, French bakers and pastry chefs are warning, amid growing anger from dairy farmers over the price of wholesale milk.
France’s government is presenting a bill on cleaning up political ethics after years of corruption scandals – even as investigations haunt members of President Emmanuel Macron’s new government.
Faced with an extraordinary surge by Emmanuel Macron’s fledgling LREM in the first round of legislative elections, the conservative Les Républicains (LR) are sticking with the status quo before next Sunday’s run-off.
First-round results of the French legislative elections showed a crushing defeat for the French Communist Party (PCF). But in one tiny constituency in central France, the party’s candidate, André Chassaigne, had every reason to celebrate.
While French President Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping dominance is the main takeaway from Sunday’s first round of legislative elections, there was another big winner on Sunday night: gender parity.
The French president’s fledgling new party is on course to win a staggering three-quarters of all seats in the National Assembly, effectively stamping out all opposition. And yet only 15% of registered voters cast ballots in its favour on Sunday.
The French press is unequivocal: with Emmanuel Macron’s crushing victory, a tsunami has swept over the French political landscape, destroying all its opponents in its wake.
President Emmanuel Macron continued bulldozing France’s political establishment as his upstart La République en Marche! (LREM) party topped Sunday’s first-round legislative vote and appeared poised to claim a historic majority in parliament.
The head of France’s former ruling Socialists admitted his party faced “unprecedented” losses after gruelling legislative elections that could see it lose more than 200 seats, starting with his own.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen lamented low turnout in the first round of France’s parliamentary elections as her party seemingly failed to convert her strong showing in the presidential election into a large number of legislative seats.
After May’s presidential election that saw independent centrist and relative newcomer Emmanuel Macron take office, France is voting Sunday in the first round of legislative elections to fill the 577 seats in its lower-house, the National Assembly.
France may be a meat-loving country, but thousands of protesters dressed in red — to symbolise meat — marched in Paris’s Place de la République on Saturday to demand the closure of slaughterhouses.
French voters go to the polls on Sunday in the first round of parliamentary elections with President Emmanuel Macron’s party appearing well-placed to gain a commanding majority.