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Results from first round of France's snap elections mapped out

France, July 2 -- France's far-right National Rally made historic gains in the first round of snap elections on Sunday. Buttheir progress is greater in small towns and rural areas than in big cities. ... Read More


How France's far-right National Rally finally hooked the women's vote

France, June 16 -- It came as little surprise when Marine Le Pen's National Rally (RN) won the 9 June European parliamentary elections in France, but the number of women backing the anti-immigration p... Read More


Remembering France's Oradour-sur-Glane massacre, one heirloom at a time

France, June 13 -- On 10 June, 1944, a troop of Waffen-SS slaughtered 643 inhabitants of the village of Oradour-sur-Glane in south-west France, before setting it ablaze to erase all trace. An exhibit ... Read More


Deadly unrest in New Caledonia tied to old colonial wounds

France, May 21 -- Deadly rioting broke out in the New Caledonian capital, Noumea, on 13 May as Paris prepared to vote on imposing new rules that could give voting rights to tens of thousands of non-in... Read More


Legal loopholes are undermining press freedom in France, report warns

France, May 3 -- By moving up three spots, France ranks among among the countries in a "fairly good situation", says RSF in its annual index published each year on World Press Freedom Day. But this p... Read More


Paris theatre shares secrets of staging same play for record-breaking 67 years

France, April 30 -- When La Cantatrice Chauve (The Bald Soprano) premiered at Paris's Theatre de la Huchette in May 1957, a well-known critic at Le Figaro newspaper announced it would "drive audiences... Read More


Aya Nakamura scoops French music awards, thanks fans for support over racist abuse

France, April 26 -- The 28-year-old French-Malian pop star dominated the awards in Paris, winning female artist of the year, pop album of the year and international star of the year. "I'm very honour... Read More