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French Schools No Longer Allowed To Offer Special Lunches To Muslim Students

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion

PARIS, April 4 (Reuters) - Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday it would prevent schools from offering special lunches to Mu...

What French Voters Need to Know About the National Front

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Let me say quite calmly, and adhering strictly to the facts, that the National Front is not the solution sought by voters discouraged by the toxic climate of French politics today.

The Mask of Marine Le Pen

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

For months, if not years, people in France and abroad have been trying to prove that Marine Le Pen has not changed as much as she would have us believe. Now, in a mere 20 seconds, she herself has torn away the veil and shot herself in the foot.

Fear and Loathing in La France: Marine Le Pen Injects Islamophobia Into the Release of Four French Hostages

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Elizabeth Nicholas

As the National Front's ranks continue to swell, thanks in part to dissatisfaction with alternatives on the center-left or center-right, it remains to be seen how far Le Pen will go to placate her fringe constituency while trying to appear mainstream enough for disaffected moderates.

In France: Marine Le Pen, the National Front, and the "Extreme Right"

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.17.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

These are just a few examples. Dozens more could be cited. I offer them to those of my readers who, for lack of information, run the risk of falling into the trap set by the crudest political marketing operation France has seen in recent years.

French Far Right Chief Stripped Of Immunity

AP | Posted 09.01.2013 | World

PARIS — French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was stripped of her European Parliament immunity Tuesday and may now face charges of racism over c...

Torbjørn Jagland, Council of Europe Secretary-General: "If We Don't Act Now, Dark Forces Will Take Over"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

As Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Jagland is charged with promoting "greater unity" in Europe. In an interview with Metro, he explained why radicalization is such a dangerous threat.

Marine Le Pen Loses Parliament Seat Race

AP | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

PARIS (AP) — Far-right leader Marine Le Pen has lost her race for a parliamentary seat, but her anti-immigrant National Front party will have its fi...

Abstention, a Trap for Idiots? Why the Front National Has No Place in Parliament. Sollers and Picasso.

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Today there is a threat: this party, the Front National, that preaches disunion, promotes an exit from the European Union and proposes suicidal measures in a time of crisis.

Deal Breaker: Why France's Parliamentary Elections Matter

AP | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

PARIS — France's upcoming parliamentary elections will determine whether new President Francois Hollande can push his tax-the-rich, down-with-au...

How to 'Express Yourself' to Others: The Case of Madonna and Marine Le Pen

Mona Elyafi | Posted 08.07.2012 | Celebrity
Mona Elyafi

Guess who's been stirring up controversy around the world lately? That's right! Madonna's done it again. But has the 53-year-old material girl crossed the line this time, spitting in the face (figuratively speaking) of political correctness? Just how far is too far?

Swastika Stunt Lands Madonna In Hot Water

Posted 06.04.2012 | World

How do you get under the skin of a French right-wing politician? Just ask Madonna, who successfully ticked off National Front leader Marine Le Pen ...

France Veers Right

Eric Margolis | Posted 07.11.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

As Europe's conservatives watch in dismay and even horror, the second big shoe is about to drop in French politics. Far-rightist Marine Le Pen appears set to emerge triumphant from the wreckage of France's defeated center-right.

Presidential Elections à la Française

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Joel Dreyfuss

For this American in Paris, presidential politics, French-style, have been a sharp reminder that this country retains its peculiarities despite globalization.

Elections in Gloom

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
Yavuz Baydar

As two countries in the EU, France and Greece, go to polls on Sunday, far-right or populist nationalist movements are on the rise on the continent even further, to the degree that they will soon seriously challenge the post-WWII order.

The French Presidential Election: the Roles of Fascism and Fukushima

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Vivian Norris

In general, the French President does not appear to be respected as a statesman. The French do not recognize Sarkozy's way of doing things as being familiar, as representing who they are, whether it be on the left or the right.

The Burning Bush of Nicolas Sarkozy

Anne Sinclair | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Anne Sinclair

We don't need anymore confusion and anxiety in our already fragile society. It is time for this campaign to be over, to end an ugly chapter in which the party still in charge is ready to say, do, or protest whatever they want to win an election.

Address to the Republican Right, Confronted With the New Lepenist Offensive

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Today, nearly forty years after its founding and, whatever the result of the presidential election, the real battle against the Front National begins.

Le Pen Won't Endorse Sarkozy Or Hollande

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 07.01.2012 | World

PARIS — The leader of France's resurgent, anti-immigrant far right, Marine Le Pen, said Tuesday she would not endorse either candidate in the co...

Has France Lost Its Soul?

Rachida Dati | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Rachida Dati

France is now at a crossroads: one road leads to economic and moral bankruptcy under François Hollande; the other leads to growth, jobs, competitiveness, greatness and the pride of being French. This is the France Nicolas Sarkozy is proposing.

French Far Right Flirts With Sarkozy

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

By John Irish and Daniel Flynn PARIS, April 26 (Reuters) - Far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who has emerged as a kingmaker in France's ...

The French Choice

Miles Jaffe | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Miles Jaffe

The election of Hollande would lead to a major change in German-French relations. The prospect of German-French discord in Europe offers at minimum good theatre.

Mélenchony Blues: Strong Left Party No Dutch Treat for Hollande

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Mark R. Kennedy

A France that ends up less likely to resolve its fundamental competitiveness problems means a weaker country and a less stable Europe. That would be bad for Hollande, bad for France, bad for Europe, and bad for America.

Lessons Learned From Sunday's French Elections

Geoffroy Clavel | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

A victory for François Hollande, a disappointment for Sarkozy and a triumph for Marine Le Pen; the first-round of French elections have been enlighte...

Marine Le Pen Must Not Be Allowed to Benefit From Her Victory

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Everything must be done -- and it is possible -- to prevent Marine Le Pen from becoming the arbiter of the second round.