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  • Last year the "fiscal shield" became increasingly unpopular, even among members of Mr. Sarkozy's ruling party, Union pour un Mouvement Populaire, as the French press published details of Ms. Bettencourt's tax returns showing the billionaire was regularly getting money back from fiscal authorities as part of a tax refund under the fiscal shield program.

    Wealthy French Push for Extra Tax on Rich

  • The most recent case of alleged government spying occurred when Mr. Davet and other Le Monde reporters were probing allegations by a former employee of Ms. Bettencourt that threatened to damage Mr. Sarkozy and his ruling party, the Union pour un Mouvement Populaire.

    French Probe Media Spying

  • Last week, a public debate held by Mr. Sarkozy's Union Pour un Mouvement Populaire on the place of Islam in a secular France failed to produce any tangible results, but annoyed party moderates.

    French Veil Ban Takes Effect

  • "We can be proud of their joint demonstration of leadership," said Mr. Groehe on Saturday, speaking at a gathering of the French conservative party Union pour un Mouvement Populaire.

    Merkel To Back Sarkozy Re-Election

  • But it's a testament to Lan's convictions and to the inspiration he found in Jean Vilar's Théâtre National Populaire, which in 1950s France attempted to create a classless performance space and speak directly to young audiences.

    Young Vic at 40: the Young and the restless

  • "That would be the worst situation," said Fr é d é ric Lefebvre, spokesman for Union pour un Mouvement Populaire, the ruling party of France's President Nicolas Sarkozy.

    U.S. Vote Cheered in China, Rued in Russia

  • Ms. Le Pen's election as FN president presents a challenge for France's two biggest political parties — President Nicolas Sarkozy's center-right Union pour un Mouvement Populaire, or UMP, and the Socialist Party.

    Daughter Succeeds Le Pen as Party Leader

  • Although responsible for operations in the British Isles and Ireland as a commander in the Front Populaire de Libération de la Palestine, he claimed: "We didn't do anything in the UK, we didn't have the means", before contradicting himself and saying he had carried out "a hundred operations" between 1971 and 1976, when he resigned from the FPLP.

    Carlos the Jackal receives second life sentence

  • (Image above: Guy Tillim, "Mai Mai Militia in training near Beni, eastern DRC, for immediate deployment with the APC, Army Populaire du Congo" 2002)

    Contemporary African Art Since 1980: exclusive image gallery Boing Boing

  • Later, De Falla's "Suite Populaire Espagnole" drew from Weilerstein that rare and elusive quality of vocal phrasing in the tone and showed a real flair for the rhythmic verve of Spanish melody.

    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein at Sixth & I Synagogue


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