French court upholds one-year sentence for ex-PM Fillon in ‘fake jobs’ scandal

French court upholds one-year sentence for ex-PM Fillon in ‘fake jobs’ scandal

/ France Issued on: 09/05/2022 – 13:56Modified: 09/05/2022 – 16:15 The “fake jobs” scandal derailed François Fillon’s presidential run in 2017. © Stéphane de Sakutin, AFP A French appeals court on Monday upheld but shortened the prison sentence a lower court inflicted on former conservative prime minister François Fillon for embezzling public funds in a scandal that […]

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French Socialist Party ratifies left coalition deal to challenge Macron in parliamentary elections

French Socialist Party ratifies left coalition deal to challenge Macron in parliamentary elections

/ Europe FRENCH LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS 2022 Issued on: 06/05/2022 – 02:49 01:25 French Socialist Party first secretary Olivier Faure talks to the press following a meeting of the Socialists’ National Council at the party’s headquarters in Ivry-sur-Seine, near Paris, on May 5, 2022. © Stéphane de Sakutin, AFP The National Council of the French Socialist […]

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Opponents of French far-right plan protests as election campaign enters final week

Opponents of French far-right plan protests as election campaign enters final week

Thousands of anti-far right protesters marched across France on Saturday as opponents of presidential candidate Marine Le Pen seek to form a united front to prevent her from winning an election runoff against incumbent Emmanuel Macron on April 24. Police have warned of possible incidents as demonstrators convene in some 30 cities. Macron, a pro-European Union centrist, […]

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Headscarves enter French election fray as Muslim women confront Le Pen, Macron

Headscarves enter French election fray as Muslim women confront Le Pen, Macron

Muslim headscarves took centre stage in France’s presidential campaign on Friday as both finalists in a tightly contested April 24 run-off were confronted by women in headscarves who asked why their clothing choices should be caught up in politics. France is home to western Europe’s largest Muslim population and many Muslims feel the presidential campaign has unfairly stigmatized […]

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French presidential election: How France’s once-dominant political parties fell from grace

French presidential election: How France’s once-dominant political parties fell from grace

With humiliating eliminations from France’s presidential vote on Sunday, the historic rightwing Republicans party joins the Socialists in facing a moment of truth—rebuild a viable political project or risk consignment to the history books. Republicans candidate Valerie Pecresse finished in fifth place according to projections after failing to woo back voters who turned to centrist […]

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