Category Archives: France

Sarkozy Still Battling Corruption Charges, With the Presidency Now at Stake

Nicolas Sarkozy is looking to the future as his newly named Les Republicains prepare for a fresh start in 2017. Unfortunately for the former president, his own past cannot be scrubbed as easily as his party’s. Sarkozy is no stranger to … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo Editor Speaks Out Posthumously Against Racism in the Media

A book on Islamophobia was published this week, written by Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphane Charbonnier, one of the people killed at the magazine’s Paris office in January’s terror attacks. Charbonnier, popularly known as Charb, completed the book Lettre Ouverte aux … Continue reading

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French Départementales: Winners, Losers, and the National Front

In the second and final wave of French départementales elections on Sunday, Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP has come out triumphant with 67 of the country’s councils. This is hardly surprising given the widespread unpopularity with the governing socialists. The governing party lost … Continue reading

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Nicolas Sarkozy’s Latest Win Set to be First of Many

Nicolas Sarkozy has a lot to be thankful for tonight, after his Union for a Popular Movement party came out first during local polls in France this Sunday. 32% of the votes went to the UMP, with the National Front … Continue reading

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l’Hyper Cacher Reopens in Defiance of Fundamentalists

l’Hyper Cacher is once again opening its doors to the public, two months after an Islamic State inspired attack left four hostages dead. The Jewish supermarket was among several locations in Paris attacked in January, when seventeen people in total … Continue reading

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