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France elections: Islam under scrutiny
26/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

France elections: Islam under scrutiny

Islam’s place in France is increasingly under debate, following January’s terror attacks against Charlie Hebdo magazine and attacks in Tunisia that left 22 people dead.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
25/03/2015 - FRANCE

Indian Prime Minister Modi to visit France mid-April

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit France on 9-12 April as part of a tour that will also take him to Germany and Canada, officials in Delhi announced on Wednesday.
25/03/2015

French press review 25 March 2015

Today's French papers cover yesterday's air tragedy in the French Alps.
24/03/2015

French press review 24 March 2015

You might have thought the French papers would have gotten over Sunday's first round departmental elections . . . not a bit of it. Five dailies to hand, five views of a blighted political landscape .
First round of France’s departmental elections: the battle for control of Paris’s suburbs
24/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

First round of France’s departmental elections: the battle for control of Paris’s suburbs

The first round of France’s departmental elections ended with the emergence of a three-party system: the conservative UMP on top, followed by the far right Front National and the ruling ...
A conservative alliance led by Nicolas Sarkozy won the most votes.
23/03/2015 - France

Right, far-right win first round French local elections

A conservative alliance of former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP and the centre-right UDI party, scored the highest number of votes in local elections on Sunday, with the Front National in ...
23/03/2015

French press review 23 March 2015

Le Monde was worried that the voters might not show up for Sunday's first round in the departmental elections.
Socialists downplay losses in first round of French local elections
23/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

Socialists downplay losses in first round of French local elections

After Sunday’s first round of France’s Departmental elections, in which the conservative alliance led by the UMP came out ahead of the far right Front National, each party is spinning the ...
The campaign for the departmental elections has been dominated by the Marine Le Pen-led National Front
22/03/2015 - France

Socialists likely to suffer big losses in French local elections

The far-right National Front is eyeing significant gains while the ruling Socialist Party is predicted to suffer big losses in Sunday’s departmental elections.

21/03/2015

French press review 21 March 2015

France’s new draft Intelligence law is Le Monde’s front page story this weekend.
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