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Eloïse Boutin, who has since left Femen, protests in Paris's Madeleine church
17/12/2014 - France

Femen member handed suspended sentence for topless protest in Paris church

A former member of feminist group Femen has been found guilty of exhibitionism and given a one-month suspended sentence for a topless protest in a Paris church last year.
Kamel Daoud, author of Meursault, contre-enquête
17/12/2014 - Algeria - France

Islamist calls for Algerian author Daoud to be executed for French TV remarks

A hardline Islamist preacher has called for Algeria’s Goncourt-shortlisted author Kamel Daoud to be executed for apostasy, following an appearance on French TV in which the writer called on the ...
07/12/2014

French weekly magazines review 7 December 2014

France’s mainstream right is locked in internecine battle. Christmas nativity scenes fall foul of France’s secular laws. Are French parents getting hyper?
Béziers mayor Robert Ménard with his town council's crib, known as a "crèche" in French
06/12/2014 - France

French local councils ordered to scrap Christmas cribs

French officials have ordered local councils to take down Christmas nativity cribs in public buildings because of France’s strict secular law on the separation of church and state.
14/11/2014

African press review 14 November 2014

There’s jubilation in Mubi as it is recaptured from Boko Haram. Ebola drugs are to be tested in west Africa. A South African killer’s trial has been postponed 30 times.
LGBT Catholics in France talk about gay marriage
04/11/2014 - On-the-spot France

LGBT Catholics in France talk about gay marriage

When it comes to the subject of marriage, homosexuality, and the Catholic church, things are complicated in France.
Paul McCarthy's Tree in front of the column celebrating Napoleon's victories on the Place Vendôme
19/10/2014 - France - United States

Paris’s ‘butt plug’ art work not to be reflated after sabotage attack

The American artist who placed an inflatable sculpture resembling a giant anal plug in a posh Paris square is not going to try again after saboteurs attacked it on Thusday night.
15/10/2014

French press review 15 October 2014

The pope is credited with a revolution in the Catholic church. The Germans may ride to the rescue of France's budget deficit.
Non-believers' church launched in Paris
03/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

Non-believers' church launched in Paris

Around 130 people attended their first Sunday Assembly last weekend, a celebration of life with singalongs, philosophy and moments of reflexion.
A Madagascar, deux journalistes du quotidien national Madagascar Matin sont sous mandat de dépôt, accusés de « diffamation » après la publication, il y a une dizaine de jours, d’un courrier des lecteurs dans lequel trois ministres sont accusés nommément de
30/09/2014 - France

French cartoonist acquitted over Pope paedophilia caricature

One of France's best-known cartoonists has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred and violence in a court case over a drawing depicting Pope Benedict XVI sodomising a child.

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