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US comic Jay Leno (c) demonstrates outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, also owned by the Sultan of Brunei
01/06/2014 - France - Brunei

French celebrities call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotel over sharia law

Business tycoon François-Henri Pinault and fashion editor Anna Wintour are among hundreds of people here in France calling for a boycott of Paris’s Meurice Hotel, which is owned by the ...
20/05/2014 - France

French anti-smacking law postponed amid opposition to family bill

A debate in the French parliament on outlawing smacking by parents was postponed on Monday, amid an already fractious climate surrounding family affairs.


French press review 15 May 2014

Financial skulduggery at the conservative UMP party, striking French civil servants, Europe and Cannes, the southern French city where the film festival got underway yesterday, are this morning's ...
"Equal rights for all!" demands this banner on a pro-gay marriage demonstration in Nice last year
08/05/2014 - France

French family kidnaps lesbian daughter fleeing arranged marriage

Three members of a French family of Turkish origin have been charged with kidnapping a young gay woman for fleeing an arranged marriage.
Khalid Skah
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.