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    Police arrested an 18-year-old rapper in Seine-et-Marne this week for publishing a music video featuring lyrics that allegedly praised the murder of teacher Samuel Paty. Rapper Maka initially released the song, entitled ‘Samuel Paty’, earlier this month on several social media platforms including YouTube before it was taken down. The song’s lyrics include the line “We...
    The European Union has recommended member states record statistics on ethnicity to assess the effectiveness of the integration of migrants and monitor discrimination. The European Commission recommended the move as part of its “integration and inclusion action plan” that was released on Tuesday. According to the plan, “monitoring the effectiveness of policies (related to integration) over the...
    PARIS (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas at a protest march against police violence in Paris on Saturday after masked protesters launched fireworks at their lines, put up barricades and threw stones. Thousands of people across France marched against police violence and demanded a free press after the police beating of a Black music producer...
    PARIS – Thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict sharing images of police officers in France gathered across the country in protest Saturday, while Paris officers were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations in the wake of footage showing police using violence becoming public. Dozens of rallies against a...
    By THOMAS ADAMSON and ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Thousands of critics of a proposed security law that would restrict sharing images of police officers in France gathered across the country in protest Saturday, while Paris officers were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations in the wake of footage showing police using...
    By Yonathan Van der Voort PARIS (Reuters) - People eager to get a haircut stood in line outside barber shops and department stores selling gifts and Christmas decorations were busy on Saturday as France partially reopened following a month-long lockdown. Shops selling non-essential goods such as shoes, clothes and toys reopened in the first easing...
    PARIS (AP) — Critics of a proposed French security law that would restrict sharing images of police are gathering across the country in protest on Saturday. Dozens of rallies are taking place against the controversial bill, which was approved by the lower house of Parliament this week but still awaits a green light from the...
    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway will extradite a man to France who is suspected of taking part in an attack that killed six people in a Jewish restaurant in Paris 38 years ago, the government said on Friday. At least 20 others were wounded in the bombing and shooting assault on the Jo Goldenberg restaurant in...
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said in a statement on his Facebook page that images of a Black man being beaten up by Paris police were "shameful" for France. He also said he had asked the government to come up with proposals to restore the public's confidence in the police and to fight...
    LIBOURNE, France — Jim, from Taiwan, slipped a face mask inside the greeting card he sent to Santa and marked “I (heart) u.” Alina, 5, asked in her Santa letter written with an adult’s help that he please use the front door when he drops in, because the back door is reserved for Grandma and...
    LIBOURNE, France — Jim, from Taiwan, slipped a face mask inside the greeting card he sent to Santa and marked “I (heart) u.” Alina, 5, asked in her Santa letter written with an adult’s help that he please use the front door when he drops in, because the back door is reserved for Grandma and...
    (AP) — Excerpts from letters sent to Santa that have been received by his sorting office in France: ___ “Father Christmas, if the coronavirus allows it, would it be possible to drop in on the night of the 24th … We’ll put out a cake for you and carrots for the reindeer” – The Theron...
    A disturbing viral video showing Paris police beating a Black man in a music studio is causing an outcry across France. Hide A security camera captured footage of the harrowing encounter. It began as music producer Michel Zecler was returning to his studio on Nov. 21. As he neared the door, Zecler spotted a...
    French tennis professional player Gilles Simon recently wrote a book in which he talked about many intriguing episodes. The book also has a chapter with the title named after Roger Federer. Some readers believed that Simon has tried to criticize the Swiss Maestro. However, in a recent interview, he cleared that it was not Roger...
    By Yves Herman GEMBLOUX, Belgium (Reuters) - The exotic animals are confined to small paddocks, the acrobats have been grounded, and the clowns aren't able to make an audience laugh anymore. The coronavirus has brought the curtain down on the Zavatelli Circus, at least for the time being. Unable to travel or perform across Europe,...
    PARIS (AP) — France and the U.N. will host a new conference next week about aid to Beirut after its devastating port explosion in August, amid political deadlock and a worsening economic crisis in Lebanon, the French presidency said Friday. Thousands of Lebanese are struggling to repair homes damaged in the blast, and there is...
    The Daily Beast In Thanksgiving Message, Trump Says ‘We’re Like a Third-World Country’ Because He Lost Election In a surprise news conference on Thanksgiving Day, President Trump took questions from the press for the first time since losing re-election—but he doubled down on his “rigged” election claims and appeared to deny the reality that his...
