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Jagland: ‘Would be disastrous if Russia pulls out of Council of Europe’

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Much ado about nothing? Actress Natalie Portman's boycott of 'Jewish Nobel awards' sparks backlash

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Latest update : 2017-06-13

French legislative elections: Macron's party steals the show

Emmanuel Macron's party bulldozed the competition in the first round of France's legislative elections. The traditional parties were almost wiped out and even the extremes came up short. The president now looks set to obtain a historic majority in parliament, but will record low turnout hurt his mandate to carry out reform?

By Marc PERELMAN , Molly HALL , Florence VILLEMINOT

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2018-04-19 European Union

France's Macron likens divisions within EU to 'civil war'

In this edition: French President Emmanuel Macron warns divisions between democracy and authoritarianism in Europe are like a "civil war". Plus, it's full steam ahead for...

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2018-04-13 protest

Macron launches charm offensive as France hit by protests

Faced with a wave of social discontent, the French president embarks on a media blitz, giving two interviews in the space of one week. In the meantime, his predecessor and...

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2018-04-05 French politics

France hit by massive wave of strikes

From trains to planes to students, a massive wave of strikes test President Emmanuel Macron's resolve to reshape the country through sweeping reform. Meanwhile, more reforms are...

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2018-03-29 terrorism

France pays tribute to hero gendarme killed in terrorist attack

France honours Arnaud Beltrame, the gendarme officer who sacrificed his life in last week’s terror attack in southern France. His death has revived a debate over how the country...

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2018-03-22 Sexual harassment

France unveils tough new bill to tackle sexual harassment

The French government lays out its plan to crack down on sexual harassment and also define the age of consent. Meanwhile, former president Nicolas Sarkozy is under formal...

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