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Two towns represent divided France over Macron

Two towns represent divided France over Macron

France’s new president has promised to unite a divided nation, as many admit they didn’t vote for him, but against the alternative of Marine Le Pen. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron cast his vote in the upmarket seaside resort of Le Touquet, where he has...
Macron admits France faces an 'immense task'

Macron admits France faces an 'immense task'

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron has said the country faces an “immense task” to help unite Europe, fix the economy and fight terrorism. The country’s youngest ever leader was speaking after he comfortably defeated the far-right candidate...
France Is Electing A New President Today

France Is Electing A New President Today

Pool / Reuters France is electing a new president on Sunday, with independent centrist Emmanuel Macron the firm favourite in the run-off against the far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen. If the polls are right, as they were in the first round two weeks...
France: Voting for the 'lesser of two evils'

France: Voting for the 'lesser of two evils'

France is a nation divided as it heads to the polls, with many people saying they feel they are voting for the “lesser of two evils”. In recent years, the country has suffered with high levels of unemployment, a weak economy and security issues. People are...
France bans extremely thin models

France bans extremely thin models

France bans extremely thin models 6 May 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The modelling industry has long been under pressure for unrealistic images A law in France banning the use of unhealthily thin fashion models has come into...
Thousands march in rival rallies in France

Thousands march in rival rallies in France

Thousands of people have marched in Paris in rival political rallies six days before the second round of the French presidential vote. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron held overlapping rallies in the French capital at the same time as...
Zinedine Zidane: France should 'avoid' Le Pen

Zinedine Zidane: France should 'avoid' Le Pen

Former French footballer Zinedine Zidane says people should do whatever they can to prevent Marine Le Pen winning the French presidency. Referring to the policies of Le Pen’s National Front party the Real Madrid manager said he is “far from all these...
Hollande warns France against voting for Le Pen

Hollande warns France against voting for Le Pen

French President Francois Hollande has warned of “the risk for our country’s future” if far-right leader Marine Le Pen wins the presidential election. Speaking to voters from the Elysee Palace, the Socialist leader said France is in danger of...
France: The mood of a nation on election day

France: The mood of a nation on election day

An hour inland from the Mediterranean, just north of Marseille, Provence is this country at its most beautiful.  Chateaux, ancient villages, rolling hills. But even here among the vineyards, France’s malaise isn’t hard to find. The village of Bonnieux is...
France: A timeline of terror attacks

France: A timeline of terror attacks

The Champs-Elysees attack is the latest in a series of atrocities to have shocked France in recent years. “We must learn to live with terrorism,” former prime minister Manuel Valls said in 2016. Here is a timeline of attacks that have left French citizens...
France: We'll prove Assad was behind gas attack

France: We'll prove Assad was behind gas attack

France has said it will provide evidence within days that the Syrian regime was behind the chemical attack which killed more than 80 people, including up to 30 children. The gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April, which has been widely blamed on Syria’s...
Man held over France plot wanted in Belgium

Man held over France plot wanted in Belgium

A man arrested in France over an “imminent and violent attack” ahead of the first round of France’s presidential election was also wanted in Belgium, it has emerged. Clement Baur, 23, was detained on Sunday along with another man, named in reports as...
France arrests over 'pre-election attack plot'

France arrests over 'pre-election attack plot'

France arrests over ‘pre-election attack plot’ 18 April 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics France presidential election 2017 Image copyright AFP Image caption Police raided a flat in Marseille’s central third district on Tuesday Five days...
France gives citizenship to 28 African WW2 veterans

France gives citizenship to 28 African WW2 veterans

France gives citizenship to 28 African WW2 veterans 15 April 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright EPA Image caption French President Francois Hollande (centre right) shakes the hand of one of the veterans French President Francois Hollande has given...
France carnival explosion injures many

France carnival explosion injures many

Media playback is unsupported on your device France carnival explosion injures many 1 April 2017 Last updated at 22:50 BST At least 18 people were injured when a bonfire exploded at a carnival held in northern France. The blast occurred at the end of the Yellow...
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