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World May 15Police fire tear gas on banned Palestinian march in Paris
French riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons Saturday in Paris as protesters supporting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip defied a ban on marching in the French capital.
World Feb 16France passes anti-radicalism bill that worries Muslims
The bill covers most aspects of French life but has been hotly contested by some Muslims, lawmakers and others who fear the state is intruding on essential freedoms and pointing a finger at Islam.
World Jan 27Racial profiling by French police challenged in class action lawsuit
Six nongovernmental organizations have opened the first class-action lawsuit against France for alleged systemic discrimination by police carrying out identity checks.
Politics Dec 09France unveils draft law to fight Islamist radicalism
Parliament is expected to open what is likely to be a lively debate on the draft law made public Wednesday in coming months.
World Nov 14US sec’y of state begins difficult 7-nation tour in France
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed “global challenges” with a handful of members of a Paris think tank Saturday at the start of a seven-country tour of Europe and the Middle East, travels that were certain to be awkward…
World Oct 16France’s Macron decries slaying of history teacher
French President Emmanuel Macron denounced what he called an "Islamist terrorist attack" against a history teacher, urging the nation to stand united.
Health Apr 26Virus lockdown raises tensions in France’s poorest areas
Joining more than 1,000 others, Djemba Diatite stood for hours in line to feed her growing family, grateful for handouts of fruits, vegetables and soap. It was her first time accepting charity, but she had no choice. The coronavirus pandemic…
World Apr 15A year after the devastating fire, Notre Dame restoration halted by virus
A year after a devastating fire, the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral has been halted by a lockdown in Paris to battle the coronavirus.
Health Mar 22Virus rebels from France to Florida flout lockdown practices
People from Europe to the U.S. are ignoring orders and recommendations to stay at home to help stop the coronavirus from spreading. Now authorities around the world are urging them to start obeying and enforcement is up.
World Sep 26Jacques Chirac, former France president who opposed Iraq invasion, dies at 86
Chirac's outspoken opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 rocked relations with France's top ally.