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15/04/2014 - France - Europe

French MEP tells youngsters why EU is good for porn

Europe’s centre-right party leader Joseph Daul clearly thinks the EU needs sexing up.

Hundreds of Indian election candidates face criminal charges
11/04/2014 - International report

Hundreds of Indian election candidates face criminal charges

Almost a fifth of candidates in India's upcoming elections are facing criminal charges including rape, murder and extortion.

At a polling station in Bhangel village on the outskirts of New Delhi, 10 April, 2014
10/04/2014 - India general election 2014

Graphic: India's general election in numbers

Millions of Indians are voting in a general election that promises major changes in the country's politics.

India attempts to stop misuse of election campaign funds by some candidates
10/04/2014 - International report

India attempts to stop misuse of election campaign funds by some candidates

Statistics show that candidates in Indian elections who have criminal records have more financial assets than those without. In a bid to curb possible misuse of funds during general election ...


French press review 31 March 2014

There's a horrible sense of déjà vu about this morning's front pages . . .

French socialists suffered major losses in Sunday's municipal elections.
30/03/2014 - France

French socialists hammered as far-right triumphs in key towns

France’s municipal elections amounted to a strong push back against the socialist government Sunday as the far-right National Front (FN) claimed control of at least two mid-sized towns, the ...

Anne Hidalgo (left) and Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet compete for Paris' top political seat.
30/03/2014 - France

Low turnout in French municipal elections

French voters cast ballots Sunday for a second round of local elections, which are set to elect Paris' first female mayor.


French press review 28 March 2014

With the second round of French local elections just three days away, all the papers lead with the story this morning and the main contenders are leaving no stone unturned in the final push to ...


French press review 27 March 2014

Ukraine and Sunday's second round of the French local elections are the main topics today ...


French press review 25 March 2014

The French front pages are still filled with analysis, vituperation and various sorts of blather associated with the ongoing local elections.