Far-right leaders fail to tie the knot

Europe’s far-right leaders keep flirting, but are still wary to tie the knot.  In Warsaw on Friday and Saturday, a collection of the continent’s biggest nationalist, anti-immigrant and Euroskeptic politicians gathered for their latest attempt to unite in some sort of grand coalition. Some guest list highlights: Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, French presidential hopeful … Read more

French election 2022: Valérie Pécresse wins conservative primary

Head of Paris region Valérie Pécresse will be the presidential candidate of “Les Républicains,” France’s main right-wing party said on Saturday. Pécresse won 61% of the votes in the final round of the party’s primary election compared to 39% for her challenger Eric Ciotti, a hardliner MP from Nice. It is the first time the … Read more

Macron wraps up Gulf tour in Saudi with MBS meeting

After visiting UAE and Qatar, France’s Macron met Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia to discuss regional ‘stability’. French President Emmanuel Macron wrapped up his tour of the Gulf after a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler in Jeddah. The meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday, after Macron’s meeting with the … Read more

Lives lost at Europe’s borders and Afghan MPs in exile: human rights this fortnight – in pictures

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Import gets out of trouble again to stay unbeaten

Huetor is two wins from two in Australia but trainer Paul Snowden says he shouldn’t have won either, which shows the former French galloper could be a serious stayer. Trainers Peter and Paul Snowden and jockey Kerrin McEvoy admit they don’t know how far Huetor could progress through the staying ranks. But the three outstanding … Read more

France evacuates more than 300 people from Afghanistan

France and Qatar jointly operated the humanitarian mission while also delivering medical equipment, food and winter supplies to Kabul. France has carried out an evacuation mission in Afghanistan, taking 258 Afghans as well as 11 French, some 60 Dutch nationals and an unspecified number of people linked to them out of the country, a French … Read more

Cementing Ties, UAE Buys 80 French-Made Rafale Warplanes

French President Emmanuel Macron began a two-day trip to the Gulf on Friday. Dubai: The United Arab Emirates ordered 80 Rafale fighter jets on Friday, the largest order ever for the warplane, a multi-billion dollar arms contract that deepens economic and political ties with France. French President Emmanuel Macron began a two-day trip to the … Read more

France’s Eric Zemmour is running a campaign à la Donald Trump — in theory

Press play to listen to this article PARIS — On the face of it, Eric Zemmour has failed his Trumpian transformation. Underneath the surface, it might be a bit more complicated. During his first TV interview as an official French presidential candidate on Tuesday, Zemmour — a former journalist running an insurgent campaign heavy on … Read more

Macron says Brexit rules matter of ‘war and peace’ for Ireland amid UK spats

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron urged the U.K. to work with the EU to resolve post-Brexit issues, as he called the divorce deal’s Northern Ireland protocol a matter of “war and peace for Ireland.” “It is for us an existential question, in two respects,” Macron said of the protocol during a meeting Wednesday of … Read more

Far-right TV pundit Eric Zemmour will run for France’s presidency

The far-right TV pundit in France that has made headlines over his polarising rhetoric will officially throw his hat into the race for president. Eric Zemmour, who is polling around third nationally, declared himself a candidate in the April 2022 presidential elections. There had been speculation for weeks about when he would officially declare his … Read more