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Anne-Sophie Leclère
16/07/2014 - France

Far-right ex-candidate appeals nine-month jail sentence for comparing French justice minister to ape

A former far-right local council candidate says she will appeal against a nine-month prison sentence f or comparing French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to an ape.
Andargachew Tsige appears in prison on Ethiopian television
09/07/2014 - Interview - Ethiopia

Opposition leader to face the "consequences" despite British nationality, says Ethiopian government

Ginbot 7 opposition leader Andargachew Tsige has appeared on Ethiopian state television in prison following his extradition from Yemen.
04/07/2014 - France - UK

France fines British Easyjet 60,000 euros over discrimination

A French court on Thursday fined British budget airline Easyjet 60,000 euros for refusing to let a disabled woman fly unaccompanied to her son's funeral.

Nicolas Sarkozy, TF1, Wednesday 02 July
03/07/2014 - Explainer: France

Sarkozy claims magistrates out to get him in pugnacious TV comeback

Sarkozy is back. Not in the way he had envisaged, not at a time of his choosing, but totally back.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy attends the inauguration of the Institut Claude Pompidou, in this March 10, 2014 file photo.
01/07/2014 - France

Ex-President in custody over influence-peddling

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being held in police custody for questioning over alleged influence-peddling.
Mehdi Nemmouche, suspected of the shooting attack in the Brussels Jewish Museum, arrives for an extradition hearing at the Appeal Court of Versailles, 26 June 2014.
26/06/2014 - France - Belgium

France orders Brussels Jewish Museum shooting suspect's extradition

The French national suspected of shooting dead four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum last month is to be extradited to Belgium.

TGV train owned by state-owned rail company SNCF at Gare de Lyon, Paris
15/06/2014 - France

Attack on TGV leaves thousands of rail passengers stranded

Two TGV trains transporting 2,300 rail passengers, broke down in the Côte d'Azur region on Saturday night, after their power supply was deactivated. French police suspect the electrical lines were deliberately cut and are treating the incident as a crime.


French press review 5 June 2014

Five papers to hand, five different top stories, covering conflict in Syria, why Hollande will have two dinners this evening, immigration in Europe, the 2022 World Cup and how to get of jail fast ...
French Justice minister Christiane Taubira defends her bill on Tuesday
04/06/2014 - France

French right on warpath over Socialists’ prison reform bill

France’s Justice Minister Christiane Taubira proposed scrapping Sarkozy-era minimum sentences as part of a long-awaited reform of the criminal justice system she put to the French parliament on ...
British Foreign Secretary William Hague (R) with other dignitaries at the commemoration of the Rwandan genocide this year
31/05/2014 - France - Rwanda

Two to face trial in France over Rwandan genocide

Two former Rwandan local officials are to face trial in France for their alleged participation in the 1994 genocide.