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2018

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

16

Jul

Calls for France to end xenophobia, Islamophobia as migrant, Muslim players clinch World Cup win

As France clinched its second-ever World Cup win over Croatia thanks to goals by migrants and a Muslim, fans and onlookers quickly pointed out the need for the country to apply its victories on the field to life off the field. Often in the spotlight for its xenophobic and Islamophobic social policies, France didn’t seem […]

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Country: France
Source: A News , Utanç Günlüğü

10

Jul

Sharp rise in children in French migrant detention

The number of foreign children held in detention in France pending deportation rose sharply in 2017, according to a report from six migrant aid groups. Some 304 children in 147 different families were detained in 2017, up from 179 children in 2016, the report said. It is the highest number reported by the groups since […]

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Country: France
Source: A News , Dünya Bülteni