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Lawyer Richard Malka (L) with Baby Loup creche boss Natalia Baleato in 2010
26/06/2014 - France

French court backs firing of childcare worker for wearing Islamic headscarf

France's top court has upheld the decision of a childcare centre to fire an employee for wearing the Islamic headscarf, the hijab.

20/05/2014 - France

French anti-smacking law postponed amid opposition to family bill

A debate in the French parliament on outlawing smacking by parents was postponed on Monday, amid an already fractious climate surrounding family affairs.

19/05/2014 - France

French press review 19 May 2014

The French dailies are all about next weekend's European elections.

Distraught relatives of the kidnapped girls - Lagos, Nigeria, 5 May 2014
07/05/2014 - France - Nigeria

France offers Nigeria help to rescue kidnapped girls

France on Wednesday offered Nigeria a "special team" to look for the more than 200 girls kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram.

Supporters of gay marriage stage a fake marriage before the law was passed
02/05/2014 - France

French court blocks lesbian adoption of MAP babies

A French court has refused to allow two lesbians to officially adopt babies born to their partners by medically assisted procreation (MAP).

The French Senate
01/05/2014 - France

France agrees workers can give days off to colleagues with sick children

France’s parliament has passed a law allowing workers to give some of their days off to a colleague with a seriously ill child.

Environment minister Ségolène Royal
29/04/2014 - France - EU

French environment minister wants Bisphenol A banned from shop receipts

France is to propose that Bisphenol A - a molecule which could be dangerous for pregnant women, babies and children - be banned from use on shop and restaurant receipt paper within the European ...

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.