Strasbourg reopened its Christmas market on Friday, and President Emmanuel Macron visited the city to pay his respects to victims of a jihadist gunman who had opened fire at the market late on Tuesday, killing four people.
Controversial French author Michel Houellebecq has again raised eyebrows with a quasi defense of the US president. Under Donald Trump, "America is no longer the world’s leading power," he said, adding: This is "good news for the rest of the world".
French police on Thursday killed the suspected gunman behind a deadly attack on Strasbourg’s Christmas market who had been on the run for two days. Read FRANCE 24's live blog below to review the events as they unfolded.
The French government on Thursday urged "yellow vest" protesters not to hold another round of demonstrations this weekend as police hunted for a second day for the fugitive gunman who attacked a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg.
A Thai tourist was among those killed in the deadly shooting at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg Tuesday, while an Italian radio journalist was reportedly one of several injured in the rampage.
The Strasbourg shooting suspect was convicted multiple times for theft and violence and has been followed by the French intelligence services since 2015 after he showed signs of radicalisation in jail.
At least three people were killed and around a dozen were injured in a shooting at a Christmas market in central Strasbourg on Tuesday. The suspected gunman has a long criminal record and remains on the run.
Placating the disruptive protests that have rattled France was always going to be a hard sell for embattled President Emmanuel Macron. His long-awaited concessions on Monday left most protesters dissatisfied and the broader public on the fence.