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Souleymane S speaks to Le Parisien
19/02/2015 - France

Paris racist attack victim to file legal case against Chelsea fans

The man at the centre of a racist incident on the Paris metro is to file a civil case against the Chelsea football club fans involved and hopes they will be jailed.

The fans were on their way to see the PSG-Chelsea match during which Chelsea's Willian (L) faced PSG's Marco Verratti (R) and Blaise Matuidi (C)
18/02/2015 - France - United Kingdom

France opens racist assault case after Chelsea fans push black man off Paris metro

French prosecutors have opened a hunt for Chelsea football club fans who were filmed stopping a black man boarding a Paris metro train while chanting racist slogans.
François Hollande addresses journalists at the Elysée Palace on Thursday
05/02/2015 - France - Germany - Ukraine - Russia

Hollande, Merkel to fly to Ukraine with new peace proposal

French President François Hollande announced that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to fly to Ukraine on Thursday afternoon to put new propositions to end the conflict with Russia to ...
Election posters in Herimoncourt in the Doubs constituency
04/02/2015 - France

Sarkozy’s UMP split over refusal to back Socialists against Front National in by-election

France’s main right-wing opposition party, the UMP, was split on Wednesday after its executive committee refused to take sides in a by-election that could see the far-right Front National (FN) ...
French rights ombudsman Jacques Toubon
22/01/2015 - France

French mayor ‘acted illegally’ in dodging Roma baby burial, ombudsman

The mayor of a French town was guilty of illegal discrimination in trying to avoid burying a Roma baby in the local cemetery, France’s human rights ombudsman has ruled.
Zelda La Grange at the launch of her book Good Morning, Mr Mandela
21/01/2015 - Report: South Africa

Former Mandela assistant sparks South Africa race row

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is attending the Davos World Economic Forum with a message that investment and business are key to South Africa’s economic success.
Does France need its Martin Luther King, Jr.?
19/01/2015 - On-the-spot France

Does France need its Martin Luther King, Jr.?

As France attempts to address issues surrounding immigration, integration and racism, can it take lessons from elsewhere? Monday, 19 January, Americans commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr's, birthday.
A man touches the spray-painted shut mouth of a statue during in a solidarity march in Paris on 11January 2015.
18/01/2015 - FRANCE

In France, four out of ten oppose Prophet Mohammed cartoons

France struggles with questions around freedom of speech, as half of the population supports limiting free expression online, according to a new poll.

French comedian Dieudonné
17/01/2015 - Analysis: France

France focuses on freedom of speech, but comic Dieudonné arrested for controversial remarks

Shortly after the jihadist attacks on Charlie Hebdo’s offices, President François Hollande vowed to protect the freedom of expression embodied by the satirical journal.
A French police officer places flowers outside the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket near Porte de Vincennes
11/01/2015 - France

Muslim worker saved kosher store hostages, cop’s family slams Islamophobia, anti-Semitism

A Muslim employee saved the lives of hostages at the Paris kosher supermarket taken over by armed Islamist Amedy Coulibaly on Friday.
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