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Low turnout in the June regional elections shows both Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen have failed to attract the politically homeless.
A strict curfew, tough police measures and rising crime mean tensions are running high in the French capital.
How the murder of a teacher reignited the conflict between republican secularism, religion and ardent belief in France.
The city is opening up but something is missing as the old anger and division return.
Following five nights of unrest, a fraught but fragile calm has returned to the poor suburbs of northern Paris, where many youths feel abandoned after a quarter of the city's population fled the lockdown.
Under lockdown, the City of Light has been thrown into terrible darkness.
The celebrated French writer Emmanuel Carrère on why he is drawn to monsters, murderers, enigmas – and himself.
How the contested legacy of Islamic rule in Spain is fuelling the rise of the far right in the troubled kingdom.
The late president’s popularity across French society is in marked contrast to that of Emmanuel Macron, who is deemed to be an elitist.
Christophe Guilluy writes from the left but has been acclaimed by the right. He believes that France, with its citadels of globalised wealth, is becoming like America but reserves his greatest contempt for bohemian liberals.