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France

2018

17

Jan

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France deportations of foreigners climb nearly 15% in 2017

France received a record high of 100,000 asylum application in 2017, making it one of Europe’s main destinations for migrants and refugees fleeing poverty and conflicts. The deportation of foreigners in an irregular situation also rose 14.6 percent in 2017, according to a report published Tuesday by the Directorate General of Foreigners in France (DGEF).

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Country: France
Source: Anadolu Agency

15

Jan

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Case dismissed against French troops accused of child rape in Central Africa

French investigating magistrates have closed a probe into allegations that French soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic while on a peacekeeping mission, judicial sources told AFP on Monday. The magistrates said there was no evidence that members of Operation Sangaris, deployed to keep warring militias apart, had abused children at a camp for […]

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Country: France
Source: Times Live

09

Jan

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Outrage after French mayor scraps pork-free school meals

A far right local authority in southern France on Monday scrapped pork-free school meals, a move branded “anti-Muslim” or “anti-Jewish” by an equality minister. Julien Sanchez, the National Front mayor of Beaucaire, a town south of Avignon, abolished the scheme, brought in by his predecessor, on the first day of the new school term. The […]

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Country: France
Source: Yahoo News

04

Jan

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French authorities could suppress content or block access to websites guilty of publishing fake news, Macron says

French President Emmanuel Macron came out strongly on Wednesday in support of press freedom and announced a bill to combat the spread of fake news during election campaigns. In a speech to journalists at the Elysee Palace in Paris that laid out his agenda for 2018, Macron said that press freedom was “the highest expression […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT World

03

Jan

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Macron’s policy of expelling migrants: African migrants risk lives on snowy Alpine paths to reach France

African migrants are increasingly braving the snow-clad Alps in efforts to evade immigration police and reach France from Italy, often taking treacherous high-altitude passes that locals warn will lead to deaths. The Alps have seen weeks of heavy snowfall after an early onset of winter, making efforts to cross the border more difficult and dangerous […]

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Country: France
Source: The New Indian Express

2017

27

Dec

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French children’s magazine removed from sales after claiming Israel ‘not a real country’

A French children’s magazine has been withdrawn from newsstands after it admitted a “mistake” in writing that Israel wasn’t a “real country.” The news editor for Youpi, a magazine for children from 5 to 8, told The Associated Press on Tuesday the January issue was being removed from kiosk sales in France and Belgium after […]

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Country: France
Source: The Star

21

Dec

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France to toughen immigration laws after mayors say towns cannot cope

Mr Macron’s desire to toughen France’s stance comes as far-right parties, who have seized on the migrant crisis, have made electoral gains.The mayors of Lille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Grenoble, Rennes, Toulouse and Nantes, claiming they have been “backed up against a wall”, have demanded Mr Macron’s government do more to tackle the number of migrants arriving […]

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Country: France
Source: Express

18

Dec

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France closes mosque for ‘encouraging radicalism’

A French court on Saturday issued orders to close down a mosque in Marseille city in southern France for allegedly “encouraging radicalism and violence”. An administrative court in Marseille acted on a petition by Governor Pierre Dartout who asked the As-Sunna Mosque to be closed for six months. The court ruled that the religious official […]

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Country: France
Source: Anadolu Agency

24

Nov

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Paris police use tear gas to combat new education plan protest

On Wednesday, French police used tear gas to disperse the crowd of lyceum students protesting against new education plans of the French government, a Sputnik correspondent reported. Several hundreds of lyceum students opposing the reform marched through Paris from the Place de la Republique square to the Place de la Bastille square, however after that […]

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Country: France
Source: Sputnik

22

Nov

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France to ‘prevent’ Muslims from praying on streets after shutting down mosque

Muslims in the northern multiethnic Parisian suburb of Clichy-la-Garenne will not be permitted to pray on the streets, the French interior minister said. “They [Muslims] will not have prayers on the street, we will prevent street praying,” Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told Questions Politics on Sunday. Muslims have held Friday prayers on the streets since […]

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Country: France
Source: Yeni Şafak