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Collusion? Backlash after Trump praises Putin in Helsinki

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Questions of gender take centre stage at Avignon’s theatre festival

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Street party, not a wake: Croatian football fans welcome home team

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UK looks to calm Brexit fears at Farnborough Airshow

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Nigeria: Army denies reports of missing soldiers after Boko Haram attacks

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Despite economic blockade and corruption scandals, Qatar prepares for its 2022 World Cup

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

The latest developments on France’s presidential and legislative elections with on-the-ground reports, expert analysis and original perspectives. Every Tuesday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-12-07

Brigitte Macron: France’s most popular first lady ever?

France's first baby panda has a name: Yuan Meng was named by his “godmother” Brigitte Macron this week at a ceremony held at the Beauval Zoo, south of Paris. Also, Laurent Wauquiez, the protégé of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, is favorite in the running for the leadership role of French Party “Les Républicains”. And in Corsica, nationalists demand greater freedom after winning the first round of regional election.

By Molly HALL , Marc PERELMAN

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2018-05-17 Marc PERELMAN

French activists disappointed at new bill to fight sexual violence

In this edition: the French government puts forward a new bill to fight sexual violence, but some say it does not go far enough. Meanwhile, after a knife attack in central Paris,...

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2018-05-03 Marc PERELMAN

Paris May Day protest marred by violence

In this edition: violence on the streets of Paris overshadows the traditional May Day rally - we look at reactions. Meanwhile, a year after her defeat in France's presidential...

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2018-04-26 Molly HALL

Macron in Washington: After ‘bromance’, French leader tackles prickly issues

In this edition of the political brief: French President Emmanuel Macron is on a state visit in Washington where a budding “bromance” with US leader Donald Trump seems to have...

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2018-04-19 Molly HALL

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 Marc PERELMAN

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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