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Sultan Hasanal Bolkiah of Brunei
18/09/2014 - France - Brunei

France’s Femina literary prize boycotts hotel over Brunei sharia law

The all-woman jury of France’s prestigious Prix Femina has decided to not to stage its awards ceremony at a luxury hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei because he is introducing sharia law in ...
Ebola vaccine trial at the Oxford Vaccine Group Centre , 17 septembre 2014
18/09/2014 - France - Africa

First French Ebola patient to be airlifted home

A French volunteer for the Doctor Withouth Borders (MSF) NGO, infected by the Ebola virus in Liberia, was to be airlifted to Paris on Thursday.
Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, receives a gift after speaking to South Asian and African migrant voters at Glasgow Central Mosque
18/09/2014 - Report: Scotland

Scotland's nationalists court ethnic minorities in independence referendum

As voters in Scotland head to the polls today to decide whether to become an independent country, ethnic minorities may hold the deciding vote.
The scene of the accident at Brétigny-sur-Orge
18/09/2014 - France

French rail company charged with manslaughter over fatal 2013 crash

France’s state-owned rail company was charged with manslaughter on Thursday over the deaths of seven people in the 2013 derailment of a high-speed train.
A man tries to pump the water out of his apartment in Lamalou-les-Bains
18/09/2014 - France

Five dead as storms hit southern France

At least five people died when a river flooded a campsite in southern France on Thursday. Other people are reported missing or dead as storms hit much of the south of the country.
18/09/2014

African press review 18 September 2014

SA inflation is higher than expected ... but it hasn't stopped the shoppers. Economic Freedom Fighters are thrown out of parliament. Kenyan hecklers try to apolgise to their president.
Passengers at Nice International airport earlier this week
18/09/2014 - France

Air France pilots threaten to continue strike next week

Air France pilots are threatening to continue their strike next week if the company does not give in to their demands. At least 60 per cent of flights were to be cancelled on Thursday.

18/09/2014

French press review 18 September 2014

The French papers have eyes only for Scotland this morning . . .  as the Scots vote in a referendum on ending 307 years of union with their English and Welsh neighbours.
 

Migrants from Africa demonstrate in front of the Calais town hall earlier this month
18/09/2014 - France - United Kingdom

Police clash with migrants in Calais for second time in fortnight

Police in the French Channel port of Calais fired tear gas at migrants trying to force their way into the city's port to reach Britain on Wednesday for the second time in two weeks.

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