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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, ...
The SNCM ferry Danielle Casanova
10/06/2015 - FRANCE

French ferry workers on trial for arms and drugs trade with Corsica

The trial of 29 people accused of arms and drug trafficking between Corsica and mainland France started on Wednesday in the port city of Marseille.

Daniel Legrand at the court in Rennes on 3 June 2015
05/06/2015 - FRANCE

French child-sex ring accused acquitted after 14 years

A French court has acquitted one of the last people to be tried in a paedophilia ring case that has dragged on for more than a decade.
Daniel Legrand arrives at the court in Rennes on Tuesday
19/05/2015 - FRANCE

French man faces third trial in long-running paedophilia ring case

A 33-year-old French man went on trial for the third time on Tuesday in a controversial paedophilia case that has dragged on for 14 years and seen only four of the 17 accused convicted.
'Talking About Rose', a prisoner under Hissene Habre's brutal dictatorship
21/04/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

'Talking About Rose', a prisoner under Hissene Habre's brutal dictatorship

A new documentary film shown in Paris this month sheds light on the struggle of Chadian opposition leader Rose Lokissim who died at the hands of Hissene Habre’s regime.
The Origin of the World, 1866, by Gustave Courbet
05/03/2015 - France - United States

Court to rule that Facebook can be judged in France in vagina painting case

A Paris court was to rule on Thursday on whether US-based social-media site Facebook is answerable to French law.