    ZURICH (AP) — With Belgium still at No. 1, FIFA released its final rankings list for 2020 on Friday and set the seedings for the European portion of the World Cup qualifying draw. Defending World Cup champion France is in second place, with Brazil third and England fourth. European champion Portugal rounds out the top...
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron was "very shocked" by images purporting to show a Black music producer being beaten up and racially abused by Paris police, BFM TV reported, quoting comments given to it by the presidency. French authorities are investigating allegations that the music producer was physically assaulted and racially abused during...
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Friday rejected a call by the European Parliament for sanctions against Ankara over President Tayyip Erdogan's recent visit to the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state in north Cyprus, calling the demand "disconnected from the realities". On Thursday, the European Union's parliament agreed a non-binding resolution in support of EU member Cyprus...
    The Italian teenager Jannik Sinner has been backed up by many experts as an asset for the future of tennis. In 2020, he became the youngest quarterfinalist of the decade when he faced Rafael Nadal at Roland-Garros. Later on, the 19-year-old Italian won his maiden ATP title at the Sofia Open in Bulgaria. Born in...
    How Indigenous people are reclaiming their lands -- and their sovereignty Angry Trump promises rally in battleground state of Georgia France will remember Dominici then focus on beating Italy PARIS (AP) — France will mourn the brutal loss of former star wing Christophe Dominici amid a cathedral-like quiet then focus on beating Italy with...
    Thursday At The Leopard Creek Country Club Malelane, South Africa Purse: $1.8 million Yardage: 6,663; Par: 72 First Round Robin Roussel, France 34-31_65   -7 Adrian Meronk, Poland 31-34_65   -7 Scott Jamieson, Scotland 32-34_66   -6 Richard Bland, England 36-31_67   -5 Ockie Strydom, South Africa 33-35_68   -4 Sebastian...
    Thursday At The Leopard Creek Country Club Malelane, South Africa Purse: $1.8 million Yardage: 6,663; Par: 72 First Round Robin Roussel, France 34-31_65 Adrian Meronk, Poland 31-34_65 Scott Jamieson, Scotland 32-34_66 Richard Bland, England 36-31_67 Ockie Strydom, South Africa 33-35_68 Sebastian...
    PARIS (AP) — France is resuming collection of a special tax on Big Tech companies like Amazon and Facebook despite the threat of U.S. retaliatory tariffs on French Champagne, cheese, handbags and other goods. The tax brought about 400 million euros to the French budget last year, but the government agreed to suspend it in...
    PARIS (AP) — France is resuming collection of a special tax on Big Tech companies like Amazon and Facebook despite the threat of U.S. retaliatory tariffs on French Champagne, cheese, handbags and other goods. The tax brought about 400 million euros to the French budget last year, but the government agreed to suspend it in...
    MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - Restaurant owner Jean Avarello is struggling to understand why in the next few weeks the shops and theatres near him in the French city of Marseille will be allowed to reopen after a COVID-19 lockdown, but he has to stay shut. "That's not okay," Avarello said on Thursday as he took...
    Police officers were caught on camera savagely beating a black music producer after they accused him of not wearing a face mask. A criminal inquiry has been launched following the 13-minute attack on the head of Black Gold Studios – who asked to be identified only by his first name Michel. Michel said he was repeatedly called...
    FOUR teenage pupils have been charged over the beheading of French teacher Samuel Paty - including three who allegedly pointed him out to the terrorist who would kill him. Paty was butchered in a suburb on the outskirts of Paris by teenage killer Abdoullakh Abouyedovich Anzorov after he used pictures of the Islamic profit Muhammad...
    Four more teenagers have been charged in the beheading of French history teacher Samuel Paty — including three students who allegedly pointed out the educator to his killer, a report said Thursday. Those three teens, who are ages 13 and 14, are facing charges of “complicity in a terrorist murder” tied to the Oct. 16 murder...
    PARIS (Reuters) - France's IGPN police watchdog is investigating allegations a Black music producer was physically attacked and racially abused during a police check, said French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Twitter on Thursday. The incident was captured on closed circuit television and mobile phone footage which was circulating online. "I have asked the head...
    BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijani officials have criticized a resolution adopted by the French Senate that urges the French government to recognize the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent republic. The resolution, adopted on Wednesday, is symbolic and does not mean the French government will recognize a sovereign Nagorno-Karabakh. No U.N. member state...
