Gayet has earned a César nomination for Best Supporting Actress
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Monday 02 April 2012
Three weeks from the first round of voting, a surge in support for the hard-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon threatens to scramble forecasts for the French presidential elections.
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Explicit, close-up footage of the seven Toulouse murders received by a TV station this week was not sent by the killer, but by an accomplice, French police said yesterday.
Friday 23 March 2012
Images of armed police milling around the flat of a "neutralised" Muslim of Algerian descent will be welcomed by France's increasingly right-wing political class. As would-be presidents campaign tirelessly towards an election starting next month, they will stress the need to seek out and destroy young men like Mohamed Merah. The 23-year-old "troubled-housing-estate'"kid turned jihad warrior had a truly dismal life record. It covered almost every manifestation of alienated immigrant angst, from petty crime, through to indoctrination in prison, right up to murderous terrorism.
Thursday 22 March 2012
French presidential candidates exchanged insults on the apparent jihadist explanation of the Toulouse killings as the hiatus on campaigning came to an abrupt end with the news the suspect had been pinned down.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
Nicolas Sarkozy's sharp right turn in the presidential election campaign appeared to draw blood yesterday when a poll suggested that he had taken a narrow first-round lead over his Socialist challenger.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
Electoral rules mean Jacques Cheminade may get equal air time on television as the President
Wednesday 07 March 2012
As France struggles with record debt and the eurozone crisis, one problem above all worries the French, according to President Nicolas Sarkozy. Should non-Muslims unknowingly eat meat from animals killed according to Islamic law?
Saturday 03 March 2012
It has been a black week for Nicolas Sarkozy. At a pivotal time in the presidential election campaign, he has suffered what one French newspaper described as “une semaine horribilis”.
Thursday 01 March 2012
The Prime Minister didn't meet him but Michael McCarthy greeted François Hollande yesterday
Thursday 01 March 2012
The Prime Minister may have refused to meet him, but Michael McCarthy was on hand to greet François Hollande in London yesterday
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Wide differences in scores for presidential candidates brings neutrality into question
Sunday 19 February 2012
The President enters the fray, and immediately the insults fly
Thursday 16 February 2012
France's most unpopular president of recent times must defy the polls if he is to defeat Socialist rival
Monday 06 February 2012
France may recently have suffered a credit agency downgrade, but President Nicolas Sarkozy's triple-A lifestyle in the Elysée Palace has been skewered in a new book.
Thursday 05 January 2012
600 years after her birth, the Maid of Orléans is still a polarising figure, writes John Lichfield
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