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France

2019

15

Feb

More than 3,600 homeless people identified in Paris

More than 3,600 homeless people have been identified in Paris as part of the second edition of the “Night of Solidarity”, announced Thursday the Deputy Mayor in charge of Solidarity and the fight against exclusion. In total, the approximately 2,000 volunteers and social workers deployed in the field during the night of 7 to 8 […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , Investing

14

Feb

France: At least 8,400 arrested in Yellow Vest protests

French interior minister said that some 8,400 people were arrested since the beginning of Yellow Vest protests three months ago, according to local media on Thursday. French daily Le Figaro quoted Christophe Castaner as saying that around 1,300 police officers, firefighters and gendarmes were injured since the beginning of the protests on Nov. 17 last […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , AA

13

Feb

French mayor issues ban on excessive dog barking

The mayor of a town in northern France has issued a ban on excessive dog barking in a bid to curb canine noise pollution. From Monday, dog owners in Feuquières face a €68 (£60; $77) fine for “prolonged or repeated barking”. Mayor Jean-Pierre Estienne says the ban is in response to dogs “barking day and […]

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Country: France
Source: BBC , BBC

13

Feb

Muslims debate first mixed-gender mosque in France

Kahina Bahloul, a Muslim woman who was born for an Algerian father and a French mother, has established an association for Muslims in France and it is called: “Tell Me About Islam.” The association aims to discuss controversial debates that are not discussed among Muslims. Bahloul was the first to suggest the idea of a […]

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Country: France
Source: Dünya Bülteni , Al Bawaba

13

Feb

Almost 1,800 verdicts issued over yellow vest protests in France

As many as 1,796 verdicts have been issued in France over violence linked to the yellow vest movement since the protests began in mid-November, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Tuesday. “Since the start of these events, 1,796 verdicts have been issued by the judiciary and 1,422 people are still waiting for court decisions … More than 1,300 […]

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Country: France
Source: Urdu Point , AA

11

Feb

Violent ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests in Week 13

In the 13th straight weekend of “Yellow Vest” demonstrations in France, protesters showed no sign of letting up pressure on the government and did not appear appeased by concessions by President Emmanuel Macron. There were scattered acts of violence as protesters and the police clashed in marches in Paris and southern French cities on Saturday. […]

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08

Feb

Memo suggests French intelligence knew about attack on Rwandan president in lead up to genocide

Radio France and the news site Mediapart published on Wednesday excerpts of a memo from the DGSE – the French equivalent of MI6 and the CIA – which seems to refute the idea that they knew nothing of the Rwandan genocide as it began to unfold. The two news organisations published a note from the French exterior […]

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Country: France
Source: Sputnik , France 24

06

Feb

France to have national day marking Armenian genocide

Speaking to the Armenian community at a dinner in Paris, Macron said: “France is, first and foremost, the country that knows how to look history in the face, which was among the first to denounce the killing of the Armenian people, which in 1915 named genocide for what it was, which in 2001 after a […]

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Country: France
Source: NTV , France 24

06

Feb

French police attempt to search Mediapart offices over Benalla report

The Paris prosecutor’s office should cease its attempts to search the offices of investigative news outlet Mediapart, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Mediapart reported that police and prosecutors attempted to search its office today as part of an investigation into the outlet’s reporting on the French president’s former top security officer Alexandre Benalla. “It is vital […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , CPJ

01

Feb

French police officers jailed for raping Canadian tourist

Two police officers from one of France’s elite units have been sent to jail for seven years for the gang-rape of a Canadian tourist. The officers took Emily Spanton back to their headquarters at 36 Quai des Orfèvres after an alcohol-fuelled evening at an Irish bar in April 2014. Once in their fifth floor office, […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , The Guardian