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A canteen meal
17/03/2015 - France

French mayor's ban on pork-free option sparks school meal row

A row erupted in France on Tuesday after the mayor of a town in Burgundy sent a letter to parents explaining that, from September, school canteens will no longer offer an alternative when pork is on ...
Children playing in a French nursery.
11/03/2015 - France

French lawmakers postpone religious neutrality debate until after elections

France's parliament announced on Wednesday it would postpone a debate planned for this week over proposals to impose religious neutrality in private nurseries until after regional elections at the ...
French teacher on talking to students about Charlie Hebdo attacks
13/02/2015 - On-the-spot France

French teacher on talking to students about Charlie Hebdo attacks

After the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris in January some French schoolchildren refused to observe the nationwide minute of silence to commemorate the victims.
News photographers and journalists protest against the detention of photojournalist Abou Zeid and other jailed journalists including Al Jazeera's Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy, Cairo, 8 February 2015.
09/02/2015

Egypt: Ramses Square mass trial postponed for the fourth time

The family of an Irish teenager detained for 18 months in an Egyptian prison say they hope new developments in the Al Jazeera trial will help free him.
The entrance to Fleury-Mérogis prison
08/02/2015 - Interview: France

‘Basement imams’ spreading radical Islamism, Muslim prison chaplain warns

In the wake of last month’s Charlie Hebdo attacks, the French government is trying to tackle Islamist radicalisation in prisons.
Forensic police examine the scene of an attack on a mosque in Le Mans the day after the murders at Charlie Hebdo's offices
23/01/2015 - France

Islamophobic acts soar in France after Charlie Hebdo attacks, watchdog

Nearly as many attacks or insults against Muslims have taken place in France since the Charlie Hebdo attacks than in all of 2014, according to an Islamophobia watchdog.
23/01/2015

French press review 23 January 2015

Some French newspapers this morning continue the soul-searching and call for effective action in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings in which a total of 20 people died in Paris a little over two ...
France's Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
22/01/2015 - France

French values key to fight against radical islamism, Hollande tells teachers

In a bid to combat radical islamism following the recent terrorist attacks, French schools are being asked to do more to help young people understand the fundamental values and principles of the ...
22/01/2015

French press review 22 January 2015

Today's French dailies all report the security measures French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced on Wednesday.

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