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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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UK charity crackdown riles Syria aid workers
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Abandonment of 'Bring Back Our Girls'
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
A soft approach to returning British fighters
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
Austrian youth flocking to ISIL
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
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