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Opinion: US Elections
Americans abroad: get off the fence, stop Trump

If you're an American in Europe, don't let high-minded queasiness stop you using your vote - there's too much at stake, says Laura Shields of Democrats Abroad.

UK announces new ambassador to France
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Meet Edward Llewellyn, the UK's new ambassador to France.

Marine Le Pen hopes to boost standing by meeting Trump
Photo: AFP

Anti-system Le Pen wants to meet face to face with anti-system Donald Trump to boost her election chances in France.

Chirac's wife hospitalised while ex-president remains ill
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Both the ex-president Jacques Chirac and his wife are in now hospital.

Key facts about the man who vows to make France 'happy'
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Alain Juppé could very well be the next president of France. Here's what you need to know about the 71-year-old Frenchman.

France pays homage to victims of terror attacks
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (left), former French President Nicolas Sarkozy (centre) and French President Francois Hollande (right). Photo: AFP

A tribute in Paris was held on Monday morning in honour of France's terror victims.

Marine Le Pen vows to 'win back freedom for France'
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"The time of the nation state has come again," says Marine Le Pen, clearly buoyed by Brexit.

Former French president Chirac admitted to hospital
Jacques Chirac siting outside the Le Senequier café in Saint-Tropez. Photo: Sebastian Nogier/AFP

Former French president Jacques Chirac, 83, was admitted to hospital on Sunday with a lung infection, his son-in-law said.

Hollande says France 'can't be alone' on EU defence
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We can take the lead on European defence, but we won't do it alone, says French President Francois Hollande.

Battle for the Elysée
Sarkozy comes out of the closet as a climate skeptic
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Presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy reckons that climate change is not caused by man and that the world has far bigger problems on its hands than global warming.

Hollande: French Republic must make room for Islam
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In an attack on the identity politics of his right wing rivals President François Hollande insisted Islam is compatible with the values of France.

Embattled Sarkozy defiant over presidential bid
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French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy has said nothing will stop him running for re-election after prosecutors recommended he stand trial over alleged illegal campaign financing.

Hollande 'would face wipeout' in presidential vote
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Francois Hollande would pull in as little as 11 percent of the votes, according to a new poll.

France's ex-budget minister on trial over huge tax fraud
Photo: AFP

France's disgraced former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac went on trial Monday for stashing millions abroad while chasing tax cheats at home.

French prosecutors 'call for Sarkozy to face trial'
Photo: AFP

Just as his presidential campaign is gathering pace, Sarkozy looks like he is back in hot water.

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