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Police seal off a street in Sarcelles during a pro-Gaza demonstration in July
12/09/2014 - France

Anti-Semitic incidents almost double in France in 2014, Jewish group

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in France almost doubled over the first seven months of this year, compared to the same period in 2013, the main French Jewish group said on Thursday.
French Education and Research minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, 3 September 2014.
08/09/2014 - France

French education minister files suit over false letter

The French education minister filed a suit on Monday over a false letter which circulated on Internet advising mayors to offer a weekly Arabic language class.

Eritrean migrants in Calais hoping to cross the Channel.
03/09/2014 - FRANCE - BRITAIN

Calais mayor threatens to block port over British immigration policy

The mayor of Calais has threatened to shut down the the French Channel port unless Britain helps end the influx of hundreds of immigrants, who hope to sneak into the UK, to the town.

Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (R) with Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, who has also been attacked by the far right
03/09/2014 - France

Far right targets France’s Moroccan-born education minister in ‘racist’ hate campaign

France’s new education minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, has become a victim of a right-wing hate campaign.

Roma camp in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine near Paris
21/07/2014 - France

Roma teenager out of coma after brutal attack in France

A Roma teenager emerged from a month-long coma on Sunday after being lynched by residents in a Paris suburb.

Anne-Sophie Leclère
16/07/2014 - France

Far-right ex-candidate appeals nine-month jail sentence for comparing French justice minister to ape

A former far-right local council candidate says she will appeal against a nine-month prison sentence f or comparing French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to an ape.
Algeria fans celebrate at the Arc de Triomphe
27/06/2014 - France - Algeria - Brazil World Cup 2014

Jubilation and arrests on France’s streets as Algeria reach World Cup knockout

Algerians in France celebrated their team’s draw with Russia on the streets of Paris, Lyon and Marseille on Thursday night with 74 arrests as some fans clashed with police.
L to R: Matteo Salvini (Italy), Harald Vilimsky (Austria), Marine Le Pen, Geert Wilders (Netherlands), Gerolf Annemans (Belgium)
24/06/2014 - France - EU

France's Front National fails to form group in EU Parliament

France’s far right Front National party has failed in its bid to create a parliamentary group in the European Parliament.

Jean-Marie Le Pen
13/06/2014 - France

Jean-Marie Le Pen accuses daughter Marine of censorship

France’s Front National (FN) founder Jean-Marie Le Pen has posted his controversial videoblog on his own website and written an open letter to his daughter complaining that he was ...
internet photo
12/06/2014 - France

Enquiry into allegations of racist police party

An internal police enquiry is underway following the publication on internet of photos apparently showing police officers mocking black people, at a private party.