Angelique Chrisafis

E-books in France a non!starter

Reading habits were back on the political agenda in France this week when Hollande's government, vowing to protect the printed word.

The face of the inclusive new France

A woman confronting daunting challenges wonders how to spend more time with her family. Angelique Chrisafis reports.

France’s extremists find favour

Leading France's Front National to its best first-round result in her first presidential campaign, Marine Le Pen counts herself as the big winner.

Arab Spring led to the fall of the first wives’ club

Despite an often fawning portrayal in the Western media, they were the Lady Macbeths.

Journalist deaths pile pressure on Syria’s Assad

The deaths in Syria of journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik and scores more civilians, have prompted renewed calls for an end to the Assad regime.

France probes Africa’s big spenders

Police raids mar the luxurious haven of the super-rich leaders and their families.

Mr Ordinary tops French election polls

Francois Hollande close to becoming France's first Socialist president since Francois Mitterrand.

Paris’s controversial human exhibition

Paris's most talked-about exhibition of the season opened with a sense of shock and soul-searching at the exhibiting of people from European colonies.

Eurozone rains on Sarkozy’s parade

The French president was hoping to be hailed at the G20 summit as the saviour of the euro.

Tunisia embraces pragmatic Islam

Flanked by the flags of Tunisia and his Islamist party, Rachid Ghannouchi, known by followers as "the Sheikh", is ­avuncular and professorial.

The end of French machismo

Sexism in politics and the country in general is under siege, signifying a welcome change.

In the court of Carla Bruni

The latest sensation in France's love-hate relationship with its first lady has been whether Carla Bruni is pregnant.

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