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French cops revoke Le Pen's driving license
Far-right leader Marine Le Pen has had her driver's license revoked. Photo: Patrick Kovarik/AFP

French cops revoke Le Pen's driving license

French far-right politician Marine Le Pen had her driver’s license revoked after picking up one too many speeding tickets, it was revealed this week. It's also been claimed she recently moved house after one of her dad's dogs killed one of her beloved Bengal cats. READ  

Senate Elections
French far right makes it a triple election triumph
Marine Le Pen's National Front has pulled over another victory. Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

French far right makes it a triple election triumph

After the local elections and the Europeans, Sunday's Senate ballot made it three historic poll successes out of three for France's far-right National Front in 2014. Is the presidential palace the next stop? READ  

French Senate elections
French Socialists lose control of the Senate
The French senate elections proved another success for the far right and another failure for the left.Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP

French Socialists lose control of the Senate

There was more election misery for François Hollande and his Socialist party on Sunday when the left lost control of the Senate. And there was more evidence of the growing influence of the far-right National Front party, which won seats for the first time. READ  

Truckers to protest over Calais migrant crisis
British truckers are fed up with the migrant crisis in France. Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

Truckers to protest over Calais migrant crisis

British truckers fed up with the problems with UK-bound migrants at the Port of Calais have planned a protest on Saturday under the slogan: "Close the Port of Dover, Secure Our Border." READ  

Top five 'luxurious' perks of French senators
Here's five 'luxury' perks French senators get. Photo: Joel Saget/AFP

Top five 'luxurious' perks of French senators

With France's senate vote coming this weekend, The Local has picked out the five most generous perks the lawmakers in France's upper house are entitled to. And they're not too stingy when compared their counterparts in the US and UK. READ  

French Muslims to protest extremist killings
French Muslims have planned an anti-violence protest. Photo: Boris Horvat/AFP

French Muslims to protest extremist killings

Outraged by the beheading of a French hostage, French Muslims will gather at Paris's Grand Mosque on Friday in protest of the violence carried out by extremists in the name of religion. READ  

The view from 'La Rue'
France's Muslims decry beheading of tourist
'ThePhoto: AFP

France's Muslims decry beheading of tourist

The outrage from the Muslim community and the rest of France has been potent since Islamic militants beheaded a French tourist in Algeria. The Local hit the streets of Paris to get of the sense the mood of a public still in shock. READ  

Islamic militants behead French hostage
Islamic militants beheaded a French hostage. Photo: AFP

Islamic militants behead French hostage

Extremists linked to the Isis Islamist group beheaded a French hostage in a video posted online, carrying out their threat to kill him unless France stopped its air strikes in Iraq within 24 hours. READ  

Judges pause corruption case against Sarkozy
Nicolas Sarkozy got some good news this week. Photo: AFP

Judges pause corruption case against Sarkozy

Just days after ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy announced his return to French politics, judges suspended corruption and influence peddling charges that threatened to derail his plans. READ  

Sarkozy staffer won't back boss in 2017 vote
Gérald Darmanin was appointed official spokesman for Sarkozy's UMP presidency campaign in September. Photo: EglantineD/Wikicommons

Sarkozy staffer won't back boss in 2017 vote

It's a French political paradox: Gérald Darmanin may be the new spokesman for comeback king Nicolas Sarkozy, but he won't be backing his new boss for a rumoured presidential run in 2017. READ  

UN Climate Summit
France pledges $1 billion to fight climate change
French President François Hollande said that France would contribute $1 billion in the coming years. Photo: AFP

France pledges $1 billion to fight climate change

Despite France's stagnant economy and record unemployment, its president announced on Tuesday Paris would contribute up to $1 billion to the UN's fund to help poorer nations finance climate change reform. READ  

'France's economic woes aren't Germany's fault'
France's prime minister got a frosty welcome in Germany. Photo: AFP

'France's economic woes aren't Germany's fault'

As France's prime minister sat in the audience on Tuesday, the top lobbyist for German industry told a conference that Germany didn't mess up the French economy and isn't responsible for fixing it. READ  

French leader hits out at Blair about Iraq invasion
Tony Blair got a little criticism from a top French leader. Photo: AFP

French leader hits out at Blair about Iraq invasion

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was criticized by a top French official after saying Western powers shouldn't rule using ground troops against Isis Islamic extremists. READ  

France to try to convince Germany to spend again
France and Germany are meeting on Monday to talk about spending. Photo: AFP

France to try to convince Germany to spend again

The French prime minister is to meet on Monday with Germany's chancellor in a bid to advocate for an easing up of budget-cutting policies in favour of pro-growth actions and stimulus spending in the eurozone. READ  

Sarkozy comeback: 'I don't have a choice'
A TV grab shows former French president Nicolas Sarkozy speaking during France 2 broadcast news in Paris. Photo: France 2/AFP

Sarkozy comeback: 'I don't have a choice'

Nicolas Sarkozy painted a dire portrait of the crisis in France on Sunday as the ex-president capped a high-profile political comeback that has kicked off a battle for supremacy over the country's struggling opposition. READ  

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