Ladj Ly's critically acclaimed new film looks at the misery that binds together its protagonists, and also examines France's failure to fulfil its obligations toward its most vulnerable citizens.
Is a 19th-century French author’s cosmic joke turning into a real-life global nightmare?
An innovative method of carbon capture and storage could substantially reduce the emission of small industries while using geothermal energy to heat homes and thus replacing fossil-fuel energies.
Charlie Hebdo's often biting and dark humour frequently troubles people in France, and many reactions to the attack in France were not in keeping with the values of the publication.
Largely unknown today, Bourbaki was the last mathematician to master nearly all aspects of the field. There’s just one problem: Bourbaki never existed.
French rail transport is grinding to a halt. Teachers, truck drivers, lawyers and judges are also threatening to strike indefinitely.
Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is calling for a move towards stakeholder capitalism.
It doesn't have to be a week of tiresome turkey sandwiches. A food historian explains how the French came to see leftovers as an outlet for creativity and experimentation.
Including direct accounts from 'yellow vests' members in the Lyon area, a look back at what has changed in the daily lives of people in the movement.
The mass protests shine a spotlight on the tension between policies that raise energy prices and day-to-day energy affordability.
His legacy connects a great swathe of modern popular culture.
Nuclear energy generates 75% of France's electricity, and ongoing troubles at the new Flamanville EPR reactor have raised crucial questions about its future in the country's electricity mix.
Why do some people greet each other with a kiss? How does the custom vary from place to place? This article is excerpted from the forthcoming 'Atlas of Regional Expressions.'
As the gilets noirs seek the right to remain in France, there is an echo from history regarding the challenge they face.
The most popular president of the Fifth Republic actually achieved alarmingly little during his tenure.
A look back at the distinguished career of the former president, an ardent defender of France's place in the world.
After a long prohibition, France is permitting medical cannabis trials. This isn't the first time that France is testing medicinal marijuana – in the 19th century it led the world in this research.
Women's football has made great strides, but when it comes it comes to media coverage, governance or funding, female athletes still suffer greatly from gender bias.
French wine is the subject of an ongoing trade dispute between the US and EU, but tariffs could have impacts not intended by US president Donald Trump.
Nearly 1 million teachers in France – 4% of the employed population – work with students on a daily basis, in the public or private sector. How do they feel?