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French commentator Éric Zemmour accused of sexual violence against women

France — Investigation

On April 24th 2021 a female councillor publicly accused French journalist and polemicist Éric Zemmour of having forcibly kissed her. Mediapart has gathered the accounts of several other women who have also condemned the actions and behaviour of the journalist from Le Figaro newspaper and CNews news channel, whom some on the far-right want to be a candidate in next year's presidential election in France. When approached by Mediapart, Zemmour declined to respond to the allegations. Lénaïg Bredoux, David Perrotin and Marine Turchi report.

French MP and billionaire Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

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In his tribute, President Emanuel Macron said Dassault, 69, son of the late industrialist Serge Dassault, loved France and his death would be "a great loss". 

How French press reacted to Macron's plans for labour law reform

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Right-wing papers hail Macron's flagship reforms as major advance while publications on the Left say plans will drag France back 30 years. 

Nicolas Sarkozy outlines plan to save France

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Former French president says he would allow firms to scrap 35-hour week, cut taxes and shrink country's civil service.

Sarkozy denounces "Stasi" phone-tapping

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Angry former president likens eavesdropping to actions of former East German police and says Republic's principles have been 'trampled' on.

Hollande popularity sinks below 20% on affair, unemployment

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With jobless total at 16 year high, the French president's poll ratings fall below 20% for the first time since his election win in May 2012.

One in three French people have 'earned undeclared income this year'

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Half of France's babysitters and teaching assistants and a third of domestic cleaners are paid 'under the table' says new survey.

Poll suggests French negative views of Islam widen

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An opinion poll for French daily Le Figaro found a majority of respondents believed Islam had too great an influence in France.

Wounded French journalist Edith Bouvier and colleague William Daniels reach safety in Lebanon

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French journalists Edith Bouvier and William Daniels have managed to get out of Syria and are now safely in Lebanon, confirms President Sarkozy.