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Clashes erupted in several cities Thursday, killing one in Cote d'Ivoire
11/09/2015 - AFRICA

Fear of further clashes with upcoming elections in Cote d'Ivoire

At least one person has been killed in the first major outbreak of opposition-led violence which erupted in several towns, after the Constitutional Council released the official list of the 10 ...
A fine of 68 euros for throwing a cigarette butt on the street will soon be in force
08/09/2015 - France

French tobacconists protest at anti-smoking law

Tobacconists took to the streets of French cities on Tuesday to protest against the introduction of plain packaging on cigarettes packets.
Syrian refugee Ammar Kharboutli on Saturday's demonstration in Paris
06/09/2015 - FRANCE - European Union - Syria

Thousands stage pro-migrant rallies as French politicians debate Syria refugees

About 10,000 people staged pro-migrant rallies in towns across France on Saturday.
Hundreds of tractors heading towards Paris, 3 September 2015.
03/09/2015 - France

Hundreds of protesting French farmers' tractors roll into Paris

Farmers riding around 1,700 tractors tried to blockade Paris on Thursday morning to protest against falling prices of their products and high taxes which they say, are endangering their ...
French farmers block the entrance of a dairy in Ancenis, 23 July 2015.
25/07/2015 - France

Many French shoppers willing to pay more for food to help farmers

Demonstrations by French farmers continued Saturday, while a new poll found that more than half of French consumers are ready to buy more expensive food products to ensure proper income for ...
24/07/2015 - France

Protesting French livestock farmers change strategy: dump live pigs in supermarkets

After several days of blocking access to motorways, including access to southeastern city of Lyon yesterday and the western region of Normandy last week, protesting livestock farmers' new strategy targets manufacture and supply plants.

A policeman faces young protestors from banlieues (suburbs) with his flash-ball gun, during a demonstration in Nanterre.
22/07/2015 - FRANCE

France's rights ombudsman wants flashball gun ban on protests

French human rights ombudsman Jacques Toubon has called for a ban on police using flashball guns during demonstrations.
Taxi drivers demonstrate during a protest against car-sharing service Uber in Nantes, western France, June 9, 2015
20/06/2015 - France-United States

War between French taxis and Uber deepens, unlimited strike Thursday

Tourists are bracing themselves for a nightmarish gridlock on roads from Thursday, as French taxi drivers prepare for unlimited strike action in protest against Uber.

Migrants sit at the Franco-Italian border, 12 June 2015
13/06/2015 - FRANCE - ITALY - LIBYA

Migrants sit in as French police block France-Italy border

A group of migrants declared a hunger strike on Saturday, the second day of a sit-in on the French-Italian border, where they are demanding the right to enter France.
10/06/2015 - Analysis: Burundi

Burundi election boycott on the cards following delay to polls, analysts

Burundi’s opposition and protesters in the capital Bujumbura are likely to boycott the country’s delayed elections, according to analysts.