France

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Why were the French first to have fewer children? Secularisation
Research shows the decline of religious influence in the 18th century explains the puzzle of lower fertility rates

Torsten Bell

05, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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UK takes part in huge French naval exercise to counter ‘emerging threats’
France’s top naval commander cites ‘rapid rearmament’ of China and Russia as danger to maritime security

Kim Willsher on the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier

05, Dec, 2021 @10:59 AM

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How can a country that hails Josephine Baker take the racist Zemmour seriously? | Kenan Malik
France prides itself on ‘universalism’. But bigotry festers in its ‘colour blind’ pose

Kenan Malik

05, Dec, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Les miserables? Actually the French insist they are happier than ever
Nearly 80% say they are content with life, yet the right is intent on pushing a nation of decline

Kim Willsher in Paris

05, Dec, 2021 @6:15 AM

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‘The right is back’: Gaullists pick female candidate Valérie Pécresse to take on Macron
Former minister is surprise winner of Les Républicains’ nomination, beating high-profile names such as Michel Barnier

Kim Willsher in Paris

04, Dec, 2021 @5:16 PM

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Emmanuel Macron accused of trying to ‘rehabilitate’ Mohammed bin Salman
Human rights groups criticise French president’s planned meeting with crown prince in Saudi Arabia

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

03, Dec, 2021 @8:26 PM

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France stunned as judo star’s coach cleared of domestic violence
Margaux Pinot says she feared her partner would kill her, but judge says there is not enough proof of guilt

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

03, Dec, 2021 @2:01 PM

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French election polls: who is leading the race to be the next president of France?
Emmanuel Macron and the far-right hopeful Marine Le Pen look set to be joined by numerous other candidates in the French presidential election. We look at the latest polling, and introduce some of the most likely candidates

Seán Clarke and Angelique Chrisafis

03, Dec, 2021 @10:45 AM

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UK Covid: PM says people should not cancel Christmas events after highest cases since 17 July recorded – as it happened
Boris Johnson says ‘no need’ to cancel Christmas events as UK reports 53,945 daily coronavirus cases

Andrew Sparrow

02, Dec, 2021 @6:02 PM

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Hard-right French MP tops Les Républicains party’s presidential primary
Éric Ciotti wants referendum ‘to stop mass immigration’ and set up ‘a French Guantánamo bay’

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

02, Dec, 2021 @5:41 PM

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School bullies to face jail under law approved by French MPs
Draft legislation also proposes maximum fine of €150,000 in most serious cases

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

02, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Macron privately called Boris Johnson a ‘clown’, says French magazine
Report follows French president’s complaint about PM’s behaviour after they discussed sinking of refugee boat in the Channel

Tom Ambrose

02, Dec, 2021 @12:18 AM

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