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France

2019

16

Apr

French-made weapons used in Yemen

French arms including tanks and laser-guided missile systems sold to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are being used in the Yemeni war against civilians, leaked intelligence published by investigative website Disclose showed. Titled “Yemen: Security situation,” a 15-page classified report written by France’s DRM military intelligence agency includes maps that detail the positioning […]

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Country: France
Source: Daily Star , AA

15

Apr

France guilty of abusing homeless people’s rights

France is guilty of human rights abuses of homeless people and laws guaranteeing a home for all fail to protect the most vulnerable, a UN Special Rapporteur said on Friday. More than 12,000 people sleep rough on the streets of France, according to the national statistics body INSEE. In 2018, 566 homeless died nationwide, according […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT World

03

Apr

Shunned by banks, France’s Le Pen seeks to crowdfund EU election campaign

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right party, said on Tuesday she would raise funds from the public for next month’s European Parliament elections, after her party failed to secure a multi-million-euro bank loan. Nationalist, eurosceptic and anti-immigration parties are expected to make strong gains in the vote, and Le Pen’s Rassemblement National (National […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , Euro News

28

Mar

France bans yellow vests rallies on Champs-Elysees for 2nd week in row

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Wednesday that he had instructed the police to ban the yellow vest protests on the Champs-Elysees avenue, located in the heart of the French capital, for the second consecutive weekend. “The request for a demonstration on the Champs-Elysees next Saturday [March 30] is an incitement to further violence. I gave the […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , Sputnik

21

Mar

France to deploy troops to maintain security during Yellow Vest protests

French President Emmanuel Macron said the military will secure government buildings and other sites to allow police forces to focus on maintaining public order, in comments reported on Wednesday by government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux. About 7,000 soldiers, most armed with automatic weapons, are already deployed across the country in what the military calls Operation Sentinel, which […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , France 24

18

Mar

French President Macron considers banning protests on Champs Elysees

French President Emmanuel Macron is considering banning all demonstrations on the Champs Elysees after “yellow vest” rioters wrecked the iconic Parisian avenue last weekend, an official from the president’s office said on Monday. On Saturday, protesters related with the “yellow vest” movement burned down the famous Fouquet’s restaurant on the Champs Elysees as well as […]

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Country: France
Source: EN , Reuters

13

Mar

France accused of “repression” policy to quell protests

The French state under Emmanuel Macron has been accused of “strengthening security and repression” not only to tackle terrorist threats but also to deal with anti-government gilets jaunes protesters and migrants. In his 2018 annual report released on Tuesday, Jacques Toubon, the official rights defender or national ombudsman, complained of an unprecedented number of preventive […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , FT

07

Mar

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe: Did not need the UN to shed light

The UN rights chief on Wednesday called for a “full investigation” into the possible use of excessive force by French police during the often violent “yellow vest” protests. “The ‘Gilets Jaunes’ have been protesting what they see as exclusion from economic rights and participation in public affairs,” Michelle Bachelet said in her annual address to […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , Phil Star

06

Mar

Yellow Vest protests: 368 injured in police violence

Subjected to police violence during Yellow Vest protests, nearly 370 people were injured since last November, an online investigative French journal said on Tuesday. According to Mediapart, one person was killed and 368 others injured after getting shot by tear gas capsules of French police during the nationwide Yellow Vest protests against the government. The […]

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Country: France
Source: En Son Haber , AA

01

Mar

France slammed over child in Calais camp

A European court has ordered France to pay 15,000 euros ($A24,000) in compensation to an Afghan child who lived for about six months in the so-called “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais. In February 2016, as French authorities moved to demolish the southern part of the informal camp, a court ordered the government to place the […]

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Country: France
Source: Herald Sun