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France

2019

08

Aug

France tries to ban prayer in Senegal

In Dakar, the capital of Senegal, the French-based European Institute of Business (IEA) banned the prayer at the school building. Former Parliamentary Group President Moustapha Diakhate of the ruling coalition shared the circular issued by the school in his social media account. This circular states that in the principle of “secularism” in the school’s bylaws […]

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Country: France
Source: AA

01

Aug

Body of missing music fan found, French police under fire

A body found in the River Loire is that of a man who went missing after French police raided a music festival last month, local officials say. The French prime minister has promised “total transparency” in investigating the death of a man following clashes between police and festival-goers in the western city of Nantes, as […]

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Country: France
Source: The Guardian , BBC

09

Jul

Parents of Frenchman in right-to-die case ‘resigned’ to his death

Vincent Lambert was involved in a near-fatal car crash in 2008 that left him a quadriplegic with severe brain damage which doctors say is irreversible. Since then, he has been kept alive artificially, sparking a years-long legal struggle between his deeply Catholic parents, who have fought to keep him alive, and his wife and doctors, who say […]

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Country: France
Source: Sputnik , France 24

25

Jun

Muslim women defy ban to swim in burkinis at French pool

Muslim women in France are disobeying the rules at a local swimming pool by wearing burkinis. In a protest inspired by US civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, they bathed in suits covering their entire bodies – apart from the face, hands and feet – in the city of Grenoble on Sunday. The Jean Bron swimming […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , BBC

12

Jun

France smashes neo-Nazi cell over plot ‘to attack Muslims and Jews’

Five members of the group, who were “close in ideology to the neo-Nazi movement” were charged between September and May over the alleged plot, which was still “ill-defined”, a source close to the investigation said. “The investigation suggested they were developing an ill-defined plot to carry out an attack, likely to target a place of […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , The Local

04

Jun

Imam jailed for helping migrants cross the English Channel

A French court has sentenced an imam to two years of jail for providing migrants with inflatable boats to reach Great Britain through the English Channel. The man, a 39-year old political refugee from Iran, fainted as the criminal court announced on Monday his immediate incarceration. Another 29-year old Senegalese man who attended the Mosque […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , Euro News

29

May

New criticism over French arms shipment to Saudi Arabia

A Saudi Arabian cargo ship is set to arrive in the south of France on Tuesday to pick up munitions, according to a media report, rekindling criticism of weapons sales, which human rights groups say are being used in the devastating war in Yemen. The shipment was revealed by investigative website Disclose, whose reporting on […]

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Country: France
Source: France 24 , Sputnik

24

May

Le Monde director summoned by French intelligence service

The managing director of the newspaper Le Monde, Louis Dreyfus, said Thursday he has been summoned for questioning by France’s domestic intelligence agency, following a similar order against one of the daily’s senior reporters. Dreyfus told AFP he and Ariane Chemin — who broke the story of an explosive scandal concerning a security aide to […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , Yahoo

24

May

French far-right leader Le Pen ordered to pay back €300k to EP

The European Court of Justice based in Luxembourg rejected an appeal from Le Pen, a former MEP who had contested a lower court ruling, according to a copy of the decision obtained by AFP on Thursday. The top court upheld a June 2018 General Court ruling which confirmed “the decision of the European Parliament to recover from Marine […]

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Country: France
Source: Haber Türk , The Local

22

May

French President Emmanuel Macron’s party falls behind far right in EU election poll

The party of far-right leader Marine Le Pen will top the upcoming European Parliament elections with 23,5 percent of the vote, just ahead of President Emmanuel Macron’s REM party, according to the results of new Elabe poll. It was the first time Le Pen’s Rassemblement National (RN) – formerly the National Front – overtook Macron’s REM […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , BFMVT