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20

Apr

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Muslim woman who refused handshake denied French citizenship

France’s highest administrative court has upheld a decision to deny a French passport to an Algerian Muslim who refused to shake hands with officials during her citizenship ceremony, according to a ruling seen by AFP Thursday. The woman argued that her “religious beliefs” prevented her from shaking hands with a senior official presiding over the […]

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Country: France
Source: SBS News

17

Apr

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Parents are banned from naming their baby son JIHAD by French court

A court in France has told a couple they cannot name their baby Jihad as that would have an adverse effect on the boy’s life. The case first came to court last summer when authorities in the Toulouse suburb of Leguevin were immediately alerted after the child was given the name. Now a court in the south-western […]

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Country: France
Source: Daily Mail

13

Apr

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French police ‘make’ migrant children older on paper to return them to Italy

Seven Italian charities have accused French border police of falsifying the birth dates of migrant children travelling alone in an attempt to pass them off as adults and send them back to Italy. In an appeal to the European commission and Italy’s interior ministry, the charities highlighted evidence of two cases in which birth dates appeared […]

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Country: France
Source: The Guardian , Anadolu Ajansı

13

Apr

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French police clear protesting students at Sorbonne university

Paris riot police have cleared out students seeking to occupy the Sorbonne university in Paris, as part of a season of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s reforms. The university announced its iconic Left Bank site is closed Friday for security reasons after the Thursday night police operation. While about 200 students were evacuated, a few […]

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Country: France
Source: The Washington Post , TRT Haber

11

Apr

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 10, 2014 shows French right-wing UMP party mayor of Wissous, Richard Trinquier, posing in front of the town hall in Wissous, near Paris.
Trinquier was put into custody  after he threatened Roma people, according to Evry's prosecution on April 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JACQUES DEMARTHON

Drunk French mayor threatened homeless with samurai sword

While cities around the world try different approaches to the issue of homeless people on their streets, the mayor of the small French town of Wissous has found his own “warrior’s way” to deal with the problem. Richard Trinquier, mayor of the French town of Wissous, Essonne department, was taken into custody after he threatened homeless people with a katana, French […]

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Country: France
Source: Sputnik

09

Apr

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French police force eco-activists out wooded site

French police are trying to evict environmental activists from a wooded site in western France where a new airport was to have been built. Police used tear gas at the Notre-Dames-des-Landes site against hundreds of activists, who built makeshift barricades and set some ablaze. In January the government scrapped the controversial project to build a […]

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Country: France
Source: BBC

06

Apr

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French police drag pregnant migrant off train

Three French students in recent days released a video showing a squad of French police dragging a pregnant migrant woman off a train, holding her by her arms and legs, following a strenuous check punctuated by screams and protests. The woman was travelling with her family on a train from Ventimiglia and was forced to […]

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Country: France
Source: ANSA Med

05

Apr

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France puts 78,000 security threats on vast police database

France has flagged more than 78,000 people as security threats in a database intended to let European police share information on the continent’s most dangerous residents — more than all other European countries put together — according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The data has led to questions about whether the system is […]

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Country: France
Source: Fox News

05

Apr

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UN human rights experts urge France to bring water, sanitation services to coastal migrants

UN human rights experts on Wednesday urged the French government to do more to provide safe drinking water, sanitation services and emergency shelter for migrants and asylum-seekers in Calais and other areas along the coast of France. The migrants and asylum seekers are also in Grande-Synthe, Tatinghem, and Dieppe along the northern French coast. “Migrants […]

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Country: France
Source: XINHUANET

04

Apr

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Armed French police cross Italian border to test migrant for drugs

Italy on Saturday protested to France over a incident in which French border police entered a clinic run by a non-governmental organization that cares for migrants trying to cross the Alps, the foreign ministry said. The NGO, Rainbow for Africa, said that on Friday evening the French brought a Nigerian migrant to the railway station […]

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Country: France
Source: The New York Times