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Front National leader Marine Le Pen
04/04/2014 - France

French far-right local councils to ban no-pork menus in schools

The 11 town councils won by France's Front National (FN) in last week's local elections are to refuse to serve no-pork menus in school canteens, party leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday.
Marine Le Pen (L) with the FN's leader in Hénin-Beaumont Steeve Briois
28/03/2014 - France

French far right hopes to take control of 15 town councils on Sunday

France's far-right Front National (FN) hopes to win control of 15 local councils in Sunday's second round of municipal elections, its leader, Marine Le Pen, said Friday.

A labourers' camp at Mayumbe during the construction of the Congo-Ocean railway line
26/02/2014 - France - Congo

Anti-racists take France to court over colonial-era Congo forced labour

A coalition of black rights groups is suing the French state and a construction company for crimes against humanity over the use of forced labour to build a railway line in Congo in the 1920s.

Nicolas Anelka makes the quenelle gesture to celebrate his goal, 28 december, 2013
25/02/2014 - France - UK

French striker Anelka's disciplinary hearing held at undisclosed location

French footballer Nicolas Anelka's disciplinary hearing over his controversial 'quenelle' gesture starts on Tuesday at an undisclosed location, according to England's governing Football ...
Cartoonist Charb, publishing director of Charlie Hebdo, in 2012
17/02/2014 - France

Muslims sue satirical paper for blasphemy, MP for hate speech

French Muslims are taking satirical paper Charlie Hebdo to court for blasphemy over a front page insulting the Koran.
Swastika graffiti at the entrance of Toulouse University
17/02/2014 - France

Spate of anti-Semitic, homophobe graffiti hits Toulouse

The mayor of Toulouse has taken legal action to pursue the authors of racist and homophobic graffiti that appeared on Sunday night.
Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala at a press conference
08/02/2014 - France

Dieudonné cleared over video calling for anti-Semitic murderer's release

A French court yesterday acquitted controversial comic Dieudonné M'bala M'bala on charges related to a video in which he calls for the release of a self-styled Islamist serving life for the ...
Afghan refugees in Calais in 2009
31/01/2014 - France

Hit-and-run driver kills migrant on motorway to Calais

French police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who ran over and killed a migrant near the Channel port of Calais on Thursday night.

Dieudonné Mbala Mbala, Paris December 2013.
28/01/2014 - France

French police raid Dieudonné premises in suspected fraud probe

French police raided premises belonging to controversial performer Dieudonné M'bala M'bala on Tuesday as part of a probe into suspected fraud.

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.