A lethal terror attack in central Paris carried out by a Chechen-born French citizen, has prompted fresh criticism of the government’s approach to terror suspects, after it emerged that the perpetrator had been listed for several years on two security databases.
After The Latest Paris Terror Attack, Gov’t Databases of Security Suspects Come Under Fresh Scrutiny
May 16, 2018, 2:51 AM EDT
May 10, 2018, 1:12 AM EDT
Female jihadists in France are often more radicalized than their male counterparts and more than half of them have played an active role in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL), according to an internal report by the country’s Ministry of Justice.
The EU is ‘Killing’ Europe, Says Le Pen, Hosting European Far Right Parties With an Eye on Next Year’s Elections
May 2, 2018, 11:55 PM EDT
A year out from European Parliament elections, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen this week invited fellow euroskeptic, anti-immigration politicians from several European countries to a gathering in Nice to discuss what they hope will be a successful campaign.
April 25, 2018, 11:56 PM EDT
French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to the United States has raised a lot of questions at home, where French people have mixed feelings about his achievements.
April 18, 2018, 7:31 PM EDT
President Trump and President Emmanuel Macron inspect troops in Paris on July 13, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
April 12, 2018, 12:26 AM EDT
Fresh from a visit to the United States and Britain, Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman paid a three-day visit to France this week as Western governments look ahead to the time when the 32-year-old will assume the throne of the oil-rich kingdom.
March 21, 2018, 7:27 PM EDT
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has declared war on online racism and anti-Semitism, decrying the fact that it is currently easier to take down a pirated video of a sport event than anti-Semitic material on social media.
March 14, 2018, 9:09 PM EDT
Former French President Francois Hollande, speaking publicly for the first time since leaving office last year, has called for a tougher response to the crisis in Syria, including the establishment of a no-fly zone to protect civilians from regime and Turkish air assaults.
March 7, 2018, 9:14 PM EST
A visit to Tehran by the French foreign minister this week focused on attempts to save a nuclear deal which France argues is working, in contrast to President Trump’s skepticism about the agreement.
February 27, 2018, 8:52 PM EST
A well-received speech by France’s Marion Maréchal-Le Pen at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week has prompted speculation here about the political future of the former lawmaker, the niece of National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen.
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.
Findings on Growth of Muslims Cause Stir in France, Where Official Statistics Ignore Religious Affiliation
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.