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Slum row highlights Roma dilemma in France – Deutsche Welle


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Slum row highlights Roma dilemma in France
Deutsche Welle
Today, the 17-year-old Roma may again find himself homeless, this time in this shabby Paris suburb, where the local mayor threatens to demolish France's oldest slum by the month's end. Supporters reported the evictions began on Thursday. "People want a …
Police dismantle France's oldest Roma slumFRANCE 24
France Destroys Large Roma Camp Near ParisVoice of America
Police Clear One of France's Largest and Oldest Roma CampsHaaretz

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Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:54 pm

French journalists ‘tried to blackmail’ king of Morocco – FRANCE 24


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French journalists 'tried to blackmail' king of Morocco
FRANCE 24
Dupond-Moretti told FRANCE 24 the two journalists contacted Moroccan palace officials on July 23, informing representatives of the king that they had written a book on Mohammed VI, and a first meeting was organised in Paris with a Moroccan lawyer.
French journalists accused of blackmailing Moroccan kingRFI

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Posted on 28 August 2015 | 11:48 am

After Foiled Mass Shooting, France Examines Train Safety – NPR


After Foiled Mass Shooting, France Examines Train Safety
NPR
French officials are hosting an emergency meeting on train security in Paris. Saturday's meeting follows last week's thwarted mass shooting against passengers on a high-speed train bound for Paris.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 10:18 am

After France’s Train Attack – New York Times


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After France's Train Attack
New York Times
Thoughts on additional security measures. Patrick Chappatte is an editorial cartoonist for The International New York Times. View more of his work, visit his Web site or follow him on Twitter. Loading… Close this overlay …

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 9:46 am

Macron Sees ‘Limited’ Effect on France From Volatility – Bloomberg


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Macron Sees 'Limited' Effect on France From Volatility
Bloomberg
There are likely to be only "limited" effects on France from the market turmoil of the past month, in view of prompt action taken by the Chinese authorities, a moderating of the market "over-reaction" seen earlier this week and the fact that even the

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 8:06 am

France must accelerate reform pace: Business leaders – CNBC


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France must accelerate reform pace: Business leaders
CNBC
CEOs worldwide may be eyeing China right now, but European business leaders are also concerned about rumblings in an economy closer to home. France's economy has struggled to gather pace and this week, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls …

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Posted on 28 August 2015 | 5:27 am

France cannot indulge the xenophobes on immigration – Financial Times


France cannot indulge the xenophobes on immigration
Financial Times
France — a country at the same time Mediterranean, Atlantic and continental — is at the heart of this new storm. It has a xenophobic and illiberal force all too keen to take advantage of popular fears about the impact of migration in the shape of the

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:26 pm

An Immigrant in France – New York Times


An Immigrant in France
New York Times
PANTIN, France — After I moved just over the Paris city limit to Pantin, I realized my status as a foreigner in France had changed. In leaving Paris for the banlieue, I had ceased to be an American expatriate, and became just another immigrant in France.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:28 am

France train shooting: Attack ‘was well prepared’ – BBC News


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France train shooting: Attack 'was well prepared'
BBC News
An attempted attack by a heavily armed man on a train in France last week was premeditated and well prepared, according to a French prosecutor. Ayoub El-Khazzani, 25, was carrying 270 bullets for his assault rifle and a bottle of petrol, prosecutor
France Honors Americans, Briton for Stopping Train Attack as New Hero EmergesKTLA
Americans awarded France's highest honor after stopping European train attackWashington Post
France train attack was 'targeted and premeditated'Yahoo News
Voice of America -The Guardian -New York Post
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Posted on 25 August 2015 | 5:47 pm

Train heroes ‘gave us an example of what is possible,’ says French President – CNN


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Train heroes 'gave us an example of what is possible,' says French President
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Train heroes 'gave us an example of what is possible,' says French President. Ashley Fantz-Profile-Image. By Ralph Ellis, Faith Karimi, Ashley Fantz and Nic Robertson, CNN. Updated 10:10 AM ET, Tue August 25, 2015. NS Slug: FRANCE: TRAIN HEROES …
Sacramento Mayor Thanks US Student Anthony Sadler Who Helped Thwart France AttackNBCNews.com
France Terror Attack: US Air Force Airman Spencer Stone Likely To Get International Business Times

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Posted on 25 August 2015 | 5:05 am

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Outrage as French far right invited to Catholic conference

French Christian groups were outraged this week after a member of the country’s far-right National Front (FN), and granddaughter of the party’s founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, was invited to speak at a Catholic summer conference.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:37 pm

French journalists ‘tried to blackmail’ king of Morocco

Two French journalists were arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of trying to blackmail Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, allegedly demanding €3 million in exchange for not publishing a damaging book about the monarch.

Posted on 28 August 2015 | 9:32 am

Police dismantle France’s oldest Roma slum

French police on Thursday evacuated a controversial slum inhabited by some 300 Roma in a northern Parisian suburb to prepare for its demolition.

Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:39 pm

French unemployment dips 0.1% in July

France’s unemployment rate fell slightly, by 0.1%, in July the Labour Ministry announced on Wednesday. The number of jobless fell by 1,900, but unemployment remained stubbornly high with more than 3.5 million people out of work.

Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:51 pm

‘I thought he was going to kill me’, says French-American hero of train attack

French-American professor Mark Moogalian, who was shot as he tried to disarm a Kalashnikov-wielding gunman on a Paris-bound train last week, gave his first interview on Wednesday.

Posted on 26 August 2015 | 4:25 pm

France to refund Russia €1 billion for Mistral warships

France says the cost of the cancellation of the sale of two Mistral-class warships to Russia is below 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion).

Posted on 26 August 2015 | 2:48 pm

Vaccine shortage in France leads to expensive alternative

France has been particularly affected by a world-wide shortage of vaccines, notably DTP (diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus), a compulsory vaccination in young children.

Posted on 26 August 2015 | 12:15 pm

Luc Besson threatens to film ‘Valerian’ abroad over French tax credits

“Valerian”, an upcoming big-budget French sci-fi movie, may have to be filmed outside of France because it will star American and British actors, its director, Luc Besson, said this week.

Posted on 26 August 2015 | 11:52 am

Shooting at travellers’ camp in France leaves four dead

Four people were killed and three others were seriously wounded in a shooting on Tuesday at a travellers’ camp in Roye, in the Somme region of northern France, the local prefecture said.

Posted on 25 August 2015 | 5:51 pm

French prosecutor says train gunman had ‘terrorist intent’

The Thalys train suspect has been charged with “attempted murder of a terrorist nature” and remanded in custody, a judicial source told AFP early on Wednesday, after a Paris prosecutor threw out claims that he was carrying out a robbery.

Posted on 25 August 2015 | 4:15 pm