Can France Stem the Populist Tide? | Foreign Affairs

background image Marine Le Pen, French National Front political party leader and candidate for the French 2017 presidential election, attends the 2-day FN political rally to launch the presidential campaign in Lyon, France, February 2017. A New Political Dynamic The upcoming French presidential election offers a primer on the turbulent politics of our times. We […]

Trump Supporters Online Are Pretending To Be French To Manipulate France’s Election – BuzzFeed News

Your Post Has Been Launched! Fabulous! Don’t forget to share with your friends on Twitter and Facebook. 1. BuzzFeed News was recently given access to a chatroom called The Great Liberation of France, which is hosted on a Slack-like messaging platform called Discord. View this image › Discord ID: 10333712 2. The head of this […]

Farmer on Trial Defends Smuggling Migrants: ‘I Am a Frenchman.’ – The New York Times

Farmer Challenges French Immigration Laws Cédric Herrou from the Roya Valley near the Italian border is on trial and igniting debate for having helped bring people into France illegally. NICE, France — At times it was hard to know who was on trial, the smuggler or the state. The defendant, Cédric Herrou, 37, a slightly […]

Europeans greatly overestimate Muslim population, poll shows | Society | The Guardian

Members of the public in European states including France, Belgium, Germany and the UK greatly overestimate their country’s Muslim population and the rate at which it is growing. An Ipsos Mori survey that measured the gap between public perception and reality in 40 countries in 2016 found French respondents were by far the most likely […]

Several killed in what German police say appears to be truck attack | Reuters

BERLIN Several people were killed and up to 50 injured when a truck plowed into a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday evening, the Berliner Morgenpost reported. German media said police on the ground were saying first indications were that the incident was an attack. (Reporting by Michael Nienaber; Writing by Robin […]

France’s top administrative court overturns burkini ban – The Washington Post

PARIS — After a month of intense national scandal and heightened international outrage, France’s highest administrative court, the Conseil d’État, on Friday overturned the burkini ban in a coastal area of the south of France. Imposed in the name of secularism, perhaps France’s most sacred ideal, the highly controversial burkini bans — currently affecting 25 […]