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Claude Guéant with Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007 in Tripoli with Moamer Kadhafi
06/03/2015 - France - Libya

Former French interior minister Guéant detained over Sarkozy Libya finance allegations

Former French interior minister Claude Guéant was taken into custody on Friday in connection with the alleged financing by Moamer Kadhafi’s Libya of Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2007 ...
An efit of the motorcyclist distributed by police
06/03/2015 - France - United Kingdom - Iraq

Mystery biker found but not linked to French Alps murders of British-Iraqis, police

French prosecutors have identified a motorcyclist spotted near the scene of the 2012 murder of a British-Iraqi family in the French Alps but declared that he has nothing to do with the crime.

French gendarmes take position near environmental activists at the Sivens "zone to defend" (ZAD)
06/03/2015 - France

Police move to clear French dam protest site after council changes plan

French police moved to clear a protest camp at the site of a controversial dam project on Friday afternoon following a decision by the regional council

A Shia-Muslim fighter in the town of Hamrin in Iraq's Salahuddin province
06/03/2015 - Unesco - Iraq

Unesco condemns Nimrud destruction

The Islamic State (IS) armed group’s destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud is a war crime, the head of the UN’s cultural arm, Unesco, said at its Paris headquarters on ...
06/03/2015

African press review 6 March 2015

Boko Haram murders again. Jonathan asserts that the Chibok girls are still alive. The last Ebola patient in Liberia is discharged. More and more South Africans are sinking into debt.
06/03/2015

French press review 6 March 2015

France’s ruling Socialists fear a drubbing in regional elections. The government promises to clean up the ghettos but doesn’t seem to have the money. Is gender parity in France improving?
Facebook is to face a French court, despite the small print
06/03/2015 - France - United States

French court rules it can judge Facebook in vagina painting case

A French court on Thursday ruled that it can judge a case against US social-networking site Facebook over its blocking of the account of a teacher who posted a painting of a vagina by Gustave ...
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