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Jean-Marie Le Pen at the High Court of Nanterre, 12 June
28/07/2015 - FRANCE

French court confirms ruling to reinstate Jean-Marie Le Pen

A French court has confirmed a ruling suspending a vote by far-right Front National (FN) members who had hoped to strip the party's long-time leader Jean-Marie Le Pen of his title of honorary president.

Cheb Mami at a concert in Algeria in 2011
13/07/2015 - France, Algeria

Rai star Cheb Mami fined 200,000 euros for plagiarism

A French court has ordered Franco-Algerian singer Cheb Mami and his production company EMI to pay a 200,000-euro fine to another Algerian songwriter for plagiarism last Friday.

French handball player Nikola Karabatic
11/07/2015 - HANDBALL

French handball star Karabatic found guilty of match-fixing

The 31-year-old star player Nikola Karabatic has been found guilty in a betting scandal during a French championship handball match in May 2012.
Forsane Alizza Mohamed Achamlane in Paris in 2012
10/07/2015 - FRANCE

French Islamist group leader jailed for nine years

The leader of a French Islamist group has been jailed for nine years for terrorism-related offences, although his group committed no attacks.
Front National founder Jean-Marie Le Pen leaves the courthouse in Nanterre on 12 June
02/07/2015 - FRANCE

French court orders Front National to reinstate Jean-Marie Le Pen

A French court has ordered the far-right Front National (FN) to reinstate its long-time leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, who was suspended from membership in a clash with his daughter, Marine, who now leads ...
Court sketch of Dominque Cottrez.
25/06/2015 - FRANCE

Frenchwoman on trial for murder of eight of her own babies

A 46-year-old French nurse who has confessed to murdering at least eight of her own babies went on trial in the northern French city of Lille on Thursday.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Paris ahead of the trial
12/06/2015 - FRANCE

Strauss-Kahn acquittal in French pimping case no surprise, activists

French feminists and prostitutes' rights campaigners say they are not surprised by former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's acquittal on pimping charges on Friday.
Jean-Marie Le Pen (R) arrives at the courthouse in Nanterre
12/06/2015 - FRANCE

Jean-Marie Le Pen takes Front National to court over membeship suspension

The founding father of France's Front National (FN) Jean-Marie Le Pen took his own party to court on Friday to fight his suspension from membership over controversial remarks about the Nazis and ...
Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his apartment in Paris
12/06/2015 - FRANCE

Strauss-Kahn acquitted in French pimping case

Former IMF director and French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been acquitted of charges of aggravated pimping in a much-publicised trial in Lille, northern France.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn
12/06/2015 - FRANCE

Strauss-Kahn likely to be acquitted in French pimping case

A French court was to rule Friday on whether ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty of pimping charge after a trial which exposed lurid details of champagne-fuelled orgies and prostitution, ...