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‘We are witnessing the creation of the French version of the Tea Party’

The growing visibility of a staunchly conservative movement in France has prompted comparisons with the Tea Party of the United States. Interior Minister Manuel Valls has warned that France was seeing the birth of its own version of the grassroots, anti-tax Tea Party movement amid a surge of anti-government demonstrations…

Thousands of French students take to the streets to protest against deportations

Thousands of high school students in Paris and other parts of France rose up Thursday in anger at the deportation of foreign pupils, after the high-profile eviction of a 15-year-old Roma girl. Leonarda Dibrani was detained during a school trip earlier this month and deported to Kosovo with her parents…

France’s interior minister says Syria militants pose national security threat

France’s interior minister revealed Thursday that hundreds of homegrown Islamist militants were signing up to fight in Syria and warned they could pose a security threat when they come back. More than 300 French nationals or residents are either currently fighting in Syria’s civil war, planning to go and fight…

Police hunt man who stabbed French soldier in broad daylight

French anti-terrorist police are searching for a man who stabbed a soldier in the neck in a business neighborhood west of Paris before fleeing the scene on Saturday night. The 25-year-old soldier, Private First Class Cedric Cordier, was patrolling in uniform with two other troops in a shopping area adjoining…

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