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Privacy groups say the bill amounts to a mass intrusion of privacy
05/05/2015 - France

French MPs approve controversial surveillance bill

France's parliament has approved new rules on intelligence-gathering which critics say will lead to mass surveillance with little oversight.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve present the government draft bill for security and anti-terrorism at the Elysee Palace, 19 March 2015.
04/05/2015 - France

Spy bill 'gravely infringes on our individual freedom', says human rights lawyer

France's MPs vote on a controversial anti-terrorism bill in the National Assembly Tuesday which rights groups say will lead to mass surveillance.

French President Francois Hollande walks with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in Doha, 4 May 2015.
04/05/2015 - France

Hollande boosts ties in Gulf as Qatar signs Rafale deal

French President François Hollande boosted ties in the Gulf on Monday as he oversaw the deal for the sale of 24 Rafale fighter jets and headed to Saudi Arabia for a summit.

Jean-Marie Le Pen arrives to his party's headquarters, near Paris, 4 May 2015.
04/05/2015 - France

France's far-right Jean-Marie Le Pen to be sanctioned by his party

Former Front National leader Jean-Marie Le Pen appears on Monday before the party's top executive authority. Le Pen faces sanctions following his anti-Semitic comments last month.

Texas police officers in Garland, where two armed men were shot dead
04/05/2015 - United States

Texas police kill two gunmen at a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest

Two gunmen were shot dead Sunday and a security guard wounded outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas.

French weekly magazines review 3 May 2015

Is “money curse” haunting UMP leader and ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy?
France's far-right National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen waves during her May Day speech in front of the Paris Opera
01/05/2015 - France

Le Pen's May Day speech clouded by Femen activists, family feud

France’s leadership has “unpinned the Islamic fundamentalist grenade,” the head of France's far-right Front National said in a May Day speech in central Paris Friday.

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian with Chief of Staff Pierre de Villiers
29/04/2015 - FRANCE

France's Defence Council reduces military budget cuts

French President François Hollande chaired a special meeting of France's Defence Council on Wednesday to reverse some of his government's cuts in military spending in the light of January's ...
Sid Ahmed Ghlam who is suspected of plotting to attack churches in France
27/04/2015 - FRANCE

France investigating 125 Syria-linked terror cases

French police are investigating 125 terrorist cases connected to the conflict in Syria, most of them people hoping to help the Islamic State armed group, officials said on Monday.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Archbishop of Paris Cardinal André Vingt-Trois speak to the press after the discovery of a terrorist plot to attack a church in France
25/04/2015 - France

Terror charges brought against suspect in plot to attack church

The Algerian scholarship student accused of planning to attack at least one church in France was charged Friday night with terror-related murder and criminal conspiracy after five days of police ...