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The French parliament observes a minute of silence in tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attacks
14/01/2015 - France

Valls promises anti-terror clampdown after Charlie Hebdo attacks

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced new counter-terrorism measures in the aftermath of last week’s Charlie Hebdo attacks.
A volunteer for the Médecins du Monde NGO meets Albanian asylum-seekers in Lyon last October
17/12/2014 - France

French MPs vote to speed up asylum process

France is to speed up its handling of asylum-seekers, two years after being criticised by the European Commission for the time it takes to consider cases.
Palestinian President  Mahmoud Abbas shows a picture of minister Ziad Abu Ein, Ramallah, 10 December, 2014
11/12/2014 - France - Israel - Palestinian Territories

French Senate votes for Palestine recognition

The upper house of France’s parliament on Wednesday voted in favour of recognition of a Palestinian state.

French weekly magazines review 7 December 2014

France’s mainstream right is locked in internecine battle. Christmas nativity scenes fall foul of France’s secular laws. Are French parents getting hyper?
France's Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron (R) with President François Hollande
03/12/2014 - France

French government hits back as bosses stage anti-tax, labour law protests

A leader of the ruling Socialist Party has accused France’s bosses of leading the opposition to President François Hollande’s government, half way through an employers’ week ...

French press review 3 December 2014

Hollande is accused of plotting to change the voting system to reduce damage to his party at the next election. French bosses’ appetite grows with eating.
French lower house of parliament
02/12/2014 - France - Israel - Palestinians

French parliament set to vote Palestine recognition

French lawmakers are to vote on Tuesday on a motion urging the government to recognise Palestine as a state.


French press review 1 December 2014

If you don't like Nicolas Sarkozy, don't buy a French newspaper this morning.


French weekly magazines review 30 November 2014

One person you can't avoid this week in the French magazines is former President Nicolas Sarkozy. Each of the weeklies has a different slant though.