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The fountain in Hayange, eastern France
29/07/2014 - France

Far-right French mayor paints public sculpture blue

A French mayor belonging to the far-right Front National (FN) has had a sculpture in the centre of his town painted blue without even telling the artist, who is going to sue for violation of his ...

In the male world of mechanics Only Girls can fix your car
28/07/2014 - On-the-spot France

In the male world of mechanics Only Girls can fix your car

There are certain jobs that you almost never see being done by women - construction, car mechanics, butchering ...

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin
27/07/2014 - France

France nets 1.3 billion euros from tax evaders' secret foreign bank accounts

Nearly 30,000 tax-dodgers with secret bank accounts abroad have confessed to French tax-collectors in response to an offer to go easy on them if they come forward.

The clashes near the synagogue on Paris's rue de la Roquette on 13 July
25/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Jewish Defence League ‘member’ assaulted near Paris

A young Jewish man has called in French police after being attacked by about a dozen people outside his home in Bobigny, near Paris.

The employees' lawyer, Olivier Morice
24/07/2014 - France

Scientologists accused of brainwashing French company’s employees

French prosecutors are investigating the Church of Scientology for alleged harassment of the employees of a company whose boss had joined the organisation.

Benjamin Kayser on the pitch
23/07/2014 - France

Two charged with machete attack on French rugby players

Two men have been charged with involvement in a machete attack on three French rugby players in southern France last weekend. Both have police records and have been identified by witnesses.

Three journalists working for Al Jazeera- Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed (L-R) have been jailed in Egypt
18/07/2014 - Report: Egypt - European Union

European parliament calls for ban on spy technology export to Egypt

The European parliament yesterday called for a ban of surveillance and military technology to Egypt.

Jérôme Kerviel near the Franco-Italian border as he returned to France to serve his prison sentence earlier this year
11/07/2014 - France

Société Générale accused of rigging evidence against rogue trader

A French court has ordered an investigation into whether the Société Générale bank rigged evidence against Jérôme Kerivel, following a complaint made by ...

US Attorney General Eric Holder (C) with his deputy James M Cole (R) and FBI director James B Comey (L) after BNP pleaded guilty
10/07/2014 - France - US

BNP given record fine for breaking US sanctions

French bank BNP Paribas on Wednesday pleaded guilty to violating American sanctions on countries including Iran and Sudan, accepting the largest fine ever given to a foreign bank in the US.

Failures of Ecuador's media law
06/07/2014 - International media

Failures of Ecuador's media law

Carlos Lauria, America's Program Coordinator of the Committee to Protect Journalist's, discusses the failures of Ecuador's land mark media law passed recently after the leading Hoy ...

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