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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.
Paris's Arc de Triomphe declares solidarity with Charlie Hebdo.
10/01/2015 - Analysis: France

How will the Charlie Hebdo attacks change France?

On Friday evening Chérif Kouachi, Saïd Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly achieved the martyrdom they aspired to after having imposed the same fate on 17 people who had no wish to die.
Champlan city hall.
05/01/2015 - FRANCE

Roma baby buried in south of Paris after racism row

The Roma baby - at the center of a racism row over the weekend - was finally  buried on Monday in South of Paris after the local town refused a burial plot to the family.

A Roma camp in France.
04/01/2015 - FRANCE

French mayor denies refusing burial of Roma baby amid uproar

The mayor of Champlan near Paris denied having refused to bury a Roma baby in the town’s cemetery amid strong controversy and after Prime Minister Manuel Valls condemned this decision as an ...
Jacques Toubon, the French human rights Defender in October 2014.
04/01/2015 - FRANCE

French human rights Defender could take action in Roma baby case

The French human rights Defender Jacques Toubon said Sunday he was “devastated” by the case of a Roma baby who was denied burial in the cemetery of Champlan near Paris and announced he ...
The municipality of Essonne, located 15km from Paris, celebrates European Night at the Museum, 18th May 2014
03/01/2015 - France

French mayor refuses to bury dead Roma baby

The decision by a French right-wing mayor not to bury a dead Roma baby, sparked outcry among rights groups on Saturday.
Has French polemist Eric Zemmour gone too far?
21/12/2014 - International media

Has French polemist Eric Zemmour gone too far?

Bruno Jeambard, Director General of the French polling Institute OpinionWay discusses the explosive works of controversial French journalist Eric Zemmour accused of faning xenophobia in ...
Eric Zemmour.
20/12/2014 - France

French TV station pulls plug on polemicist after Muslim comments

French politicians and commentators on Saturday both hailed and condemned the decision of TV channel iTélé to end its contract with right-wing pundit Eric Zemmour following an uproar ...
Eric Zemmour
19/12/2014 - France

French right-wing media pundit in ‘Muslim deportation’ row

French anti-racists are taking a controversial media commentator to court, accusing him of stirring up hatred against Muslims.
A volunteer for the Médecins du Monde NGO meets Albanian asylum-seekers in Lyon last October
17/12/2014 - France

French MPs vote to speed up asylum process

France is to speed up its handling of asylum-seekers, two years after being criticised by the European Commission for the time it takes to consider cases.
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