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The reenactment of the exhibition of the embalmed body of African-born philosopher Angelo Soliman in the Vienna Natural History Museum in the18th century
28/11/2014 - France - South Africa

Protesters stop Exhibit B ‘human zoo’ performance at Paris theatre

Protesters stopped the controversial Exhibit B performance at a Paris theatre on Thursday evening, accusing it of being racist and exploitative.
Hollande welcome Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the Elysée presidential palace
26/11/2014 - France - Egypt

Hollande calls for democratic transition in Egypt on Sisi Paris visit

French President François Hollande called on Egypt to pursue its “democratic transition” after lunching with Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday.
Basque lettering on a funerary stela
09/11/2014 - France

Thousands rally against closure of Basque school in south-west France

Over 5,000 people demonstrated against the closure of an infant school teaching the Basque language in the town of Ciboure in the French Basque country.
24/10/2014 - FRANCE - US

French Academy of Science award winner on need to protect scientists

The French Academy of Science has awarded its top prize to Joel Lebowitz, a professor of physics and mathematics at Rutgers University

A Roma woman and child.
23/10/2014 - CZECH REPUBLIC

Forcibly sterilised Roma women to be compensated by Czech government

Between 1971 and 1989, up to 90 thousand Roma women in former Czechoslovakia were sterilised. The government has apologized, but until this point has offered little else.

Gendarmes police a union demonstration in Paris - they could be on the other side soon
03/10/2014 - European Union - France

European court strikes down France’s ban on soldiers’ trade unions

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered France to scrap a ban on soldiers joining a trade union, describing it as a breach of the right to freedom of association.

Christians pray in the Church of Mar Afram in Qaraqush after fleeing Mosul on July 19
07/08/2014 - France - Iraq

First Iraqi Christians arrive in France

The first beleaguered northern Iraqi Christians arrived in France on Thursday after being threatened by the al Qaeda-inspired militant group that has wrested control of the region.

Selahattin Demirtaş
01/08/2014 - Explainer: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkish presidential candidates: Selahattin Demirtas

Selahattin Demirtas could be called the Gezi Park candidate in Turkey’s presidential election.
Nicholas Opiyo appears with anti-gay pastor Martin Ssempa at the constitutional court hearing in Kampala, 30 July 2014.
30/07/2014 - Uganda - Interview

We’ll have Uganda’s anti-gay law struck down at the constitutional court, lawyer

Ugandan activists began their fight on Wednesday at the constitutional court in Kampala to have the country’s controversial anti-gay laws overturned.
A demonstation against Israel's Gaza offensive in Lille, northern France, on Monday
18/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Paris police ban pro-Gaza demonstration

Paris police on Friday banned a demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinians as Israel launched a ground offensive on the Gaza Strip.
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