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01/03/2015 - France

France failing child sex abuse victims, survey finds

France’s social services are failing to protect children from sex abuse, an NGO charged this weekend after a survey showed that only four per cent of victims had received help from the ...
Liliane Bettencourt, January 2011. Files.
26/01/2015 - France

France's L'Oréal heiress trial opens amid suicide revelation

The trial of ten people close to France's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt opened on Monday. The ten are accused of taking advantage of the 92-year-old billionaire.
07/01/2015 - France

French press review 7 January 2015

Is France's far right rooting for a hard left victory in Greece's general election? Does unemployment drive many to suicide? Is France slipping down the economic league table?
Lambert's parents, Pierre et Viviane, in court in Chalons-en-Champagne lin January last year
07/01/2015 - France - European Union

European rights court to rule on French tetraplegic ‘euthanasia’ case

The European Court of Human Rights was to rule on Wednesday on whether a French man who has been in a vegetative state for the last six years be allowed to die.
In France the rate of deaths by suicide has increased with the unemployment rate, according to a study published on 5 January 2015.
06/01/2015 - FRANCE

Suicide rate increases with unemployment in France, study says

The number of deaths by suicide increases with the unemployment rate and about 600 suicides could be attributed to the rise of unemployment in France between 2008 and 2010, according to a study ...
French President Francois Hollande (L) stands with French deputies Alain Clayes (C) and Jean Leonetti (R) with the report for the reform of end-of-life treatment at the Elysée Palace
12/12/2014 - France

France to debate new right-to-die law in new year

France’s government is to put a statement on the right to die to parliament in January, President François Hollande announced on Friday after receiving recommendations on changing the ...
After the suicide attack on the French Lycée Istiqlal in Kabul
11/12/2014 - Afghanistan - France

Suicide bomber hits French school in Kabul

Several people have been killed and a number of others injured in a suicide bombing in a French-sponsored school in Kabul that also houses a French cultural centre.


French press review 24 November 2014

A political power struggle, an unhappy police force, a new form of democracy, and the reshaping of regional France, those are the eye-catching stories on this morning's French front ...
Mick Jagger (L) with L'Wren Scott in 2012
28/03/2014 - France

Rolling Stones Paris gig sold out in 51 minutes

An upcoming Rolling Stones concert in Paris was sold out in less than an hour, organisers said Friday. Fans snapped all 75,000 tickets in 51 minutes, they reported.

Nicolas Sarkozy, in Brussels, 2009.
10/03/2014 - France

French Bar Council threatens legal action against Hollande over Sarkozy lawyer phone-tap

The French Bar Council says it will take legal action against President François Hollande because the confidential lawyer-client relationship was breached when Sarkozy's phone conversations ...