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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 ...

African press review 14 February 2014

Jonathan reshuffles ahead of election. Nigeria searches for missing oil money. Satanism spreads in Joburg. And what are Alomo Bitters?

A panel set up at the request of President François Hollande recommended legalising assisted suicide in France
17/12/2013 - France

French citizens' panel backs medically assisted suicide

A citizens' panel has recommended that France legalise medically assisted suicide, one of President François Hollande's campaign promises in 2012, but opposed euthanasia.

The town hall in Bussy-Saint-Georges
23/10/2013 - France

Cambodian man found dead in French flat eight years after suicide

A man of Cambodian origin was found hanged in a French apartment, eight years after his apparent suicide. Thomas Ngin had cut off links with his family and nobody had reported him missing.
A farmer brings his sheep to Paris to demand a better deal in world trade negotiations
11/10/2013 - France

French farmer suicides hit one every two days

Farmer suicides in France have reached the level of one every two days, according to a study comminissioned by the agriculture ministry.
OCPW members in Damascus
11/10/2013 - France - Syria

French citizen in suicide attack on Syrian troops

A French Muslim has carried out a suicide attack on a Syrian army position near Aleppo, according to an opposition monitoring group.
12/09/2013 - France

France among highest EU suicide rates, health minister opens research centre

French health minister Marisol Touraine unveiled a new National centre for the study of suicide on Tuesday, as figures were released showing that France has one of the EU’s highest suicide ...
Far-right ideologue Dominique Venner
22/05/2013 - France

French right divided over far-right activist's Notre Dame suicide

French right-wingers were divided Wednesday in their response to the suicide of a far-right activist in Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral.