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  • France: Aid Worker’s Defamation Conviction Upheld

    France: Aid Worker’s Defamation Conviction Upheld

    Expand Loan Torondel, 21, worked with L’Auberge des Migrants in Calais for two years, helping to provide legal information and support and humanitarian assistance to migrants and…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • France: Child Migrants Left Adrift in Paris

    France: Child Migrants Left Adrift in Paris

      July 4, 2018Video France: Migrant Kids Left to Sleep in the Street Child protection authorities in Paris are using flawed age assessment…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Macron Preserves China Contracts, Ignoring the Persecuted

    Macron Preserves China Contracts, Ignoring the Persecuted

    Expand French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shake hands during a press conference in Beijing, China, January 9, 2018.  ©…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Whose Bastille Day?

    Whose Bastille Day?

    President Emmanuel Macron is hosting President Donald Trump for Bastille Day to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the entry of the United States into World War I. The invitation is highly symbolic and ironic: the NATO- and EU-bashing Trump…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • France is addicted to the state of emergency. Put an end to it, Mr. President

    France is addicted to the state of emergency. Put an end to it, Mr. President

    “This bill will be the last one. The first and the last one.” That is how Emmanuel Macron answered the question I had just asked him: “What would happen, Mr. President, if France were hit by another terrorist attack in the coming months? Would…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Military Might Alone Won’t Pull Mali From Quagmire

    Military Might Alone Won’t Pull Mali From Quagmire

    Expand French soldiers from Operation Barkhane stand outside their armored personnel carrier during a sandstorm in Inat, Mali, May 26, 2016. © 2016 Reuters…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The Struggle for LGBT Rights in France

    The Struggle for LGBT Rights in France

    “Today, in France, we still cannot live and love freely just as we are,” said Joël Deumier, president of the association SOS Homophobie. In its annual report published May 10, 2017, the organization stated it received 1,575 testimonies of anti-L…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Let's Rise Up For Our Rights!
    By Bénédicte Jeannerod, France Director at Human Rights Watch and Camille Blanc, President of Amnesty International France.Published on Mediapart's website (in French)Human Rights principles were proclaimed universal almost 70 years ago. They wer…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • France Should Confront China on Rights

    France Should Confront China on Rights

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will arrive in China tomorrow for what will be his last official visit in this country. But he can make it much more than that: it’s an opportunity to publicly express his concern about the serious attack o…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • France: the Human Rights Implications of the Presidential Campaign
    Human Rights Watch has sent 11 key questions about human rights that France’s next president will face to all candidates for the May 2017 presidential election. We explain here the implications of each of them, and why it is essential that the…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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  • newEmmanuel Macron in row with Israel security in Jerusalem
    President reprimands officer for trying to enter French-owned churchEmmanuel Macron reprimanded an Israeli security officer who apparently attempted to enter a French-owned church during a tour of Jerusalem, mirroring a similarly testy exchange in 19…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Jan 20, 12:16pm -
  • France poised to drop plan to tax tech giants amid signs of US deal
    Talks in Davos raise hope of agreement to find multilateral solution to taxing digital firmsFrance is poised to announce on Wednesday that it is dropping its go-it-alone plan to tax big US tech companies in exchange for Washington’s agreement to pr…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 2:23pm -
  • Diamond as big as a tennis ball makes Louis Vuitton debut in Paris
    1,758-carat Sewelô snapped up by luxury brand is world’s second-largest rough diamondLouis Vuitton has made a splash as it showed off its latest purchase: the world’s second-largest rough diamond.The LVMH-owned brand, which announced last week t…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 12:46pm -
  • French energy workers cut power to 30,000 in pensions protest
    Minister hits out at ‘scandalous’ action targeting Orly airport and thousands of homes and businessesIn a change of tactics in the bitter dispute over pension reform in France, hardline union leaders have cut power supplies and plunged tens of th…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 9:24am -
  • English journalist 'trapped' in Ireland over extradition bid
    Dublin court to consider European arrest warrant for Ian Bailey over unsolved murder of French womanIan Bailey, an English journalist-turned poet, has said he is trapped in Ireland because of an attempt to extradite him to France where he faces 25 ye…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jan 20, 2:00am -
  • A Cheech & Chong style Big Ben bong | Brief letters
    Kim-Joy bakes | Supermarket refills | Bongs | MarmaladeI am as in touch with my inner six-year-old as the next person, but I nevertheless rejoiced when I thought you had moved on from Kim-Joy bakes (G2, 16 January) but no, she is back and offering us…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 20, 11:56am -
  • Paris transport set to return to normal as rail union suspends strike
    Union says members need to recharge after 45 days of industrial actionParis’s strike-hit public transport network is expected to return to near normal this week after the city’s main rail union voted to return to work.The decision to suspend indu…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jan 20, 8:34am -
  • Police fire teargas as gilets jaunes protests return to Paris
    Clashes come on 45th day of strike with 59 arrests and claims police beat protesterFrench police fired teargas under a rain of projectiles, used stun grenades and arrested dozens of people on Saturday as thousands of “yellow vest” anti-government…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jan 20, 5:39pm -
  • Rent rises force revered LGBT bookshop out of Paris's gay district
    Les Mots à La Bouche’s move from the Marais shows loss of cultural heritage, activists say In the window of France’s best-known gay bookshop, above the display of Lucian Freud art books, opera singer Maria Callas’s memoirs and a history of the…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jan 20, 12:00am -
  • French chefs stew over renowned restaurant's loss of Michelin star
    Downgrading of Auberge du Pont de Collonges to two-star establishment prompts fury The world of French fine dining has become embroiled in yet another ratings row due to the removal of the three-star Michelin ranking from renowned chef Paul Bocuse’…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jan 20, 11:38am -
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