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French court allows Le Pen to rejoin the party
Founder of the National Front (FN), Jean-Marie Le Pen, leaves the High Court of Nanterre on June 12th. Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP

French court allows Le Pen to rejoin the party

A French court on Thursday cancelled the suspension of veteran far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen from the National Front party which he founded. READ  

Greece crisis
As it happened: EU urges Greece 'yes' vote
A man walks past graffiti reading "NO" in German in Athens on Monday. Photo: DPA

As it happened: EU urges Greece 'yes' vote

With 'Grexit' (Greek exit from the euro) looking increasingly likely on Monday, Germany remained at the centre of efforts to keep it in the single currency. Catch up on a day of dramatic action here. READ  

Hollande already on the campaign trail for 2017
Hollande looks like he's on the cmpaign trail when he made a surprise appearance at the Fête de la Musique on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Hollande already on the campaign trail for 2017

His ratings are still in the doldrums and the economy is still stagnant, yet French President Francois Hollande looks increasingly like he's already on the campaign trail for 2017. READ  

'Jack is back': The mysterious tweet by DSK
Is DSK making a comeback via Twitter? Photo: screengrab/Twitter

'Jack is back': The mysterious tweet by DSK

The French Twittersphere went into a frenzy on Sunday when disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss Kahn appeared to make his entry on to the social media channel with the intriguing words “Jack is Back”. READ  

France forces through reforms without vote
France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls. Photo: AFP

France forces through reforms without vote

France's socialist government on Tuesday forced a controversial package of key economic reforms through parliament without a vote, sparking a walk-out from the opposition and a vote of no-confidence. READ  

National Front creates new far-right EU group
National Front leader Marine Le Pen. Photo: AFP

National Front creates new far-right EU group

A new grouping of European far-right parties, called Europe of Nations and Freedom, is to be formed around France's National Front, the French party leader Marine Le Pen announced in a statement Monday. READ  

PM Valls places French island in wrong ocean

PM Valls places French island in wrong ocean

Just as he admitted he had made one serious "blunder" the French PM Manuel Valls went and made another, although this geography-based one was a little more embarrassing than scandalous. READ  

French PM admits footy trip 'blunder'
Credit: Bertrand Fanonne/AFP

French PM admits footy trip 'blunder'

France's Socialist premier Manuel Valls admitted in remarks published Sunday to having made "a blunder" by using a government jet to fly to the Champions League final with his two sons. READ  

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French judges clear DSK of all pimping charges
DSK has been cleared of all pimping charges. Photo: AFP

French judges clear DSK of all pimping charges

Judges in France have cleared former IMF chief Dominic Strauss-Kahn of all charges on Monday after his pimping trial in Lille. READ  

French PM to pay up after trip to footy final
French PM Manuel Valls has admitted it was mistake to take his kids on the government plane. Photo: AFP

French PM to pay up after trip to footy final

French PM Manuel Valls moved on Thursday to put an end to the controversy around his trip to Berlin for the Champions League final on the government plane with his two sons, by saying he will reimburse the cost for his two children. READ  

French PM took kids on jet to football final
French PM Manuel Valls took his kids to watch the Champions League final on the government plane. Photo: AFP

French PM took kids on jet to football final

France’s PM Manuel Valls came in for more flak on Tuesday over his controversial trip to the Champions League final using the French government's jet. It has now emerged he took his two sons with him. READ  

Sarko's 'Islam in France' meeting kicks off storm
Leader of "The Republicans" Nicolas Sarkozy. Photo: AFP

Sarko's 'Islam in France' meeting kicks off storm

Nicolas Sarkozy's right-wing opposition party held an internal meeting on Thursday on the "question of Islam" in France, boycotted by Muslim groups who warned of "stigmatising" the religion. READ  

Six Sarkozy-era officials held in fraud probe
Claude Guèant, seen here on the lft of Sarkozy, was one of those held in connection with a police corruption probe. Photo: AFP

Six Sarkozy-era officials held in fraud probe

French investigators on Wednesday questioned six officials who served under ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy over alleged fraud in awarding contracts to polling institutes. READ  

Le Pen sues own party over dramatic expulsion
Jean-Marie Le Pen. Photo: AFP

Le Pen sues own party over dramatic expulsion

Jean-Marie Le Pen on Tuesday announced he was taking France's Front National to court over his spectacular expulsion from the far-right party he founded more than 40 years ago. READ  

Pupil rings French PM Valls for homework help
Prime Minister Manuel Valls speaks on the telephone. Photo: AFP

Pupil rings French PM Valls for homework help

A 16-year-old Parisian pupil ignored Wikipedia and Google and decided instead to call the personal mobile phone of France's prime minister Manuel Valls in an attempt to get some inside help for a school presentation on politics. READ  

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