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A Counter Attack Team (CAT) special forces police officer stands guard during an election rally of the ruling AK Party in Istanbul, October 25, 2015.
26/10/2015 - Report: Turkey

Tensions running high in Turkey as elections loom

Less than one week to go till Turkey's second general election in five months, tensions are running high as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party fights to claw back the absolute majority that eluded it in June.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), Le verrou (the lock).
24/09/2015 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2015-January 2016

There’s sex next door to the Senate, over 100 Warhols at the Paris modern art museum, Picassomania at the Grand Palais, Wilfredo Lam at the Pompidou, the Louvre looks into its crystal ball and ...
Lille mayor and former labour minister Martine Aubry with Prime Minister Manuel Valls
24/09/2015 - FRANCE

French Socialists lay into banker-turned-Economy Minister Macron

Opposition to French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron within the ruling Socialist Party erupted on Wednesday with party heavyweight Martine Aubry declaring she had "had enough" of him.
Migrants arrested by Hungarian police after having broken through the fence erected along the border with Serbia
16/09/2015 - FRANCE - European Union - Syria

French MPs debate Syrian refugees as Germany tightens border with Alsace

Germany on Wednesday stepped up controls on its border with France, as the Europe's migrant crisis deepened.
Members of France's CRS riot police in Nice as part of Vigipirate
08/09/2015 - FRANCE

Vigipirate, France's 'temporary' anti-terror plan celebrates 20th birthday

A supposedly temporary anti-terror measure in France has lasted 20 years.
Anish Kapoor's Dirty Corner in the gardens of the Château de Versailles
06/09/2015 - FRANCE

Graffiti daubed on Kapoor's 'Queen's Vagina' sculpture at Versailles

British artist Anish Kapoor's giant scultpure, nicknamed the "Queen's Vagina", at Versailles château has been vandalised for the second time.
Senator Jean-Vincent Placé (2nd L) with François de Rugy (2nd R) and Barbara Pompili (C)
28/08/2015 - FRANCE

French Green defections continue as divided Socialists stage summer meet

A second leading member of France's Green party, EELV, quit the movement on Friday ...
Michel Houellebecq
17/08/2015 - FRANCE

French author Houellebecq accused of intimidating press in spat with Le Monde

World-famous French author Michel Houellebecq is locked in bitter battle with Le Monde newspaper over a six-part series on him that started Monday.
President François Hollande on Monday
13/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - Germany

Hollande claims Greek deal credit as critics snipe from left and right

French leaders have claimed much of the credit for keeping Greece in the euro after Monday's agreement between European leaders and Alexis Tsipras's government.
Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem (L) with new Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and France's Michel Sapin this week
11/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - Germany

France had major influence on Greek euro proposals, reports

France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin met his Greek counterpart Euclid Tsakalotos before Saturday's meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers, confirming reports that French leaders played a major role ...