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Pierre Le Guennec and his wife Danielle at the courthouse in Grasse on February 10, 2015
20/03/2015 - France

Picasso’s former electrician handed suspended sentence

Pierre Le Guennec and his wife Danielle, who hid 271 Picasso works in their garage for close to 40 years, were given a two-year suspended sentence by a French court on Friday.

Force-fed bird in cage.
19/03/2015 - France

French foie gras producer acquitted in animal cruelty trial

A French foie gras producer has been discharged following a trial over "extreme cruelty to animals" at a court in western France.

Clashes between riot police and French youths in the Paris suburb of Aulnay sur Bois, 3 November 2005, file photo.
16/03/2015 - France

French police officers go on trial over teenagers death

In Rennes - Brittany-  the trial begins on Monday for two police officers - a decade after the death of two teenage men that prompted riots in disaffected communities across France.

Construction site of the EPR third-generation nuclear reactor in Flamanville, Normandy.
11/03/2015 - France

Trial opens on undeclared foreign workers at French nuclear site

A court in Cherbourg opened a trial on Wednesday to determine whether 460 undeclared foreign workers were employed on the construction site of the EPR third-generation nuclear reactor at the ...
09/03/2015

African press review 9 March 2015

There is not a word in any Nigerian paper this Monday morning about the fact that neighbours Chad and Niger launched a joint army operation against Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria on ...
More than 21,000 ecstasy tabs were seized from a car on Saturday 21 February in the eastern department of Haute-Saone in France.
24/02/2015 - FRANCE

Thousands of ecstasy tabs seized in eastern France

More than 21,000 ecstasy tabs were seized from a car on Saturday in the eastern department of Haute-Saone in France, customs officials announced on Tuesday.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces the cameras outside the court in Lille
17/02/2015 - France

Ex-prostitutes drop civil cases against Strauss-Kahn ahead of prosecution’s summing-up

Two ex-prostitutes yesterday dropped a civil suit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn who is standing trial for pimping in France, their lawyer said.
Pierre Le Guennec and his wife Danielle, 10 Feb 2015.
12/02/2015 - France

Prosecutor tells trial electrician 'deprived world' of Picasso works

Prosecutors have called for a five year suspended sentence at the trial of a retired electrician and his wife, accused of stealing 271 works by the artist.

Police tackle the femen activists as Strauss-Kahn arrives at the court
11/02/2015 - France

Femen members charged with sexual exhibition for Strauss-Kahn topless protest

The three topless feminist protesters are to face trial for “sexual exhibition” after throwing themselves at former IMF chief Domininque Strauss-Kahn’s car as he arrived for his ...
News photographers and journalists protest against the detention of photojournalist Abou Zeid and other jailed journalists including Al Jazeera's Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy, Cairo, 8 February 2015.
09/02/2015

Egypt: Ramses Square mass trial postponed for the fourth time

The family of an Irish teenager detained for 18 months in an Egyptian prison say they hope new developments in the Al Jazeera trial will help free him.
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