Who are the Harkis and why are they still a sore subject in France?

Who are the Harkis and why are they still a sore subject in France?

With French president Emmanuel Macron set to announce 'reparations' for the Harkis on Monday, we look at what this term means and why it is still politically sensitive nearly 60 years after the Algerian war ended.

Football to food: 9 of France’s fiercest local rivalries
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Football to food: 9 of France’s fiercest local rivalries

Notre-Dame restoration work begins as Paris cathedral on track to reopen in 2024

Notre-Dame restoration work begins as Paris cathedral on track to reopen in 2024

Sex, strikes and surrender: The most commonly asked questions about France and the French

Sex, strikes and surrender: The most commonly asked questions about France and the French

Frenchman jailed for 30 years for killing in-laws over ‘Nazi gold hoard’

Frenchman jailed for 30 years for killing in-laws over ‘Nazi gold hoard’

La Marseillaise: All you need to know about the French national anthem
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La Marseillaise: All you need to know about the French national anthem

Napoleon fans outraged by horse memorial

Napoleon fans outraged by horse memorial

How France will mark VE day on May 8th

How France will mark VE day on May 8th

Hero or villain: Why France is divided over Napoleon

Hero or villain: Why France is divided over Napoleon

Macron to defy ‘cancel culture’ and lay wreath for Napoleon commemoration

Macron to defy ‘cancel culture’ and lay wreath for Napoleon commemoration

The mayor of Nice explains why his is the ‘most British’ town in France

The mayor of Nice explains why his is the ‘most British’ town in France

VIDEO: Watch Prince Philip making a speech in French (with a ‘frog’ joke)

VIDEO: Watch Prince Philip making a speech in French (with a ‘frog’ joke)

Basque population’s ‘genetic singularity’ confirmed in largest-ever study

Basque population’s ‘genetic singularity’ confirmed in largest-ever study

Commemoration begins of the bloody weeks of the Paris Commune of 1871

Commemoration begins of the bloody weeks of the Paris Commune of 1871

Six lesser-known sites that tell the story of Paris’ black history

Six lesser-known sites that tell the story of Paris’ black history

French forces tortured and murdered Algerian freedom fighter in 1950s, admits Macron

French forces tortured and murdered Algerian freedom fighter in 1950s, admits Macron

French village inherits fortune from Austrian who fled Nazis

French village inherits fortune from Austrian who fled Nazis

Paris plans first statue of black woman for anti-slavery heroine

Paris plans first statue of black woman for anti-slavery heroine

Anti-racism activists tear down statue of wife of French emperor Napoleon

Anti-racism activists tear down statue of wife of French emperor Napoleon

Five things you never knew about France’s Charles de Gaulle

Five things you never knew about France’s Charles de Gaulle

As statues tumble across the world Bordeaux opts for info plaques on slaver street names

As statues tumble across the world Bordeaux opts for info plaques on slaver street names

Black Death to Spanish Flu – how diseases have shaped French history

Black Death to Spanish Flu – how diseases have shaped French history

Aria that cost Marie-Antoinette her head is sung again at Versailles

Aria that cost Marie-Antoinette her head is sung again at Versailles

The bloody and chaotic weeks that led to the liberation of Paris

The bloody and chaotic weeks that led to the liberation of Paris

France ramps up bid to return artwork stolen from Jewish families during WWII

France ramps up bid to return artwork stolen from Jewish families during WWII

VIDEO: When Concorde first took to the skies above France 50 years ago

VIDEO: When Concorde first took to the skies above France 50 years ago

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The Armleder Persecutions: When anti-Semitism boiled over in France… 700 years ago

France cancels homage to Nazi-collaborator Petain after outcry

France cancels homage to Nazi-collaborator Petain after outcry

Macron provokes anger over tribute to France’s Nazi collaborator Pétain

Macron provokes anger over tribute to France’s Nazi collaborator Pétain

The French children forgotten in the Soviet Union

The French children forgotten in the Soviet Union

Panthéon burial honours French rights icon Simone Veil

Panthéon burial honours French rights icon Simone Veil

‘Stop all the conspiracy theories about Hitler’: French researchers confirm death

‘Stop all the conspiracy theories about Hitler’: French researchers confirm death

Who stole the Queen of France’s priceless heart of gold?

Who stole the Queen of France’s priceless heart of gold?

