If the lesson of recent years is that the urge for greater European integration and openness to immigration have passed their peak, then it would be wise to keep an eye on this new brand of conservatives.
We are better off with more and more speech, not less — even if that speech makes others uncomfortable or offended.
Sunday’s elections to the European Parliament may be a big yawn for most voters, but they’re set to provide a dramatic boost to far-right parties across the continent.
To identify a rapist, police have asked more than 500 men and boys at a school to give DNA evidence. So far, the French public seem supportive.
France’s new prime minister has a reputation for strength and decisiveness, characteristics seen as lacking in President Hollande’s unpopular administration.
France has tougher smoking laws, but the French are still lighting up at rates more than double that of the U.S.
Brushing aside revelations about his personal life, President François Hollande has unveiled a reform package that includes corporate tax breaks and cuts to public spending.
France’s military efforts against Mali’s Islamic rebels are widely regarded as successful, both in Paris and Bamako. But Mali remains mired in polarization, poverty, and corruption.
President Hollande today called for cities to cancel shows by comedian Dieudonné, who popularized the quenelle gesture that many say is anti-Semitic.
Saudi Arabia is flexing its muscles in Lebanon, where the army is overshadowed by the powerful militant group Hezbollah, a key ally of Saudi rival Iran.
The fighting has left at least 300 people dead and threatened more violence before the arrival of French troops late last week.
Under siege at home, the French president gets tough on the world stage.
With the six powers set to seek an interim agreement with Iran this week on its nuclear program, Israel’s Netanyahu hailed Hollande as a lone voice opposing a ‘really bad’ deal.
Teachers in France are on strike against a longer academic week that includes classes on Wednesdays – a controversy a bit puzzling to the Monitor’s Paris bureau chief.
Foreign Minister Fabius said France won’t accept a ‘sucker’s deal’ on Iran’s nuclear program, raising questions about its relationship with Iran.
A few days after celebrating the release of four hostages seized in Niger, France – and its president – are now mourning two journalists killed by militants in Mali.
In the land of the small shopkeeper, the government is taking action to save independent bookstores.
The French president is seeing record-low popularity, but may get a respite with today’s release of four hostages kidnapped by an Al Qaeda-linked group in Niger three years ago.
Germany and France likely want a no-spying agreement with the US similar to the one Britain made after World War II, but US intelligence needs are far different today, experts say.
Angered by reports of US surveillance efforts in France, as well as spying on state leaders in Germany and Italy, the EU is considering a tough new law, which could put US firms in a sticky spot.