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International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde
27/08/2014 - France

IMF boss Lagarde charged with negligence in 2008 French corruption case

International Monetary Fund (IMF) boss Christine Lagarde on Wednesday said she had no intention of resigning

The Parisienne's masthead (detail)
26/08/2014 - France

Paris paper threatens to sue blogger over Parisienne title, report

French tabloid Le Parisien is threatening to sue a blogger for using the title The Parisienne.

'Some Ugandans are gay. Get over it!' A gay activist celebrating the annulment of Uganda's anti-gay law, Entebbe, 9 August 2014
14/08/2014 - Uganda - Interview

Don’t tamper with Uganda’s children, says MP backing new anti-gay law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is set to re-table a controversial anti-gay bill that was recently struck down by the country's constitutional court.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
04/08/2014 - France

French minister calls for drug squad audit over stolen cocaine

France’s Interior Minister called on Monday for an audit of the French drug squad after a police officer allegedly bagged 52 kilos of cocaine at the end of July.

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 ...

For women in construction, a deliberate choice
29/07/2014 - On-the-spot France

For women in construction, a deliberate choice

Fewer than two per cent of construction workers in France are women. The work can be physically demanding, but there is nothing inherently male about the profession itself.

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.

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