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1,000 Children Face Uncertain Future In Destroyed Calais Jungle By
As French authorities finished demolishing Monday the embattled Calais refugee camp, known as the “Jungle,” the fate of over 1,000 children reportedly living in dismal conditions in shipping containers in the cleared camp remained...
France’s Far-Right National Front Seeks Funding From United Arab Emirates By
France’s National Front is known to have diverse funding streams, but an investigation published this week unveiled a new potential funder: the United Arab Emirates. It is certainly an odd source of funding for a party whose leader, Marine Le Pen, has been taken to court...
Disneyland Asks France To Militarize Police To Protect Tourism Profits By
Arguing that profits this year are significantly lower because of labor strikes and terror attacks, Disneyland and 20 other leading tourist companies have written to the French government and urged them to set up a special, armed police force in the capital. In a...
French Mayors Target Immigrants With Ban On Shisha Pipes By
Several French mayors have banned the smoking of shisha pipes in public places on safety grounds in moves critics say will raise racial tensions. At least four mayors in south-west France and one in the Paris region took the decision after complaints from locals, The Times reported this...
US Won’t Release Text Of Secret Deal With Russia To Bomb Syria By
France is calling on the United States to share details of a deal it struck with Russia on Syria, saying the information—pertaining to a temporary cease-fire followed by joint airstrikes on militants—crucial to ensure extremists and not mainstream rebels are targeted....
“The Americans Give Us Nothing”: France Effectively Kills TTIP By
Just two days after Germany’s outspoken vice chancellor (who has over the past 48 hours slammed not just Merkel’s refugee policy but also Brexit negotiation demands), announced that Obama’s transatlantic trade treaty, the TTIP, is dead, saying negotiations...
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 social media. “Photos showing police...
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...