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Demonstration in Paris, with more than 5000 participants.
22/11/2014 - France

Far Right success dampens anti-racist group's 30th birthday

The French anti-racism group SOS Racisme marks its 30th anniversary today.
21/11/2014 - France

Jean-Marie Le Pen to appeal to European rights court over Roma racism conviction

The Paris court of appeal on Thursday upheld a fine of 5,000 euros against Jean-Marie Le Pen, honorary president of the far-right Front National for implying Roma were thieves.
A Roma family in a shanty town
13/11/2014 - France - European Union

French politicians cheer European social tourism ruling

French politicians from most parties have hailed a European court decision to allow France and other European Union member states to clamp down on supposed “social tourism”.

06/11/2014

French press review 6 November 2014

Obama's loss of both houses to the Republicans, Hollande reaches the half-way point in his five-year term, racism in the French football and the cost of the French refugee system dominate the front ...
Suspended Front National councillor Maxence Buttey
27/10/2014 - France

France’s Front National suspends councillor who converted to Islam

France’s far-right Front National (FN) has suspended a local councillor who has converted to Islam.

A Roma camp
18/10/2014 - France

One killed, two hurt in brawl over power supply in French Roma camp

One person has been killed and a dozen wounded in a shooting in a Roma camp on the outskirts of the south-western French city of Toulouse.
Migrants from Africa demonstrate in front of the Calais town hall earlier this month
18/09/2014 - France - United Kingdom

Police clash with migrants in Calais for second time in fortnight

Police in the French Channel port of Calais fired tear gas at migrants trying to force their way into the city's port to reach Britain on Wednesday for the second time in two weeks.

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.

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