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'Everything but Hillary Clinton,' France's Le Pen says, backing Trump
"As far as France's best interest is concerned it's, 'Everything but Hillary Clinton'," Le Pen told CNN in an interview hen asked which U.S. candidate she would support. "It's everything but Hillary Clinton because I believe Hillary Clinton means war …
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Posted on 31 August 2016 | 8:05 pm
Get to know the fan behind France's most popular NFL Twitter account
There are few things more satisfying than getting someone to like the same thing you do. That's maybe the biggest charm of NFL France, which with more than 6,000 followers is the Twitter account to follow if you're a French NFL fan. America's obsession …
Posted on 31 August 2016 | 5:01 pm
New York Times
France argues over burkinis as its presidential race kicks off
THIS week France came back from the beach for la rentrée, the return to school and work after the holidays. The summer had been far from restful. It began with two terrorist attacks in Nice and Normandy, followed by a weeks-long political fixation with …
France's Burkini Debate Reverberates Around the WorldNew York Times
France's complex commitment to secularism fuels burkini debateFRANCE 24
Malik | France's Burkini fiascoThe Courier-Journal
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Posted on 31 August 2016 | 4:04 pm
EDF representatives file legal challenge in France over Hinkley Point
Tensions over Britain's proposed nuclear power station at Hinkley Point have flared again in France as five worker representatives on the board of the French power company EDF filed a challenge to overturn the company's controversial decision to build …
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Posted on 31 August 2016 | 3:21 pm
France tries putting a stop to what it calls 'imbalanced' Europe-US trade deal talks
"France prefers to look things in the face," Hollande said in a diplomatic speech. "These discussions cannot result in an agreement by the end of the year. The negotiations have bogged down, the positions have not been respected, the imbalance is …
France Seeks to End US-EU Trade TalksWall Street Journal
France demands an end to TTIP talksThe Guardian
EU-US trade deal in doubt as France urges end to talksReuters
Deutsche Welle –Yahoo News
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Posted on 31 August 2016 | 1:35 pm
Is Emmanuel Macron France's next President?
Former economy minister Emmanuel Macron told tearful staff this week he was resigning to focus on his 'transformation plan' for France – code for a likely bid to become his country's next President. GQ contributor Andrew Keen noted the 38-year-old …
Macron vows to 'transform' FranceRFI
France's maverick Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron resignsFRANCE 24
France seeks new president but could get familiar faceYahoo News
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Posted on 31 August 2016 | 10:53 am
France, Britain agree to cooperate on migrants
Britain's new interior minister, Amber Rudd, came to Paris to meet her French counterpart, seeking assurances on a deal which allows Britain to make border checks in Calais and keep thousands of would-be migrants and asylum seekers in France.
UK and France restate commitment to border treaty after Calais talksThe Guardian
UK and France pledge 'close co-operation' to resolve Calais migrants issueBBC News
France Says UK Keeps Right to Stop Migrants in CalaisWall Street Journal
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Posted on 31 August 2016 | 10:52 am
Toulouse attack: Man shouting 'I'm sick of France' stabs police officer in neck
A French police officer has been stabbed by a man shouting that he was “sick of France” in an attack in Toulouse. The victim was working at Rempart Saint-Etienne station on Tuesday afternoon when the assailant entered to lodge a complaint about a …
Officer stabbed at police station in Toulouse, FranceRT
Policewoman stabbed in throatNEWS.com.au
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Posted on 31 August 2016 | 9:42 am
French PM Suggests Bare Breasts Are More Symbolic of France Than Veils
France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls has controversially hailed bare breasts as an example of modern France, as opposed to conservative, Islamic dress codes, French newspaper Le Figaro reports. Valls was speaking at a government rally Wednesday, …
'Bare-breasted' Marianne comment by prime minister stokes burkini row in FranceTelegraph.co.uk
France's Prime Minister Actually Thinks Breasts Are More French Than HeadscarvesHuffington Post
The French Republic Is More Than Bare BreastsThe Atlantic
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Posted on 31 August 2016 | 8:49 am
€50 million of coke found in Coke factory in France
Employees at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France have sniffed out a whopping 370kg of cocaine hidden in a container. While traces of cocaine were removed from Coca-Cola way back in the 1920s, the drug and the drink have been reunited once again …
French Coca Cola workers discover 370kg of cocaineRFI
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Posted on 31 August 2016 | 8:31 am
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France’s highest court last week overturned a municipal ban on the full-body burkini swimsuit, a prohibition that ignited fierce debates with both sides claiming to uphold the French value of “secularism”.
Posted on 31 August 2016 | 4:12 pm
The escalating clashes along Syria’s border with Turkey reflect the need for a comprehensive peace plan for the war-torn country, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told FRANCE 24 in a wide-ranging interview on Wednesday. Ayrault also touched on Europe’s refugee crisis, the challenges facing a post-Brexit European Union, and the “puerile” burkini row that has dominated headlines in France.
Posted on 31 August 2016 | 8:12 am
The appointment of French politician Jean-Pierre Chevènement to head the newly formed Foundation for Islam in France, which aims to improve relations between the state and the Muslim community, has sparked controversy in many French circles.
Posted on 30 August 2016 | 7:48 pm
France’s maverick politician Emmanuel Macron announced his resignation Tuesday as economy minister but stopped short of declaring an official bid for the presidency in the 2017 election.
Posted on 30 August 2016 | 3:20 pm
French bans on burkini swimwear are “a grave and illegal breach of fundamental freedoms” and a “stupid reaction” to recent extremist attacks, the UN human rights office said on Tuesday.
Posted on 30 August 2016 | 10:51 am
Frank McCourt, the former owner of U.S. baseball team L.A. Dodgers, said on Monday he had agreed to buy French Ligue 1 soccer club Olympique de Marseille (OM), vowing to restore the team to its former glory.
Posted on 29 August 2016 | 2:23 pm
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve held a day of talks on Islam’s place in France Monday in an effort to better integrate the religion with the “values of the Republic”, in the wake of a dispute over the burkini full-body swimsuit.
Posted on 29 August 2016 | 6:42 am
The national identity crisis exposed by France’s burkini controversy threatens to dominate the country’s presidential campaign as rival candidates scramble to position themselves on the hot-button issue.
Posted on 28 August 2016 | 6:17 pm
French-born actor Gérard Depardieu on Saturday inaugurated a cultural and film centre bearing his name in Saransk, the capital of the Russian region of Mordovia in which Depardieu is a registered resident, local media reported.
Posted on 28 August 2016 | 12:58 pm
The burkini continues to draw both intense debate and political posturing with numerous analysts weighing in, among them Hala Arafa of the Washington-based Muslim Reform Movement, who told FRANCE 24 why she strongly supports a ban on the burkini.
Posted on 27 August 2016 | 12:34 pm