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France's National Front: Le Pen father and daughter at loggerheads

Marine Le Pen has worked hard to distance herself and the National Front party from her father and its honorary president Jean-Marie Le Pen, first and foremost from the racist and anti-Semitic outbursts he has become famous for. But the old demons resurfaced last week with the elderly Le Pen issuing a highly controversial remark on the Jewish singer Patrick Bruel, prompting a very unusual public tiff between him and his daughter.

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2014-07-15 French politics

Bastille Day celebrations: François Hollande sticks to his guns

Hours after he was booed at the traditional Bastille Day parade in Paris, François Hollande begged his fellow countrymen to trust him during a live interview and urged them to be...

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2014-07-08 Nicolas Sarkozy

French social summit: The end of dialogue?

François Hollande has always hailed social dialogue as a cornerstone of his presidency, with a so-called social summit taking place every year. But this year, several unions...

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2014-07-01 Algeria

Nicolas Sarkozy: Former president in legal trouble

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy was brought in for questioning by the police this week. Just as he was planning his political comeback, he is suspected of influence peddling. Is...

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2014-06-24 Arnaud Montebourg

France's Alstom sale: Politics or business?

The French state has once again intervened to weigh in on the fate of a major private corporation. By taking partial ownership of the giant energy transport company Alstom -...

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2014-06-17 François Hollande

Reforming France: Mission impossible?

Already the most unpopular French president in history, François Hollande is now facing a wave of social discontent. Train drivers but also entertainment industry workers are on...

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