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French socialists hit hard in local elections
Early results show far-right National Front taking control of 14 towns as voters shun left-wing President Hollande.
Last updated: 31 Mar 2014 01:50 GMT
Hollande partner leaves Paris hospital
President's partner Valerie Trierweiler emerges from hospital as leader faces calls to clear up his personal life.
Last updated: 19 Jan 2014 01:19 GMT
Hollande promises to fight layoffs
On Bastille Day, French president says jobs are his top priority and dubs automaker Peugeot's job cut "unacceptable".
Last updated: 14 Jul 2012 19:11 GMT
Profile: Nicolas Sarkozy
Despite low approval ratings during his first term, 'President Bling-Bling' is not yet out of the race.
Last updated: 05 May 2012 05:14 GMT
Sarkozy and Hollande lock horns in TV debate
Tempers flare during France's presidential poll debate billed as incumbent's last chance to save his re-election bid.
Last updated: 03 May 2012 09:18 GMT
French candidates face off in crucial debate
President Nicolas Sarkozy uses aggressive tactics against challenger Francois Hollande ahead of Sunday elections.
Last updated: 02 May 2012 21:42 GMT
Sarkozy ally says all civilisations not equal
French interior minister stands by his remarks as critics denounced his comments as dangerous and xenophobic.
Last updated: 05 Feb 2012 18:57 GMT
The right to protect - but whom?
As shown in the DSK case, the politicisation of sexual assault trivialises serious crimes, doing no service to victims.
Mayanthi Fernando and Gil Anidjar
Last updated: 28 May 2011 07:59 GMT
French Socialists get new leader
Martine Aubry's slim win prompts Segolene Royal to call for a new vote.
Last updated: 22 Nov 2008 08:05 GMT
French socialists in run-off vote
Opposition to elect new leader from two women as first ballot fails to produce winner.
Last updated: 21 Nov 2008 14:26 GMT
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Q&A: 'One day my son will be free'
Mother of jailed Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy says her son's ordeal highlights the value of press freedom.
French minorities alarmed by far-right wins
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
The white 'saviours' of the Arabs
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
Pakistan mulls tighter controls on madrassas
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
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The US Senate and the Armenian genocide
Climate change and the food security dimension
Minority communities and the mighty tweet
French jihadists in Syria and cyber-indoctrination
Armenian genocide: Turkey has lost the battle of truth
Eastern Ukraine: A new pawn in Putin's dangerous game
In Pictures: Clowning around in Lebanon camps
Volunteer clowns from Belgium's 'Clowns Without Borders' entertain children in Lebanon's refugee camps.
In Pictures: Myanmar's opium hotspot
A rebel militia in Myanmar's Shan state has been cracking down on drug production.
In Pictures: The Boston Marathon
Runners compete in race where last year a bombing left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
Egypt in Turmoil
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.
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