Articles by Tim King
Summits of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie should be celebrations of French values. But African squabbles spoiled this year's event
A proposal that English be made compulsory in French schools is provoking outrage. Any other language would be preferable — Spanish, German, Arabic…
Presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy supports hunting to tap the rural vote. Cynical, perhaps, but it will also help France avoid Britain's urban-rural schism
France's pro-Arab policies sometimes pay dividends. But popularity comes at a price
In France, the anonymous letter has long been a way of alerting the authorities to corruption. But it also belongs to the poison pen tradition of settling scores
Le Figaro's series of essays on French identity has revealed that everyone believes it is in crisis. Gay marriage is just the latest trigger for impassioned debate
Once Chirac's protégé, he is now his bitter rival. But could this wily, dynamic upstart who admires America, Tony Blair and successful businesses ever win the French presidency?