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?
After storming the first round of France's regional elections, Marine Le Pen's far-right party has been humiliated. But all is not lost.
With its share of the vote rising with each election, can the extreme-right party take power on its own? The example of the French communists during the postwar boom suggests otherwise.
The far-right Front National leads after the first round of voting, leaving Hollande and Sarkozy with some thinking to do.
Cuts to surveillance and questions about French values were problem even before the attack near Lyon.
One man is dead and two injured in an attack on a gas factory near Lyon. At least one suspect was known to French intelligence agencies.
The founder of France's far-right movement and his daughter, the current president, have had a spectacular and very public falling out.
Jean-Marie and Marine need to split up in a way that benefits them both.
A radical new system is to bring parity to regional councils.