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 2021-06-16 19:35 

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Election funding trial: Sarkozy loses his cool as he seeks to clear his name...

The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy appeared in court for the first time yesterday, June 15th, for the trial in which he and 13 others face charges over the massive overspend during his failed presidential election campaign in 2012. The ex-head of...

 2021-06-15 19:34 

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The Corsican village gripped by fear of spiralling vendettas...

The French Mediterranean island of Corsica, known as "the island of beauty" for its stunning scenery, coastlines and wildlife, is also known for its clans and underworld gangs, and a murder rate well above the average in mainland France. Hlne Cons...

 2021-06-12 19:34 

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French organic farmers 'forgotten' by the CAP...

Gwnal Floch runs a small but very productive organic farm in Brittany, north-west France. He pays himself, like his employees, the minimum legal wage, while he also has bank loans to repay on initial investment in the business. He receives little more tha...

 2021-06-11 07:34 

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The catastrophe now upon us...

After he was slapped earlier this week in a town in south-east France by a man shouting a medieval royalist battle cry, President Emmanuel Macron described the assault as an "incident" that should be "relativised";, and that "all is wel...

 2021-06-10 19:34 

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 2021-06-08 07:34 

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Sexual abuse: studies suggest lesbians and bisexual women are the principal victims...

A series of studies in France suggest that lesbians and bisexual women are far more exposed to sexual violence than heterosexual women, as a result of ingrained sexist and lesphobic behaviour in both their domestic and societal environments. Rozenn Le Car...

 2021-06-05 19:33 

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French paparazzi agency boss under investigation for witness tampering in Sarkozy-Libya funding affair...

French paparazzi agency boss Michle Marchand, an influential PR fixer for politicians, was on Saturday placed under formal investigation for witness tampering and criminal conspiracy. The move relates to the public retraction by a key witness of part of h...

 2021-06-03 19:33 

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Rafale Papers: when Dassault middleman engaged a former Indian lieutenant general...

Sushen Gupta, the Indian business intermediary paid several million euros for his role in helping French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation conclude its sale to India of 36 Rafale fighter jets, provided remunerations to a former high-ranking Indian a...

 2021-06-03 07:33 

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French commentator Éric Zemmour accused of sexual violence against women...

On April 24th 2021 a female councillor publicly accused French journalist and polemicist ric Zemmour of having forcibly kissed her. Mediapart has gathered the accounts of several other women who have also condemned the actions and behaviour of the journal...

 2021-05-31 07:33 

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Why Africa's Great Green Wall has become Macron's latest pet cause...

The lyse portrays the plan to create a huge swathe of greenery across the Sahara and Sahel as the ultimate solution to the problems of unemployment, lawlessness and desertification in that part of the African continent. However, the French presidency'...

 2021-05-29 19:33 

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Paris train and bus operator RATP accused over handling of sexual violence cases...

The huge public transport operator for the Paris region, Rgie Autonome des Transports Parisiens, better known by its initials RATP, faces claims over the way it handles allegations of sexual and sexist violence against its female staff. Pregnant employees...

 2021-05-28 19:33 

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Every man for himself! Defendants in Sarkozy campaign funding trial seek to deflect blame...

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and 13 other defendants are facing a variety of charges over the massive and illegal overspend in the ex-head of state's presidential election campaign in 2012 and the attempts to hide it. The prosecution claims...

 2021-05-28 07:33 

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Every man for himself! Defendants in Sarkozy election funding trial seek to deflect blame...

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and 13 other defendants are facing a variety of charges over the massive and illegal overspend in the ex-head of state's presidential election campaign in 2012 and the attempts to hide it. The prosecution claims...

 2021-05-27 19:32 

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The rise of a new terrorist threat in France: the ultra-right...

A report by prosecutors in Paris warns about the return of a terrorist threat from the ultra-right, Mediapart can reveal. Based on an analysis of seven separate investigations into allegations of terrorist conspiracies, the report details the groups' ...

 2021-05-24 19:31 

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Sarkozy shuns court as election funding trial rekindles old party infighting...

The delayed trial of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and 13 others over the financing of his failed 2012 presidential election campaign finally got under way on Thursday May 20th in Paris. Sarkozy, the only one of the accused not to appear in cour...

 2021-05-22 19:31 

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How crime writer Jean Meckert captured the grim mood of postwar France...

The late novelist, crime writer and screenwriter Jean Meckert, who sometimes wrote under the name Jean Amila, chronicled society in post-war France in a series of articles for a weekly publication. Many of these have now been collected in a book called &#...

 2021-05-21 19:31 

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Mahamat Mahdi Ali: the Chad rebel leader targeted by France...

The veteran Chad leader Idriss Dby Itno, a close ally of France for many years, died in April, reportedly after being wounded on the battlefield fighting against an armed rebel group in the country. That group is the Front for Change and Concord in Chad (...

 2021-05-20 07:31 

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How French police are laying down the law to the Republic...

The French Republic should not be subject to the police. Yet this democratic principle is now under challenge from the demonstration held this Wednesday, May 19th, by members of police trade unions, argue Mediapart's publishing editor Edwy Plenel and ...

 2021-05-19 07:31 

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French Left split in two ahead of 2022 presidential elections...

In just less than 12 months, France goes to the polls in presidential elections. On the Left, two distinct blocs are emerging, with separate policies and strategies, no common candidate and the prospect of a political crash. But could growing forecasts of...

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