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2018

18

Oct

Amnesty: France violates international law by selling arms to Egypt

France is flouting international law by continuing to sell arms to Egypt, despite evidence that they have been used in brutal crackdowns on civilians, Amnesty International has revealed in a new report. Published yesterday, the report, “Egypt: How French Arms Were Used to Crush Dissent”, provides evidence that Egyptian security forces used French supplied military equipment […]

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Country: France
Source: Middle East Monitor , NTV

17

Oct

French police raid offices, residences of critic of Macron

Police raided the Paris home of French left-wing populist politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon early Tuesday as part of two separate investigations into the alleged misuse of funds by his France Unbowed party. Mélenchon said police also raided the home of the party’s secretary-general and the homes of the party’s previous assistants at the European Parliament as […]

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Country: France
Source: Politico , TRT Haber

17

Sep

Macron under fire after telling young jobseeker to ‘find work by crossing the road’

Emmanuel Macron has provoked ridicule and anger by telling an unemployed man that he could find him work “just by crossing the road”. The 25-year-old aspiring gardener complained of being unable to find a job when he spoke to the French president during a public open day at the Elysée Palace on Saturday. Mr Macron advised […]

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Country: France
Source: The Telegraph

13

Sep

France admits torture during Algeria’s war of independence

France acknowledged for the first time it was responsible for systematic torture during the Algerian war of independence in the mid-1950s. President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that Maurice Audin, a communist pro-independence activist who disappeared in 1957, “died under torture stemming from the system instigated while Algeria was part of France”. Macron, who paid a visit […]

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Country: France
Source: Al Jazeera , Sputnik

07

Sep

French police evacuate Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk

Police moved in to clear 500 migrants from a camp near the French port city of Dunkirk, along the English Channel where many gather hoping to stow away on trucks or ferries heading to Britain, officials said Thursday. Around 200 officers took part in the operation which was going smoothly at Grande-Synthe, just outside the city, […]

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Country: France
Source: France 24 , TRT Haber

09

Aug

French police harassed aid volunteers at refugee camp over 600 times, report says

Volunteers distributing food and water to homeless refugees and migrants in Calais are systematically being harassed and intimidated by French police, according to a report submitted to France’s human rights ombudsman. Four associations working to distribute aid on the northern French coast, including the British group Help Refugees, published a report on Wednesday saying that between November 2017 […]

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Country: France
Source: The Guardian

08

Aug

French cop caught on CCTV forcing bar owner to kiss his feet

A high-ranking French police officer has been caught on camera forcing the owner of a bar on the outskirts of Paris to kiss his boots. The bar in Le Bourget commune 10 km from central Paris had been under police surveillance for nearly two years when the incident took place, French magazine Le Point revealed. Police in […]

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Country: France
Source: The Local , Star

24

Jul

Macron lies low as French anger grows over rogue bodyguard

French President Emmanuel Macron remained out of sight on Monday as his team tried to contain the fallout after a controversial aide was caught on camera striking a protester at a May 1 rally in Paris. After going to ground all weekend, the head of state canceled plans to join crowds watching Wednesday’s stage of […]

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Country: France
Source: Bloomberg

19

Jul

Four activists held in France for escorting migrants over border

Four people accused of illegally helping migrants cross the border into France were being questioned by police on Tuesday, the latest case over aid provided to refugees on the move through Europe. The activists, part of the “Tous Migrants” association, took part in a solidarity march of 100 activists escorting some 20 migrants over an […]

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Country: France
Source: The Local , Sputnik

19

Jul

French ambassador Gerard Araud slams Trevor Noah for saying ‘Africa won the World Cup’

The French ambassador to the U.S. slammed comedian Trevor Noah on Wednesday for saying Africa deserved credit for France’s 2018 World Cup victory due to the large number of black players on the team. Gerard Araud wrote a strongly worded letter addressed to Noah on Wednesday, accusing the late-night comedian of “legitimizing” racist ideologies and denying the players’ […]

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Country: France
Source: ABC News