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French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira
02/09/2015 - France

French justice ministry promises action after report it hired undeclared workers

France’s justice ministry says it will address its employment problem after an investigation leaked in the press found it had hired more than 40,000 undeclared workers on a casual basis.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is set to spend four days in China
31/08/2015 - Sudan - China

Sudanese president on way to China for controversial business trip

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is making this week a rare long-distance “business trip”.

French press review 22 August 2015

Greece's Alexis Tsipras faces uncertainty as key allies defect to form a new party ahead of key elections; Donald Trump's wild card messes up casting for the White House race; a posh funeral for Rome ...

French press review 21 August 2015

Redemption, compassion and misery are some of the themes inside this morning's papers, as hopes are pinned on Usain Bolt to lift Athletics out of its drug scandal, and more compassion is urged for ...
20/08/2015 - Mauritania

Jailed Mauritanian anti-slavery activist to boycott court hearing

A former slave who stood for the presidency of Mauritania is due back in court Thursday.

French press review 20 August 2015

The Le Pen family feud tops the French papers as Jean-Marie Le Pen goes before the far-right Front National's executive bureau today for possible expulsion.
A demonstration in Toulouse to denounce violence against women on International Women's Day, November 25 2008
11/08/2015 - France

Feminists welcome more women speaking out against rape

The number of reported rapes in France has shot up 18% in five years, according to figures published Tuesday in French daily Le Figaro.The news has been welcomed by feminist groups.

Google rejected a French demand to globally apply the so-called right to be forgotten, which requires the company to remove links to certain information about users if asked.
31/07/2015 - FRANCE

Google challenges France over 'right to be forgotten'

Google, the internet search giant, took a strong stance against the censorship of its search results, telling French regulators in a blog post that it will not implement so-called “right to be ...
French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira
31/07/2015 - France

Justice Minister bill on no license driving sparks outrage in France

Driving without a license may no longer be considered a crime in France, as Justice Minister Madame Taubira announced a new bill this Friday that will limit the penalty to a 500 euro fine.

The attempted coup d’état in Burundi, and thoughts on South Carolina
27/06/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

The attempted coup d’état in Burundi, and thoughts on South Carolina

This week on The Sound Kitchen, coming to terms with anger. There’s the answer to the question about Burundi, some great music, and of course, the new quiz question.