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Tensions amid DR Congo's opposition as joint candidate is picked

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Fans say goodbye to comics king Stan Lee

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THE DEBATE

"Patriotism, not nationalism": Macron takes on Trump's worldview

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France's Viellard family: Hooked on steel

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Music show: Alex Hepburn, Vanessa Paradis and Smashing Pumpkins

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South Sudan's latest attempt at fragile peace

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IMF, World Bank chiefs call for 'new multilateralism'

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Uhuru Kenyatta: 'No single country alone can combat terrorism'

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Would you let your boss micro-chip you? Controversial plan aims to 'protect data'

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

The latest developments in French politics, with on-the-ground reports, expert analysis and original perspectives. Every Thursday at 4.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-01-11

French government under pressure over treatment of migrants

Is President Macron betraying his electoral promise to be more generous towards migrants? The government is under pressure to suspend ID checks at emergency shelters, with human rights groups and politicians on the left fighting against the controversial measure. Also, three years after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, the debate over religion in public life rages on. And we take a look at Marine Le Pen's efforts to rebrand her far-right National Front party.

By Marc PERELMAN , Molly HALL , Agnès LE COSSEC , Philip TURLE

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2018-05-17 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

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 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

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 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

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 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

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 THE POLITICAL BRIEF

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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