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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.
Jerry Collins in action for the All Blacks with South Africa's Pedrie Wannenberg in 2006
07/06/2015 - FRANCE - New Zealand

Narbonne stages silent march for Jerry Collins

Some 1,500 people staged a silent march in tribute to the late All Black Jerry Collins in the southern French town of Toulon, whose rugby team he played for, on Sunday.
A homage to Clément Méric in Toulouse
07/06/2015 - France - Turkey

Anti-fascists, Kurds mark Méric killing, Turkey violence in Paris

Some 2-3,000 anti-fascists demonstrated in Paris to mark the anniversary of the death of Clément Méric, who was killed in a dispute with far-right skinheads in 2013.
Russian president Vladimir Putin at a press conference, 18 December 2014
07/06/2015 - RUSSIA

Russian scientists stage rare anti-government protest

Several thousand protesters, including scientists and intellectuals, took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to express fears for the future of scientific research, which is becoming mired in red ...
Roadblocks in Bujumbura, Burundi, 15 May 2015.
15/05/2015 - Burundi

Bujumbura tense after Burundi coup plotters' arrest

Burundi’s capital Bujumbura remains tense on Friday after the authorities arrested a group of coup plotters.