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Has Marine Le Pen’s 'normalisation' drive sunk the French far right?
National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen says the far-right party did poorly at Sunday's regional election because it lost its radicality and "virility." Is he right?
France's ex-leader Sarkozy faces jail term in campaign financing trial
Prosecutors have requested a six-month prison term, as well as a six-month suspended sentence and a fine of €3,750.
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The far-right could capture the presidency of at least one French region for the first time, less than one year before France's presidential election.
France: Why Marine Le Pen fears Eric Zemmour's political aspiration
Zemmour regularly causes controversy with his positions on immigration and Islam and is now reportedly considering running for president. Marine Le Pen fears this would split the far-right vote.
French lawmakers approve COVID-19 health pass to reopen economy
A bill over the creation of a health pass was approved by French MPs in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday but the government was forced to make amendments.
Does Michel Barnier want to be France's next president?
Barnier appears to be considering joining the race to succeed Emmanuel Macron.
French ministers accused of dining at secret restaurants amid pandemic
A TV documentary accusing government ministers of dining in secret restaurants sparked fury in France as the country entered a new coronavirus lockdown.
Macron chose a 'third way' to fight COVID. France is not convinced
France' intensive care units are at capacity and new confirmed cases reached over 59,000 on Wednesday but the French leader offered no mean culpa in his televised address.
France's ex-president, Nicolas Sarkozy, given jail term for corruption
He is the first former French leader to be handed out a prison sentence that includes time with no remission.
French ministers condemn Lyon mayor over meatless school meals
Grégory Doucet, the Green Party mayor of Lyon, said the measure to impose a meatless single menu in schools was taken to comply with COVID-19 sanitary measures and flagged that his right-wing predecessor did the same following the first lockdown.
Here's all you need to know about France's new separatism law
The legislation, which aims to give the country the means to fight Islamic radicalism, has been criticised for stigmatising the Muslim community.
Independent commission to examine France's controversial security law
Article 24 of the proposed bill makes it illegal to share images of law enforcement officers for "malicious purposes". The proposed bill comes as "shocking" and "unbearable" images of police violence were released in recent days.
Watch: Protesters in Paris call for new security law to be dropped
Journalists and rights organisations have criticised the new law, arguing that it shields French police from scrutiny.
French minister keen to disband Islamic NGOs after teacher's beheading
"We must stop being naive and face the truth: there is no accommodation possible with radical Islamism," said interior minister Gerald Darmanin, referring to the two NGOs.
France: Sarkozy charged with conspiracy over alleged Libyan funding
In a Facebook post published on Friday, Sarkozy said he "learnt of the latest indictment with great stupefaction" and that his "innocence is again violated".
'Time has come to act': Macron outlines environment agenda
Macron spoke just a day after the Green party surged across the country in Sunday's municipal election.
Three months later than planned, France set to finish local elections
The first round of the French local election was maintained despite the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The next day, the country went on lockdown. Now the second round is being held on 28 June.
French president Emmanuel Macron loses absolute majority in parliament
Seven MPs from his LREM party defected to create a new parliamentary group they said would be "independent" and sit "neither in the majority nor in the opposition".
The rise of the far-right in France
Unreported Europe hears that unemployment, corruption and frustration are fueling the rise of the right in the French city of Hénin-Beaumont.
Sex tape scandal debate: Is French politics becoming more like the US?
France and the US are not on the same page here.
Pesticides: a threat to public health? France's toxic debate
France plans to introduce buffer zones between crops fields and residential areas, to comply with EU rules. The debate has become toxic in many parts of the country, where tensions run high between residents worried about their health, and farmers concerned about their future.
Jacques Chirac: A man of memorable words
He marked French politics with his snappy comments. Former French President Jacques Chirac who died on Thursday at age 86 will be remembered for his famous punchlines.
The battle for Paris exposes crack in Macron's party
Cedric Villani, defied the ruling party and announced his candidacy for the Paris mayorship. A poll puts him neck and neck with Macron's official candidate, Benjamin Griveaux.
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FN stronghold warns new French president on pro-EU stance
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