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IS members destroy a statue in Mosul museum
27/02/2015 - France - Iraq - Syria

Hollande condemns IS’s ‘barbaric’ destruction of ancient artefacts in Mosul

French President François Hollande on Friday condemned the “barbaric” destruction of ancient statues by the Islamic State (IS) armed group in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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19/02/2015 - France

French infidelity website cries censorship after bus ads removed

A French website facilitating extra-marital affairs complained of censorship on Wednesday after complaints led to its ads being pulled from buses in towns near Paris.

Reinforced security at St Peter's in Rome
19/02/2015 - Report: Italy

Italy warns IS could pose threat to Europe, steps up security

Italy has issued its strongest warning yet about the danger of the Islamic State (IS) armed group establishing a stronghold in Libya that would threaten Europe’s security.
Pope Francis in Manila
21/01/2015 - Report: Catholic Church

Vatican picks child abuse board chief

The Vatican has announced that its long-time sex abuse prosecutor, Bishop Charles Scicluna, has been named to head a new board to hear appeals by priests who are accused of molesting minors.

Manuel Valls, carrying the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo, 14 Jan, 2015
15/01/2015 - France

No blasphemy law in France reminds Valls

Blasphemy does not exist as a legal offence in France.

26/12/2014

French press review 26 December 2014

The Pope's speech on Christmas day, goodish news from Ukraine, the 10 year-old anniversary of the Tsunami and as always a gloomy overview of the situation in France...
25/12/2014

French press review 25 December 2014

Why do we celebrate Christmas day on 25 December? Will the far-left become the ruling parties in Greece and in Spain? Will Ukraine finally join NATO?
24/12/2014

French press review 24 December 2014

The Pope and his demand for a reform of the Catholic church, an almost non existent economic growth in France... Today's French newspapers aren't really getting into the Christmas spirit.
Eloïse Boutin, who has since left Femen, protests in Paris's Madeleine church
17/12/2014 - France

Femen member handed suspended sentence for topless protest in Paris church

A former member of feminist group Femen has been found guilty of exhibitionism and given a one-month suspended sentence for a topless protest in a Paris church last year.
Galeries Lafayette department store, central Paris
08/12/2014 - France

French government wants more Sunday shopping

The French government is to propose this week that shops in France open more often on Sundays, in a bid to boost the sluggish economy.

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