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France

2020

24

Feb

Liberal Islam or Western Influence?

Kahina Bahloul, the founder of the Fatima Mosque, was born to a Muslim Algerian father and a French mother with Christian and Jewish backgrounds and grew up in Algeria where she studied law before moving back to France where she earned her doctorate in Islamic Studies from the École Pratique des Hautes Études. According to Bahloul, the […]

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Country: France
Source: En Son Haber , Albawaba

19

Feb

Macron unveils curbs on foreign imams and teachers

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he would curb the practice of foreign countries sending imams and teachers to France to crack down on what he called the risk of “separatism. Macron has so far stayed away from issues related to France’s Muslim community, the biggest in Europe, focusing instead on economic reforms. In […]

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Country: France
Source: EN , Japan Times

31

Jan

French cardinal accused of covering up child sex abuse acquitted by appeals court

France’s top Roman Catholic cleric has had his conviction for covering up  child sex abuse overturned. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, was handed a six-month suspended prison sentence in March 2019 for failing to report a predator priest to police. A Lyon court ruled that from July 2014 to June 2015 Mr Barbarin, 69, covered […]

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Country: France
Source: EN , Independent

30

Jan

Macron will punish who reject the so-called Armenian genocide

President Emanuel Macron of France once again will participate and speak at the annual gala organized by the Coordinating Council of Armenian Organizations in France (CCAF). Macron stated that he will always support Armenia and Armenians living in the country. “CCAF has a request to punish the rejection of Armenian claims, and a legal study […]

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Country: France
Source: AA

29

Jan

French firefighters demand better conditions in fiery Paris protest

Thousands of French firefighters on Tuesday took to the streets of Paris in a pyrotechnic protest to demand better working conditions, igniting flares and even setting their fireproof jackets alight. The protest by firefighters, who in France also respond to general emergency calls, was the latest to hit Paris in recent weeks as unions battle […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , France24

28

Jan

More than 1,400 migrants are evicted from Paris’s biggest makeshift camp as riot police and bulldozers move in

French riot police today forced more than 1400 migrants out of an illegal camp in Paris which was then destroyed. Some 600 single men and 240 families, including many hoping to get to Britain, had been living in the shanty town at Porte d’Aubervilliers. The camp was on the city’s ring road and close to […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , Daily Mail

24

Jan

French minister rejects use of term ‘police violence’

French Deputy Interior Minister Laurent Nunez on Thursday firmly rejected the term “police violence,” which has surfaced in news reports on police interventions in protests. Speaking on a television program, Nunez said he supported the police’s stance, claiming the police are not violent. He said he refuted the term “police violence” because it suggests there […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , AA

22

Jan

France denies citizenship to longtime resident over sympathy for Erdoğan gov’t

France has denied citizenship to Turkish national Murat Büyük, who has been living in the country for over 40 years, on the grounds of sympathy toward the Turkish government headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. A viral post on social media Sunday showed a letter, signed by a French official working for the Ministry of […]

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Country: France
Source: Daily Sabah

19

Jan

French police evacuate Macron from theatre amid protest

A group of anti-government protestors tried to enter a Paris theater while French President Emmanuel Macron was inside, according to media reports Friday. Reports said dozens of protesters gathered in front of the theater after accounts shared on social media indicated Macron was in the venue. Protesters chanted slogans against Macron and tried to enter […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , AA

16

Jan

France, West Africa nations vow to step up anti-militant fight

France and its five partner nations in the Sahel region of West Africa pledged on Monday to bolster their fight against militants waging an increasingly deadly insurgency while urging allies to join their effort to restore government control across the vast region. President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mauritania, and […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , Trt World