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President Hollande's historic challenge
In order to win the election, Hollande must appeal to the extreme fringes of both the right and the left.
Last updated: 04 May 2012 18:58 GMT
French show their disapproval of Sarkozy
The record score for the far-right may be proof that Sarkozy has angered many of those who voted for him five years ago.
Last updated: 23 Apr 2012 13:08 GMT
Hollande wins first round in French election
Socialist presidential candidate set for May 6 runoff with Nicolas Sarkozy, as far right's Marine Le Pen comes third.
Last updated: 23 Apr 2012 12:01 GMT
France a 'rogue state' on regional languages
Campaigners say Breton, Occitan, Corsican and others will soon cease to be living languages without formal recognition.
Last updated: 30 Mar 2012 19:46 GMT
De Villepin launches French presidential bid
Conservative politician to run against Nicolas Sarkozy in 2012, possibly diluting support amongst incumbent's base.
Last updated: 12 Dec 2011 09:38 GMT
Royal fails to get Bayrou backing
TV debate between two French candidates shows economic disagreements persist.
Last updated: 28 Apr 2007 20:56 GMT
French centrist rejects overtures
First-round loser Francois Bayrou says he will not ask followers which way to vote.
Last updated: 25 Apr 2007 17:54 GMT
Royal and Sarkozy in French run-off
Socialist candidate trails conservative leader going into second round of presidential polls.
Last updated: 23 Apr 2007 23:38 GMT
Royal and Sarkozy face run-off
Projections pit socialist and conservative leaders in second round of French poll.
Last updated: 22 Apr 2007 23:21 GMT
France voting for new president
High turnout as France votes in one of its most unpredictable elections for decades.
Last updated: 22 Apr 2007 14:23 GMT
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Hopeful Georgia takes baby steps towards EU
Preliminary deal with the European Union would bring the post-Soviet country closer to the Western bloc.
Dubious wisdom: Assad's waiting game
Lacking his father's political cunning, Bashar al-Assad can thank the hard work of others for his survival.
Identity and Exile
Al Jazeera's Matthew Cassel examines why so many American Jews defend Israeli policies regardless of the issue or cost.
Egypt's wave of painkiller addiction
An opiate called tramadol has become increasingly popular in Egypt, but many are unaware of its dangers.
Life and times of Nelson Mandela
Trace the life of the former South African president, from humble beginnings as a cattle-boy to a revered leader.
Infographic: Keeping Palestinians occupied
The number of Israeli settlers in the West Bank has doubled since the Oslo Accords were signed 20 years ago.
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Zeynep Zileli Rabanea
Diaoyu islands: Torn between two countries
Pakistan's most powerful man?
Malik Ayub Sumbal
The best option to settle the CAR crisis?
Why was Arafat killed?
In Pictures: Remembering Nelson Mandela
Former South African President Nelson Mandela dies peacefully at his Johannesburg home. He was 95.
In Pictures: Nelson Mandela's legacy
Al Jazeera showcases the life of Nelson Mandela
In pictures: A tale of three cities
We investigate how three key Afghan cities are being affected by the gradual withdrawal of American troops.
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