Topic: Union for a Popular Movement
With a first-place showing over President Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday's first round of regional French elections, France's Socialist Party is building alliances in preparation for next Sunday's runoff - and the national elections two years from now.
03/15/2010 11:10 am
Ahead of next month's French election, allegations about a French-African Muslim candidate's criminal record is raising questions about whether France offers a level playing field for ethnic minorities. Ali Soumaré, a candidate in regional elections, says he is the victim of slander.
02/25/2010 04:06 pm
The new effort to outlaw the full-length veil - niqabs and burqas - in public trumps earlier efforts to ban it only in some official buildings. The move comes at a time when French Muslims say they are being targeted as outsiders or not fully French.
12/23/2009 12:40 pm
Marie Ndiaye won the Prix Goncourt for tackling immigration in her novel "Trois femmes puissantes." She refuses to retract her equally bold criticism of Sarkozy's France.
11/13/2009 12:00 am
President Sarkozy's law-and-order push now includes three years in jail or a 45,000 euro fine for being a member of a gang.
06/30/2009 01:00 am
A record low turnout of only 43 percent of 375 million eligible voters pointed to skepticism about a more integrated Europe.
06/08/2009 01:00 am
04/09/2009 01:00 am
Sarkozy is delivering on his promise to break with the past.
08/06/2008 01:00 am
Passed by the lower house of parliament Tuesday, it makes the promotion of 'excessive thinness' a crime punishable by fines of up to $78,000.
04/17/2008 01:00 am
The opposition Socialists beat out the ruling UMP in many cities, prompting calls for the French president to modify his ambitious plans.
03/18/2008 01:00 am