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Hollande condemns Boris Nemtsov killing
Photo: Dmitry Sereryakov/AFP

Hollande condemns Boris Nemtsov killing

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday condemned the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, calling him a "defender of democracy". READ  

Muslims in France
France reveals plan to fight Muslim extremism
Imams in France will have to undergo civic training courses in future under raft of plans revealed on Wednesday aimed at fighting Muslim extremism. Photo: AFP

France reveals plan to fight Muslim extremism

France unveiled a series of new measures on Wednesday aimed at increasing security for the country's Muslim population and forging closer links with the community. From surveillance to training imams, here's a breakdown of the new action plan. READ  

Hollande stresses need for nuclear deterrent
President Francois Hollande. Photo: AFP

Hollande stresses need for nuclear deterrent

President Francois Hollande on Thursday stressed the importance of maintaining the country's nuclear deterrent in "a dangerous world", as he detailed France's atomic arsenal for the first time. READ  

PM tells rebels 'we won't stop reforming France'
Manuel Valls tells MPs the government won't stop reforming France. Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP

PM tells rebels 'we won't stop reforming France'

France's Socialist government survived a vote of no-confidence tied to its controversial economic reform package on Thursday. In a message to Socialist Party rebels Manuel Valls vowed: "We won't stop reforming" France. READ  

Irate rebels won't topple French government
PM Manuel Valls faces a rebellion among his party but it's unlikely to topple him. Photo: Pierre Andrieu/AFP

Irate rebels won't topple French government

France's government was braced on Thursday for a parliamentary vote of confidence over its economic reforms that could in theory bring it down. But one of the dozens of Socialist party rebels who prompted the crisis tells The Local why they won't bring down the government. READ  

French government faces vote of no-confidence
Emmanuel Macron, defends his bill in parliament on Tuesday, but it was never put to a vote. Photo: Patrick Kovarick/AFP

French government faces vote of no-confidence

The French government faced the prospect of a no-confidence vote in parliament after the Prime Minister Manuel Valls took the rare step of forcing through a key package of reforms without an MPs vote. READ  

DSK pimping trial
French prosecutor calls for DSK to be cleared
A French prosecutor says charges should be dropped against DSK. Photo: AFP

French prosecutor calls for DSK to be cleared

The French prosecutor at the pimping trial of Dominique Strauss-Kahn called on Tuesday for the ex-IMF chief to be cleared of charges of aggravated pimping. It comes after two prostitutes dropped their civil action against him. READ  

Copenhagen shootings
Paris shows solidarity with Copenhagen
"Nous Sommes Danois" French anti-racism campaigners show support for Danes after the shootings in Copenhagen. Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP

Paris shows solidarity with Copenhagen

The mayor of Paris arrived in Copenhagen on Monday to show support after two people were killed in apparent terror attacks, just one month after a terror attack in the French capital left 17 dead. READ  

French MPs back Sunday shopping zones
Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP

French MPs back Sunday shopping zones

French lawmakers voted late Friday in favour of proposals to introduce "international tourist zones" where shops would be open every Sunday and until midnight every night. READ  

US 'not concerned' by French jet sale to Egypt
The Rafale jet fighter. File photo: AFP

US 'not concerned' by French jet sale to Egypt

The US said Friday that France's multibillion-dollar sale of Rafale fighter jets to Egypt was no cause for worry, despite Cairo's close defence-sales relationship with America. READ  

Did Hollande's lover get protection over 'threats'?
French actress Julie Gayet. Photo: AFP

Did Hollande's lover get protection over 'threats'?

French President François Hollande has come under fire after a magazine revealed his lover has been jetting about France in a "state-owned car" along with her own bodyguards. France's finance minister has suggested it could have been prompted by something sinister. READ  

New Muslim party aims for French election wins
Shérazade Benhaddad and Khalid Majid, the party's candidates in Bobigny, Paris. Photo: UDMF

New Muslim party aims for French election wins

A relatively new Muslim political party, that wants to overturn the veil ban, is eyeing up a stronger presence on the French political landscape, announcing on Thursday that it will field candidates in eight areas at next month's regional elections. READ  

French Socialists beat Le Pen's far right in key vote
Frederic Barbier (C), socialist's party (PS) candidate, answers journalists questions after his voctory in the Doubs by-election. Photo: Sebastien Bozon/AFP

French Socialists beat Le Pen's far right in key vote

France's ruling Socialists on Sunday narrowly won a key by-election, beating the far-right National Front candidate in what was President Francois Hollande's first major ballot test since the Paris attacks. READ  

Ukraine crisis
'Time running out' for Ukraine deal: France
Photo: Andrey Borodulin/AFP

'Time running out' for Ukraine deal: France

An aide to French President Francois Hollande warned Saturday that time is running out in the search for a resolution to the crisis in Ukraine. READ  

Ukraine crisis
Ukraine talks 'constructive': France
Photo: Maxim Zmeyev/AFP

Ukraine talks 'constructive': France

Talks on the Ukraine conflict between the leaders of Russia, Germany and France were "constructive and substantial" and a plan is being drawn up to implement a previous peace accord, a French official said Friday. READ  

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