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'La Marseillaise' controversy: Political row over French national anthem

Should French officials sing the Marseillaise aloud? The question may sound trivial, but it has once again become a topic of controversy after the opposition accused the justice minister of not singing the national anthem during a recent function. With European elections some two weeks away and the far-right National Front in a position to win them, the issue of national identity is yet again taking centre stage in France.

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2015-03-25 UMP

French local elections: A victory for Sarkozy's party, a historic result for the far-right

A victory for the conservative UMP party, a major step forward for the far-right National Front and a lesser defeat than expected for the ruling Socialists. All this, along with...

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2015-03-17 French politics

French local elections: A drubbing for the ruling Socialists?

Round one of the French departmental elections is this Sunday, and the odds are pretty grim for the ruling Socialists. They could be eliminated in a number of places, either by...

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2015-03-10 National Front party (France)

Rise of the National Front: Prime Minister Valls is 'scared'

Prime Minister Manuel Valls said he was "scared" and "anxious" about the rise of the far-right national front party (FN) and the prospect that it could win elections. Is this...

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2015-03-03 National Front party (France)

French local elections: Far-right National Front in pole position

After winning the European elections last June, France's far-right National Front is set for a historic performance in local elections later this month. Once a marginal player,...

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2015-02-24 terrorism

Tension flare between France's Jewish and Muslim umbrella groups over Islamic terrorism

This year's annual dinner of France's Jewish umbrella organisation was supposed to show that France was united in the wake of January's deadly terrorist attacks. Instead, it...

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