Seven candidates have taken part in the first French left-wing TV debate ahead of a primary to choose a candidate for this year's presidential race
With the dawn of the New Year, the presidential hopefuls from France's mainstream political parties have begun to set out their plans ahead of the vote in the spring.
Crowds in Paris and across France have said goodbye to 2016.
Public outrage and potential legal action has been triggered by a flat to let advert on the outskirts of Paris warning non-French or black tenants need not apply.
Seven candidates will battle it out on the French left wing in January to win the nomination for the 2017 presidential election.
Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who led a government crackdown on tax dodgers, was sentenced to three years in jail in Paris on Thursday – for hiding an offshore bank account of his…
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who has led France’s response to a deadly wave of terrorism, was named the country’s new prime minister on Tuesday.
The socialist prime minister has announced he will seek the party's nomination for next year's election, after President Hollande said he would not run.
He did the right thing… That is the feeling of French citizens, it seems, with a snap poll showing eight out of ten support President Francois Hollande’s shock announcement on Thursday that he won’t b
President Francois Hollande of France has announced that he will not be seeking a second term in office.
After a heated debate, the French National Assembly has passed a bill to outlaw websites spreading misinformation about abortion.
François Hollande, France’s most unpopular president in polling history, said on Thursday that he would not be seeking a second term in 2017.
Rwanda has launched an inquiry into 20 French officials it suspects of involvement in the 1994 genocide.
Widely tipped to be France’s next President, François Fillon stormed to victory in US-style primaries last weekend to become the centre-right’s candidate.
Francois Fillon, France’s dark horse in the primaries is now a strong favourite for president.
Socially conservative, free market and pro-Russia are just some of the terms used to describe France's centre-right candidate for next year's presidential election.
François Fillon and Alain Juppé, centre-right rivals, but both part of the French establishment, and both former prime ministers.
French Education Minister Najat Vallaud Belkacem spells out her hopes for the future of the country's education systemHas France looked at education systems in other European countries and how will reforms affect the prospects of pupils in the future when they leave school?
Has France looked at education systems in other European countries and how will reforms affect the prospects of pupils in the future when they leave school?
The winner of Sunday's run-off primary vote will be the official centre-right candidate for the presidential election next year.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has endorsed his rival Francois Fillon after his shock exit from the Republican presidential primary.
The first round of the Républicains' two-leg primary is taking place on Sunday.
Conservative candidates in the race for the French presidency held their final TV debate before two rounds of primaries which begin this weekend.
A court has upheld Jean-Marie Le Pen’s exclusion from France’s Front National party, but has allowed him to remain honorary president.
As international politics begins to turn on its head, next year’s French presidential election has been dubbed the one to watch.