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Front National former candidate Anne-Sophie Leclère.
23/06/2015 - FRANCE - French Guiana

Cayenne court scraps sentence for comparing French minister to monkey

A court in French Guiana has overturned a nine-month prison sentence on a former local election candidate for France's Front National for comparing Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to an ape

Dylann Roof, suspected shooter of Charleston massacre, arrested in South Carolina, June 18, 2015.
19/06/2015 - UNITED STATES

Obama slams US gun culture after Charleston shooter arrested

US police arrested a white high school dropout Thursday suspected of carrying out a gun massacre at one of America's oldest black churches.
A small prayer circle forms nearby where police are responding to a shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina June 17, 2015.
18/06/2015 - United States

Charleston Church shooting flares up US racial tensions

US racial tensions hit a new high on Wednesday, after a white gunman stormed a black church in downtown Charleston, killing nine people, in what police call a "hate crime." The suspect was ...
Out in the cold - Front National founder Jean-Marie Le Pen at an FN rally last year
03/06/2015 - FRANCE

Jean-Marie Le Pen takes Front National to court over "Stalinist expulsion"

The founder of France's Front National (FN) is take the far-right party to court to fight his suspension from membership.
François Hollande in front of portraits of Germaine Tillon, Geneviève de Gaulle Anthonioz, Pierre Brossolette  Jean Zay at the Panthéon, 27 May 2015
28/05/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande warns against hatred at tribute to WWII resistance fighters

President François Hollande called on the French people to stand up to fanatacism, racism and anti-Semitism at a ceremony to honour four World War II resistance fighters at the Panthéon ...
Anti-racist protesters in Paris
18/05/2015 - FRANCE

French anti-racism working group opposes anonymous CVs

A government-sponsored working group has opposed imposing anonymous CVs to avoid racism in job recruitment in France. Anti-racist groups claim that the idea was vetoed by bosses' organisations.

A court sketch shows French police officers Sebastien Gaillemin and Stephanie Klein attending their trial in Rennes on 16 March, 2015
18/05/2015 - France

French police aquitted over teen deaths that sparked 2005 riots

Two French police officers, accused of failing to help two teenagers whose electrocution in 2005 in a power substation led to weeks of riots in the Paris suburbs, have been acquitted.
The Mémorial ACTe at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Hollande inaugurates world's largest slavery memorial in French West Indies

France's President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday.
Jean-Marie Le Pen (L) steals his daughter Marine's thunder at the party's traditional 1 May rally
09/05/2015 - FRANCE

Jean-Marie Le Pen warns France Front National not ready for power

The founder of France's Front National (FN), Jean-Marie Le Pen, has told the far-right party that it is still a long way from power in the latest broadside in a bitter political battle with his ...
Béziers mayor Robert Ménard
06/05/2015 - FRANCE

French police question far-right mayor over counting Muslim pupils

French police questioned the far-right mayor of a southern French town on Wednesday after he said he had compiled a list of Muslim pupils in local schools.