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The employees' lawyer, Olivier Morice
24/07/2014 - France

Scientologists accused of brainwashing French company’s employees

French prosecutors are investigating the Church of Scientology for alleged harassment of the employees of a company whose boss had joined the organisation.

Pro Palestinian march in Paris
15/07/2014 - France

Hollande meets French Jewish community leader after synagogue attacks

President Hollande is to hold talks on Tuesday with a senior representative of the Jewish community in France, after pro-Palestinian demonstrators tried to storm two Paris synagogues on Sunday.

A niqab (L), some burqas (C and R).
01/07/2014 - France - Europe

European Court of Human Rights upholds French burqa ban

The European rights court on Tuesday rejected arguments that French outlawing full-face veils breaches religion freedom.

Turkey's opposition parties agree to nominate joint candidate
01/07/2014 - International report

Turkey's opposition parties agree to nominate joint candidate

Two of Turkey's largest opposition parties have declared a joint candidate to stand against the country’s prime minister who is expected to make a bid for the presidency in August.

Vincent Lambert's nephew François Lambert talks to the press
25/06/2014 - France - European Union

European court orders France to keep paraplegic on life support

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered France to keep a man who has been in a vegetative state for six years on life support, overruling France’s highest court.

Tributes to victims outside Jewish Museum in Brussels, 25 May.
19/06/2014 - France

French Muslim leaders start drive to combat violent extremism

An group of muslim religious leaders in south eastern France met in Avignon on Wednesday to discuss ways of stopping young people from turning towards violent extremism.

Alexei Serebryakov in Leviathan by Andrey Zvyagintsev.
23/05/2014 - Cannes Film Festival 2014

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan - a monster of a film on family, corruption, betrayal and God

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan is as full of biblical references as its title suggests. The Russian film is a loose adaptation of the Old Testament story of Job.

Jérôme Kerviel in Modène
15/05/2014 - France - Italy

Rogue trader Kerviel faces jail as lone walk to France ends

French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel crosses the border into France on Saturday where he could face jail, following his long protest walk from Rome.

 

French youngsters return from 10-month 'interfaith tour'
06/05/2014 - On-the-spot France

French youngsters return from 10-month 'interfaith tour'

Five young Frenchmen - a Catholic, Jew, Muslim, agnostic and atheist - have just returned from a 10-month long “interfaith tour”, exploring inter-faith initiatives in some 50 ...

04/05/2014

French weekly magazines review 4 May 2014

French unhappiness, the spread of burnout and the return of intellectual orthodoxy in French thinking dominate comments in the French weeklies.

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