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Can France's left wing unify to counter far right in legislative elections?

France, June 10 -- Following the strong showing of the National Rally (RN) in Sunday's European parliament election, leaders of all of France's left wing parties called for unity in order to keep the ... Read More


Far-right gains jolt France but European centrist bloc holds in EU vote

France, June 10 -- French President Emmanuel Macron dissolved the national parliament and called a snap election after exit polls indicated that far-right leader Marine Le Pen's National Rally (RN) ha... Read More


Why did Macron call snap elections and what does it mean for France?

France, June 10 -- Polls had barely closed for the European elections whenPresident Emmanuel Macron called voters back to the ballot box to elect a new French parliament - three years ahead of schedul... Read More


Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 15 - Intensity and rethinks

France, June 9 -- Start Before the mortal combat between fourth seed Alexander Zverev and third seed Carlos Alcaraz commenced on Court Philippe Chatrier, the paying gaggle were treated to something s... Read More


French, German presidents to visit village martyred by Nazis 80 years ago

France, June 9 -- The French and German presidents will together mark the 80th anniversary of the massacre, which saw SS soldiers kill 643 people and reduce most of the village to ruins. Possibly as ... Read More


French president dissolves parliament after far-right National Rally's EU elections victory

France, June 9 -- The first round of elections for the lower house National Assembly will take place on 30 June, with the second round on 7 July. Jordan Bardella, the 28-year-old leader of France's f... Read More


Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 14 - gains and pains

France, June 8 -- Everyone's a winner Always loved the thumping groove of Hot Chocolate's hit. Ah the late 1970s. Nice touch from the French Open organisers who got some hot tennis numbers from the 1... Read More


Swiatek romps past Paolini to lift fourth French Open crown

France, June 8 -- The 68-minute slaughter finished 6-2, 6-1 to the 23-year-old Pole who joined Monica Seles and Justine Henin as the only women to claim three French Open titles on the trot since the ... Read More


Trial involving former French mayor exposes drug dealers' hold on small towns

France, June 8 -- Bogged down in procedural issues since 27 May, the trial in the Paris suburb of Bobigny has been suspended until Monday. The Seine-Saint-Denis Criminal Court has been thwarted by d... Read More


Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 13 - Merit men on a mission

France, June 8 -- Next time might be Sinner Time And so the third seed Carlos Alcaraz muscled his way into the final following a five-set win over the second seed Jannik Sinner. The semi-final was th... Read More