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French Official Threatens Lawsuits Against Anyone Who Shares Images Of Police Harassing Muslim Women By
Responding to the international outrage over photos of French armed police forcing Muslim women to remove their clothes on a Mediterranean beach, one French official threatened Wednesday to sue whoever dares to share such photos on...
French Police Force Woman To Undress On Beach Following ‘Burkini Ban’ By
Armed police have forced a woman on a beach in Nice to remove her burkini as part of a controversial new ban. The incident occurred on the beach at the city’s Promenade des Anglais, the location of the lorry attack on Bastille Day in which 84 people were killed...
Muslims Across Europe Attend Catholic Mass In Show Of Solidarity By
ROUEN, France — Muslims in France and Italy flocked to Mass on Sunday, a gesture of interfaith solidarity following a drumbeat of jihadi attacks that threatens to deepen religious divisions across Europe. From the towering Gothic cathedral in Rouen, only a few miles from...
Over One Third Of Nice Attack Victims Were Muslim By
Out of the 84 victims who died in the Nice attacks on France’s Bastille Day, at least 30 were Muslims, figures based on the types of funerals required by relatives released by local Nice authorities revealed Tuesday. The Muslim victims came from or had roots...
France Vows More Bombing In Iraq And Syria Following Deadly Terrorist Attack By
French Prime Minister Francois Hollande said Friday morning local time that he would “strengthen our actions” in Syria and Iraq and extend the state of emergency by another three months, hours after a truck plowed into a crowd of Bastille Day revelers in Nice,...
Despite Mass Protests, France Passes Maligned Labor Bill Without Debate By
As protesters marched through Paris on Tuesday, France’s lower house of Parliament rammed through a controversial labor proposal—which would give companies more power to fire workers and extend hours—without a vote. According to Agence France-Presse, the bill...
France Admits Special Forces Active In Syria By
Yet another confirmation has arrived regarding what informed observers have known since the very beginning of the Syrian crisis but what, up until this point, authorities have tried to deny – that French Special Forces are active on the ground in Syria. According to reports...
French Court Overturns Illegal Ban On BDS Movement Meeting By
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel won a legal battle when a court in France Monday overturned a government ban on a meeting to support people facing trial for pro-Palestinian activism. The mayor’s office of Toulouse banned the meeting last...
Doubts Rise Over TTIP As France Threatens To Block EU-US Deal By
Doubts about the controversial EU-US trade pact are mounting after the French president threatened to block the deal. François Hollande said on Tuesday he would reject the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership “at this stage” because France was opposed to...
France Blasts Israel’s Plans To Expand Settlements In Occupied West Bank By
PARIS — France condemns new Israeli plans to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank as a step toward further Israeli-Palestinian escalation, Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Romain Nadal said Friday. Israeli media reported Tuesday that Prime Minister Netanyahu...