Mélenchon is making a strong bid for the Élysée Palace.
France's Front National party has tried to distance itself from anti-Semitism – with limited success.
The official campaign to find the next president has begun. Are the cracks beginning to show already?
When the presidential candidate pulled out of an important photo opportunity, everyone thought he was quitting the race.
An officer is under investigation for rape, a young man is in hospital, and people want answers.
2017 could be the year of the far-right in Europe, and spell the end of the EU.
The far-right candidate has published a 144-point plan for her proposed presidency.
The former PM stands accused of employing his wife for years without bothering to mention it to voters.
What hope of finding a candidate who can hold onto the presidency?
The Berlin terror attack at the end of 2016 will have major political implications for Germany's elections this year and an uneasy European Union, writes a German studies scholar.
The most unpopular president of the fifth republic won't be seeking a second mandate.
The Front National leader is feeling confident after Brexit and Trump.
In part two of our podcast on rebooting, we explore what would happen if humanity was wiped out, take a look at a political comeback in France, and get a taste of a revamped US institution.
Nice is an elegant and striking city, set against the azure Mediterranean. But there is history and politics behind the waving palms.
France has a long history of protest and terror attacks from a range of different groups.
Around the world, leading universities have established themselves as well-known brands. In France, we haven't yet entered the race for global higher education.
Proposed labour reforms in France have sparked mass protests led by young people who want to reclaim democracy from the elite.
Sweeping changes to employment law are of far greater concern than allegations that the Front National has been avoiding tax.
Christiane Taubira has battled for years to prove her right to represent French people, so she couldn't stay silent when a controversial plan was hatched to strip some of their nationality.
The French regional elections were far from a nationalist wipeout. But can Marine Le Pen make good on what the party has achieved?