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France

2020

24

Oct

French minister accuses mayors of giving in to ‘political Islam’ over swimming pools

France’s finance minister on Friday accused some mayors of giving in to “political Islam” because they allow women-only hours at local swimming pools, underscoring a harsher tone in the aftermath of a schoolteacher’s beheading. “There is terrorism, yes — the crime that must be judged and condemned,” Bruno Le Maire told Europe 1 radio. “And […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , POLITICO

21

Oct

French Interior Minister Darmanin: I feel uncomfortable with halal food

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin made statements on the agenda of the BFMTV channel in his country. Darmanin said he was shocked by the fact that there are special halal areas in the markets and that he is uncomfortable with it, stating that “there shouldn’t be a halal area in the markets “. Darmanin said, […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , NB

18

Sep

France: MPs leave meeting over student wearing hijab

Right-wing and republican lawmakers walked out of a meeting in France’s parliament Thursday due to the presence of a woman wearing a Muslim headscarf. During the meeting in Paris, which was discussing the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on young people, some right-wing members of parliament as well as ruling party member Anne-Christine Lang said […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , AA

17

Sep

Exclusive: French Navy seen shepherding migrants into UK waters, and abandoning them

It was shortly after 7am that the French Navy’s 105-ton patrol boat came into view. As the P726 Aramis sat quietly on the horizon across the English Channel, we spotted, in front of her, a small shape bobbing in the choppy water. Sixteen Afghan migrants, including four women and two children, were struggling against the […]

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Country: France
Source: STAR , BJ

05

Sep

French reporter who joined police exposes racism and violence

A French journalist who infiltrated the country’s police force has described a culture of racism and violence in which officers act with impunity. Valentin Gendrot claims the violence was so frequent it became almost banal and describes one incident where he was forced to help falsify evidence against an adolescent who had been beaten by […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT HABER , The Guardian

07

Aug

Macron says aid to blast-stricken Lebanon will not go to ‘corrupt hands’

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised aid to Lebanon but reassured angry citizens reeling from a blast that killed 145 people that no blank cheques will be given to its leaders unless they enact reforms and end rife corruption. Speaking at a news conference at the end of a dramatic visit to Beirut, Macron […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , Reuters

28

Jul

Racist torture in Paris prison cells

More than 200 French the police officers are accused with torture and ill-treatment at the Paris Court, with the complaint of Police Commissioner Amar Benmohamed, who was on duty at the judicial law enforcement agency. It was stated that the police officers under the investigation made racist insults to the detainees, deprived detainees of food […]

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Country: France
Source: SP , SP

08

Jul

New French PM Defends Promotion of Minister Accused of Rape

France’s new prime minister firmly defended Wednesday the contested promotion of a colleague accused of rape as his interior minister, in charge of enforcing French laws. Prime Minister Jean Castex’s vigorous expression of support for the minister, Gerald Darmanin, follows protests by women’s rights groups and questions about whether President Emmanuel Macron is failing in […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , NYT

03

Jul

European Court of Human Rights condemns France over ‘inhuman’ living conditions for asylum-seekers

The Strasbourg-based court ruled that authorities “had failed in their duties” with regard to the three asylum-seekers, finding France responsible for the conditions in which the three men – an Afghan, a Russian and an Iranian aged 27, 33, and 46, respectively – “had been living for several months: sleeping rough, without access to sanitary facilities, having […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , FRANCE 24

18

Jun

Rioting on the streets of Paris as health workers demand better pay and conditions while tackling coronavirus pandemic

A march by French health workers calling for better pay and working conditions because of the coronavirus crisis descended into street violence in Paris on Tuesday. Riot police used tear gas and baton charges as they fought with protesters by Les Invalides in the centre of the city on Tuesday afternoon. By 4pm there had been […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT HABER , M News