Le Pen has declared herself to be anti-radical Islam, and has attacked “two totalitarianisms”, namely globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.
In the aftermath of the election of US President Donald Trump and the UK’s Brexit referendum, many observers are keeping a watchful eye on how presidential elections play out in France in late April and…
Macron’s stumble on colonialism.
The presidential candidate stoked anger on the right by calling French colonialism a 'crime against humanity'.
Anger pits young people against police following an accusation of police brutality.
An officer is under investigation for rape, a young man is in hospital, and people want answers.
2017 could be the year of the far-right in Europe, and spell the end of the EU.
‘Rapist, killer cops’: protesters march in Paris’s 18th arrondisement.
Governments' continual use of security forces to 'keep order' in low-income and minority neighborhoods masks their inability find solutions other than force.
Though sharing with Fifty Shades the overall themes of sexual domination and submission, Story of O remains a work of substantial literary merit.
The far-right candidate has published a 144-point plan for her proposed presidency.
This universal symbol of love has proven remarkably divisive.
Violent history of French Guiana could be one of the factors that explains today’s high criminality in the region. Prison of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni , 2009.
Violence is on the rise in French Guiana. To understand this phenomenon, scholars delve into the often tragic history of the region.
Roll out the candidates.
After a big weekend of campaign launches, most candidates are now in place for the 2017 presidential race.
The former PM stands accused of employing his wife for years without bothering to mention it to voters.
Louis XIV (played by George Blagden) cavorts with a young nymph (Alexia Giordano) in Versailles.
TV shows such as Versailles and Reign dwell on sex. But the French royals were preoccupied with life's intimate moments, from bodily emissions to the crowds that gathered to watch the queen give birth.
Benoit Hamon wins in the French socialist primary EPA/Jeremy Lempin.
Victory seems a distant prospect, but the latest polling suggests the ruling socialist party might not be quite out for the count.
Benoît Hamon is now leading a fairly weak socialist pack.
What hope of finding a candidate who can hold onto the presidency?
Can basic income become a worldwide policy?
The arguments for an universal basic income have emerged from a rising disillusionment in classic economics and expectations of more security.
‘My fellow disenfranchised Americans …’
New measure of 32 countries' economic balance places UK and US near bottom of the pile.
The Malta free port, built in 1988.
As Europe discusses the reasons behind and reaction to the Brexit thunderclap, some in the UK are already seeing business opportunities – through the free ports, a notion abandoned by the EU.
The opportunity for emerging political figures to make their mark is considerable.
Here are five political leaders from around the world who are emerging as significant talents and possible contenders for influence in 2017 and beyond.
Italian police at a press conference after Berlin attacker was killed in Italy.
AP Photo/Luca Bruno
The Berlin terror attack at the end of 2016 will have major political implications for Germany's elections this year and an uneasy European Union, writes a German studies scholar.
The original scroll on which the Marquis de Sade wrote the draft of ‘The 120 Days of Sodom.’
Christophe Ena/AP Photo
Arguably the most obscene and offensive work of fiction ever written is going to be sold in America as a mainstream classic for the first time.