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EELV Housing Minister Cécile Duflot with Environment Minister Philippe Martin at the Green Party's summer school
24/08/2013 - Analysis: France

French Socialists fear tax backlash as carbon levy row erupts

France’s ruling Socialists are desperately back-pedalling after their newly appointed environment minister told their Green allies that the government would soon introduce a carbon tax.
Manuel Valls
22/08/2013 - Analysis: France

Immigration, law and order divide France's Socialist government

France's high-profile Interior Minister, Manuel Valls, has caused a storm in the ruling majority with controversial statements on imValls of "creating disorder", President François ...
Jacques Vergès in 2011
21/08/2013 - France

Terror's Advocate Jacques Vergès buried in Paris

Controversial French lawyer Jacques Vergès, whose clients included Algerian separatists, former Nazis, Khmer Rouge leaders, Saddam Hussein's foreign minister Tariq Aziz and Carlos the Jackal, ...
Taking off or not? Talks over India's purchase of 126 Rafales from Dassault have dragged on for months
26/07/2013 - France - India

French defence minister to discuss stalled Dassault deal on India visit

A much-delayed purchase of Dassault Rafale fighter jets is expected to feature highly in talks between France’s Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and India’s AK Antony on Saturday.
The May demonstration against gay marriage after which Bernard-Busse was arrested the first time
22/06/2013 - France

French gay marriage opponent's jail sentence sparks protests

Opponents of gay marriage in France have launched a campaign against the jailing of a young demonstrator who fled police after an illegal protest on Paris’s Champs Elysées and gave a ...
Clément Méric in a photo placed by his group, Action antifasciste, on Facebook.
07/06/2013 - Analysis: France

Who are the French far right?

In the aftermath of the death of anti-fascist activist Clément Méric, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls says that some far-right groups will “without doubt” be banned.
Frigide Barjot  (C) on an anti-gay marriage protest last month
25/05/2013 - France

France's gay marriage opponents fall out on eve of planned protest

France’s anti-gay marriage movement faced a damaging split on the eve of what may be its last massive demonstration against the law, passed last month.
01/05/2013 - Analysis: Pakistan elections 2013

Terror and Musharraf's hubris mark Pakistan election campaign

Pakistan’s 2013 election campaign began with both tragedy and farce.
29/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal - fractious religious alliance can punch above its weight

The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), a slimmed-down version of an earlier alliance of Islamist parties, has been weakened by factional spats and the not-always happy experience of local power.
29/04/2013 - Pakistan elections 2013 - the parties

Awami National Party - Pashtun party seeks national role

As an ethnic-based party, the Awami National Party (ANP) can’t hope to lead the federal government.