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Front National vice-president Florian Philippot
02/02/2016 - FRANCE - QATAR - SYRIa

European parliament protects French Front National MEP from Qatar libel suit

The European parliament on Tuesday refused to suspend the parliamentary privilege of French Front National MEP Florian Philippot, thus blocking an attempt by the Gulf state of Qatar to sue him for ...
Jean-Marie Le Pen
23/01/2016 - FRANCE

Selfie with Le Pen lands Madonna ex-boyfriend in French court

The founder of France's Front National, Jean-Marie Le Pen, is suing a dancer for publishing a selfie with the far-right veteran asleep in the seat in front of him on an airplane.
Front National Marine leader Le Pen in the European parliament last month
05/01/2016 - FRANCE

Front National's Le Pen faces French election expenses fraud interrogation

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was questioned by investigators into charges that her Front National (FN) swindled the state out of millions of euros during election campaigns in 2012.
Béziers mayor Robert Ménard
27/12/2015 - FRANCE

Far-right French mayor slams Muslims protecting churches at Christmas

A far-right French mayor has sparked controversy with a tweet slamming Muslims who symbolically "protected" churches from terror attacks on Christmas day as "arsonists protecting ...
The Eagles of Death Metal on stage at the Bataclan before the 13 November attack
20/12/2015 - FRANCE

Catholic priest apologises for saying Eagles of Death Metal gig inspired by Satan

A French priest has apologised for describing the heavy metal gig where 90 people were killed by Islamic State attackers in Paris last month as "inspired by Satan".
Bernard Tapie
20/12/2015 - FRANCE

French tycoon Bernard Tapie to return to politics to fight Front National

Controversial French entrepreneur and former minister Bernard Tapie says he plans to return to politics, claiming that he has a scheme to abolish youth unemployment and take on the far-right Front ...
French National Front political party leader and candidate Marine Le Pen delivers a speech after results in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region for the second round of regional elections on Sunday.
17/12/2015 - FRANCE

Marine Le Pen investigated for tweeting Islamic State execution images

French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen is under investigation after posting graphic images of atrocities committed by the Islamic State (IS) armed group on social media.
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (L) has been replaced by Laurent Wauquiez (R) as vice-president of the Republicans
16/12/2015 - France

French mainstream parties in turmoil after Front National gains in regional polls

The Front National's strong showing in regional elections last Sunday has left France's mainstream parties in turmoil as they debate how to face up to the far right in the 2017 presidential race.
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet is the current number two of the Republican party.
14/12/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy led Republican party to undergo overhaul

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy's party announced on Monday that a big change in party leadership structure was on the cards following Sunday’s poll results.
No regions but more seats for Front National in Nord Pas-de-Calais Picardie
14/12/2015 - Spotlight on France

No regions but more seats for Front National in Nord Pas-de-Calais Picardie

France's far-right Front National failed to win a single region in yesterday's elections, despite record results in the first round.