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European champion Macron gears up for first EU summit

22 June 2017 | 0 comments

France's new President Emmanuel Macron heads to his first EU summit on Thursday.

'Macron-mania' prompts talk of herd mentality

19 June 2017 | 0 comments

The theory has been aired several times over the last week:

Le Pen is elected French MP but far-right party sapped

19 June 2017 | 0 comments

France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen won a seat in parliament for the first time on Sunday.

Macron meets a weakened May to hold talks in Paris

13 June 2017 | 0 comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May had hoped to be in Paris on Tuesday with a strong popular mandate for a "hard" Brexit.

Le Pen's far-right surge loses momentum in France

12 June 2017 | 0 comments

Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front suffered a severe setback on Sunday.

French Socialists face 'unprecedented' losses

12 June 2017 | 0 comments

For France's Socialists, the pain keeps getting worse.

Macron candidates on a march to rout France's old guard

8 June 2017 | 0 comments

"Hello. I'm Emmanuel Macron's candidate for the parliamentary election,"

Belgian court upholds French comic's jail term for racism: agency

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

Belgium's top court Wednesday upheld a two-month jail term imposed on French comedian Dieudonne over racist and anti-Semitic remarks, Belga news agency said.Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, who has faced similar...

Woman sues France over Paris pollution health damage

7 June 2017 | 1 comment

A Frenchwoman suffering from chronic respiratory problems on Wednesday sued the state, accusing it of failing to protect her from air pollution in Paris.Clotilde Nonnez, an asthmatic 56-year-old yoga...

Why are Sahel countries deploying an anti-jihad force?

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

France has asked the UN Security Council to authorise the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists and criminality in the Sahel region, with a vote expected as early as next...

RugbyU: Clermont fans made ground shake as team won Top 14 - expert

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

Supporters of French Top 14 champions Clermont caused a mini earthquake while watching Sunday's final victory over Toulon, the local Observatory said on Wednesday."The movement of 40,000 supporters gathered...

France to get new counter-terrorism centre

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

President Emmanuel Macron will set up a national counter-terrorism centre to coordinate France's intelligence services, his office said Wednesday a day after an attack on a policeman in Paris.The new...

Algerian relative, ex-colleague of Notre Dame attacker astounded

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

A relative and former colleague of the Algerian suspected of attacking a policeman outside the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris said Wednesday they struggled to believe he was a jihadist.The attacker was...

Speculation mounts over health of Benin's president

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

Benin's foreign minister on Wednesday worked to reassure the nation that President Patrice Talon was healthy, despite mounting speculation about the cause of his week-long stay in France. "He is staying...

Amaq: fake news agency, real propaganda

7 June 2017 | 0 comments

Seven attacks in a week, afflicting every corner of the world: whether they organised, guided or just inspired them, the Islamic State (IS) group has developed a finely-tuned machine for claiming responsibility,...



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