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    1. May 26, 2016

      François Hollande faces biggest challenge to flagging authority

      François Hollande has spent much of his four years in the Elysée Palace dodging the big street protests that France has...

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      May 11, 2016

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    3. May 10, 2016

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    4. May 8, 2016

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      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...

    6. April 6, 2016

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      Air France risks being relegated to a second-tier global airline if it does not get to grips with its troublesome...

    7. March 22, 2016

      French court clouds Sarkozy’s presidential prospects

      France’s highest court has dealt a setback to Nicolas Sarkozy’s efforts to return to the presidency with a ruling that...

    8. March 20, 2016

      EDF’s nuclear troubles rooted in caution

      If there is a single person responsible for the troubled efforts to build the UK’s first new nuclear power station in a...

    9. March 18, 2016

      Hollande faces public scepticism over concession to Turkey

      President François Hollande faces a fresh challenge on his return home from the EU summit in Brussels: explaining to a...

    10. 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...

    11. The World

      March 11, 2016

      Obama, Cameron and the Libya blame game

        What are we to make of President Barack Obama’s on-the-record criticism of the role of UK Prime Minister David...

    12. March 10, 2016

      Obama criticises ‘free riding’ allies in 2011 Libya campaign

      US President Barack Obama partly blamed the UK and France for the “mess” in Libya that followed the 2011 fall of...

    13. March 9, 2016

      EU leaders recoil from Turkey’s demands

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    14. February 23, 2016

      Paris Notebook: Woe betide a French politician who is not well read

      In French politics, your knowledge of literature — or the apparent lack thereof — can make or break a career. This...

    15. February 16, 2016

      Nicolas Sarkozy suffers setback over €18m campaign funding scandal

      Nicolas Sarkozy’s plans to win the centre-right presidential nomination suffered a heavy blow when judges decided to...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      February 16, 2016

      Sarkozy under scrutiny

      Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy (C) arrives at the Pole Financier (the financial section of Paris court house)...

    17. February 5, 2016

      French parliament debates terror reforms

      When President François Hollande addressed a joint session of France’s two houses of parliament days after terror...

    18. February 4, 2016

      Sarkozy vows to slash French taxes to revive election hopes

      Nicolas Sarkozy has vowed to slash taxes and pare back public spending if he is elected France’s president in 2017, as...

    19. February 1, 2016

      ‘Symbol of evil’ Tapie weighs another reinvention

      After recently being ordered by a French court to repay €400m and triggering a scandal that is now threatening the...

    20. January 27, 2016

      Bettencourt Boulevard, Théâtre de la Colline, Paris — ‘Richly complex writing’

      The “Bettencourt affair”, which first came to light in 2010, was a perfect storm. Centring on L’Oréal heiress Liliane...

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      January 25, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Left also rises?

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      January 25, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Left also rises?

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    23. January 24, 2016

      Sarkozy admits he should have been bolder . . . and more polite

      Nicolas Sarkozy should have been bolder, more focused — and more polite. Those are the lessons the French centre-right...

    24. January 8, 2016

      Deal talks put Orange networker’s charisma to the test

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    25. December 17, 2015

      Christine Lagarde to stand trial over Tapie corruption affair

      A French court has ordered Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, to face trial over her role...

    26. December 15, 2015

      Glorious defeat not enough for David Cameron to stave off Brexit

      A curiosity of British public opinion is that a prime minister can return from Brussels in failure and still enjoy the...

    27. December 14, 2015

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

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    28. December 14, 2015

      French election victory for Sarkozy fails to silence critics

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    29. 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...

    30. December 10, 2015

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

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    31. 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,...

    32. December 7, 2015

      France needs a better way to unseat its ruling clique

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    33. December 3, 2015

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    35. November 26, 2015

      Paris attacks: Sarkozy shifts right with swipe at multiculturalism

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    36. November 15, 2015

      Paris attacks: Sarkozy demands new foreign policy

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      Fortress Europe is the biggest threat to Ukraine’s future

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