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French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal announces a consultation procedure over the Siven dam last month
26/11/2014 - France - European Union

European Commission pursues France over controversial dam project

The European Commission has started legal action against France over the controversial Sirven dam project, which has sparked protests during which a demonstrator was killed by a police stun ...
Pollution in Paris, March 2014. File.
25/11/2014 - FRANCE

Paris pollution like being in room with eight smokers, report

Paris will restrict access to cars with high CO2 emissions as from next year, the mayor's office said on Monday, following the release of an alarming report that compared a bad day in the French ...
School students demonstrate against the death of Rémi Fraisse in Paris, 13 November 2014
19/11/2014 - France - European Union

EU to probe French dam project after death of protester

The European Commission announced Wednesday it has opened an inquiry into a contested dam project near the French town of Sivens, where a young protester was killed last month.
Hand grenades and other items are displayed by police after a raid at a mosque in Mombasa on 17 November, 2014
19/11/2014 - Report: Kenya

Three killed by gang in Mombasa

At least three people have been killed by a gang of youths in the Kenyan city of Mombasa. The murders are said to be revenge following police raids on two mosques on Monday.
The site of the planned Sivens dam
13/11/2014 - France

French government fights protester’s death cover-up accusations

The French government was on the defensive on Thursday after the publication of police recordings showing that gendarmes were aware that an anti-dam protester had died

The site of the proposed dam at Sivens with a banner reading "Not Forgotten, Not Forgiven, Nor Negotiation. No Justice. No Peace for Remi"
09/11/2014 - France

Police and demonstrators clash at protests over French anti-dam activist’s death

Protests at the death of Green activist Rémi Fraisse took place in several French cities on Saturday.
A protest in Marseille just after Rémi Fraisse was killed
07/11/2014 - France

Paris school students protest against police violence after Green activist's death

School students in Paris promised to continue protests on Friday over the death of a young environmental activist during a protest against the construction of a dam this month.
The late Total boss Christophe de Margerie
30/10/2014 - France - Russia

Russia charges second air traffic controller over Total boss’s deadly plane crash

A second air traffic controller has been charged in connection with the crash that killed Total boss Christophe de Margerie, along with two pilots and a flight attendant.
A protest after Rémi Fraisse's death in the southern city of Albi on Monday
28/10/2014 - France

French government tries to quell new crisis after anti-dam protester’s death

French President François Hollande appealed for calm on Tuesday as Green campaigners slammed his Socialist government over the death of a demonstrator during protests against the construction ...
Beachfront houses at Saqint-Jean-de-Luz
19/10/2014 - France

Austrian tourist drowns as warm weather fills France’s beaches

Unseasonably warm temperatures combined with French schools’ autumn break encouraged bathers and surfers to take to the beaches this weekend.
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