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Happy families? Front National president Marine Le Pen with Jean-Marie Le Pen
10/06/2014 - France

Front National website to drop Jean-Marie Le Pen’s video-blog

France’s far-right Front National (FN) is to drop the video-blog of its founder Jean-Marie Le Pen from its website.
A family lights candles for th victims at the Brussels Jewish Museum
10/06/2014 - Belgium - Morocco - France

Fourth victim of Brussels Jewish Museum killings buried in Moroccan Muslim cemetery

The fourth person to die after a gunman opened fire on the Jewish Museum in Brussels was to be buried in a Muslim cemetery in Morocco.

Jean-Marie Le Pen at an FN meeting last year
09/06/2014 - France

Le Pen’s ‘anti-Semitic’ wisecrack throws Front National into turmoil

Veteran French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen hit out at his own daughter after she criticised an apparently anti-Semitic pun he made when attacking artists and athletes who oppose his party.
The gardens of the foreign affairs ministry in Paris
04/06/2014 - France

Former French ambassador sues ministry over racial discrimination

France’s former ambassador to Andorra is suing the foreign affairs ministry for racial discrimination, he announced on Wednesday.
Police seal off the area around the Brussels Jewish Museum after the shooting
01/06/2014 - France - Belgium

Suspected Brussels Jewish Museum gunman arrested in Marseille, video found

A Frenchman suspected of being the gunman who killed four people outside the Brussels Jewish Museum last weekend has been arrested in southern France.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
30/05/2014 - France

French government backs down on promise to give foreigners local election vote

France's government said this week it will not pursue its pledge to extend some voting rights to non-European Union foreign residents, following last weekend's European election triumph of the ...
Demonstrators in Paris on Thursday
30/05/2014 - France

French youth protest against Front National Europoll result

Several thousand students and young people protested in Paris on Thursday against the success of the far-right Front National (FN) in Sunday‘s European elections.
Marine Le Pen with Matteo Salvini (Northern League, Italy), Harald Vilimsky (FPÖ, Austria), Geert Wilders (PVV, Netherlands) Gerolf Annemans (VB, Belgium)
29/05/2014 - Analysis: France - European Union

Ukip’s Farage, Front National’s Le Pen compete for Eurosceptic leadership … and EU cash

Despite big advances in this month’s European elections, right-wing Eurosceptics are having problems forming a group in the European parliament due to arguments over who should be leader and ...
Front National, first party in France, reads the poster
27/05/2014 - Analysis: France - European Union

Why did the Front National win election in France?

How far Sunday’s Front National victory was actually a real vote for their policies and leader is hard to decipher.

Candles lit to pay tribute to the victims of the Brussels Jewish Museum shootings
25/05/2014 - France - Belgium

Two Jews attacked outside synagogue near Paris

France has tightened security around Jewish religious and cultural centres after two worshippers were attacked outside synagogue near Paris on Saturday, the same day as a gunmen killed three people, ...