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    1. 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...

    2. 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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    1. July 28, 2015

      Jean-Marie Le Pen wins 3rd court victory in month over daughter

      A family dispute rocking France’s National Front showed no sign of abating after Jean-Marie Le Pen defeated his...

    2. June 16, 2015

      Le Pen forms far-right group in Brussels

      Marine Le Pen, France’s far-right leader, has formed a political group in the European Parliament for the first time,...

    3. May 14, 2015

      Le Pen: No detox for the National Front’s unapologetic founder

      From his mansion nestled in a leafy enclave of a well-heeled Paris suburb, Jean-Marie Le Pen recalls the days when...

    4. May 5, 2015

      Le Pen drama threatens efforts to rejuvenate far-right party

      Jean-Marie Le Pen’s attempt to steal the show at the National Front’s annual May day rally in Paris was perhaps the...

    5. FT Alphaville

      May 5, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The International Monetary Fund has warned Greece’s eurozone creditors that...

    6. May 4, 2015

      Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended by French National Front

      The National Front has suspended its founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen, in a dramatic climax to the war that pits the French...

    7. May 1, 2015

      Thousands join National Front’s May Day march in Paris

      Pensioner Alain Michel was one of the thousands of supporters of France’s far-right National Front to come out and...

    8. FT Alphaville

      April 29, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Twitter fell victim to its own speedy communications when its results were...

    9. April 28, 2015

      French to probe Le Pen over ‘secret’ fund claims

      French judicial authorities are considering opening an investigation into allegations that National Front founder...

    10. April 13, 2015

      National Front’s Jean-Marie Le Pen gives in to daughter’s demands

      National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen has given in to demands from his daughter and party leader Marine Le Pen to...

    11. April 10, 2015

      France’s Le Pen political dynasty shows signs of crumbling

      As recently as last year, the different generations of the Le Pen family would have long discussions in the gardens of...

    12. April 8, 2015

      Marine Le Pen takes steps to oust father from National Front

      Marine Le Pen has taken steps to oust her father Jean-Marie from the party he founded, as the head of France’s...

    13. March 5, 2015

      Marine Le Pen lays out radical vision to govern France

      She calls for the collapse of the EU and talks about nationalising banks. She sees the US as a purveyor of dangerous...

    14. January 22, 2015

      After Charlie, an opening for Le Pen

      Marine Le Pen thinks careful language is the route to power. Jean-Marie Le Pen, her predecessor as leader of France’s...

    15. January 12, 2015

      The fateful choice that faces France

      A couple of days before the terrorist attacks in Paris, a book arrived at my office. I placed What’s Wrong with France?...

    16. January 4, 2015

      France’s far-right National Front seeks voters from the left

      When France’s National Front last year notched up its biggest local-election victory in almost a generation, it raised...

    17. December 12, 2014

      Profiles: women we watched in 2014

      Ana Botín Ana Botín is barely three months into her job as head of the eurozone’s biggest bank. But already she is...

    18. October 21, 2014

      Epitaph for France does a lively trade

      If you want an indication of the collective mood in France at the moment, try this for a best-selling book title: Le...

    19. August 15, 2014

      Anti-Semitic attacks rise in France as Gaza conflict stirs tensions

      When Jewish and Pro-Palestinian youths clashed last month outside a Parisian synagogue on the fringe of an otherwise...

    20. July 31, 2014

      Marine Le Pen takes poll lead in race for next French presidential election

      The growing threat to France’s mainstream political leaders posed by Marine Le Pen, head of France’s far-right National...

    21. June 24, 2014

      Le Pen fails to form EU political group

      France’s far right National Front has suffered a severe setback less than a month after surging to victory in the...

    22. June 9, 2014

      Marine Le Pen in dispute with father over anti-Semitism allegations

      A dispute over an apparent allusion to Nazi gas chambers has caused a public split between Marine Le Pen, leader of...

    23. May 25, 2014

      Le Pen’s ‘earthquake’ to shake the EU and France

      The words “shock”, “earthquake” and “historic” flew around Paris on Sunday night as news broke that Marine Le Pen’s...

    24. The World

      May 21, 2014

      Le Pen senior weighs into election with Ebola jibe

      Four days away from potentially her biggest election victory, Marine Le Pen (above) has had a sharp reminder of the...

    25. May 18, 2014

      France’s National Front: New frontiers

      Dressed in blue jeans and a navy blazer, a scarf looped casually round his neck, David Rachline is all smiles as he...

    26. May 14, 2014

      Victory for Le Pen will impose a heavy cost on Europe

      Could Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front beat all other French political parties in this month’s European...

    27. May 1, 2014

      Marine Le Pen launches European campaign with attack on EU

      Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s National Front, heaped blame on the EU for everything from mass unemployment to the...

    28. The World

      April 15, 2014

      Springtime in Paris fails to dispel clouds over Hollande

      François Hollande has had to get used to dismal opinion polls, but the latest one is about as bad as it gets for...

    29. The World

      March 31, 2014

      Five things to know about Manuel Valls

      French President François Hollande has made an uncharacteristically audacious decision in appointing Manuel Valls, an...

    30. March 28, 2014

      Fresh face of France’s far right battles to win Avignon

      Historic Avignon in the south of France, with its monumental papal palace and much sung-about old bridge, has suddenly...

    31. March 24, 2014

      France’s National Front relishes election breakthrough

      A striking breakthrough in local elections by France’s National Front has raised the question of whether the far-right...

    32. January 24, 2014

      Dieudonné’s controversial humour attracts fans across French society

      The official verdict on Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, France’s most controversial entertainer, has been rendered: The...

    33. December 13, 2013

      Globalisation is turning the west against its elites

      A new alliance is being forged between Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen to fight what the Dutch populist calls “this...

    34. October 14, 2013

      French far-right victory stirs fear among mainstream parties

      A local council by-election in a small town in the sleepy hinterland of France’s Côte d’Azur would not normally be the...

    35. June 15, 2012

      Third Le Pen generation steps forward

      First there was the bombastic Jean-Marie Le Pen, who founded France’s far-right National Front. Then there was his...

    36. The World

      June 11, 2012

      The Le Pen dynasty

      Marine Le Pen. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol The first round of France’s parliamentary polls on Sunday provided another...

    37. May 1, 2012

      Le Pen looks to next battleground

      Marine Le Pen will vote in Sunday’s presidential election. But she will drop a blank ballot paper into the box rather...

    38. May 1, 2012

      Sarkozy makes impassioned plea for votes

      Nicolas Sarkozy mounted a defiant show of force in Paris on Tuesday, wresting the spotlight from traditional trade...

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