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23/04/2014 - France - Morocco - Norway

France vetoes athlete Khalid Shah's extradition to Norway

France has turned down a Norwegian request for the extradition of Moroccan athlete Khaled Skah, locked in a dispute with his ex-wife over custody of their two children.

A still from 14 millions de cris
08/03/2014 - France

Gayet stars in anti-forced marriage film

A French short film on forced marriages, released to coincide with International Women's Day, has caused a stir but not for the reasons you may expect.

A woman demonstrates against domestic violence in Toulouse
13/02/2014 - France

Retired teacher sentenced for torturing wife of 32 years

A retired schoolteacher who tortured his wife for 32 years was sentenced by a southern French court on Wednesday to 10 years in prison.

Allegations against the Nigerian police in relation with the anti-gay law
20/01/2014 - African news explained

Allegations against the Nigerian police in relation with the anti-gay law

Canada has cancelled a state visit by the Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan citing its disapproval of Nigeria's decision to enact a Same Sex Marriage Prohibition law last week.

One-fifth of Indian women are married off before turning 15.
06/01/2014 - International report

One-fifth of Indian women are married off before turning 15.

Child marriage is still prevelant in India with nearly one-fifth of Indian women being married off before turning 15, and around 50 per cent before reaching the legal age for marriage.

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira will receive
03/01/2014 - France

France to debate easier divorces

A reform of French civil law code to speed up divorces will be submitted next week to Justice Minister Christiane Taubira.

Paris prosecutor François Molins
22/11/2013 - France

Paris gunman refuses to talk, to be charged Friday

Paris gunman Abdelhakim Dekhar was refusing to speak to investigators on Friday as the deadline for opening a formal case against him approached.

One French mayor maintains that a marriage should only be between a man and a woman
26/06/2013 - France

Gay couple sues French mayor over marriage refusal

A gay couple in the Southwest of France has sued a local mayor for refusing to marry them, just months after François Hollande’s government passed a law to allow same-sex unions.

Muslim groups in Britain say polygamy on rise
13/06/2013 - International report

Muslim groups in Britain say polygamy on rise

Some people in Britain's Muslim community are engaging in the illegal practice of polygamous marriages, where a man has more than one wife. However, as such marriages are unregistered, they ...

The French Constitutional Court has rejected a challenge to same-sex marriage and adoption rights.
17/05/2013 - France

France’s top court rejects same-sex marriage challenge

France’s Constitutional Council has cleared a bill allowing same-sex marriage and adoption rights, rejecting a challenge to the law.

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