Tue, 03 May 2011 10:30:29 GMT
Angry Muslim mothers and rights groups in France rally against a controversial proposal that bans Muslim moms from taking part in their children's extracurricular activities at school.
Sun, 01 May 2011 21:34:16 GMT
One of the flight data recorders of an Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic while flying from Rio de Janeiro in 2009 has been safely recovered, officials say.
Sun, 01 May 2011 06:40:46 GMT
Thousands of young job-seekers have once again taken to the streets in France to protest against high unemployment and job insecurity in the European country.
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 07:47:13 GMT
The French government has harshly cracked down on North African immigrants holding temporary visas issued by Italy in a move seen as clear violation of EU laws.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 09:18:30 GMT
The administrator of a mosque in the French city of Lyon has strongly criticized the US Defense Department for considering the house of prayer as a place for recruiting al-Qaeda members in Europe.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 04:40:46 GMT
A French journalist and filmmaker says that President Nicolas Sarkozy is promoting anti-Muslim laws, such as the recent burqa ban, to gain the support of the French National Front for his re-election.
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:56:42 GMT
A worker of France Telecom-Orange has committed suicide by setting himself on fire at the company's premises near the southwestern city of Bordeaux.
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 09:33:33 GMT
French Interior Minister Claude Gueant seeks to ban praying in the street as part of a continuation of recent discrimination against Muslims in the western European country.
Sat, 23 Apr 2011 15:20:35 GMT
France seeks tighter border controls by temporarily suspending the 1995 Schengen Treaty after an influx of Tunisian, Libyan and Egyptian refugees from Italy.
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:56:41 GMT
The French public starts to feel betrayed by the government as its debate on laïcité turns out to be focused on Islam and that it is the Muslim community Paris cannot stand.
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:17:24 GMT
France has temporarily closed one of its borders to block the entrance of several trains from Italy, in an attempt to halt the entrance of North African refugees who were thought to be on board one of the incoming trains.
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 00:42:23 GMT
Migrants in France face racism more than ever before, with over 50 percent of the French saying there are too many migrants in the country, according to a recent human rights report.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:38:48 GMT
French police have detained two Muslim women for wearing Islamic veils across their faces after a ban on burqa came into force.
Sat, 09 Apr 2011 18:37:31 GMT
French police have arrested 61 people who participated in protests against the ban on the Muslim veil -- known as the burqa or niqab -- in the capital Paris.
Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:50:23 GMT
France has opened a debate on the role of Islam in the French society amid criticism by Islamic groups and human rights organizations.
Mon, 04 Apr 2011 15:52:53 GMT
The bodies of some of the victims have been found in the wreckage of the Air France plane that crashed over the Atlantic in 2009, killing all 228 passengers onboard.
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 01:55:00 GMT
French President Nicolas Sarkozy's ruling party has lost to the opposition Socialists in the second round of local elections seen as a test ahead of the next year's presidential vote.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 22:29:49 GMT
France has agreed with the US that NATO should take over a coordinating role in the ongoing military operations in Libya amid growing discord among the alliance.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 03:17:34 GMT
France's far-right National Front party has been catapulted anew into political prominence after haunting President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservatives in the first round of local elections.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 14:40:55 GMT
A French judge has set preliminary charges of manslaughter against Air France over the airline's jetliner crash in 2009, killing all 228 passengers on board.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:16:02 GMT
Four French pro-Palestinian activists have stood trial over their call for a boycott of all Israeli products manufactured in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:51:15 GMT
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Paris to discuss the possibility of a military intervention in Libya with Libyan opposition figures as well as a number of European foreign ministers.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 05:26:06 GMT
A new opinion poll shows that more than seven out of 10 French people are unhappy with the performance of President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 04:11:54 GMT
French NGOs have staged a rally to call for an end to nuclear power plants in the European country in the aftermath of Japan's nuclear crisis that raised questions about nuclear safety.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 17:23:13 GMT
French riot police have broken up a strike by ferry workers in Marseilles, who had been blocking the port to demonstrate against planned cuts in services.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 08:53:56 GMT
A fresh opinion poll shows that more than seven out of ten people in France are unhappy with President Nicolas Sarkozy's performance.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 21:42:07 GMT
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has sacked one of his Muslim advisors for his call on Muslims to quit the governing UMP party.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 16:32:34 GMT
A group of French diplomats have lashed out at French President Nicolas Sarkozy over his foreign policy, calling it impulsive and amateurish.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:38:34 GMT
A French court has ordered the suspension of the corruption trial of former President Jacques Chirac due to constitutional challenges.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 02:05:01 GMT
France says cyber attacks on its Finance Ministry in December 2010 targeted sensitive information about G20's summit held in Paris in February 2011.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 01:13:54 GMT
Former French President Jacques Chirac is set to face corruption charges over his alleged misuse of public funds for political gains when he was mayor of Paris.
