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Former PM Valls Loses Lead in Socialist Primaries

PARIS – Former French prime minister Manuel Valls has lost his lead over leftist opponent Arnaud Montebourg ahead of the Socialist primaries, an Ifop poll, published by the weekly Journal du Dimanche, showed on Sunday. In case of a second-round


French PM Manuel Valls to Announce Presidential Bid

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is expected to announce he is entering the race to be the Socialist candidate for next year’s presidential election, after Francois Hollande said he would not stand, a move that would mean a government reshuffle.

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French PM: Europe at Risk of Collapse

The European Union is in danger of breaking apart unless France and Germany, in particular, work harder to stimulate growth and employment and heed citizens’ concerns, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in the German capital on Thursday.

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French PM Urges ‘Harsh’ Punishment Over Anti-Police Violence

France’s prime minister called on Thursday for “harsh” punishment for those attacking police officers, a day after protesters torched a police vehicle in central Paris. “The punishment must be harsh, the enquiry has just started, arrests have been made,” Manuel

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French PM Warns Extreme Islam Winning The Propaganda War

Prime Minister Manuel Valls said extreme forms of Islam were winning the propaganda war for hearts and minds, warning the veil was being used as a political symbol for the “enslavement of women”. Speaking at a roundtable on Islamism in

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French PM Says Europe Can’t Take Any More Migrants

European countries are stretched to their limits in the refugee crisis and cannot take in any more new arrivals, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was quoted as saying in a German newspaper on Wednesday. Europe is grappling with its worst

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French Political Elites Panic As Marine Le Pen Gains Ground

Europe’s migrant invasion, coupled with strengthening support for Marine Le Pen’s National Front (NF) is causing panic in French political circles. The situation is perceived as so dire that Prime Minister Manuel Valls is considering alliances between the centre right, and even far

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French Government Faces No-Confidence Vote

France’s Socialist government faces a parliamentary vote of no confidence Thursday over a key package of reforms designed to energise the country’s sluggish economy. The conservative opposition proposed the motion after Prime Minister Manuel Valls used a rare constitutional device


ISIS Dumps 40,000 Tweets a Day on France

The French government has released some stunning figures to illustrate the intensity of ISIS recruiting efforts in their country. There are at least 2,600 websites in French, run by the terror state and its supporters, and they generate over 40,000 Twitter messages per day, reaching some 2.8 million followers.


France Approves Domestic Spying with ‘Almost No Judicial Oversight’

The Surveillance State faces stiff criticism in the United States. Limiting domestic surveillance, or at least subjecting it to more extensive oversight, is likely to be a prominent feature of several 2016 presidential campaigns. But in France, Parliament just took domestic surveillance up a notch, granting internal intelligence services “their most intrusive domestic spying abilities ever, with almost no judicial oversight,” as The New York Times puts it.