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A Roma camp
18/10/2014 - France

One killed, two hurt in brawl over power supply in French Roma camp

One person has been killed and a dozen wounded in a shooting in a Roma camp on the outskirts of the south-western French city of Toulouse.
French ex-prostitute in protest to force government to make clients pay fines
13/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

French ex-prostitute in protest to force government to make clients pay fines

A former French sex worker has just completed a 800-km march across France pushing for the government to deliver on its promise to fine prostitutes' clients.
Rosen Hicher (L) is greeted by Women's Rights Minister Pascale Boistard on arrival in Paris
12/10/2014 - Report: France

French ex-prostitute ends long march to support fines for clients

A former sex worker on Sunday finished an 800-kilometre hike to Paris in an effort to persuade the French Senate to endorse a bill that would fine prostitutes’ clients.
Jack O'Connell and Corey McKinley in Yann Demange's '71
12/10/2014 - Report: France - UK

British social realism scores at French film festival

The Northern Ireland Troubles, rural frustration and “honour killings” were some of the bleak subject matter at this year’s Festival of British Film in the French town of Dinard.
Gendarmes investigating arms trafficking the eastern city of Reims
08/10/2014 - France

French police break up online arms trafficking ring

French police have broken up a huge online trafficking ring and taken 44 people into custody in simultaneous dawn raids on Tuesday morning all over France.

The criminal court of Aix en Provence.
03/10/2014 - France

12-year sentence for HIV-positive man who knowingly infected partners

An HIV-positive Frenchman was sentenced to 12 years in jail on Thursday for knowingly infecting one of his partners and exposing five others to the virus.

HIV screening.
02/10/2014 - France

HIV-positive man may be jailed for knowingly infecting partners

A French prosecutor on Thursday called for a minimum 15-year jail sentence for an HIV-positive man who knowingly infected one of his partners and exposed five others to the virus.

Locquirec in Brittany
25/09/2014 - France

Frenchman damages two-billion-year-old rocks to have better view of sea

A resident of a seaside town in Brittany, western France, is being taken to court soon after taking a jackhammer to some two-billion-year-old rocks because they blocked his view of the English ...
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy
24/09/2014 - France

Court orders suspension of Sarkozy corruption investigation

A French judge has ordered the suspension of one of the seven legal investigations into former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who announced his return to active politics this weekend.

City hall of Alençon, Normandy.
19/09/2014 - France

French crook arranges own funeral to escape police

A 26-year-old persistent offender arranged his own funeral and placed a death notice in a regional newspaper to escape French police earlier this month.