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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” ...
The Senate, Paris

Right wins French Senate, Front National takes first seats

The French Senate has swung back to the right with, for the first time ever, two National Front Senators after elections on Sunday.

Comeback kid? Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy
20/09/2014 - Analysis: France

Could Sarkozy be French president again?

To nobody’s surprise, France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to active politics, declaring himself a candidate for the leadership of the right-wing UMP party, ...

French press review 16 September 2014

It's hard to get a grip on this morning's French dailies...

French weekly magazines review 13 September 2014

It’s another week of below-the-belt bashing of French President François Hollande by the magazines, with a new opinion poll finding that nearly two-thirds of French people want him to ...
09/09/2014 - France

French PM warns party: ability to govern under question

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told a tense meeting of Socialist MPs on Tuesday that the Socialists’ very ability to govern was under question, as a rebel group of MPs gains momentum.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls at the Socialist Party's "Université d'été" summer meeting in La Rochelle, western France, 31 August 2014.
08/09/2014 - France

Far-right Front National at "gates of power" says French PM Valls

The far-right Front National is at the "gates of power" in France warned French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Sunday.

Marine Le Pen at the party's weekend summer university youth meeting in Frejus
07/09/2014 - France

French journalist ban at FN youth camp provokes media boycott

A journalist from online newspaper Mediapart was booted out of a gathering by the Front National's youth wing on Saturday, due to a "logistical" problem.

French weekly magazines review 7 September 2014

The magazines are all talking about the triple whammy of calamities that have befallen President François Hollande this week.