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François Hollande.
14/01/2014 - France

No comment on Hollande's love life at high-profile press conference

François Hollande's declined to comment on his love life at a press conference on Tuesday, saying that it was neither the time nor the place to discuss it.
Police clear a camp in Saint-Denis, near Paris
14/01/2014 - France - Romania - Bulgaria

French Socialists double Roma evictions

France's government closed down a record number of Roma camps, evicting nearly 20,000 people in 2013, according to a report by human-rights campaigners.
A poster for Dieudonné M'bala M'bala's show, Le Mur
11/01/2014 - France

Controversial comic Dieudonné scraps show but announces Paris performances despite ban

French comic Dieudonné said Saturday he would defy a ban on appearances in Paris as ministers threatened to try to ban his allegedly anti-Semitic remarks from the internet.
French humorist Dieudonne M'bala M'bala (2ndR) waves to fans as he leaves the Zenith concert hall in Nantes
10/01/2014 - France

French government cries victory after 'anti-Semitic' comic ban

The French government declared it had won a victory in its battle with controversial comedian Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala's after the coutry's top court banned his one-man show in the western city of Nantes on Thursday.

Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala in a video broadcast via internet.
09/01/2014 - France

Court overturns ban on 'anti-Semitic' comedian's one-man show

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday rushed to the country's highest constitutional court to appeal against the lifting of a ban on a one-man show by comedian Dieudonné M'Bala ...
French Interior Minister Manuel Valls (R) has called Dieudonné MBala Mbala a small businessman of anti-Semitism
08/01/2014 - France

Comedian's lawyers fight French ban on 'anti-Semitic' shows

French comedian Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala has launched legal challenges against attempts to ban his one-man show in several French cities following a circular from Interior Minister Manuel Valls ...
07/01/2014 - France

Hollande backs ban on antisemitic Dieudonné shows

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday endorsed government attempts to ban the performance by Dieudonné of his one-man show which has been widely condemned as antisemitic. ...
Arno Klarsfeld and his family have called for protests against the French comic
04/01/2014 - France

Nazi-hunting family calls for protests against French comic Dieudonné

A Nazi-hunting family has called on people to rise up against the controversial French comedian Dieudonné who has accrued large fines for fomenting hatred against Jews.

Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala
27/12/2013 - France

France to ban 'anti-Semitic' comedian

The French government intends to ban performances by comedian Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala, claiming he uses them to stir up anti-Semitism.
French Education Minister Vincent Peillon
24/12/2013 - France

France eases hijab ban on school trips

French mothers can wear Islamic headscarves when they accompany their children on school trips, France’s Council of State ruled on Monday.