    By Robin Emmott and John Irish BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - France is leading a push for European Union sanctions on Turkey next month to follow through on a threat made by the bloc in October, but has yet to win support from EU governments beyond Greece and Cyprus, officials and diplomats said. Paris says Turkish President...
    BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan's parliament called on Thursday for France to be stripped of its mediation role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to punish the French Senate for adopting a resolution backing the region's independence. The French resolution adopted on Nov. 25 followed a Russia-brokered ceasefire ending weeks of fighting in the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh,...
    PARIS (Reuters) - French Health Minister Oliver Veran confirmed on Thursday France could start rolling out COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the year, stressing the need for authorities to be transparent about the process given French citizens' high level of scepticism towards vaccinations. During a news conference detailing how France's second national lockdown is...
    VAL D’ISERE, France (AP) — Two men’s World Cup races scheduled in France next week were switched to Italy on Thursday because of a lack of snow. The International Ski Federation said Val d’Isere could not stage giant slaloms on Dec. 5-6 which now go to Santa Caterina Valfurva. The canceled races were due to...
    By Cecile Mantovani MEGEVE, France (Reuters) - Megeve, in the foothills of Mont Blanc, was gearing up to welcome back skiers before Christmas after a COVID-19 lockdown was eased. But France's government - while allowing cinemas, museums and theatres to reopen from Dec. 15 - says its ski slopes must stay off limits until 2021,...
    PARIS (Reuters) - People in France could return to some form of normal life by autumn 2021 provided that a major vaccination programme to tackle the COVID-19 virus works well, French government scientific adviser Arnaud Fontanet told BFM TV on Thursday. Fontanet, a leading epidemiologist, said France needed to get vaccines to 80%-90% of its...
    Children look at a window display at store on Regent Street in London.Hollie Adams | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — There's one thing that most people are agreed upon as the festive season approaches and the coronavirus pandemic continues: Christmas is not going to feel the same this year. Governments across Europe...
    (CNN)Investors have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, after the Dow Jones Industrials Average on Tuesday completed a 125-year climb to 30,000 points. Many Americans checked their fattened market-linked pension funds and President Donald Trump popped up for a bizarre one-minute news briefing to claim credit and "congratulate everybody" for a century-and-a-quarter...
    PARIS — With domestic violence on the rise amid the coronavirus pandemic, activists are holding protests Wednesday from France to Turkey and world dignitaries are trying to find ways to protect millions of women killed or abused every year by their partners. The pope called for global action to mark the International Day for the...
    London (CNN Business)France will require big tech companies to pay its digital services tax, a move that is likely to trigger retaliation by President Donald Trump and pitch the incoming US administration into another trade fight.The 3% tax on revenue from digital services in the country was introduced last year. But the French government had...
    As coronavirus cases fall across Europe again after a recent spike, many countries are considering easing lockdowns. On Tuesday, France became the first country in the area to lift some restrictions. The World Health Organization reported on Wednesday that cases dropped 6% in Europe last week and 10% the week before. Shops in low-infection...
    France has hit Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook with tax bills totalling hundreds of millions of dollars in a fresh crackdown on tech giants by European regulators. The new levy will see the firms taxed 3 per cent on earnings from online sales, digital advertising and the sale of private data. France first introduced the...
    PARIS (Reuters) - The French Finance Ministry has sent out notices to big tech companies liable for its digital service tax to pay the levy as planned in December, the ministry said on Wednesday. France suspended collection of the tax, which will hit companies like Facebook and Amazon, early this year while negotiations were underway...
    Plagued by COVID-19 outbreaks, the meatpacking industry could be forced to change under Biden Biden Says Irish Border Must Remain Open as Brexit Talks Continue FIFA awards: Players, coaches nominated The FIFA awards ceremony is coming up on December 17 and the nominees for the best players and coaches have been announced. © Getty...
    PARIS (AP) — With domestic violence on the rise amid the coronavirus pandemic, activists are holding protests Wednesday from France to Turkey and world dignitaries are trying to find ways to protect millions of women killed or abused every year by their partners. The pope called for global action to mark the International Day for...
    By Yiming Woo PARIS (Reuters) - Murtaza Khademi left his home in Afghanistan and smuggled himself into France because he thought he would be safe, but this week he encountered a different side of Europe: a police operation in which, he says, he was beaten with a truncheon. "The police forces had no mercy. We...