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Khalid Skah
23/04/2014 - France - Morocco - Norway

France vetoes athlete Khalid Shah's extradition to Norway

France has turned down a Norwegian request for the extradition of Moroccan athlete Khaled Skah, locked in a dispute with his ex-wife over custody of their two children.

French Preésident François Hollande (L.) with Mexicao's Foreign Affairs Miniser Antonio Meade (R.) at Mexico City airport on Thursday
10/04/2014 - France - Mexico

Hollande in Mexico to repair relations but Trierweiler tweet could mean new row

French President François Hollande is in Mexico on Thursday and Friday for a state visit to repair relationsbetween the two countries after a long-running row over an imprisoned ...

A courthouse dedicated to handling immigration cases at Roissy/Charles De Gaulle airpôrt
09/04/2014 - France

France detains 500 lone migrant children per year, NGO

French authorities detain around 500 unaccompanied migrant children every year in transit zones at French borders, US-based NGO Human Rights Watch says.


African press review 4 April 2014

A surge of 460,000 in South African Aids figures baffles the local press and Nigerian papers hunt for clues about “baby factories” multiplying in the southern Ogun State.

Syrian Kurd refugee children try to continue school in Iraqi Kurdistan
01/04/2014 - International report

Syrian Kurd refugee children try to continue school in Iraqi Kurdistan

Of the 2 million Syrians displaced since the start of the war, over 200,000 Syrian Kurds, around half of whom are children, have fled to Iraqi Kurdistan.

The Fontaine Saint Michel in Paris after the French NGO Action contre la Faim poured dye into it.
22/03/2014 - France

Paris fountains dyed to highlight World Water Day

A French NGO has poured red dye to "contaminate" fountains in Paris and other cities to commemorate World Water Day.

Women and children in war zones in Syria
14/03/2014 - World news explained

Women and children in war zones in Syria

Tomorrow is the third anniversary of the start of the war in Syria. The violence has created a refugee crisis in Syria with no end to the conflict in sight.

The mountain chalet destroyed by a rock in Isola, southern French Alps
24/02/2014 - France

Huge rock crashes into French Alpine chalet, two children dead

A massive rock crashed into a chalet in the southeast French Alps on Sunday, killing two children and injuring five others, police said.

Ericka Bareigts, Socialist MP for a Réunion constituency
17/02/2014 - France - La Réunion

France to debate Réunion island's stolen generation

France's parliament is to debate a bill denouncing the "forced migration" of more than 1,600 children from the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion to mainland France on Tuesday. The "stolen children" were brought to France between 1963 and 1982

French family values campaigners want libraries purge
17/02/2014 - On-the-spot France

French family values campaigners want libraries purge

French groups claiming to defend family values are calling on public libraries to pull children’s books with themes of gender stereotypes and sexuality from their shelves.