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Femen's Iana Jdanova impales the waxwork of Vladimir Putin on 5 June
15/10/2014 - France - Russia - Ukraine

Femen protester fined for stabbing Putin waxwork topless

A French court has fined a Ukrainian member of the topless protest movement Femen 6,000 euros for stabbing a waxwork of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stick with “Kill Putin” ...
French ex-prostitute in protest to force government to make clients pay fines
13/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

French ex-prostitute in protest to force government to make clients pay fines

A former French sex worker has just completed a 800-km march across France pushing for the government to deliver on its promise to fine prostitutes' clients.
Rosen Hicher (L) is greeted by Women's Rights Minister Pascale Boistard on arrival in Paris
12/10/2014 - Report: France

French ex-prostitute ends long march to support fines for clients

A former sex worker on Sunday finished an 800-kilometre hike to Paris in an effort to persuade the French Senate to endorse a bill that would fine prostitutes’ clients.
Gendarmes investigating arms trafficking the eastern city of Reims
08/10/2014 - France

French police break up online arms trafficking ring

French police have broken up a huge online trafficking ring and taken 44 people into custody in simultaneous dawn raids on Tuesday morning all over France.

The criminal court of Aix en Provence.
03/10/2014 - France

12-year sentence for HIV-positive man who knowingly infected partners

An HIV-positive Frenchman was sentenced to 12 years in jail on Thursday for knowingly infecting one of his partners and exposing five others to the virus.

HIV screening.
02/10/2014 - France

HIV-positive man may be jailed for knowingly infecting partners

A French prosecutor on Thursday called for a minimum 15-year jail sentence for an HIV-positive man who knowingly infected one of his partners and exposed five others to the virus.

A Madagascar, deux journalistes du quotidien national Madagascar Matin sont sous mandat de dépôt, accusés de « diffamation » après la publication, il y a une dizaine de jours, d’un courrier des lecteurs dans lequel trois ministres sont accusés nommément de
30/09/2014 - France

French cartoonist acquitted over Pope paedophilia caricature

One of France's best-known cartoonists has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred and violence in a court case over a drawing depicting Pope Benedict XVI sodomising a child.

Locquirec in Brittany
25/09/2014 - France

Frenchman damages two-billion-year-old rocks to have better view of sea

A resident of a seaside town in Brittany, western France, is being taken to court soon after taking a jackhammer to some two-billion-year-old rocks because they blocked his view of the English ...
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy
24/09/2014 - France

Court orders suspension of Sarkozy corruption investigation

A French judge has ordered the suspension of one of the seven legal investigations into former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who announced his return to active politics this weekend.

In June 343 women who had used ART abroad presented a petition calling for the scrapping of the ART ban in France to the government
23/09/2014 - France

French appeal court allows adoption of assisted reproduction babies

Lesbian couples in France may now adopt babies born due to assisted reproductive technology (ART), the highest French appeals court ruled on Tuesday.