That sinking feeling.
The suggested start of Brexit negotiations doesn't do Britain any favours, nor Germany, France or Italy.
While the French public comes to terms with a series of appalling attacks, politicians seize the opportunity to position themselves ahead of next year's Presidential election.
Please, you must go now.
Britain might want to play nice and exit calmly, but the French president must avoid giving ammunition to Frexiters.
Angela Merkel and François Hollande are now alone at the top table, and there are no prizes for guessing who is drawing up the seating plan.
Not much liberty, fraternity or equality round here.
Some Gallic goals might cheer up the French, but they certainly won't save Hollande.
A man holds a giant pencil as tribute in a solidarity march for Charlie Hebdo victims
France was left reeling by the attacks of January 2015 and things only got worse as the year unfolded – so why the political inertia?
Man of the moment or yesterday’s news?
He ran the show at COP21 but the man who once became France's youngest Prime Minister is not what the country needs in 2017.
EPA/Russian Defence Ministry
Vladimir Putin has been proved right again as Western priorities shift from removing Assad to destroying Islamic State.
French prime minister Manuel Valls talking with the president, Francois Hollande.
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Conflict is normally governed by rules and regulations but France is taking on an enemy that disregards them all.
A soldier looks out over Paris.
The language used by François Hollande and others implies extremism can be bombed out of existence. It can't.
Assad meets French delegates in Damascus following the Paris atrocities.
The Paris atrocities came just as Assad's military position was improving. Can the dictator harness international fury at Islamic State to strengthen his position in Syria?
Air France directors weren't the only ones left exposed, after protests over jobs turned violent.
The lucky ones: bound for Germany.
Much of the conventional wisdom among academics over the last decade or so has focused on the convergent trends in European government policies toward both migrants and asylum seekers. Spurred on by European…
Vive la Résistance.
When he interred four anti-racist and secularist icons in Paris's Panthéon, François Hollande perhaps hoped some of their legacy would rub off on him.
Just the two of us.
The EU membership renegotiations are already leaving David Cameron behind, but he can still seize the initiative again.
François Hollande and education minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (right), have come under fire.
A chorus of teachers, unions and French intellectuals have criticised reforms in lower secondary school.
Stage-managed diplomacy in Haiti.
François Hollande can't avoid the issue of reparations for slavery, but nor can he take control of it.
Marching in unity.
We have now had time to digest the tragic events in Paris. The press has made its predictable set of news cycles in the last two weeks. They have covered the actual events themselves. Then, in America…
Marianne watches over the Paris unity rally.
France has had a long and troubled relationship with its Muslim populations. French armies faced down Muslim leaders during the expansion of the country’s empire in Africa in the 19th century. And in the…
I can’t even look at you right now, Gérard.
On September 28, 179 new members were elected to the 348 seats in the French senate. Gérard Larcher, a member of the centre-right UMP party, was chosen as the senate président, or speaker. Even though…