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Blue, white and red French flag fleets in Nice, southeastern France, Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

France’s far-right leverages generals’ warning of ‘civil war’ ahead of elections

Global Politics

The letter was largely cast off as an outlandish stunt filled with baseless claims — until the far-right saw it as an opportunity.

French and European Union flags fly at entrance to France's top elite school.

France’s top elite school closes in quest for diversity

France's far-right National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen speaks to journalists as she leaves after a meeting at the Elyseé palace in Paris on January 9, 2015.

How France’s far-right National Front party is seizing the political moment

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Le Rencontre, a French-speaking meetup at the Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston, Maine.

In Maine, a little French goes a long way

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French President François Hollande

A friend of François Hollande says he wanted a ‘Chinese Wall’ between his public and private life

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Julie Gayet at Deauville

What the French president’s affair and separation say about love, politics and French culture

Arts, Culture & Media

This weekend, French President François Hollande confirmed that he is separating from his partner Valérie Trierweiler. The French seemed to shrug at the news of Hollande’s affair with actress Julie Gayet, seeing love and politics as separate. But France’s neighbors and its former colonies don’t necessarily agree.

Why all the fuss about French President François Hollande’s alleged affair?

Global Politics

French tabloid “Closer” exposed an alleged affair between French President François Hollande and a French actress. Hollande isn’t the first French president to stray, though he isn’t married, so why is this alleged affair causing such a stir?

50 Years Later: Josephine Baker’s Speech at the March on Washington Still Inspires

Arts, Culture & Media

Bennetta Jules-Rosette, director of the African & African-American Studies Research Center at the UCSD, attended the 1963 March on Washington. She watched as Josephine Baker spoke to the crowd. It was a moment that changed Bennetta Jules-Rosette’s life.

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Carla Bruni: Little French Singer

Arts, Culture & Media

A decade ago, the former supermodel Carla Bruni released her debut album, surprising people who’d been more than a little skeptical of her as a musician.

France’s super-rich: Raise our taxes, s’il vous plait

Instead of avoiding taxes during tough economic times, France’s super rich have signed a petition asking the government to raise their taxes.