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Marine Le Pen at the National Front (FN) summer school, Septembre 6 2015.
23/09/2015 - FRANCE

Marine Le Pen to face trial for comparing public Muslim prayers to Nazi occupation

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right Front National, has been ordered to stand trial in October on charges of inciting racial hatred after comparing Muslim street prayers to the Nazi ...
Eric Zemmour
22/09/2015 - FRANCE

French court dismisses race hate case against right-wing broadcaster

A case of incitement to racial hatred against a controversial French TV and radio commentator was dismissed on Tuesday.
Fighting hate speech on social media
20/09/2015 - International media

Fighting hate speech on social media

This week's programme delves into the murky world of social media, which is being used to sway public opinion on divisive subjects such as Europe's migrant crisis.

The photo at the centre of the row between AFP and Béziers mayor Robert Ménard
16/09/2015 - FRANCE

News agency sues far-right French mayor over refugee photo

The Agence France Press news agency on Tuesday filed a suit against the far-right mayor of the southern French city of Béziers, Robert Ménard, and city officials for wrongly using a ...
Refugees from Syria and Irak recover as they arrive at a refugee centre in Champagne-sur-Seine, near Paris, on 9 September, 2015.
09/09/2015 - France - European Union

First refugees arrive in France as EU unveils plan for migrants

The first refugees arrived in France Wednesday by bus from Munich after it was announced the country is ready to host them, while European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker called for EU states to ...
Wellwishers welcome migrants at the main railway station in Dortmund, Germany
08/09/2015 - FRANCE - IRAq - SYRIa

French minister slams only-Christian refugees call, as Paris minorities conference opens

As Paris hosted a conference on protecting minority groups in the Middle East Tuesday, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve lambasted French mayors who have said they would only accept ...
Migrants arrive in Germany from Austria on Monday
07/09/2015 - FRANCe - European Union - SYRIa

French mayor says only wants Christian refugees

As François Hollande promised France would take in 24,000 refugees as its share of Europe's response to the migrant crisis, many mayors of French towns volunteered to find them homes.
Protesters pushing for legislation that supports migrants of irregular status, les sans-papiers in Paris, 5 October 2013.
20/07/2015 - France

French left and right spar over new immigrants' rights bill

France's ruling Socialists are proposing a bill to simplify the procedure for foreigners to obtain and renew residency papers.
Front National former candidate Anne-Sophie Leclère.
23/06/2015 - FRANCE - French Guiana

Cayenne court scraps sentence for comparing French minister to monkey

A court in French Guiana has overturned a nine-month prison sentence on a former local election candidate for France's Front National for comparing Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to an ape

Dylann Roof, suspected shooter of Charleston massacre, arrested in South Carolina, June 18, 2015.
19/06/2015 - UNITED STATES

Obama slams US gun culture after Charleston shooter arrested

US police arrested a white high school dropout Thursday suspected of carrying out a gun massacre at one of America's oldest black churches.