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 19:52:18 GMT
About 109 detainees have successfully committed suicide inside French prisons in the year 2010, which saw only six incidents less than the previous year.
Sun, 27 Feb 2011 18:57:42 GMT
The French foreign minister has announced her resignation after being under fire for weeks over her contacts with the toppled Tunisian regime.
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 09:02:13 GMT
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said Muslims have to assimilate into the French culture in case they want to be made welcome in France.
Sat, 19 Feb 2011 05:08:22 GMT
Negotiators have failed to agree on targets to reduce global economic imbalances at the ongoing meeting of the Group of Twenty (G20) in Paris.
Sat, 19 Feb 2011 00:41:12 GMT
Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has revved up his campaign for the 2012 presidential election with a scathing criticism of French President Nicolas Sarkozy's style of government.
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 21:47:29 GMT
French opposition parties have called on the country's foreign minister to quit after media reports revealed her “free of charge” vacations in Tunisia just before revolution in the North African country.
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:10:36 GMT
Tens of thousands of French teachers have walked out across the country in protest at planned job cuts due to come into force from September.
Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:57:47 GMT
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has censured multiculturalism a failure, joining other western leaders that have already rejected the notion despite boasting freedom as a founding principle.
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 23:47:48 GMT
France is facing criticism for the poor housing of millions of its residents, with its recent measures blamed for intensifying inequality and promoting evictions, a report says.
Sun, 30 Jan 2011 22:37:00 GMT
The French president has called for the enlargement of the UN Security Council (UNSC), saying one or more permanent seats should be granted to African countries.
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:10:02 GMT
The French Council of the Muslim Faith has voiced deep concern over rising anti-Islamic sentiments in the country.
Sun, 23 Jan 2011 08:58:14 GMT
Thousands of teachers and students have taken to the streets in of the French capital, Paris, to protest against government's education reform plans and job cuts.
Wed, 19 Jan 2011 07:16:51 GMT
A 16-year-old French student has set himself on fire at his school, in what appears to be a copycat of a self-immolation protest which triggered unrests in Tunisia.
Sun, 16 Jan 2011 15:10:17 GMT
French prosecutor Philippe Varin says a 17-yearl-old Algerian boy, who was temporarily being held in a jail in the city of Tours, has committed suicide.
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 11:13:05 GMT
A retired elderly French man under severe financial debt pressure has killed himself after ending the lives of his wife, daughter, and mother.
Fri, 31 Dec 2010 19:27:31 GMT
Ivory Coast's incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo has blamed France and other western countries for the ongoing political crisis in the West African nation.
Sat, 25 Dec 2010 18:23:52 GMT
French President Nicholas Sarkozy has been implicated in what has been described as the country's biggest healthcare scandal of the decade.
Fri, 24 Dec 2010 13:13:58 GMT
French aviation authorities have cancelled half of the flights at the country's main airport as freezing weather conditions have brought transportation to a halt ahead of Christmas.
Thu, 23 Dec 2010 06:53:22 GMT
French human rights groups and trade unions have welcomed the government's proposal to legalize illegal workers, as there are reportedly between 150,000 and 300,000 such migrants residing in the country.
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