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Jean-Marie Le Pen has had his ties with the far right party he founded, the National Front, severed. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters.

France’s far-right National Front party has confirmed it has severed its ties to firebrand founder Jean-Marie Le Pen as it tries to revive its fortune(...)

Extreme-right  French presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen arriving to deliver a speech during a campaign meeting in Ennemain on Thursday. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

With a black bandana covering his mouth and his eyes obscured by dark glasses, 26-year-old activist Rudolph describes Sunday’s French presidential ele(...)

An arson attempt caused minor damage to a Paris building where French National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has her campaign headquarters. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters.

An arson attempt caused minor damage to a Paris building where French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has her campaign headquarters. Ms Le Pen(...)

Former prime minister of France Manuel Valls unveils his election platform to the media in Paris on Tuesday ahead of the Socialist Parties presidential primaries later this month. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Manuel Valls has launched his campaign to represent France’s Socialist Party in the coming presidential election with a shift to the left, as the form(...)

In the Netherlands, where immigration will be a hot topic in the March general election, the average estimate is that Muslims make up 19 per cent of the population – whereas the reality is just 6 per cent. Photograph: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto/Getty Images

The public perception of the number of Muslims living in European countries including the Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium, is much higher tha(...)

 Sudanese migrants queue in the cold weather to board buses and leave the notorious Calais ‘Jungle’ camp before authorities demolish the site. Many migrants  left the camp by coach and received a mixed response in the towns where they will make their asylum applications. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.

The protests began even before the migrants had arrived. “We don’t want them!” shouted the demonstrators in the village of Croisilles, which has a (...)

French president François Hollande: a strong majority of voters want neither him  nor his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy to be candidates next year but both fight on. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

One year before the first round of the French presidential election, clear favourites have emerged from the ruling socialist and opposition Les Républ(...)

 French president François Hollande  visits a factory in Venette on Friday. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty

CRS riot police pushed back demonstrators outside the Musée de l’Homme, where President François Hollande engaged in what was widely billed as his “la(...)

Jean-Marie Le Pen: Fined 30,000 euro for remarks he made about the Holocaust. Photograph: EPA/Guillaume Horcajuelo

Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder and former head of France’s far-right National Front party, has been convicted of denying crimes against humanity for repea(...)

Migrants and refugees paddling a rubber dinghy approach the beach at Psalidi near Kos Town, Kos, Greece, on August 21st.  Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The images of 2015 were of people on the move. Families clinging on to rubber dinghies as they approached the Greek shore. Exhausted young men and wom(...)

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