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2018

19

Jun

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French police cut soles off migrant children’s shoes, claims Oxfam

French border police have been accused of detaining migrant children as young as 12 in cells without food or water, cutting the soles off their shoes and stealing sim cards from their mobile phones, before illegally sending them back to Italy. A report released on Friday by the charity Oxfam also cites the case of a […]

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Country: France
Source: The Guardian

19

Jun

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French President Emmanuel Macron scolds teen for calling him ‘Manu’

President Emmanuel Macron was attending a ceremony in northern France to commemorate General Charles De Gaulle’s call for popular resistance during World War II. The young man, who looked to be in his mid-teens, was standing behind a barrier as Mr Macron passed along the crowd. He was captured on LCI television singing the words of […]

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Country: France
Source: ABC , Sputnik

12

Jun

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French authorities clear 336 migrants from camp near Dunkirk

Authorities have cleared 336 migrants from a makeshift camp outside Dunkirk and assigned them to reception centres in the region of northern France. The closure came just weeks after some 400 migrants were transferred to centres from a local gymnasium, where they were temporarily sheltered after another camp was shut. The town of Grande-Synthe, the […]

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Country: France
Source: CTV News , Dünya Bülteni

06

Jun

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French police clear out two more migrant camps in Paris

French police on Monday began to clear out two more illegal migrant campsites in Paris, the country’s latest attempt to deal with an influx of refugees which began about three years ago. The Paris police department said in a statement that they were in the process of clearing out an illegal refugee campsite at the […]

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Country: France
Source: XINHUANET

04

Jun

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France to forbid religious dress in schools

According to parts of an order issued by the French Education Ministry’s director general published Wednesday, students will not be allowed to attend schools with clothing that includes religious symbols including kippot and long skirts. According to a report in Le Figaro, the directive is a guide to students on issues dealing with the interface between […]

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Country: France
Source: Arutz Sheva

31

May

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‘President was clear about RT’: Journalist barred from Elysee Palace despite having credentials

An RT journalist has been barred from attending a conference hosted by Emmanuel Macron in Elysee palace. The reporter was told that the president “was clear” about RT: access for the channel’s staff is denied. Kyrill Kotikov, working for RT France, was stopped by security at the gates of the palace where Macron was due […]

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Country: France
Source: RT , Güneş

23

May

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French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camp

The French Interior Ministry on Monday pledged to evict about 2,300 migrants camped next to popular Parisian canals. The contentious decision has highlighted the problem of how European nations are managing the continuing migrant influx. For several months migrants have been settling on the banks of two canals in the northeast of Paris. Aid organizations […]

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Country: France
Source: Deutsche Welle

23

May

Riot police officers detain a protestor during a demonstration in Paris, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. French public services workers have gone on strike as part of their protest a government plan to cut 120,000 jobs by 2022. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Police use teargas and batons to suppress demonstrators in Paris, France

Clashes between police and groups of masked youths have erupted on the sidelines of a march by civil servants in Paris. Associated Press reporters at the scene saw at least a hundred young people from outside the labor protest take position at the front of the march Tuesday afternoon. Police officers repeatedly charged the interlopers, […]

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Country: France
Source: EBL News , Milat

21

May

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French weaken new laws on child rape

The French equalities minister has been accused of being soft on sexual abusers of children and of breaking a pledge that any adult who has sex with a child would be prosecuted for rape. Marlène Schiappa was the focus of anger from the opposition and activists after parliament passed a sexual offences bill that retained […]

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Country: France
Source: Euronews , The Times

18

May

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French court sentences woman to jail for refusing to remove niqab

A French court has sentenced a woman to six-month in Jail for refusing a police officer’s order to remove her niqab, a garment of clothing that covers the face. The sentence, that sparked outrage in the French Muslim community, followed the woman’s dramatic arrest in the southern city of Toulouse last month after she was stopped […]

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Country: France
Source: Alwaght , TRT Haber