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German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Accused of using euro crisis as a smokescreen. Photograph: EPA/Daniel Naupoldepa

The Berlin headquarters of Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) lies on the northern bank of t(...)

Marine Le Pen: “We will not accept any religious demands in school menus,” Ms Le Pen told RTL radio. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said yesterday it would prevent schools from offering special lunches to Muslim pupils in the 11 town(...)

President of reigning Heineken Cup champions Mourad  Boudjellal is of Algerian origin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has defended his decision to cancel a friendly with French second division sid(...)

Marine Le Pen was able to claim, with some justice , that the second round of France’s local elections at the weekend saw the real embedding in(...)

Manuel Valls (51) has been compared with “New Labour” former British premier Tony Blair both for his pro-business ideas and his dashing style.  Photograph: Reuters

French president François Hollande chose centrist interior minister Manuel Valls as his new prime minister yesterday, a coalition source said, (...)

Anne Hidalgo, set to be elected first female mayor of Paris, talking to a passerby after voting in yesterday’s mayoral election. Photograph: Reuters

Paris looked set to elect its first female mayor last night, but the victory for socialist Anne Hidalgo was an isolated piece of good news for Pres(...)

Marine Le Pen: 56 per cent of those surveyed said she “understands the daily problems of the French” . Photograph: Reuters/Vincent Kessler

A record 34 per cent of French people now agree with the ideas of Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front (F(...)

President of the French far-right Front National party Marine Le Pen (left) is kissed by a woman in Brachay in northeastern France. Photograph: Francois Nascimbeni/AFP/Getty Images

The jihadists who leave France to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria symbolise an Islamist “fifth column” within France, perhaps the most po(...)

In a poll by the conservative magazine Valeurs Actuelles last October, 67 per cent of respondents said “the government does more for immigrants than for the French”.

Rate of immigration France has received about 200,000 immigrants annually since 2000. That represents one-third of 1 per cent of the French population(...)

Controversial Franco-Cameroonian comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala holds a press conference at the Theatre de la Main d’Or in Paris last night.  Dieudonne addressed the media following court rulings which imposed a state-backed ban on his comedy act because of the show’s antisemitic content. Photograph: EPA

A French comedian said last night he had dropped a show banned for its anti-Semitic language, and was planning one that would cause no objections.On F(...)

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