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05/04/2015

French weekly magazines review 5 April 2015

Editorialists examine the consequences of President Francois Hollande's third consecutive electoral defeat, and the political uncertainties facing Nicolas Sarkozy's opposition conservative UMP party ...
Plain packaging for cigarettes in Australia
04/04/2015 - FRANCE

France imposes plain packages for cigarettes in anti-cancer drive

France is to impose plain packaging for cigarettes as part of an anti-cancer drive that also sees extra taxes on manufacturers and more steps to stop sales to minors.

Nicolas Sarkozy as results of last weekend's departmental elections were announced
01/04/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy questioned in presidential campaign fund scandal

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was named as an "assisted witness" over an election finance scandal on Wednesday morning.
01/04/2015

French press review 1 April 2015

France's "taxation hell", corrupt cops, organ donations and the dangers of anti-terrorism are among the subjects in this morning's French papers.

31/03/2015

French press review 31 March 2015

More political fallout from last Sunday's departmental elections and France's sick medical stystem are among the sublects in this morning's French papers.

30/03/2015

French press review 30 March 2015

Departmental elections (again), Syria and endebted Greeks are some of the topics catching editorial eyes this Monday morning.

30/03/2015 - Analysis: France

France's Socialists take hit in departmental elections

France’s opposition right-wing UMP, led by former president Nicolas Sarkozy, swept Sunday’s departmental run-off elections with its centrist allies, delivering a blow to the ruling ...
National Front leader Marine Le Pen leaves a polling booth in Henin-Beaumont
29/03/2015 - France

Sarkozy's UMP expects a boost from local elections

Polls opened Sunday in France for the second, and decisive, round of voting in local elections.
28/03/2015

French press review 29 March 2015

Ahead of Sunday’s departmental elections, the national magazines are dripping with tidbits from the campaign trail and the stakes of the crucial vote.

Rights group fear Front National rise in French regional elections
27/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

Rights group fear Front National rise in French regional elections

Mainstream parties in last week’s first round of elections in France's départements have urged supporters to turn out in droves to halt the progress of the far-right Front National.
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