Human Rights

France: Hollande, union strikes and Les Bleus

The current deadlock is the very cause of the subpar economic results in France over the past 30 years.

by Remi Piet

France

Dozens arrested as France labour protest turns violent

At least 40 people have been injured and 73 arrested in Paris as thousands rally against labour reforms.

War & Conflict

On Netanyahu, peace and the West

Why Israel rejects the French and other international peace initiatives.

by Marwan Bishara

France

French government survives vote over labour reform

Protests across the country coincide with voting in parliament with 246 politicians in favour of no-confidence vote.

Egypt

Francois Hollande set to sign new arms deal in Cairo

French president meets Egypt's leader to boost military ties between the two countries.

Counting the Cost

France's labour reforms: Pro-business or pro-worker?

We take a look at France's high unemployment rate and explore who will benefit from the proposed labour law reforms.

Politics

Far-right feasts on France's unchecked Islamophobia

Since the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the scope of state repression has drastically increased.

by Richard Seymour

Politics

French regional poll to test the strength of far-right

Second round of elections to show whether far-right National Front can win control of a region for the first time.

Elections

French far right sees record gains in regional polls

Marine Le Pen's National Front wins at least 30 percent of the vote nationwide, three weeks after deadly Paris attacks.

Politics

France's far-right party leading in regional vote

Estimates show Marine Le Pen's National Front coming first, followed by Sarkozy's Republicans and Hollande's Socialists.

War & Conflict

Downed Russian jet is just a mirage over Syria

Turkey provides more smoke and mirrors for the press to occupy themselves with.

by Martin Jay

Environment

Activists worldwide rally ahead of climate summit

Protesters in multiple countries demand leaders craft pact to avert climate catastrophe ahead of Paris climate summit.

Politics

ISIL thrives on divisions among countries under attack

The anti-ISIL coalition can only succeed if member states set aside their differences.

by Pascal Boniface