François Fillon's presidential bid has been plagued with scandal after it was revealed that his wife and children were on the payroll for fake jobs. But in his rural hometown, many constituents remain loyal. DW's Georg Matthes went to find out why.
Elected six months ago on a platform of hope and change, French President Emmanuel Macron is taking no prisoners both at home and abroad in a bid to make his country great again. Elizabeth Bryant reports from Paris.
The former French culture minister takes over the UN's agency from Irina Bokova. France has said Azoulay would "overcome political divisions."
The French parliament has lifted far-right leader Marine Le Pen's immunity from prosecution. A judge can now call her in for questioning over a series of tweets.
President Emmanuel Macron's signature anti-terror law has come into force after France's two-year state of emergency ended on Wednesday. Critics say the new legislation bears many hallmarks of the emergency decree.
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