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Latest update : 2014-03-12

Sarkozy wiretap scandal: a political vandetta?

Nicolas Sarkozy is in the eye of the storm. In recent days, the former president first learned that one of his closest aides during his mandate had secretly taped their conversations; private chats that were leaked to the press. He then learned that judges had wiretapped his conversations with his lawyer, prompting furious accusations that the ruling Socialists, starting with President François Hollande, were out to get him and prevent him from making a much-anticipated political comeback.

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2015-07-07 Greece

Greek 'No' vote: A godsend to the far-left and far-right parties

All eyes have been on Greece for the last few days. The drama of last weekend’s "no" vote in the Greek referendum has prompted very different reactions on the French political...

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2015-06-30 terrorism

French terror attacks: A 'war of civilization'?

France is once again reeling from a terrorist attack, or so it seems. A 35-year-old man has been charged with terrorism for decapitating his boss and trying to ram a car full of...

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2015-06-23 France

2024 Olympic bid strategy: French politicians take a back seat

Will Paris finally get to host the Olympics? The French capital has now officially entered the race to organise the 2024 edition and politicians have vowed to let sports stars do...

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2015-06-16 France

Islam in France: A new start with the Muslim community?

The French government has convened a new umbrella group of Muslim representatives in order to address the daily life of the five million Muslims in France and the ever-touchy...

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2015-06-09 France

Is France's Socialist Party truly united?

France's ruling Socialist Party held its congress last weekend. After weeks of tensions, it managed to avoid a nasty split between supporters of the government and President...

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