The Abbott government has announced a plan to strip dual nationals involved in terrorism of their Australian citizenship.
A number of countries – including Canada, France, the US and the UK – allow for the deprivation of citizenship on national security grounds. But the scope of ministerial discretion varies significantly.
Aerial vue of the Paris-Saclay campus under construction.
A huge project to bring together 19 institutions in France is to enter its first full academic year in September.
François Hollande and education minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (right), have come under fire.
A chorus of teachers, unions and French intellectuals have criticised reforms in lower secondary school.
Pulling out all the stops.
Cannes manages to project a level of gravitas and glitter that is the envy of its rivals the world over.
Stage-managed diplomacy in Haiti.
François Hollande can't avoid the issue of reparations for slavery, but nor can he take control of it.
The French National Assembly, where the surveillance bill was passed.
Legislation is passed in France that would see state surveillance powers scale towards those in the US and UK.
Burning to live.
Girlhood expresses the irrepressible potential within us all not to follow, not to echo, but to live a life defined by those moments in which we feel joy.
Banned from speaking, Jean-Marie Le Pen managed to photo-bomb daughter Marine at the FN’s May Day rally.
The founder of France's far-right movement and his daughter, the current president, have had a spectacular and very public falling out.
A French field kitchen in use by the French troops within half a mile of the Turkish lines on the southern section of Gallipoli Peninsula, 1915.
As Australians commemorate the Anzacs who died at Gallipoli, spare a thought for the 10,000 French soldiers who also died on the Dardanelles in the first world war.
How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!
Jean-Marie and Marine need to split up in a way that benefits them both.
Germany’s ban on teachers wearing the veil has been in and out of the courts for over a decade.
Banning teachers from wearing the veil at school is incompatible with the German constitution.
Candidates for the local elections will stand in pairs.
A radical new system is to bring parity to regional councils.
Missing: Senegalese Tirailleurs, 1940.
One of the darkest moments of France's colonial history has never been properly acknowledged. That could be about to change.
Mission accomplished? Protesters outside the European parliament in Brussels.
Europe was supposed to be big business for fracking companies, but so far not so good. So what's going wrong?
Camille Muffat celebrates her 2012 gold medal.
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It's not all about spoilt footballers in France.
Marina Picasso is planning on selling a number of her grandfather’s works in the upcoming year.
Over the last nine years, more money has been spent on Picasso than on any other artist. How much does Picasso's granddaughter stand to earn? And why are some in the art world concerned?
French police question suspected jihadist
The recent events in Paris have once again cast doubts on the ability of French intelligence to provide national security. Following the attacks, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls did not hesitate to…
The director of the Paris mosque, Dalil Boubakeur, in the front line
Muslims in France and the French host population are locked in a discriminatory equilibrium. This is the conclusion, summarized in our soon-to-be published book, of a six-year research program that investigates…
French comedian Dieudonné has just been charged as an ‘apologist for terrorism’ for his Facebook posting ‘Je me sens Charlie Coulibaly’ (I feel I am Charlie Coulibaly).
Recent commentary about the so-called “French” idea of free speech is fuelling confusion and misinformation in the debate about Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 in Australia. Human Rights…
The latest edition of Charlie Hebdo is nothing out of the ordinary. Today’s response to the attack on its offices on January 7 is precisely what sets it apart from other newspapers. The front cover, a…