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French police use tear gas to disperse protest against slave auctions in Libya (VIDEO)

Published time: 19 Nov, 2017 06:27 Hundreds of activists flocked to the Libyan Embassy in Paris on Saturday, outraged with the government’s failure to tackle people smuggling after a CCN report unveiled a network of migrant slave auctions in Libya. About a thousand people turned up to the protest following calls by several prominent anti-slavery groups and a number of ...

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Israel denies entry to 7 French officials for ‘supporting boycott movement’

Seven members of a 20-person delegation from Europe have been denied entry to Israel for apparently calling for a boycott on products made by Israeli companies in occupied Palestinian territories, local media report. The delegation, which includes French members of the European Parliament, members of the French parliament and mayors of French cities, is expected to arrive next week. Read ...

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'Told me she would soon be 15': French jurors acquit man of rape of 11yo

Published time: 12 Nov, 2017 20:28 Following a years-long investigation, a criminal court in the Seine-et-Marne district near the French capital has ruled a now 30-year-old man cannot be charged with the rape of an 11-year-old girl, as no evidence of “threat or violence” has been established. The man, a Cape Verdean native, was 22 years old when he met ...

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F-word can go uncensored on radio in Canada – if it’s in French

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 15:58 The word “f**k” has always been a cardinal sin on Canada’s airwaves, usually covered up with some sort of ‘bleep’ sound. Now the country’s broadcasting council has ruled that it can be used on radio… if broadcasts are conducted in French. While it could be argued that the curse word is offensive in any ...

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Le Pen stripped of immunity, accuses French lawmakers of persecuting opponents

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 02:18 National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, has denounced the decision by French lawmakers to strip her of immunity from prosecution over a series images she posted on Twitter showing gruesome Islamic State executions. “Better to be a jihadist returning [to France] from Syria than an MP who denounces the abasement of Islamic State [IS, ...

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Kick off! French footballer red-carded for booting a fan in the head before game starts (VIDEO)

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 21:47 French footballer Patrice Evra made history of the wrong kind when he appeared to kick a fan before the Europa League match between his team, Marseille, and Vitoria Guimaraes had even kicked off. Evra became the first player to ever be red-carded before the start of a Europa League match when he lashed out ...

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French anti-harassment hotline shut down in 3 days by ‘targeted hate campaign’

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 03:13 French feminist activists Clara Gonzales and Elliot Lepers launched an anti-harassment application to help women who were accosted on the street to escape on Friday. By Monday afternoon the pair were forced to shut the service down. The “anti-relou” (anti-pest) service was shut down after being inundated with “more than 20,000 insulting messages” in ...

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‘I am not Father Christmas,’ Macron tells French Guiana sparking backlash from locals & at home

Emmanuel Macron’s visit to French Guiana was marred by clashes between protesters and police, partly sparked by the president’s ‘I am not Father Christmas’ remarks to the impoverished nation. “I am not Father Christmas because the people of Guiana are not children,” France’s president declared as he arrived for a visit to the French territory located in South America. The ...

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Scores of French jihadists received welfare payments after joining ISIS – report

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 17:53 French jihadists who went to fight alongside Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria and Iraq received welfare benefits after joining the terrorists, local media are reporting citing police. France’s Criminal Brigade, specializing in tracking down IS funding, has uncovered fraudulent welfare payments to jihadists totaling over €2 million ($ 2.3 million) from Europe ...

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Sugar daddies & mamas for students: French police investigating controversial dating site

Published time: 26 Oct, 2017 22:48 Authorities and anti-prostitution campaigners in France have raised the alarm after mobile billboards advertising paid opportunities for students to date rich people appeared in the French capital. The controversial dating website, ‘RichmeetBeautiful,’ has launched a campaign targeting students in France, offering them the chance for “romance and passion” with a “Sugar Daddy or Sugar ...

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