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France's Front National leader Marine Le Pen and Britain's Ukip leader Nigel Farage celebrate European election wins, 25 May 2014.
19/11/2014 - France - UK - European Union

France's Front National and Britain's Ukip target Juncker in EU parliament

European parliamentarians in France's far-right Front National (FN) on Tuesday backed other eurosceptics, with whom they previously refused to work, to force a confidence vote for European Commission ...
A Roma family in a shanty town
13/11/2014 - France - European Union

French politicians cheer European social tourism ruling

French politicians from most parties have hailed a European court decision to allow France and other European Union member states to clamp down on supposed “social tourism”.

Jean-Pierre Jouyet
10/11/2014 - Explainer: France

Pressure on Hollande's top man to resign amid allegations of anti-Sarkozy plot

Opposition politicians called on Monday for the resignation of Jean-Pierre Jouyet, President François Hollande’s chief of staff, who is at the centre of a political storm concerning ...
02/11/2014

French weekly magazines review 9 November 2014

President François Hollande’s mid-term blues and the toppling of Burkina Faso’s veteran leader Blaise Compaoré monopolise the comments in this week’s French ...
Suspended Front National councillor Maxence Buttey
27/10/2014 - France

France’s Front National suspends councillor who converted to Islam

France’s far-right Front National (FN) has suspended a local councillor who has converted to Islam.

Cabint meeting of French government, 18 June.
26/10/2014 - France

You can change your name, but it won’t change your politics, say 4 out of 10 French

According to a new opinion poll published in the Sunday newspaper Journal du Dimanche, four out of ten people in France do not care whether mainstream parties such as the Conservative UMP, Socialist ...
25/10/2014

French press review 25 October 2014

Today’s big story is the release of France’s latest unemployment figures which have hit a new record in September.
Marine Le Pen, France's National Front political party leader, speaks to journalists as she walks near the town hall in Calais October 24, 2014
25/10/2014 - France

Marine Le Pen visit to Calais sparks uproar

Anti-immigration leader Marine Le Pen visited Calais on Friday, following weeks of migrant unrest in the northern port town.
France's Front National mayors, six months later
17/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

France's Front National mayors, six months later

Six months ago, France's hard-right Front National won control of 11 French local councils. Half a year on how are these mayors running their towns? Are they implementing the Front National's agenda?
Femen's Iana Jdanova impales the waxwork of Vladimir Putin on 5 June
15/10/2014 - France - Russia - Ukraine

Femen protester fined for stabbing Putin waxwork topless

A French court has fined a Ukrainian member of the topless protest movement Femen 6,000 euros for stabbing a waxwork of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stick with “Kill Putin” ...
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