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Under fire - Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron had been criticised for saying that social conditions in France contributed to Islamist radicalisation
22/11/2015 - FRANCE

France's post-Paris attacks political truce breaks down as new elections approach

French politicians were arguing over the causes of the 13 November Paris attacks this weekend after a week of on-again/off-again political truce between the mainstream left and right.
French President François Hollande (C) and Prime Minister Manuel Valls at the Elysee on 14 November, 2015
16/11/2015 - France

Hollande to lay out plans after Paris attacks at joint parliamentary meeting

French President Francois Hollande will make a rare address to both houses of parliament on Monday following Friday's attacks in Paris. At an extraordinary congress to be held in Versailles, Hollande will address 577 MPs and 326 senators.

Claude Guéant leaving the tribunal in Paris on 13 November 2015
13/11/2015 - FRANCE

Former French interior minister sentenced in cash trial

A court in Paris has given Claude Gueant, a close aide of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, a two-year suspended jail sentence and fined 75,000 euros for his role in misusing public funds at ...
André Glucksmann
10/11/2015 - Obituary: FRANCE

From Mao to Sarkozy, French philosopher André Glucksmann dies, aged 78

French philospher André Glucksmann died on Tuesday at the age of 78.

French weekly magazines review 8 November 2015

Populist demons plot evil plans for France on the eve of regional elections; and whistle blower priest in long confession about homophobia ways of the Vatican.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy
03/11/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy attacks investigators, political opponents over 'Air Cocaine' allegations

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy accused magistrates of violating legal principles and questioned whether political opponents were complicit on Tuesday, following revelations his mobile phone ...

French weekly magazines review 1 November 2015

The electric car may not, after all, save the planet. The expensive little vehicles could well contribute to global warming. Is your child polluted? Probably.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Nicolas Sarkozy, French former president and head of the conservative Les Republicains political party, outside Moscow, Russia, October 29, 2015
29/10/2015 - France-Russia

Friends or pawns? Sarkozy is falling into Putin's trap, says analyst

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with his 'old' friend Vladimir Putin on Thursday, in a visit that has set tongues wagging about Sarkozy's real motives.

French weekly magazines review 25 October 2015

This week's magazines look at life in Clichy-sous-Bois ten years after the riots which followed the deaths of two teenagers. Would Alain Juppé make a good French president?

French press review 23 October 2015

Do migrants pose a real risk to European stability? Is Hungarian Prime Ministrer and fence builder Viktor Orban the only politician reacting to the crisis with honesty and common sense?