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Paul McCarthy's Tree in front of the column celebrating Napoleon's victories on the Place Vendôme
19/10/2014 - France - United States

Paris’s ‘butt plug’ art work not to be reflated after sabotage attack

The American artist who placed an inflatable sculpture resembling a giant anal plug in a posh Paris square is not going to try again after saboteurs attacked it on Thusday night.
18/10/2014 - France - United States

Paris’s ‘butt plug’ artwork sabotaged as obscenity row rages

An inflatable artwork resembling a giant anal plug was deflated overnight amid a right-wing twitterstorm about its being placed in one of Paris’s poshest squares.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls
03/10/2014 - France

French PM Valls in surrogacy U-turn ahead of family-values demo

As hardline Catholics and family-values campaigners prepare to demonstrate in Paris this Sunday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has performed an about-face

A Madagascar, deux journalistes du quotidien national Madagascar Matin sont sous mandat de dépôt, accusés de « diffamation » après la publication, il y a une dizaine de jours, d’un courrier des lecteurs dans lequel trois ministres sont accusés nommément de
30/09/2014 - France

French cartoonist acquitted over Pope paedophilia caricature

One of France's best-known cartoonists has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred and violence in a court case over a drawing depicting Pope Benedict XVI sodomising a child.

In June 343 women who had used ART abroad presented a petition calling for the scrapping of the ART ban in France to the government
23/09/2014 - France

French appeal court allows adoption of assisted reproduction babies

Lesbian couples in France may now adopt babies born due to assisted reproductive technology (ART), the highest French appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

The Femen protest in Notre-Dame Cathedral
10/09/2014 - France

Femen protesters let off by Paris court over Notre Dame topless protest

Nine members of the breast-baring feminist movement Femen have been declared not guilty of causing wilful damage to a bell in Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral

28/07/2014 - France - Middle East

French Catholic priests travel to Iraq to support persecuted Christians

Two French Catholic leaders are headed to Iraq on Monday for a three day visit to support Christians of Mosul, who were evicted from their homes by jihadists who took over the city in June.

French Education Minister Benoît Hamon
28/06/2014 - France

French education minister to scrap controversial gender-equality programme, reports

France’s Socialist government is to make another climbdown in the face of right-wing family-values campaigners with the scrapping of a gender-equality programme in the country’s schools, ...
Vincent Lambert's nephew François Lambert talks to the press
25/06/2014 - France - European Union

European court orders France to keep paraplegic on life support

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered France to keep a man who has been in a vegetative state for six years on life support, overruling France’s highest court.

23/05/2014

French press review 23 May 2014

It's difficult to avoid the European elections in today's French press.

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