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Front National  vice-president Florian Philippot
13/12/2014 - France

Front National deputy leader sues magazine over ‘gay partner’ photos

The deputy leader of France’s Front National is to take Closer magazine to court for printing photos it implies prove he is gay.
"The match has begun!" declared right-wing presidential hopeful Alain Juppé on Sunday
21/09/2014 - France

French right-wing presidential hopefuls square up to Sarkozy

Nicolas Sarkozy’s main rivals as right-wing candidate in France’s 2017 presidential election squared up to the former president on Sunday after his political comeback on Friday.

Comeback kid? Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy
20/09/2014 - Analysis: France

Could Sarkozy be French president again?

To nobody’s surprise, France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to active politics, declaring himself a candidate for the leadership of the right-wing UMP party, ...
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls  at the Assemblée nationale on Tuesday
17/09/2014 - Analysis: France

French government survives confidence vote despite growing opposition on Socialist left

France’s Socialist government survived a risky confidence vote on Tuesday but with a reduced majority compared to six months ago … bad news for an embattled government but not as bad as ...
Katsushika Hokusai - The Great Wave off Kanagawa (around 1830-1834)
09/09/2014 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2014-January 2015

The great Katsushika Hokusai brings the Japanese aesthetic to the Grand Palais, which he shares with noisy Niki de Saint Phalle in this season’s Paris art shows.
Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (R) with Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, who has also been attacked by the far right
03/09/2014 - France

Far right targets France’s Moroccan-born education minister in ‘racist’ hate campaign

France’s new education minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, has become a victim of a right-wing hate campaign.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with boss of bosses Pierre Gattaz at the Medef summer shcool this week
29/08/2014 - France

French companies’ dividend payouts soar as jobless wait for investment rise

Despite the economic crisis, the amount French companies pay out in dividends has soared to a European record, a study showed this week, raising questions about the Socialist government’s ...
Outgoing economy minister Arnaud Montebourg hands over to his successor, Emmanuel Macron
27/08/2014 - Analysis: France

Hollande replaces left-winger with banker in French cabinet reshuffle as economy fails to revive

The second reshuffle of France’s government in five months signals a definitive breach by President François Hollande with the left wing of his Socialist Party.
Men sit outside a cafe in Kasimpasa, the home area of Recep Tayyip Erdogan
05/08/2014 - Report: Turkey presidential election 2014

Who supports Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey’s presidential poll and why?

Turkey’s conservative Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is fighting to become the country’s first-ever directly elected president. He faces two opponents

Selahattin Demirtaş
01/08/2014 - Explainer: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkish presidential candidates: Selahattin Demirtas

Selahattin Demirtas could be called the Gezi Park candidate in Turkey’s presidential election.