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Senator Jean-Vincent Placé (2nd L) with François de Rugy (2nd R) and Barbara Pompili (C)
28/08/2015 - FRANCE

French Green defections continue as divided Socialists stage summer meet

A second leading member of France's Green party, EELV, quit the movement on Friday ...

French press review 28 August 2015

In Greece Syriza members lose their illusiuons, China is still reeling from the Tianjin explosion and another migrant tragedy strikes as European leaders discuss the humanitarian challenge nearby, ...
Mohammed VI, King of Morocco on June 19 2015.
28/08/2015 - FRANCE - MOROCCO

French journalists accused of blackmailing Moroccan king

Two French journalists were arrested on Thursday in Paris on suspicion of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco.

French Environment and Energy Minister Segolene Royal (R) withFrench Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius
27/08/2015 - FRANCE

Ségolène Royal asks supermarkets to end food waste

French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal on Thursday summoned supermarket bosses to discuss efforts to reduce food waste.
François de Rugy, formerly of EELV
27/08/2015 - FRANCE

Top MP quits 'ultra-left' French Greens

One of the two leaders of the French ecologists' parliamentary group has quit the Green Party (EELV), accusing his former comrades of ultra-leftism and defending the alliance with President ...
EHS sufferers claim that mobile phones and other everyday gadgets seriously damage their health
27/08/2015 - FRANCE

French woman wins disability allowance for 'gadget allergy'

A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman who describes herself as an "environmental refugee" because she claims to suffer from a debilitating allergy to electromagnetic ...

French press review 27 August 2015

The French press is dominated by the migrant crisis in the Balkans.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
26/08/2015 - European Union

Germany pushes for EU migrant policy change

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Wednesday there would be no tolerance for anti-migrant violence after facing a far-right protest during a visit to a refugee centre.

The scene at the Jo Goldenberg restaurant on Paris's rue des Rosiers after the attack
26/08/2015 - FRANCE - JORDAN - palestine

France issues warrant for 1982 Jewish restaurant terror attack suspect

French investigators have issued an international arrest warrant for a Palestinian accused of taking part in a 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris that killed six people, sources said ...
Police block access to the travellers' camp on Tuesday
26/08/2015 - France

Four killed in shooting at travellers' camp in north France

Four people were killed in a shooting at a travellers' camp in Roye, northern France, on Tuesday afternoon. Another toddler wa seriously wounded, as was the gunman.