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French parliament debates controversial bill on Islamist radicalism; Left slams legislation for 'stigmatising' Muslims
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French parliament debates controversial bill on Islamist radicalism; Left slams legislation for 'stigmatising' Muslims

Besides including crimes of online hate speech and divulging personal information on the internet, under the legislation doctors would be fined or jailed for performing virginity tests

Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia
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Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia

The French Constitution defines the state only as secular, but it doesn't delineate the boundaries of this secularism

France bids farewell to ex-president Jacques Chirac; many world leaders attend memorial service in Paris
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France bids farewell to ex-president Jacques Chirac; many world leaders attend memorial service in Paris

Chirac's death on Thursday aged 86 prompted a flood of tributes to a man whose high-profile political career spanned three decades

Key takeaways from EU polls: Far-right Marine Le Pen trumps Macron in France; environmentalist parties win big throughout
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Key takeaways from EU polls: Far-right Marine Le Pen trumps Macron in France; environmentalist parties win big throughout

The EU elections have been marked by successes for the far right, a surge by the Greens and setbacks for traditional parties across the continent.

Far-Right European leaders gather in Prague amid tight security, Left-wing groups announce several protests
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Far-Right European leaders gather in Prague amid tight security, Left-wing groups announce several protests

Europe's far-right leaders including Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders will gather for a controversial conference in Prague on Saturday

France's conservatives choose Laurent Wauquiez as leader: 42-year-old is a staunch critic of Emmanuel Macron
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France's conservatives choose Laurent Wauquiez as leader: 42-year-old is a staunch critic of Emmanuel Macron

France's conservatives chief Laurent Wauquiez is a hard-hitting critic of Emmanuel Macron, whom he dismisses as out of touch with rural France and weak on security.

'Czech Trump' Andrej Babis expected to sweep general election as voters flock polling stations on final day
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'Czech Trump' Andrej Babis expected to sweep general election as voters flock polling stations on final day

Voters flocked to polling stations on Saturday, the second and final day of a Czech general election expected to sweep into power a billionaire populist dubbed the "Czech Trump"

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen wins seat in French parliament: Party
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Far-right leader Marine Le Pen wins seat in French parliament: Party

Paris: Far-right leader Marine Le Pen won a seat in the French parliament, but her anti-EU National Front party faced disappointment, winning only four to eight seats, polls and party figures said.

Emmanuel Macron's first 100 days in office marked by disillusionment, low approval ratings
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Emmanuel Macron's first 100 days in office marked by disillusionment, low approval ratings

Emmanuel Macron, after his startling rise has seen his approval ratings nosedive, with only 36 percent of respondents giving him the thumbs up in a recent poll

Wikileaks releases about 21,000 emails from French president's campaign
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Wikileaks releases about 21,000 emails from French president's campaign

WikiLeaks said it had confirmed that the 21,075 emails were sent or received by addresses associated with the campaign.

WikiLeaks releases 20,000 emails from French president Emmanuel Macron's campaign
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WikiLeaks releases 20,000 emails from French president Emmanuel Macron's campaign

Roughly 20,000 emails allegedly stolen from French President Emmanuel Macron's campaign have been digitally verified and published to WikiLeaks, the group said

Emmanuel Macron's 'regal setting' for rare address to both houses of parliament draws criticism
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Emmanuel Macron's 'regal setting' for rare address to both houses of parliament draws criticism

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to address both houses of parliament in the splendour of the Palace of Versailles, a move seen by critics as further evidence of his regal style of ruling

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen charged over European Parliament funding scandal
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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen charged over European Parliament funding scandal

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was charged with allegedly misusing European Parliament funds to pay two parliamentary aides who also work at her National Front headquarters

Macron sweeps French Parliament with clear majority: Marine Le Pen elected MP but Far-Right party decimated
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Macron sweeps French Parliament with clear majority: Marine Le Pen elected MP but Far-Right party decimated

France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen won a seat in parliament for the first time on Sunday, but it was a bittersweet victory that masked an electoral debacle for her National Front (FN) party.

As France votes in parliamentary elections, Emmanuel Macron's party set to clinch landslide majority
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As France votes in parliamentary elections, Emmanuel Macron's party set to clinch landslide majority

French voters cast their ballots in the second round of a parliamentary election on Sunday expected to hand President Emmanuel Macron a landslide majority that should allow him to embark on deep social and economic reforms

New blood under Emmanuel Macron set to take over as French parliamentary session begins
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New blood under Emmanuel Macron set to take over as French parliamentary session begins

Emmanuel Macron's 14-month-old party appears set to win a huge majority in parliamentary elections, meeting one of his most emblematic campaign promises: to bring new faces into politics

Emmanuel Macron's party set to gain majority as France holds parliamentary election today
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Emmanuel Macron's party set to gain majority as France holds parliamentary election today

French voters go to the polls on Sunday in the first round of parliamentary elections with Macron's party appearing set to gain a commanding majority.

Emmanuel Macron seeks majority in Parliament: Here's how elections are conducted
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Emmanuel Macron seeks majority in Parliament: Here's how elections are conducted

One month after President Emmanuel Macron's arrival in power, French voters must now choose lawmakers in Parliamentary elections starting Sunday that may dramatically reshape the political landscape.

Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron discuss ways to improve bilateral ties on first call
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Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron discuss ways to improve bilateral ties on first call

Russian President Vladimir Putin and new French leader Emmanuel Macron discussed boosting poor ties between Paris and Moscow during their first phone conversation, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

Emmanuel Macron set to unveil French government after 24-hour delay
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Emmanuel Macron set to unveil French government after 24-hour delay

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to end the suspense over his first government on Wednesday after a 24-hour delay in unveiling what he has promised will be a new-look cabinet.