France

Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces pimping inquiry in France

By Sandy Rashty, December 20, 2012

Judges have confirmed that Dominique Strauss-Kahn will face a pimping inquiry, despite an appeal from the former presidential candidate’s legal team on Wednesday morning.

Mr Strauss-Kahn and four other men are accused of knowing fraudulently obtained money was being paid to the vice girls by a prostitution racket based in Lille, northern France, according to the Telegraph.

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Prosecution sought over Le Pen ‘anti-Muslim’ speech

By Sarah Pilchick, December 13, 2012

French officials have requested that the European Parliament revoke Marine Le Pen’s legal immunity over anti-Muslim remarks she made in 2010.

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French students look to sue twitter

By JC Reporter, December 6, 2012

Jewish students in France have launched legal action to force Twitter to reveal the details of people who posted a slew of antisemitic messages.

The Union of Jewish Students said it had already forced the social networking site to remove slurs appearing under the hashtags ‘#unbonjuif’ and ‘#unjuifmort’ — meaning “a good Jew” and “a dead Jew”.

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Ooh la la and allo allo already

By Simon Round, December 4, 2012

For the first time ever, I feel sorry for Joey Barton. Normally, I have no time for footballers who are randomly violent and excruciatingly pretentious but, having heard his recent post-match, French-accented interview, I do empathise with him a little.

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Security measures in place after horror attack at Paris school

By Anna Sheinman, November 29, 2012

A series of violent attacks on pupils at a Jewish Ort school in Paris have led to the organisation putting round-the-clock security measures in place at its five French schools.

Two attacks took place at the Daniel Mayer High School, run by the Jewish education charity, in the Paris suburb of Montreuil last week.

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Tunisian Imam expelled from France

By Sandy Rashty, November 5, 2012

The French government has expelled Tunisian Imam Mohammed Hammami after accusing him of antisemitism, encouraging violence against women and promoting a holy jihad.

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Netanyahu to meet Hollande, visit Toulouse

By Sandy Rashty, October 31, 2012

The Israeli prime minister arrived in Paris this morning for a two-day diplomatic trip to France.

Benajmin Netanyahu will meet the French President Francois Hollande, Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

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French police report reveals failures before Toulouse shootings

By Sahar Zivan, October 25, 2012

French police have released a report into their conduct during the years leading up to the shootings in Toulouse earlier this year.

The report reveals several failings in intelligence-gathering, most notably a shortage of communication between the various agencies.

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France: Iran on track to produce nuclear weapon by early 2013

By Sahar Zivan, October 22, 2012

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has told Europe-1 Radio that unspecified experts have “established in an absolutely indisputable way” that Iran will be able to produce a nuclear weapon by early 2013.

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French Twitter users posting anti-Jewish messages

By Jennifer Lipman, October 16, 2012

Antisemitic messages and offensive remarks are being posted on social networking site Twitter in France as part of a "concerning" new trend.

The president of the Union of French Jewish Students urged Twitter to improve its moderation system after French users of the site began competing with each other to post messages under the hashtag #unbonjuif.

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