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2020

19

Feb

Macron unveils curbs on foreign imams and teachers

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he would curb the practice of foreign countries sending imams and teachers to France to crack down on what he called the risk of “separatism. Macron has so far stayed away from issues related to France’s Muslim community, the biggest in Europe, focusing instead on economic reforms. In […]

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Country: France
Source: EN , Japan Times

30

Jan

Macron will punish who reject the so-called Armenian genocide

President Emanuel Macron of France once again will participate and speak at the annual gala organized by the Coordinating Council of Armenian Organizations in France (CCAF). Macron stated that he will always support Armenia and Armenians living in the country. “CCAF has a request to punish the rejection of Armenian claims, and a legal study […]

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Country: France
Source: AA

2019

27

Sep

Woman behind French #MeToo movement is fined for defamation

A Paris court ruled that the woman who launched the French version of the #MeToo movement must pay 20,000 euros ($22,000) for defaming the man she accused of harassment. French journalist Sandra Muller said she fears the message of the decision is “be quiet.” Muller launched #balancetonporc, which roughly translates as “squeal on your pig, “at […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , AP

28

Aug

Incoming Harvard freshman denied entry by immigration officials

When Harvard University’s dorms opened their doors to first-year students on Tuesday, one was missing. Ismail Ajjawi, an incoming first-year student, was denied entry to the United States last week, according to the university. “The University is working closely with the student’s family and appropriate authorities to resolve this matter so that he can join […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , Washington Post

22

Apr

UK police say total of climate activists arrested passes 750

More than 750 climate change activists blocking roads at some of London’s most famous landmarks have been arrested over the last six days, police said on Saturday, up from a Friday total of 682. The protests, organised by climate group Extinction Rebellion, have for several days disrupted travel through parts of central London, including at Marble Arch […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Sputnik , TRT World

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

20

Mar

Woman who climbed Statue of Liberty in immigration protest given probation

The woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York on Independence Day last year to protest against the separation of migrant families at the US-Mexico border has been sentenced to five years’ probation and 200 hours of community service. Therese Patricia Okoumou, who is known as Patricia, was sentenced in […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

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