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French opposition in turmoil amid 'plot' over Sarkozy

Paris - France's former prime minister Francois Fillon Sunday complained of a "plot" against him, amid media revelations he sought to interfere in legal procedures against Nicolas Sarkozy, a rival in the right-wing opposition.

Op-Ed: France — Judgment day is nigh! Or is it?

London - Yesterday, President Hollande was booed during a WWI tribute at the Arc de Triomphe, and 70 people with links to extremist groups were arrested by the police. The dark side of the French Society is not hiding any longer. The Pandora box is now wide open.

Bitter contest as French opposition UMP finally elect new leader

After a marathon election which made the 2008 Florida Presidential vote wrangle look like an exercise in electoral efficiency, France’s opposition UMP have elected 48 year old Jean-François Copé as its leader.

France’s Minister of Education favours cannabis decriminalisation

On Sunday, France’s Socialist Minister of Education, Vincent Peillon, spoke in favour of the decriminalization of cannabis, principally as a means of combating drug trafficking in French cities.

Op-Ed: France Election — Nicolas 2007, Francois 2012, Marine 2017?

The French Republic woke up this morning with quite a hangover, after the surprising result National Front candidate Marine Le Pen achieved in the first round of France’s 2012 Presidential Election.

Rachida Dati giggles her way to the European elections

Earlier this week the French justice minister, Rachida Dati, put in by all accounts a less-than-convincing appearance at a meeting of young members of the centre-right Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (Union for a Popular Movement, UMP) party.

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Newly elected leader of France s UMP opposition Jean-François Copé
Newly elected leader of France's UMP opposition Jean-François Copé
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