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27/10/2014

French press review 27 October 2014

Is the French left an endangered species? Is another financial crisis on the way? Who are the Kurds? Who’s afraid of family allowance reform? And why is David Cameron apoplectic?

French riot police of the force out immigrants who were hidden in a truck.
23/10/2014 - FRANCE

Police reinforcements sent to Calais to quell migrant violence

France is sending police reinforcements to the port of Calais, where illegal migrants trying to reach Britain are "causing havoc", said the country’s interior minister Bernard ...
Policemen stand guard as migrants wait for food distribution in Calais
13/10/2014 - France - Britain

Protestors block roads near Calais demanding more police for migrants

Local people blocked roads and police joined a protest in Calais, to demand more police officers.
10/10/2014 - Report: Culture

French Channel town showcases British film for 25th year

The French may be proud - and protective - of their own world-renowned cinema but one town on the Channel coast showcases moves from over the water for five days every year.
British designer John Galliano, October 2010.
06/10/2014 - France - Britain

Galliano is back in fashion

British couturier John Galliano is back in fashion three years after he was sacked by Christian Dior. He took over on Monday as creative director of couturiers Martin Margiela.

David Cameron and Manuel Valls in London on 6 October, 2014
06/10/2014 - France - UK

'France is pro-business' PM Valls tells London audience

“My government is pro-business”, French prime minister Manuel Valls declared in English to an audience in the financial district of London on Monday.

A non dated photo of Alan Henning.
04/10/2014 - Britan - Syria

British aid work, Alan Henning, purportedly killed by Islamic State group

A video purporting to show the beheading of British aid volunteer Alan Henning was released by the Islamic State armed group on Friday.

Rebel fighters near Nairab military airport in Aleppo, 29 September 2014.
02/10/2014 - Report: Britain - Syria

Britain frees ex-Guantanamo detainee

Moazzam Begg, a former detainee at the US's Guantanamo Bay prison camp who was rearrested by British authorities earlier this year, was freed on Wednesday.
Tricky 'Adrian Thaws'
28/09/2014 - World music matters

Tricky 'Adrian Thaws'

British musician Tricky is an emblematic figure on the Bristol trip hop scene.
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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