France to relaunch search for storied 16th-century shipwrecks

France to relaunch search for storied 16th-century shipwrecks

Preserved in time: WWII bunker hidden under Paris train station

Preserved in time: WWII bunker hidden under Paris train station

‘Colonial Paris’: The controversial street names campaigners want changed

‘Colonial Paris’: The controversial street names campaigners want changed

6,500 strangers club together to save crumbling French castle

6,500 strangers club together to save crumbling French castle

IN PICTURES: 12,000-year-old giant woolly mammoth skeleton to go on sale in France

IN PICTURES: 12,000-year-old giant woolly mammoth skeleton to go on sale in France

‘Exceptional’ medieval treasure trove unearthed at abbey in France

‘Exceptional’ medieval treasure trove unearthed at abbey in France

From erotic dancer in Paris to double agent: The story of Mata Hari 100 years after her death

From erotic dancer in Paris to double agent: The story of Mata Hari 100 years after her death

New clue could solve the 230-year-old mystery of French explorer’s disappearance

New clue could solve the 230-year-old mystery of French explorer’s disappearance

The forgotten feminist history of the French fairy tale

The forgotten feminist history of the French fairy tale

The raid on Dieppe that provided vital lessons for D-Day

The raid on Dieppe that provided vital lessons for D-Day

‘Frondeurs’ and fake news: how misinformation ruled in 17th-century France

‘Frondeurs’ and fake news: how misinformation ruled in 17th-century France

Scientists uncover secrets of 12 Christian relics in Paris

Scientists uncover secrets of 12 Christian relics in Paris

Nolan’s Dunkirk film accused of ‘rudely’ ignoring France’s crucial role in saving British

Nolan’s Dunkirk film accused of ‘rudely’ ignoring France’s crucial role in saving British

Trudeau leads Battle of Vimy 100-year commemoration in France

Trudeau leads Battle of Vimy 100-year commemoration in France

Non, the Gauls are the not real ancestors of the French

Non, the Gauls are the not real ancestors of the French

‘Who wants to buy a tank?’ asks French museum

‘Who wants to buy a tank?’ asks French museum

Paris revolts at plan to modernize historic kiosks

Paris revolts at plan to modernize historic kiosks

16th century castle unearthed in heart of Lille city centre

16th century castle unearthed in heart of Lille city centre

Ten reasons you should visit France in 2016

Ten reasons you should visit France in 2016

England marks 600 years since Agincourt victory

England marks 600 years since Agincourt victory

Unholy row over revamp of Chartres Cathedral

Unholy row over revamp of Chartres Cathedral

Paris arrondissements: Facts you need to know

Paris arrondissements: Facts you need to know

France skips Waterloo to honour De Gaulle

France skips Waterloo to honour De Gaulle

The things you really need to know about Napoleon

The things you really need to know about Napoleon

Paris: Icon Edith Piaf celebrated at exhibit

Paris: Icon Edith Piaf celebrated at exhibit

Catherine of Aragon’s letter to sell at auction

Catherine of Aragon’s letter to sell at auction

Liberation of Paris: Ten things you might not know

Liberation of Paris: Ten things you might not know

The ‘forgotten’ invasion of southern France

The ‘forgotten’ invasion of southern France

Parachutists fill the skies to mark D-Day landings

Parachutists fill the skies to mark D-Day landings

Veterans arrive in France for D-Day anniversary

Veterans arrive in France for D-Day anniversary

Michelangelo was skilled forger: French historian

Michelangelo was skilled forger: French historian

80 WWII shells found on French beach after storm

80 WWII shells found on French beach after storm

All Blacks join French WWI commemorations

All Blacks join French WWI commemorations

Photo of the day: French fields become warzone

Photo of the day: French fields become warzone

Napoleon’s death-bed will to go on auction in Paris

Napoleon’s death-bed will to go on auction in Paris

German president set to visit site of Nazi atrocity

German president set to visit site of Nazi atrocity

France refuses to pay slavery reparations

France refuses to pay slavery reparations

British WWI soldiers to be buried 95 years later

British WWI soldiers to be buried 95 years later

Gaul warriors unearthed at 2,300-year-old site

Gaul warriors unearthed at 2,300-year-old site

Prehistoric French cave paintings go on tour

Prehistoric French cave paintings go on tour

For sale: Blood of beheaded French king

For sale: Blood of beheaded French king

Changing times – French culture under threat

Changing times – French culture under threat

Hollande: I’m not here to say sorry

Hollande: I’m not here to say sorry

Pioneering Louvre boss to quit

Pioneering Louvre boss to quit

Grand old lady of Paris marks big birthday

Grand old lady of Paris marks big birthday

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Algeria: minister demands French own up to ‘crimes’

Albania’s King Zog’s remains to be sent home

Albania’s King Zog’s remains to be sent home

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60 million-year-old cave found in eastern France

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Algeria destroys thousands of French mines

France’s biggest celebration: What you need to know about Bastille Day

France’s biggest celebration: What you need to know about Bastille Day

Camus ‘was killed in Soviet plot’

Camus ‘was killed in Soviet plot’

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Court rejects Renault heirs’ claim on company

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Frenchman Bruno finds dinosaur bone in garden

Why you really should visit Paris’ WWII French Resistance museum

Why you really should visit Paris’ WWII French Resistance museum