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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.

French press review 27 February 2015

French papers ignore “Jihadi John” but take a look in-depth at Boko Haram. France still waits for better economic times, although it is doing well in innovation.

Six French nationals, suspected of planning to leave for Syria, had their passports confiscated by the authorities, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday 23 February 2015.
23/02/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIA

France seizes passports of six nationals heading for Syria

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Monday that six French nationals, suspected of planning to leave for Syria, had their passports confiscated by the authorities.

French press review 21 February 2015

The Socialist party swept the board in elections here in France in 2012, winning the Presidential and the Parliamentary elections.
French President Francois Hollande (C), Israel's ambassador to France Yossi Gal (3rdL), walk past desecrated tombstones during a visit to the Sarre-Union Jewish cemetery
17/02/2015 - France

Hollande seeks to reassure French Jews at vandalised graveyard ceremony

President Francois Hollande declared that the state would protect French Jews as he led a ceremony on Tuesday at a Jewish cemetery where hundreds of graves were vandalised.

Screen captures of the government's anti-jihadist website
13/02/2015 - France - Syria - Iraq - Chechnya

Six Chechen-origin men charged with jihadi recruitment in south of France

Six men of Chechen origin have been charged with running a jihadi recruitment network in southern France. They were detained awaiting trial on Friday after being arrested last Sunday.

Mourad Benchellali.
11/02/2015 - Report: France

How I resisted jihadist temptation - French ex-Guantanamo prisoner speaks

Mourad Benchellali spent 30 months in the US army’s Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
08/02/2015 - France

Suspected jihadi recruiters arrested in south-west France, Nice attacker charged

Six suspected jihadists were detained in south-west France early Sunday morning. They are believed to have collected funds and recruited candidates to fight in Syria.
Bourg-en-Bresse prison in central France
07/02/2015 - Report: France

France prepares to tackle jihadi recruitment in prisons

The Charlie Hebdo killings have drawn attention to the fact that many radical Islamists are recruited in prison.
Soldiers outside the Nice Jewish centre where Moussa Coulibaly attacked the soldiers
04/02/2015 - France

Man attacks soldiers outside Jewish centre in Nice

Three French soldiers were attacked by a man with a knife on Tuesday as they guarded a Jewish community centre in the southern city of Nice.