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Novelist Michel Houellebecq
30/08/2015 - FRANCE

French author Houellebecq threatens to sue Le Monde

French novelist Michel Houellebecq lashed out at Le Monde newspaper on TV on television this weekend, threatening to take legal advice about its use of "private correspondence".
Graphics from RFI's Hausa service
30/08/2015 - CAMEROoN - FRANCE

RFI correspondent held incommunicado in Cameroon Boko Haram inquiry

RFI has called on Cameroon to allow lawyers to see journalist Ahmed Abba, the correspondent for its Hausa service who has been held in custody for a month without it being made clear what charges he ...
Catherine Graciet with her book, The Predator King
29/08/2015 - FRANCE - MoROCco

French court charges journalists accused of blackmailing Moroccan king

Two French journalists have been charged with blackmail and extortion after allegedly promising not to publish a book about Morocco's King Mohammed VI in exchange for large sums of money.

Mohammed VI, King of Morocco on June 19 2015.
28/08/2015 - FRANCE - MOROCCO

French journalists accused of blackmailing Moroccan king

Two French journalists were arrested on Thursday in Paris on suspicion of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco.

EHS sufferers claim that mobile phones and other everyday gadgets seriously damage their health
27/08/2015 - FRANCE

French woman wins disability allowance for 'gadget allergy'

A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman who describes herself as an "environmental refugee" because she claims to suffer from a debilitating allergy to electromagnetic ...
Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the 21st anniversary commemoration of the genocide in Kigali this year
19/08/2015 - FRANCE - RWANDA

French prosecutors fail to prove genocide charges against Rwandan priest

French public prosecutors have called for charges to be dismissed in the case of a Catholic priest accused of taking part in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, 21 years after they started investigating the ...
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.
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