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French athletes and officials pose, including city mayor Anne Hidalgo (5thL), as they attend an event to launch the Paris bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, France, June 23, 2015.
23/06/2015 - France - SPORT

Paris announces official bid for the 2024 Olympic Games

Paris has officially announced its entrance to the race for the 2024 Olympic Games, joining Boston, Rome and Hamburg.
01/06/2015

French Press review 1 June 2015

Nicolas Sarkozy's rivals dig in for full-blown fight after being booed at their new Republic party congress and the French paints a black portrait of Burundi's embattled President turned footballer ...
Former UMP president Jean-François Copé
03/02/2015 - France

France's former opposition leader Copé under investigation over Sarkozy fine

Jean-François Copé, former president of the right wing opposition UMP party, has been placed under official investigation for suspected misuse of funds, according to judicial ...
Paris's Arc de Triomphe declares solidarity with Charlie Hebdo.
10/01/2015 - Analysis: France

How will the Charlie Hebdo attacks change France?

On Friday evening Chérif Kouachi, Saïd Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly achieved the martyrdom they aspired to after having imposed the same fate on 17 people who had no wish to die.
01/12/2014

French press review 1 December 2014

If you don't like Nicolas Sarkozy, don't buy a French newspaper this morning.

16/11/2014

French weekly magazines review 16 November 2014

The political earthquake caused by the “Jouyetgate” scandal is this week’s top story. Corruption claims hit one of Nicolas Sarkozy’s allies.
15/11/2014

French press review 15 November 2014

There are lots of comments in the press this Saturday about the admission in a French hospital of Algeria's long-time President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The ANC falls out with a longstanding union ally.
François Fillon when he was prime minister with Jean-Pierre Jouyet
12/11/2014 - France

Hollande aide clings on to job as lawyer blames ‘political police’ for Fillon row

Top presidential aide Jean-Pierre Jouyet will not be fired, French government ministers said on Wednesday as former prime minister François Fillon tried to force reporters to prove their claim ...
12/11/2014

French press review 12 November 2014

Could the African Nations Cup be played outside Africa. Did Fillon discuss politics with an Elysée bureaucrat? Will Rosetta meet 67P? Can the Oslo accords still help the Middle East?

11/11/2014

French press review 11 November 2014

The storm in the goldfish bowl continues. The latest French political scandal has given rise to a series of denials and contradictions worthy of a schoolyard.

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