Publication: France24 - france

First reported Dec 04 2013 - Updated Dec 04 2013 - 1 reports

FRANCE: Disgraced French general and Algeria torturer dies

Former French General Paul Aussaresses, convicted in 2003 for defending the act of torture after admitting his role at the head of a “death squad” during the Algerian War, has died aged 95. ... [Published France24 - france - Dec 04 2013]
First reported Dec 02 2013 - Updated Dec 02 2013 - 1 reports

FRANCE : France arrests dozens in arms trafficking crackdown

Authorities have arrested 45 people across France and in French overseas territories as part of an operation targeting international arms traffickers, police said Monday. ... [Published France24 - france - Dec 02 2013]
First reported Nov 30 2013 - Updated Nov 30 2013 - 1 reports

FRANCE: Blackface scandal strikes, and bewilders, France

When a French lifestyle journalist posted a photo of herself in blackface last week, it sparked outrage on social media sites and some bemusement over the uproar in France. ... [Published France24 - france - Nov 30 2013]
Entities: France, Social Media
First reported Nov 29 2013 - Updated Nov 30 2013 - 1 reports

FRANCE – PROSTITUTION: Protests as French parliament debates prostitution bill

Supporters and opponents of a draft bill that would criminalise the clients of prostitutes have called for protests Friday as French lawmakers debate the bill.The proposed legislation would introduce a 1,500 euro fine for paying for sex. ... [Published France24 - france - Nov 29 2013]
Entities: Prostitution, Protest, Sex
First reported Nov 28 2013 - Updated Nov 28 2013 - 1 reports

ALGERIA: French judge gets permission to exhume murdered monks

FRANCE 24 has learned that the Algerian government has given a French judge the go-ahead to exhume the decapitated heads of a group of French monks who were killed in Algeria in 1996. ... [Published France24 - france - Nov 28 2013]
First reported Nov 28 2013 - Updated Nov 28 2013 - 1 reports

FRANCE: French prison ordered to serve halal meals

A French court has ordered Saint-Quentin-Fallavier prison, near Grenoble in southeastern France, to begin making halal meals available to Muslim inmates, it emerged Wednesday, citing detainees’ right to “free exercise of religion”. ... [Published France24 - france - Nov 28 2013]
First reported Nov 25 2013 - Updated Nov 25 2013 - 1 reports

FRANCE: Paris shooting suspect goes on hunger strike

Abdelhakim Dekhar, the suspect charged with a string of shootings in Paris last week, has gone on hunger strike and is in a weakened condition, his lawyer said on Monday. ... [Published France24 - france - Nov 25 2013]
Entities: Hunger Strike, Paris
First reported Oct 22 2013 - Updated Oct 22 2013 - 1 reports

FRANCE: Sarkozy’s ex-wife calls for a French Michelle Obama

In an interview with FRANCE 24 on Monday, Cécilia Attias, the former wife of Nicolas Sarkozy, praised the work of Michelle Obama and pushed for a more influential role for the first lady of France. Watch the interview in full here. ... [Published France24 - france - Oct 22 2013]
First reported Oct 22 2013 - Updated Oct 22 2013 - 1 reports

FRANCE: French luxury chain Hediard files for bankruptcy

France's luxury Hediard chain, which specialises in fine foods and confectionery, has filed for bankruptcy, a source close to the case told AFP on Monday. Founded in Paris in 1854, Hediard now has shops in 30 countries around the world. ... [Published France24 - france - Oct 22 2013]
Entities: Luxury, Bankruptcy, Paris
First reported Oct 19 2013 - Updated Oct 20 2013 - 1 reports

FRANCE: Probe into teen’s deportation claims father was abusive

A probe ordered by French Interior Minister into the circumstances surrounding the high-profile deportation of a 15-year-old girl and her family claims they showed little interest in integrating into French society and that the father was abusive. ... [Published France24 - france - Oct 19 2013]
Entities: Deportation
First reported Oct 20 2013 - Updated Oct 20 2013 - 1 reports

FRANCE: Brother of Alps murder victim claims innocence

The brother of a British-Iraqi man who was shot dead in the French Alps along with his family last year protested his innocence Sunday in his first media interviews. Zaid al-Hilli was arrested in June on suspicion of orchestrating the murders. ... [Published France24 - france - Oct 20 2013]
First reported Oct 19 2013 - Updated Oct 20 2013 - 1 reports

FRANCE: Hollande says deported teen can return to France alone

President François Hollande said Saturday that a 15-year-old girl who was deported to Kosovo could return to France, but without the rest of her family. The teenager promptly refused Hollande’s offer, saying she could not leave her family behind. ... [Published France24 - france - Oct 19 2013]

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FRANCE – PROSTITUTION: Protests as French parli... [Published France24 - france - Nov 29 2013]
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