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27/02/2013 - France

Time for Outrage! author, Stéphane Hessel, dies, aged 95

French President François Hollande has hailed the “exceptional life” of Stéphane Hessel, the former resistance fighter and diplomat who summoned today’s youth to ...
18/02/2013 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, spring-summer 2013

After winter blockbusters – Hopper at over 780,000 visitors, Dali still going – Paris’s museums have calmed down a bit in the new year.
12/02/2013 - Analysis: Horse-for-beef scandal

Dobbingate - Why not eat horse?

British politicians blame an “international criminal conspiracy”, Romania’s prime minister angrily denies his country provided the horsemeat found in Findus burgers and the EU has ...
20/12/2012 - Mayan calendar prophesy

The world is going to end ... but not today

One good thing about denying that the end of the world is nigh is that, if you’re proved wrong, no-one’s going to tell you – unless you believe we have souls that sit around scoring ...
19/12/2012 - Analysis: France - Algeria

Hollande under pressure over France's colonial past on Algeria visit

French President François Hollande started a two-day trip to Algeria on Wednesday.
18/12/2012 - France - Afghanistan - Uzbekistan

Alleged Uzbek jihad fundraisers face trial in France

Ten men, most of them Turkish, went on trial in Paris on Monday, accused of raising funds for the Al Qaida-linked group, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).
18/12/2012 - Afghanistan - France

Taliban, Karzai allies to attend Afghanistan meeting in France

The Taliban are to attend a conference near Paris along with supporters of President Hamid Karzai and peaceful opposition parties this week.

15/12/2012 - France - Afghanistan

Last French combat troops quit Afghanistan

The last French combat troops left Afghanistan at 2.30pm local time Saturday, fulfilling one President François Hollande’s campaign promises.
22/11/2012 - France

Hollande government flip-flops on gay marriage

French President François Hollande has been caught in a series of embarrassing contradictions over the proposal to legalise same-sex marriage this week.
18/11/2012 - Analysis: France

The statesman or the attack dog? Sarkozy party elects new leader

France’s mainstream right-wing opposition party, the UMP, votes Sunday for a new president in a much-publicised contest that is more about style than content.