With just five months to go before France’s presidential elections, François Hollande has kept the country in suspense over whether he will run for a second term, throwing his Socialist Party into disarray.
France’s state of emergency imposed in the wake of last November’s terror attacks is still in place today. The measure gives police and state officials special powers to take action against those deemed to be a threat to national security. Those powers include the right to hold people under house arrest without the approval of a judge. But it’s a move that’s proved controversial, with many suspects protesting their innocence. Our team went to meet them.
Rwanda on Tuesday opened a formal probe into 20 French officials suspected of playing a role in the 1994 genocide which left some 800,000 dead, the prosecutor general said.
French investigators have tried and failed – again – to persuade Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to talk to anti-terrorism investigators.
A PERCH angler has landed one of the most impressive salmon ever sent to Angler’s Mail after he tussled with this beak-mouthed male.
Mike Wallis landed the stunning salmon while targetting perch on the lower River Severn with a small soft rubber Tsunami …Continue reading »
Former premier François Fillon won the conservative primary on Sunday to become Les Républicains’ candidate for the 2017 presidential election. A social conservative and a proponent of the free market, he is known as “France’s Margaret Thatcher”.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls dismissed speculation of a possible rift with President François Hollande on Monday, a day after he raised the prospect of challenging his boss in the country’s upcoming left-wing presidential primaries.
Paris police sources this weekend reported that the death of British photographer David Hamilton could be ruled a suicide.
François Fillon has finally clinched the conservative candidacy in the 2017 French presidential race. But while domestic policies have so far dominated the discourse, FRANCE 24’s Leela Jacinto checks out what’s at stake for French foreign policy.
THIS huge 18 lb 5 oz barbel has been banked to set a new River Thames record – but captor …Continue reading »