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    1. 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...

    2. January 31, 2016

      Cameron hopes on Brexit deal rise after Tusk meeting

      David Cameron’s hopes of securing an EU deal for Britain at a summit this month were rising on Sunday night, in spite...

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    1. January 31, 2016

      Macron economics is proving a thorn in Hollande’s side

      Emmanuel Macron, France’s economy minister, is back doing what he does best: ruffling the Socialist party’s feathers....

    2. 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...

    3. January 27, 2016

      French justice minister quits amid terror debate

      France’s justice minister has resigned in apparent opposition to a controversial constitutional reform proposal that...

    4. January 22, 2016

      France plans to keep state of emergency until Isis is defeated

      French prime minister Manuel Valls has raised the prospect of an indefinite extension of the state of emergency that...

    5. January 21, 2016

      France: Hollande’s travails

      Christopher Cajuste’s Haitian parents settled near Paris in the 1970s, escaping poverty in their own country. Now their...

    6. January 18, 2016

      A missed opportunity to fix France’s jobs market

      François Hollande has declared France to be in an economic state of emergency, calling its stubbornly high unemployment...

    7. January 10, 2016

      ‘Terreur dans l’Hexagone’, by Gilles Kepel

      Professor Gilles Kepel, who has documented over a quarter of a century the rise of radical Islam in the banlieues, is...

    8. January 7, 2016

      French Jews drawn to security of London

      When armed guards appeared in front of her children’s school in Paris, Sabine decided it was time to leave her native...

    9. January 6, 2016

      A year after Charlie Hebdo, France is in need of vision

      A year after the terrorist attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the mood in France is a...

    10. December 29, 2015

      Protection of privilege is driving France’s taxi wars

      Parisian taxi drivers don’t like Uber. They made that clear when hundreds of them rampaged through the city in June in...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. December 9, 2015

      Le Pen aside, Europe’s populist parties are floundering

      It may seem tempting, after the far-right National Front’s success in France’s regional elections last weekend, to...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. December 1, 2015

      The tricolore’s comeback cannot bind French society’s cracks

      Patriotism is a feeling many French people have grown wary of. There is no equivalent of the US pledge of allegiance....

    26. 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,...

    27. November 26, 2015

      Paris attacks: Sarkozy shifts right with swipe at multiculturalism

      Nicolas Sarkozy has a plan for national recovery after the deadliest Islamist terror attacks on French soil: bring back...

    28. November 24, 2015

      France will live under terror threat for ‘several years’, PM says

      The risk of terror attacks will hang over France for “several years” Manuel Valls, French prime minister, warned on...

    29. November 22, 2015

      Hollande steps up campaign against Isis

      François Hollande will urge Barack Obama to intensify the military campaign against Isis when he visits the White House...

    30. November 20, 2015

      François Hollande, France’s unlikely commander-in-chief

      At 9.47pm on Friday November 13, French striker Olivier Giroud scored the first goal in a friendly football match...

    31. November 19, 2015

      Paris attacks: Intelligence agencies forced to rethink tracking of Isis

      Western intelligence agencies were forced to rethink their operations and reassess their ability to track Isis on...

    32. November 19, 2015

      France extends state of emergency, giving police new powers

      France has approved a three-month extension of the state of emergency, giving sweeping powers to police investigators...

    33. November 16, 2015

      Hollande outlines tough new laws in response to attacks

      France’s president François Hollande pledged on Monday to aggressively tackle the problem of homegrown terrorism,...

    34. November 16, 2015

      Hollande makes unusual appeal to EU collective defence article

      For EU officials preparing an emergency meeting of interior ministers on Friday to respond to the terrorist attacks in...

    35. November 10, 2015

      French intellectual Glucksmann dies at 78

      Andre Glucksmann, the philosopher and prominent intellectual emblematic of post-1968 France, has died at the age of 78....

    36. November 3, 2015

      Emmanuel Macron lays the groundwork for a political future

      Emmanuel Macron, France’s 37-year-old economy minister, is a creature of Paris’ elite corridors of power. So much so...

    37. November 2, 2015

      Renault-Nissan alliance put at risk by France’s stakebuilding

      Their partnership is a rare example of cross-cultural co-operation in a global industry. Together, they have achieved...

    38. October 15, 2015

      Gérard Araud, the French ambassador ruffling feathers in Washington DC

      At home with Gérard Araud, France’s ambassador to the US To be an ambassador is one thing. To be an outspoken French...

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