Less unity seen after European Parliament elections

Less unity seen after European Parliament elections

BRUSSELS, May 27 (UPI) --Results of the vote for the European Parliament suggest Europeans are less interested in unity than in the welfare of their own countries.
Ed Adamczyk

French politicians condemn magazine for Hollande affair accusations

PARIS, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- French lawmakers from both the left and right have rallied around President Francois Hollande and condemned a magazine that accused him of having an affair.

French politician fined for anti-Roma remark

PARIS, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The founder of a far-right French political party was fined for comments he made likening Roma to thieves at a political rally in September, officials said.

Rightwing newspaper compares French justice minister to monkey

PARIS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The French government is considering prosecution of a far-right newspaper for a headline comparing Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to a monkey.

Is France turning racist?

PARIS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The stunning success of France's anti-immigrant Front National (FN) party in winning a regional election Sunday with 54 percent of the vote reflects a growing frustration with conventional politics across Europe.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Walkers stumble on nude photo shoot at Belfast landmark

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Walkers on one of Northern Ireland's most celebrated hills said they were shocked when they stumbled on a woman posing naked for photographs.

French mayor refuses to marry lesbian couple

BOLLENE, France, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A far-right French mayor has refused to marry a lesbian couple in defiance of a federal law that allows same-sex marriage.

Protests over Islamic veil ban arrest in France turn violent

TRAPPES, France, July 20 (UPI) -- A demonstration in France over the country's ban on Islamic face veils turned violent, with about 250 protesters clashing with police, officials said.

Panel votes to lift legal immunity for French MEP Marine Le Pen

BRUSSELS, June 4 (UPI) -- French right-wing leader Marine Le Pen is facing the loss her European Parliament immunity to prosecution under hate speech laws, an MEP confirmed.

Same-sex marriage opponents stage huge rally in Paris

PARIS, May 26 (UPI) -- Crowds estimated at 150,000 to 1 million people rallied against France's new same-sex marriage law Sunday in Paris.

Woman stages mock suicide at Notre Dame

PARIS, May 22 (UPI) -- Paris police arrested a woman who staged a mock suicide at Notre Dame Cathedral one day after far-right figure Dominique Venner killed himself in a protest.

May 1 marches show growing support for anti-immigration party

PARIS, May 1 (UPI) -- Under a banner that read "the people first," thousands marched in Paris Wednesday to show their support for the National Front, officials say.
French officials to publish assets

French officials to publish assets

PARIS, April 3 (UPI) -- France's president promised Wednesday to require Cabinet officials to disclose all assets after a former budget minister was indicted for tax fraud.

Poll: French worried about immigration

PARIS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A new poll finds widespread anxiety about immigration in France with 70 percent saying there are "too many foreigners."
After me, the deluge

After me, the deluge

STRASBOURG, France, May 7 (UPI) -- Nicolas Sarkozy has narrowly lost the Presidency after a single term, but his Socialist party successor, Francis Hollande, has not won a mandate.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
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