The political brief

France pays tribute to hero gendarme killed in terrorist attack

France honours Arnaud Beltrame, the gendarme officer who sacrificed his life in last week’s terror attack in southern France. His death has revived a debate over how the country deals with suspected radical Islamists. Meanwhile, the murder of an elderly Jewish woman in Paris turns into a political slugfest. Also, more education equals less poverty - that's the equation President Emmanuel Macron is betting on as he pushes the mandatory school age down from six to three.