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    1. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      French Q1 GDP growth beats expectations

      France’s economy grew 0.5 per cent during the first quarter of 2016, outpacing economists’ expectations and adding to a...

    2. April 22, 2016

      France’s latest protest party lasts all night

      Anti-globalisation activists met in central Paris one evening last month to debate ways of “scaring” the government....

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    1. April 20, 2016

      Obama to back UK staying in EU on London visit

      President Barack Obama arrives in London on Thursday evening at the start of a three-day visit to add his voice to an...

    2. April 20, 2016

      Marine Le Pen to visit London to campaign for Brexit

      Marine Le Pen will throw her weight behind the UK’s Leave campaign by travelling to London next month in the hope that...

    3. April 5, 2016

      Marine Le Pen associate named in Panama Papers

      When millions of leaked documents revealed the wide use of tax havens by hundreds of politicians, business and...

    4. March 16, 2016

      Les Républicains battle it out in the bookstores

      As America’s Republicans reach the critical stage of an exceptionally eccentric primary season, a more intellectual...

    5. March 10, 2016

      Donald Trump has friends across the Atlantic

      Only in America. As Donald Trump bids for the Republican nomination for the White House, the rest of the world looks on...

    6. February 23, 2016

      Brexit threatens Calais border controls, UK warned

      The president of France’s northern region has lashed out at the prospect of Brexit, threatening to push the borders of...

    7. February 17, 2016

      National Front hopes Brexit vote will inspire Frexit campaign

      There is at least one group of continental Europeans rubbing their hands with glee as they observe the drama...

    8. Brussels Blog

      February 17, 2016

      National Front HQ raided in MEP expense probe

      Workers in the National Front’s Nanterre headquarters had a poor start to the day on Wednesday. Their office was raided...

    9. January 28, 2016

      Hardline secularism will not solve France’s problems

      It is not surprising that Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the French education minister, recently announced an overhaul of the...

    10. January 26, 2016

      The economic losers are in revolt against the elites

      Losers have votes, too. That is what democracy means — and rightly so. If they feel sufficiently cheated and...

    11. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Flights cancelled, tyres burning: France faces mass strikes

      France was braced for mass strikes Tuesday as taxi drivers, air traffic controllers, civil servants and teachers...

    12. December 30, 2015

      Why globalisers still retain the upper hand

      In her recent unsuccessful campaign during France’s regional elections, Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right...

    13. December 21, 2015

      Ethics body questions Le Pens’ wealth claims

      National Front leaders Marine and Jean-Marie Le Pen may have underestimated the value of their wealth, a French...

    14. December 17, 2015

      Hollande stands to benefit from Sarkozy’s shift to the right

      If there is one big beneficiary of Nicolas Sarkozy’s return to politics, it may well be the man who replaced him in the...

    15. The World

      December 17, 2015

      Spain's centrists buck the European trend

      The political headlines in Europe this year have all been about the rise of the political extremes. The National Front...

    16. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      FirstFT - How to deal with ‘toxic’ employees

      Here is a taste of today’s FirstFT – a daily newsletter from the Financial Times. For the full briefing and to sign...

    17. December 14, 2015

      The battle against Marine Le Pen is far from won in France

      The growing popularity of Marine Le Pen and France’s far right National Front has provoked unease among mainstream...

    18. December 14, 2015

      French election victory for Sarkozy fails to silence critics

      Nicolas Sarkozy’s centre-right party has emerged as the official winner of Sundays’ regional elections in France...

    19. December 14, 2015

      Marine Le Pen, climate and the defeat of nationalism

      The relative strengths of nationalism and internationalism were tested in France over the weekend. And this time the...

    20. December 14, 2015

      Anti-National Front voters turn out to deny Le Pen

      French voters turned out in droves on Sunday to repel the far-right National Front, which failed to win control of any...

    21. December 13, 2015

      France’s National Front seeks breakthrough victory in local polls

      France’s far-right National Front party is hoping for an unprecedented victory in regional elections on Sunday, a month...

    22. December 11, 2015

      Manuel Valls warns of ‘civil war’ if National Front wins power

      Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, stepped up his offensive against the National Front (FN) two days before the...

    23. December 10, 2015

      Marine Le Pen not Donald Trump is the bigger danger

      Donald Trump is disgraceful; Marine Le Pen is dangerous. The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination has...

    24. December 10, 2015

      France’s mainstream ties itself in knots as National Front rises

      Christian Estrosi opposed the same-sex marriage law when France’s Socialist government passed it in 2013. But the mayor...

    25. December 7, 2015

      The presidential threat posed by Le Pen in France

      Marine Le Pen and the National Front have once again delivered a shock to France’s political system. In recent years,...

    26. December 7, 2015

      France needs a better way to unseat its ruling clique

      The National Front has emerged as the big winner in France’s regional elections. By the time the second round is over...

    27. December 7, 2015

      National Front stuns Europe’s political elites

      The far-right National Front party is within reach of taking over four regional councils in France after winning 28 per...

    28. December 7, 2015

      National Front breakthrough stuns France’s traditional parties

      Far right triumphs in French poll A day after the far-right National Front party reinforced its claim to be France’s...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      December 7, 2015

      Marine Le Pen

      Marine Le Pen, French National Front political party leader and candidate for the regional elections in the...

    30. December 4, 2015

      Le Pen lures voters who feel let down by left in regional polls

      Regulars at Café de La Paix in Hénin-Beaumont, a former coal-mining town in northern France, have only good things to...

    31. November 30, 2015

      We deride chances of Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump at our peril

      I have a nightmare vision for the year 2017: President Trump, President Le Pen, President Putin. Like most nightmares,...

    32. November 14, 2015

      Paris attacks: France stands at a crossroads

      On this dreadful morning after, France is at an equipoise between two sharply contrasting options. One is to withdraw...

    33. November 14, 2015

      Paris attacks: The global consequences

      Every New Yorker and Londoner will instinctively understand what Parisians are going through this morning: a...

    34. October 2, 2015

      French National Front secures status at Sciences Po

      France’s National Front (FN), long a pariah on leading university campuses, has secured the right to create a political...

    35. September 6, 2015

      France’s National Front taps into rising anti-immigrant mood

      France’s National Front leader Marine Le Pen lashed out at a plan to impose quotas of refugees across Europe, stepping...

    36. August 27, 2015

      France cannot indulge the xenophobes on immigration

      You thought the eurozone crisis was bad. Today, Europe faces no greater challenge than the mass exodus of refugees...

    37. August 21, 2015

      Le Pen vows to fight expulsion from the National Front

      Veteran French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen on Friday vowed to fight his expulsion from the far-right National Front...

    38. August 20, 2015

      National Front expels founder Jean-Marie Le Pen

      France’s National Front (FN) has ousted its founder Jean-Marie Le Pen in an effort to shed its extremist image and...

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