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A recent poll found that more than two-thirds of French are against a proposal to use empty churches as mosques
08/07/2015 - France

Sarkozy signs petition to protect empty churches from conversion to mosques

A proposal to use empty churches as mosques has drawn strong opposition in France, with a poll showing more than two-thirds against it and former president Nicolas Sarkozy signing an appeal entitled: ...
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy with other party leaders at the launch of Les Républicains
04/06/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy's new-look party debates Islam and France

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's Républicains party (LR) held its first meeting after a name change on Wednesday and controversially devoted it to Islam in France.
01/06/2015

French Press review 1 June 2015

Nicolas Sarkozy's rivals dig in for full-blown fight after being booed at their new Republic party congress and the French paints a black portrait of Burundi's embattled President turned footballer ...
30/05/2015

French press review 30 May 2015

Warnings that South Africa is becoming a safe haven for Jihadists; Has ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy outwitted his rivals after changing the name of the main opposition party?; and Sepp ...
UMP leader and former French president Nicolas Sarkozy - soon to be France's top Republican
26/05/2015 - FRANCE

French court blocks challenge to Sarkozy party adopting Republicans name

France's main opposition party may call itself Les Républicains (The Republicans) ... for the moment at least, a Paris court ruled on Tuesday.
25/05/2015

French press review 25 May 2015

The decline in the active membership of French political parties has Le Monde worried. Only the far-right Front National has been able to reverse the trend.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy at a rally this month
16/05/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy party faces legal challenge to Republicans name change

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's proposal to rebrand his mainstream right party faces a legal challenge.
Former French president and current UMP leader Nicolas Sarkozy
15/05/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy party to expel mayor for ban Islam in France call

The French mainstream right UMP party is to expel the mayor of a small southern town who has called for Islam to be banned in France.
14/05/2015

French press review 14 May 2015

Congo faces bankruptcy after an international court orders Brazzaville to pay a Franco-Lebanese tycoon 800 million euros.
13/05/2015

French press review 13 May 2015

A Picasso goes for a whopping 179 million dollars (158 million euros) at a New York auction sale. Is the Cannes Film Festival turning into a "Promenade des Anglais"?
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