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Sultan Hasanal Bolkiah of Brunei
18/09/2014 - France - Brunei

France’s Femina literary prize boycotts hotel over Brunei sharia law

The all-woman jury of France’s prestigious Prix Femina has decided to not to stage its awards ceremony at a luxury hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei because he is introducing sharia law in ...
The scene of the accident at Brétigny-sur-Orge
18/09/2014 - France

French rail company charged with manslaughter over fatal 2013 crash

France’s state-owned rail company was charged with manslaughter on Thursday over the deaths of seven people in the 2013 derailment of a high-speed train.
A fighter of the Islamic State jihadi group in Syria
17/09/2014 - France - Syria

Six arrested in French Syria jihadi network raids as MPs approve anti-terror travel ban

Six people suspected of recruiting young women to join Islamist fighters in Syria have been detained in France. The arrests took place in the central city of Lyon on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Banque de France's headquarters
13/09/2014 - France

French central bank’s stolen euros unearthed in provincial garden

French police have found nearly two million euros stolen from France’s central bank, where they were supposed to have been destroyed.
The Femen protest in Notre-Dame Cathedral
10/09/2014 - France

Femen protesters let off by Paris court over Notre Dame topless protest

Nine members of the breast-baring feminist movement Femen have been declared not guilty of causing wilful damage to a bell in Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral

Dental care.
05/09/2014 - France - Canada -Netherlands

Dutch dentist accused of mutilating French patients arrested in Canada

A fugitive Dutch dentist accused of mutilating dozens of French patients has been arrested in Canada. French prosecutors are seeking his extradition to France.

The Mauritius capital, Port Louis
05/09/2014 - FRANCE - MAURITIUS

French woman faces trial in Mauritius for drug trafficking

The trial of a French woman accused of drug trafficking in Mauritius is to start again on 10 September after being suspended this week after her Mauritian co-accused was taken to hospital.

The teenager confessed he "decided" to kill young brother and sister
05/09/2014 - France

French teenager charged with murdering sister, trying to kill brother

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with killing his 11-year-old sister and trying to kill his eight-year-old brother in eastern France.
Jérôme Kerviel is arrested after crossing the border from Italy to France earlier this year
05/09/2014 - France

Rogue trader Kerviel freed with electronic bracelet

Rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel, imprisoned for losing French bank Société Générale nearly five billion euros, is to be freed under electronic surveillance next ...
Greenpeace activists at France's oldest nuclear reactor at Fessenheim, Alsace
05/09/2014 - France

Greenpeace activists given suspended sentences for French nuclear power station break-in

Green campaigners from 20 countries received two-month suspended sentences Thursday after launching a break-in at France's oldest nuclear plant last March.

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