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    The far right’s war on culture

    John Feffer | Updated at 12:00am on October 22, 2019

    THE far right is on a roll. Just a few years ago, liberals and conservatives would have considered its recent political victories a nightmare scenario....

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    French all-woman extremist group jailed in different terms

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 03:30pm on October 15, 2019

    A French court on Monday sentenced five members of an all-female jihadist cell to between five and 30 years in prison over a failed bid...

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    Shimu bags French film honour

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on October 15, 2019

    Bangladeshi actress Reekita Nondine Shimu received the Prix d’Interprétation Féminine, or Women’s Interpretation Award, in Festival de Saint -Jean-de-Luz, in France on Saturday...

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    Total loses bid for palm oil tax break

    Agence France-Presse . Paris, France | Updated at 12:00am on October 12, 2019

    France’s constitutional court rejected on Friday a bid by oil firm Total to secure a tax break for using controversial palm oil to create biofuel....

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    France needs society of vigilance, says Macron

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2019

    France must develop a ‘society of vigilance’ in its fight against the ‘Hydra’ of Islamist militancy, president Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday, as he paid...

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    Jeff Koons’ controversial ‘Bouquet of Tulips’ unveiled in Paris

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on October 07, 2019

    A controversial work by American pop artist Jeff Koons, aiming to symbolise US solidarity with France in the wake of the 2015 jihadist attacks, was...

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    World leaders pay final tribute to Chirac

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:22am on October 01, 2019

    Dozens of world leaders, including Russian president Vladimir Putin, on Monday paid their final respects to ex-president Jacques Chirac as France held a national day...

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    Ex-French president Jacques Chirac dies

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 04:38pm on September 26, 2019

    Jacques Chirac, the former French president who was a colossal figure in the country’s politics for three decades, died Thursday at the age of 86,...

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    France’s #MeToo activist faces verdict in defamation case

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:52pm on September 25, 2019

    The woman behind France’s answer to the #MeToo campaign exposing male abusive behaviour on Wednesday faces the verdict in a defamation case brought by a...

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    Iran blasts Europe’s ‘ridiculous’ accusations

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2019

    Iran on Tuesday rejected ‘ridiculous’ allegations that it carried out this month’s attack on Saudi oil infrastructure, after the leaders of France, Germany and Britain...

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