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Sport - a vector of citizenship
20/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

Sport - a vector of citizenship

Candidates in France's departemental elections have up until midnight today to persuade voters to vote them into the second round.

African press review 17 March 2015

The Egypt Independent reports that the Cairo Criminal Court on Monday refered Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and 13 others to the Grand Mufti, asking that religious figure to issue an ...

French press review 12 March 2015

The euro, Greek debt, sub-contracting work, Berlusconi and French education are all in the papers today.


African press review 6 March 2015

Boko Haram murders again. Jonathan asserts that the Chibok girls are still alive. The last Ebola patient in Liberia is discharged. More and more South Africans are sinking into debt.
Facebook is to face a French court, despite the small print
06/03/2015 - France - United States

French court rules it can judge Facebook in vagina painting case

A French court on Thursday ruled that it can judge a case against US social-networking site Facebook over its blocking of the account of a teacher who posted a painting of a vagina by Gustave ...
A Kindle, you'll have to pay 20 per cent VAt to read books on it now
05/03/2015 - France - Luxembourg - European Union

France ordered to raise VAT on e-books

France has been ordered to raise sales tax on e-books from 5.5 per cent to 20 per cent.
Turkish school boycott  protests compulsory religious education
05/03/2015 - International report

Turkish school boycott protests compulsory religious education

Turkey has exhausted legal objections to a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights against Ankara's refusal to exempt the country’s largest religious minority from compulsory religious ...
The Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg
04/03/2015 - France - Europe

France ruled in breach of rights treaty on smacking children

The Council of Europe has ruled that France is in violation of a European rights treaty because it has not completely banned the smacking of children.


French press review 3 March 2015

The newspaper distributers are on strike this morning, so we're forced to fall back on the web sites of the various publications.


French press review 28 February 2015

Bowie gets an exhibition at Paris’s new concert hall. A Bangladeshi blogger is murdered. IS runs amok in a museum. French retirement homes’ prices come under fire.