Tributes to all the 147 killed in extremist attacks around Paris in 2015 were led by French President Francois Hollande.Read the full story ›
Daredevil extreme sports enthusiast Tancrède Melet was preparing to walk a tightrope between two hot air balloons when he died.Read the full story ›
France has held ceremonies marking a year since the attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo and three days of mayhem in Paris.Read the full story ›
Commemorative events have been held in Paris honouring the 17 victims of a three-day terror attack which began at Charlie Hebdo one year agoRead the full story ›
A solider and a passerby have been slightly injured after a man tried to run his car into troops protecting a mosque in Southern France.
The driver of the car was wounded when the soldiers shot at him, mayor Nicolas Daragon told the iTELE newschannel.
It's thought the passerby was hit by a stray bullet shot by the troops.
The man was taken to hospital, and his identity, motives and psychiatric state were not yet known, Mr Daragon said.
A man accused of murdering his boss and sticking his severed head on a fence at a French factory has killed himself in prison.Read the full story ›
French police have foiled an attack on police and the armed forces in the city of Orleans, the country's interior minister has said.Read the full story ›
Thousands of people will spend this Christmas in squalid camps made up of shacks and tents in northern France.Read the full story ›
French police are investigating far-right leader Marine Le Pen after she allegedly tweeted graphic images of 'Islamic State' violence.Read the full story ›
Marine Le Pen has said the far right is on an unstoppable rise in France after exit polls suggested her National Front party has failed to win any regions in a tense run-off vote.
The party leader put a brave face on the polls, saying it would not prevent the the "inexorable rise, election after election, of a national movement" on the far right.
Ms Le Pen accused her political rivals of "defamation decided in gilded palaces", saying that her supporters had faced "intimidation, infantilisation and manipulations."
She said that her party had helped bring about the "total eradication" of the Socialist Party representation in the southeast and the northern regions as a result of tactical voting.
The Socialist Party had pulled out its candidates from both regions and urged its supporters to back the Conservatives instead, in a bid to stop the National Front from gaining power in the closely-fought run-off election.