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"You're Not Welcome Here," French Mayor Tells Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.14.2015 | World

The mayor of one southern French city has a blunt message for incoming Syrian refugees: "You're not welcome here. You need to leave." Robert...

Based On TV Images, Front National Leader Decides Refugees Are 99% Men

HuffPost France | Geoffroy Clavel | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

While French President Francois Hollande announced on Monday night that France would welcome 24,000 additional migrants and refugees over the next...

Solidarity or Self-interest? European Integration and the German Question

David Miles | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics
David Miles

The challenge for the European Union and its member states, particularly Germany, is in balancing the often incongruous demands of co-operation and self-interest, and thus demonstrate to their own citizens that concrete achievements can still create a Europe of solidarity and prosperity as Schuman envisaged.

Howard Fineman

From Greece To France To China, Nationalism Is Back In A Big Way | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- In China, a military parade this year will commemorate not the triumph of communism, but, rather, the 70th anniversary of Japan's surren...

Europe's Far-Right Parties Form Group In EU Parliament

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — A coalition of far-right, anti-immigrant parties in the European Parliament announced Tuesday they are uniting to form a political g...

Pre-Summer Reading: The Languages of Reaction, of the French, of Film, of Fatal Denial, of Healthy Debate

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

If you wish to know what unites, at the deepest level, the fans of jihadism, new-wave Le Pen-ism, and Vladimir Putin's Eurasia project, then read, without delay, Raphaël Glucksmann's Génération gueule de bois.

Reading Charlie Hebdo in Context

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

Whether one enjoys Charlie Hebdo's cartoons or finds them offensive, George Orwell's words seem to capture the heart of the matter: "If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."

French Far-Right Party Founder Says He's Ashamed Daughter Le Pen Bears His Name

AP | Posted 05.05.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — The founder of France's far-right National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen, has decried the decision to suspend his membership in the party an...

Jean-Marie Le Pen suspendu du FN, la présidence d'honneur va être supprimée

Le HuffPost | Geoffroy Clavel | Posted 05.04.2015 | Denver

FRONT NATIONAL - C'est une sanction lourde pour le fondateur du Front national. Pour la première fois depuis 1972, Jean-Marie Le Pen n'est plus membr...

Jean-Marie Le Pen Suspended From France's Far-Right National Front Party

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four ...

Topless Femen Activists Disrupt French Far-Right Leader's May Day Speech

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2015 | World

By John Irish PARIS, May 1 (Reuters) - Three bare-breasted women making Nazi salutes disrupted a May Day speech by French far-right leader Marine L...

Le Pen and Le Pen, Enough, Already!

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Enough of the indecent psychodrama surrounding Marine Le Pen and her father. Enough of the indulgent, sentimental, and voyeuristic commentary about the daughter "sacrificing" a poor King Lear, leaving him to rave on his moor in St. Cloud. And most of all, enough of the obscene political whitewashing that the entire affair has enabled. Because, after all, what is the reality?

France's Far-Right Jean-Marie Le Pen Won't Seek Office After Family Feud

AP | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — French far right symbol Jean-Marie Le Pen announced Monday that he will not run in upcoming regional elections, standing down amid a hi...

France's National Front's Le Pen Tells Her Father To Step Down From Politics

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

PARIS, April 9 (Reuters) - France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen urged her father Jean-Marie to withdraw from political life and said she wou...

A Bitter Family Feud Deepens Within France's National Front

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2015 | World

(Adds Jean-Marie Le Pen statement) PARIS, April 8 (Reuters) - A bitter family feud between National Front leader Marine Le Pen and her...

In Defense of Angela Merkel

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.30.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The advantage of the notorious cover of Der Spiegel that showed Angela Merkel in front of the Acropolis surrounded by Nazi officers is that it finally poses, in a way that cannot be dodged, the question of Germanophobia in Europe.

Is This the France That You Want, Really?

Jacques Attali | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
Jacques Attali

Since many French people today think that the National Front should govern, let us try to understand what would happen if support for France's far-right National Front continues to grow until 2017.

Far-Right Leader Leads French Presidential Poll

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

The leader of France's far-right National Front party came out on top in a new poll on potential 2017 presidential candidates. The survey, published i...

Demagoguery Is the Last Thing France Needs

Corinne Narassiguin | Posted 03.23.2015 | World
Corinne Narassiguin

Her tactics are always the same: mixing obvious statements with half-truths, and sometimes outright lies under the guise of common sense, finding all French political leaders but her guilty of incompetence and hypocrisy.

Michel Houellebecq: Novelist

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.23.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Strange indeed, the story of Michel Houellebecq's latest novel, Soumission, which appeared just before the attack on Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead, like an advance echo of the terrible events that have plunged France into mourning, and scaring stiff not only the author's friends but Houellebecq himself.

France's Far-Right Sees Big Boost Following Charlie Hebdo Attacks | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

Encouraging poll numbers, a changing, more youthful image, and a fearful political and economic climate: These are the ingredients the National Front ...

Nothing Is Sacred

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Neither public servants nor clergy nor holy books nor heroes are infallible. Battling obscurantism does not mean we are saints of any kind. It means we will not accept a tyrant's bogus paradise, and are free to form our own words and images and make up our own minds.

No, the Paris Tragedy Won't Bring About a Len Pen Presidency

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Kevin A. Lees

There's a simple reason why a Le Pen presidential victory, though not impossible, remains incredibly implausible -- and that's as true today as it was last week or last month. It's because France, like many countries around the world, has a runoff presidential system.

Europe's Coming Battle

John Feffer | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
John Feffer

If these murders do not constitute a war, they nonetheless point to a deep conflict inside Europe. This conflict is not over whose religion is the one true religion. It is about the very identity of Europe.

Through Denial, France Has Created Its Own Monsters

Rokhaya Diallo | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
Rokhaya Diallo

What has happened to our "Country of Enlightenment"? France has always bragged about being a model of coexistence where the universalist and color blind philosophy of our Republic was supposed to protect us from racial tension. If we don't want our country to plunge into the abyss, the republican fable we are telling has to come to an end.