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France

2018

06

Dec

Groups allege systematic French police brutality against refugees

There have been nearly 1,000 human rights violations by French police towards refugees in Calais in the past year, according to a report released on Wednesday.  Police Violence in Calais: Abusive and Illegal Practices by Law Enforcement officers, published by four humanitarian organisations – L’Auberge des Migrants, Refugee Info Bus, Utopia56 and Legal Shelter – says […]

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Country: France
Source: Aljazeera

30

Nov

Champs-Elysées set for Saturday lockdown over violence fears

Fears that a planned yellow vest protest on the Champs-Elysées in Paris on Saturday could lead to more ‘scenes of war’ has prompted Paris authorities to considering closing the famous avenue just as the Christmas shopping season begins. The yellow vests have called for another demonstration on the Champs-Elysees this Saturday, sparking fears in Paris […]

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Country: France
Source: Tho Local

23

Nov

MP LR Julien Aubert wants to impose French names for naturalization candidates

Farewell the little French named Sofia, Zinedine or Joe. This is the wish of the deputy “Republicans” Julien Aubert, author of a booklet of 18 proposals on Islam published Friday. Among other things – the wearing of the veil would have an impact, which one imagines negative, “on the physical development” of the minors -, […]

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Country: France
Source: Euronews

23

Nov

France passes controversial ‘fake news’ law

France’s parliament has passed a new law, which aims to empower judges to order the immediate removal of “fake news” during election campaigns. Critics argued that the controversial law against the “manipulation of information” could jeopardise democracy and censor the press. The law, conceived by President Emmanuel Macron, was rejected twice by the senate before […]

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Country: France
Source: NTV , Euronews

21

Nov

French prosecutors opened an investigation into some of the funds that helped finance Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign

French prosecutors on Tuesday opened an investigation into the source of funds worth 144,000 euros that helped finance President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign in 2017, a source at the prosecutor’s office said. The investigation comes after the National Commission for Campaign Accounts and Political Financing (CNCCFP) was unable to trace some donations made to Macron’s […]

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Country: France
Source: Business Insider , Euronews

20

Nov

France to increase university cost for international students

France is planning to increase studies cost for international students as the country seeks to reclaim more visibility and prestige for its universities. Called “Bienvenue en France” (Welcome to France), the international education reform bill is meant to “increase France’s attractiveness” as a study destination. Starting from the 2019-2020 academic year, international students at French […]

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Country: France
Source: Morocco World News

19

Nov

French MP supports ban on Islamic headscarves

French conservative Republican MP Julien Aubert has put his name behind a series of migrant integration proposals that would include banning the Islamic headscarf in public institutions and make Muslims adopt French names to become citizens. The proposals come from a new 50-page booklet entitled the “Tricolore Booklet on the Islam(s) of France,” which lists 18 […]

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Country: France
Source: Breit Bart

08

Nov

Mother wants to call her baby “Jihad”, the mayor refuses

In Dijon, France, municipal authorities demanded the annulment of the name by mobilizing a mother’s newborn child to call the ‘Jihad’. According to local media reports, unknown mother, who gave birth last week, tried to give her child name to the ‘Jihad’ during the registration process. The prosecutor’s office in the court of Dijon stated […]

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Country: France
Source: Lessentiel

08

Nov

Emmanuel Macron honors Nazi collaborator

French president Emmanuel Macron sparked outrage today by paying tribute to his country’s most infamous Nazi collaborator. The head of state said Philippe Petain was “a great soldier” during the First World War, and simply made some bad choices during the Second World War. Petain led a Nazi puppet government of France after the country […]

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Country: France
Source: The Sun

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