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The contract for Dieudonné's show in Avignon has been cancelled by the venue's manager.
25/03/2015 - Culture/FRANCE

French court backs ban on Avignon show by controversial comedian Dieudonné

A show by controversial French comic Dieudonné will not open in the southern city of Avignon Saturday as scheduled after a court ruled that the venue's operator could cancel the lease.

Serge Atlaoui during his trial, 6 November 2006.
11/03/2015 - France - Indonesia

Indonesia court refuses to hear new witnesses for French man on death row

An Indonesian court denied the request of a French man sentenced to death for drug trafficking to have new witnesses heard in his case, dealing a blow to his hopes for attaining a retrial.

Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino during his trial in Grosseto on 11 February, 2015
12/02/2015 - Report: Italy

Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years in prison

An Italian court in Grosseto, Tuscany, sentenced the former captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner to 16 years in prison for his role in the 2012 shipwreck that killed 32 people off the island ...
Morocco's King Mohammed VI with French President François Hollande in Casablanca
31/01/2015 - France- Morocco

France and Morocco renew legal ties after 11-month freeze

France and Morocco have renewed legal ties after nearly a year’s suspension due to a row over legal cases lodged in France against Rabat’s spy chief.

Nicolas Bonnemaison and his wife (left) at the courthouse of Pau in France in June 2014.
30/12/2014 - FRANCE

French high court upholds dismissal of mercy-killing doctor

The Council of State upheld Tuesday the decision by the French Order of Doctors to dismiss mercy-killing Dr Bonnemaison, forbidding him to practise medicine.
A view of the old residential area of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
24/12/2014 - FRANCE - EMIRATES

French woman stranded in the Emirates files charges in Paris

A French woman stranded in Dubai because of a trade dispute lodged a complaint in Paris against her former associates, the members of a ruling family in the Emirates.

CGT union members preparing to demonstrate in June 2014.
24/12/2014 - FRANCE

Actors hired to spy on employees of retirement homes, French union denounces

The CGT, one of France’s main union of workers, has brought legal proceedings to denounce a case involving comedians hired to spy on the employees of retirement homes in order to ...
22/12/2014 - FRANCE

Court rejects demands to remove French city’s nativity scene

A French court ruled on Monday that the city hall of Melun, a town near Paris, had the right to keep the nativity scene installed in its gardens, after it came under attack in the name of ...
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.