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François Hollande in front of portraits of Germaine Tillon, Geneviève de Gaulle Anthonioz, Pierre Brossolette  Jean Zay at the Panthéon, 27 May 2015
28/05/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande warns against hatred at tribute to WWII resistance fighters

President François Hollande called on the French people to stand up to fanatacism, racism and anti-Semitism at a ceremony to honour four World War II resistance fighters at the Panthéon ...
Anti-racist protesters in Paris
18/05/2015 - FRANCE

French anti-racism working group opposes anonymous CVs

A government-sponsored working group has opposed imposing anonymous CVs to avoid racism in job recruitment in France. Anti-racist groups claim that the idea was vetoed by bosses' organisations.

A court sketch shows French police officers Sebastien Gaillemin and Stephanie Klein attending their trial in Rennes on 16 March, 2015
18/05/2015 - France

French police aquitted over teen deaths that sparked 2005 riots

Two French police officers, accused of failing to help two teenagers whose electrocution in 2005 in a power substation led to weeks of riots in the Paris suburbs, have been acquitted.
The Mémorial ACTe at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Hollande inaugurates world's largest slavery memorial in French West Indies

France's President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday.
Jean-Marie Le Pen (L) steals his daughter Marine's thunder at the party's traditional 1 May rally
09/05/2015 - FRANCE

Jean-Marie Le Pen warns France Front National not ready for power

The founder of France's Front National (FN), Jean-Marie Le Pen, has told the far-right party that it is still a long way from power in the latest broadside in a bitter political battle with his ...
Béziers mayor Robert Ménard
06/05/2015 - FRANCE

French police question far-right mayor over counting Muslim pupils

French police questioned the far-right mayor of a southern French town on Wednesday after he said he had compiled a list of Muslim pupils in local schools.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) and Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve present the anti-racism plan in Créteil on Friday
17/04/2015 - FRANCE

France to devote 100 million euros to fight against anti-Semitism, racism

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Friday pledged 100 million euros to finance a plan to fight racism and anti-Semitism, three months after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.
16/04/2015 - South Africa

Immigration controls tightened in wake of South Africa's xenophobic attacks

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday appealed for calm and for the attacks against immigrants to end.
Family feeling - Jean-Marie Le Pen (R) kisses his daughter Marine at the Front National's 1 May parade in 2013
10/04/2015 - FRANCE

Jean-Marie Le Pen vows to fight daughter Marine in Front National row

The founder of France's Front National (FN), Jean-Marie Le Pen, on Friday said he would defend himself and "probably attack" at a disciplinary hearing called by his own daughter, Marine

French soldiers from Operation Turquoise arriving at a village near Butare, 3 July 1994
08/04/2015 - France - Rwanda

France opens Rwanda genocide archives

The French government has decided to declassify archive documents relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide.