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Centrist Bayrou trips up Sarkozy at start of presidential race

Centrist politician François Bayrou on Sunday said he would run as a candidate in France’s presidential election next year if Nicolas Sarkozy won the right-wing Les Républicains party nomination, in a new affront to the former president.

Hollande says Calais ‘Jungle’ camp must be ‘completely dismantled’

French President François Hollande said on a visit to the northern port of Calais Monday that the sprawling "Jungle" camp there must be "completely dismantled".

Gunman wounds two in Paris suburb supermarket

A man in his sixties opened fire on shoppers outside a supermarket near Paris on Monday, severely injuring two people before fleeing the scene, police sources said. The incident is not believed to be connected to terrorism.

Paris bans cars along part of the river Seine

Strollers and cyclists can breathe easy on the banks of the Seine after Paris on Monday approved a plan to ban cars on a long stretch of riverside road cutting across the city.

Paris to create a dedicated space for nudists

Paris city councillors will debate Monday on creating spaces for nudists, an idea that Mayor Anne Hidalgo thinks is “très sympa [nice/fun]”.

French media on alert as Chirac remains hospitalised

Jacques Chirac remains in a Paris hospital one week after being admitted for a lung infection, with the charismatic former president’s declining health continuing to dominate the front pages in France.

Paris tackles air pollution with second car-free day

Paris banned cars from large swaths of the French capital on Sunday as part of Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s wider efforts to fight air pollution. But critics say her policies are only shifting the problem elsewhere.

French prime minister calls Sarkozy out for ‘Gaulish ancestry’ comments

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls responded late on Thursday to former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s controversial comments earlier this week on the country’s Gaulish ancestry, stating that France was stronger because of its diversity.

Montenegrin confesses smuggling arms to Paris on eve of November attacks

A Montenegrin caught in Germany with a car full of weapons a week before November’s Islamist attacks in Paris confessed at the start of his trial on Friday to acting as a gun runner, but denied knowing what was planned with the arsenal.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen would make second round of presidential vote, poll finds

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN) party, is almost certain to advance to the second round of the country’s 2017 presidential election, according to a new poll published on Thursday.

Fact check: Sarkozy’s take on the Calais migrant situation

Hoping to be nominated by his centre-right party for next year’s presidential election, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy visited Calais this week, where he decried the current government’s “absence of authority” over the migrant situation.

Belgian policemen arrested for helping migrants into France

Two Belgian policemen were arrested after helping a group of migrants return to France after they wound up in Belgium by mistake while heading to Calais, officials said Thursday.

Teenage hackers face charges over Paris terror hoax

French prosecutors have placed two minors, aged 16 and 14, under formal investigation over a false alert that triggered a vast anti-terrorist operation in central Paris last weekend.

French Green Party struggles to find its voice as presidential race heats up

France’s Green Party is struggling to gain political momentum eight months before the first round of the country’s presidential elections, even as the ruling Socialist Party takes a pummelling in opinion polls.

India confirms deal to buy 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets

India's cabinet committee on security on Wednesday approved the purchase of 36 fighter jets from France's Dassault, a senior Indian defence ministry official said.