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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
25/02/2015 - France - Syria

French MPs meet Bashar al-Assad on ‘personal’ visit to Syria

Four French parliamentarians met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday during a visit that they and the government insisted was a personal initiative.

French press review 21 February 2015

The Socialist party swept the board in elections here in France in 2012, winning the Presidential and the Parliamentary elections.

French press review 20 February 2015

The French government dices with no-confidence death. The left says its policies have stalled. Salafism is reported to be advancing in France. French Jews consider leaving for Israel.


French press review 19 February 2015

An closer look at the Front National, infighting within the ruling Socialist Party and the situation in Ukraine - all in today's French papers ..

French President François Hollande, Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée presidential palace on Wednesday
19/02/2015 - France

French government faces confidence vote after forcing through economic package

The French government faced a confidence vote on Thursday after using enabling legislation to force through an economic package that caused a split in the ruling Socialist Party.


French press review 18 February 2015

Investigators find out how the Charlie Hebdo killers and their accomplice who killed hostages in a kosher supermarket coordinated their actions. Ukraine’s war brings devastation.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls in French National Assembly
17/02/2015 - France

French no-confidence vote looms as Socialist rebels deliver blow to Valls

In a moment of high drama on Tuesday, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls exposed his government to a vote of no-confidence, in a desperate bid to force the passage of the controversial Macron ...
14/02/2015 - FRANCE

Controversial law to keep shops open Sundays passes in Paris

France’s economy minister Emmanuel Macron’s push to allow shops to stay open on Sundays – otherwise legally closed in the traditionally Catholic country – has passed for ...
Socialist candidate Frédéric Barbier elected in Doubs
09/02/2015 - France

Socialist candidate narrowly beats Front National in French by-election

France's ruling Socialists on Sunday narrowly won a key by-election, beating the far-right National Front candidate in what was President Francois Hollande's first major test since the Paris ...
Posters supporting Socialist  candidate Frédéric Barbier (L) and the Front National's Sophie Montel in the Doubs by-election
08/02/2015 - France

France's Front National hopes for third MP in litmus test by-election

The second round of a by-election in eastern France could see a third MP from the far-right Front National (FN) in the French parliament, although the latest opinion poll showed the Socialist ...