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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, ex-supermodel and French first lady, current folk singer, wife of Nicolas Sarkozy (r.) and mother of 3-year-old Giulia.
20/12/2014 - France

Burned by a TV dinner because of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy?

A French court has ordered a Paris clinic to compensate a woman who suffered burns when a ready-made hot meal was set on her lap after she gave birth in 2011.
Turkish sociologist and activist Pinar Selek in Strasbourg, January 2014.
20/12/2014 - France - Turkey

Turkish court clears France-based professor in deadly 1998 explosion

An Istanbul criminal court on Friday acquitted Turkish dissident sociologist Pinar Selek, who lives in exile in France, over a 1998 explosion that killed seven people.

A worker in a laboratory of Sanofi, which now operates part of the Institut Mérieux.
17/12/2014 - France - Iraq

Iraqi man seeks compensation for deadly HIV-infected blood transfusions from France

Khalid al-Jabor, a 58-year-old retired civil servant, has been seeking compensation for his and 270 other families for deaths related to the use of infected blood imported by a French biological ...
French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira going to a cabinet meeting
05/12/2014 - France

Another far-right French councillor fined for comparing Justice Minister Taubira to monkey

A French local councillor has been fined 3,000 euros for comparing France’s black Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to a monkey in a tweet. He says it was just a joke.

The babies shared an incubator
02/12/2014 - France

French girls switched at birth demand millions in damages

The families of two 20 year old women, who were accidentally switched at birth, appeared in court in Grasse in southeastern France on Tuesday where they are suing doctors and the clinic involved for ...
French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira
25/11/2014 - France - USA

Ferguson riots product of US racism, French justice minister

France's black Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira on Tuesday tweeted several angry comments about the killings of black youngsters in the United States

21/11/2014 - France

Jean-Marie Le Pen to appeal to European rights court over Roma racism conviction

The Paris court of appeal on Thursday upheld a fine of 5,000 euros against Jean-Marie Le Pen, honorary president of the far-right Front National for implying Roma were thieves.
Jean-Pierre Jouyet
10/11/2014 - Explainer: France

Pressure on Hollande's top man to resign amid allegations of anti-Sarkozy plot

Opposition politicians called on Monday for the resignation of Jean-Pierre Jouyet, President François Hollande’s chief of staff, who is at the centre of a political storm concerning ...
06/11/2014

African press review 6 November 2014

South Africa's hearing over violence at Marikana where 34 striking mineworkers have died, Boko Haram's attack against French-owned cement works and US's pressure against Yemen's former president Ali ...
Nikolay Koblyakov, a prominent opponent of Putin, seeked asylum in Bulgaria.
29/10/2014 - France - Russia - Bulgaria

Anti-Putin Franco-Russian escapes extradition from Bulgaria

A Franco-Russian opponent of President Vladimir Putin has beaten a request by Moscow to extradite him from Bulgaria, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
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