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February 21, 2018, 10:44 PM EST
The French government is considering a package of measures designed to regulate the admission and processing of asylum-seekers, but the proposals are drawing opposition from the left and right.
February 13, 2018, 11:19 PM EST
Muslims outside a mosque in Paris on Eid al-Fitr, the day marking the end of the Ramadan fasting month, in August 2013.
February 7, 2018, 10:29 PM EST
A French judge decided Tuesday to keep Tariq Ramadan, one of Europe’s most prominent Islamic scholars, in custody after indicting him on Friday on charges of raping two women.
January 31, 2018, 5:01 PM EST
The Commission for Enriching the French Language this month published in its official journal a list of new French terms in the telecommunications area which it wants French speakers to use, rather than the commonly-used English ones.
January 24, 2018, 9:20 PM EST
On the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos, French President Emmanuel Macron this week invited 140 international companies to a one-day meeting near Paris, in a bid to lure companies – especially U.S. and British ones – to France.
December 27, 2017, 6:36 PM EST
The recent vote by the Federal Communications Commission to scrap net neutrality rules has caused an uproar in France and elsewhere in Europe, where the principle has been protected by European Union regulations since 2015.
December 20, 2017, 5:06 PM EST
With the Trump administration moving to increase diplomatic pressure on Iran, France is caught between siding with the U.S. and working to safeguard economic relations that have grown since the lifting of sanctions under the 2015 nuclear deal.
December 13, 2017, 5:05 PM EST
An array of prominent American climate change campaigners had a message for French President Emmanuel Macron’s “One Planet” summit in Paris this week:  President Trump may have pulled out of the Paris climate accord, but the United States hasn’t.
December 7, 2017, 12:26 AM EST
A recent Pew Research Center study finding that Europe’s Muslim population could double by 2050 has stoked some controversy in France, where statistics based on religion are frowned upon.
November 30, 2017, 6:41 PM EST
French President Emmanuel Macron’s trip to Africa this week is an effort to engage with young Africans skeptical of France’s ongoing involvement in the continent, banking on his own relative youth to distance himself from the colonial past.
November 22, 2017, 10:08 PM EST
A French senator is proposing the establishment of an international tribunal to judge jihadists who plan to return to their European me countries after fighting in the Middle East with ISIS.
November 16, 2017, 4:44 PM EST
The French government has disclosed the existence of a “deradicalization” program launched quietly a year ago, aimed at weaning Islamist radicals away from their violent ideology.
November 9, 2017, 10:15 PM EST
As French President Emmanuel Macron’s new anti-terror law, which faced some opposition from across the political spectrum, took effect, investigators this week netted nine people in Paris and southern France suspected of plotting terror attacks. A tenth person was arrested in Switzerland.
November 3, 2017, 12:37 AM EDT
Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan is denying sexual assault allegations by two French women, one of whom has reportedly been targeted for insults and even death threats.
October 29, 2017, 7:44 PM EDT
A French soldier works with African counterparts as part of Operation Barkhane, an anti-jihadist mission launched in five Sahel countries in 2013. (Photo: French Ministry of Defense)Paris ( – The counter-terrorism campaign that saw four U.S.
October 5, 2017, 4:39 PM EDT
The recent stabbing of two women at a train station in Marseilles and the discovery of a homemade device primed to explode in a Paris neighborhood have added to concerns that France may have become the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s primary target in Europe.
September 27, 2017, 11:28 PM EDT
Jihadists interviewed in French prisons came across as sane, hostile towards French-style secularism, and motivated by their understanding of the Islamic religion, according to two political researchers here.
September 20, 2017, 11:30 PM EDT
French President Emmanuel Macron said at the United Nations this week that renouncing the Iran nuclear deal would be “a grave error.”
September 13, 2017, 8:48 PM EDT
French President Emmanuel Macron, already languishing in the polls, has come under fire from some quarters for visiting hurricane-battered French territories in the Caribbean rather than deal with mass demonstrations at home against proposed labor reforms.
September 7, 2017, 12:16 AM EDT
Less than four months after taking office French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity has slumped dramatically according to polls, and is now languishing at 30 percent, prompting French media outlets to note that even President Trump is faring better in surveys in the U.S.