France is about to elect a new president. However, in many banlieues where there is high unemployment and crime – for example in Marseille - few are interested in the campaign. Many have lost faith in politics.
Andrej Babis, a Czech billionaire compared to Donald Trump for his attacks on established political parties and the EU, looks likely to become the country's next leader after elections. Tim Gosling reports from Prague.
The French parliament has passed a new anti-terror law as it eases its way out of the state of emergency. But civil rights campaigners say it will put citizens under general suspicion. Lisa Louis reports from Paris.
Michel Houellebecq is one of the biggest stars in France's literary scene — and one of the most provocative. Fans eagerly awaited his event, where he said European culture was endangered and hoped for more French pride.
French PM Edouard Philippe has revealed details of a major investment plan aimed at bolstering his country's languid economy. It foresees spending billions on education, digitization and the environment, among others.
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