France to send special forces to Guadeloupe after looting, arson – Al Jazeera

France has sent special police officers to its overseas territory of Guadeloupe. There have been nightly disturbances there, alongside a strike to protest against compulsory COVID-19 passes. Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba has more.

France: Tens of thousands protest violence against women

Thousands of chanting protesters took to the streets across France to call for an end to sexual violence. More than 100 women have been killed in France by their partners or ex-partners in 2021. Large-scale protests across France on Saturday called on the government to do more to prevent violence against women. The demonstrations comeContinue reading “France: Tens of thousands protest violence against women”

COP26: Protesters worldwide demand action on climate crisis

Amid COP26 talks, more than 200 events worldwide demand action for communities already affected by climate change. Protests are under way for a second day in cities around the world as part of a global mobilisation against what campaigners say is a lack of urgency to address global warming at a crunch United Nations climate summit inContinue reading “COP26: Protesters worldwide demand action on climate crisis”

Britain tells France: Back down in 48 hours or we get tough

Fishing row could spiral into wider trade dispute London warns Paris of possible legal action France asks EU to punish Brexit Britain  Britain gave France 48 hours on Monday to back down in a fishing row that threatens to escalate into a wider trade dispute between two of Europe’s biggest economies or face tortuous legalContinue reading “Britain tells France: Back down in 48 hours or we get tough”

French cop who evaded capture leaves suicide note confessing he was serial killer and child rapist

Former gendarme said he was ‘great criminal’ decades ago A French former police officer confessed in a suicide note to being a serial killer and rapist whose crimes have haunted Parisian detectives for decades, according to local reports. The body of Francois Verove was said to have been found in a rental flat in the town of Grau-du-Roi days after heContinue reading “French cop who evaded capture leaves suicide note confessing he was serial killer and child rapist”

Nicolas Sarkozy given jail sentence for illegal campaign financing

Former French president to appeal against one-year term that could be served at home with electronic tag The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to a second jail term after being found guilty of illegal campaign financing for the vast, showman-style political rallies of his failed 2012 re-election campaign. The 66-year-old, who remains an influentialContinue reading “Nicolas Sarkozy given jail sentence for illegal campaign financing”

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo to run for French presidency

Socialist to campaign on her story of ‘overcoming class prejudice’ in bid to win back voters for the left in 2022 The Socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has announced a bid for the French presidency, saying that as a woman with working-class, immigrant roots she will try to repair the anger and divisions in French societyContinue reading “Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo to run for French presidency”

Another weekend of protests against France’s ‘health pass’ restrictions

Thousands of people demonstrated in the streets of France again on Saturday against the government’s Covid-19 vaccination policies amid concern from rights groups about anti-Semitic sentiment in the protest movement. Saturday’s protests were called for the sixth weekend in a row to denounce a new “health pass” system announced by President Emmanuel Macron that they seeContinue reading “Another weekend of protests against France’s ‘health pass’ restrictions”

France braces for nationwide protests against Covid-19 health pass

Protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a fourth consecutive weekend to demonstrate against a new health pass needed to enter a cafe or travel on an inter-city train, two days before the new rules come into force. The new rules championed by French President Emmanuel Macron make it obligatory to have eitherContinue reading “France braces for nationwide protests against Covid-19 health pass”

Macron and Le Pen lose out as French voters shun local elections

Abstention rate estimated at 68%, and exit polls suggest Le Pen’s National Rally failed to get expected support Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party and Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally both failed to garner expected support in French regional elections that saw an unprecedented rate of abstention. The president and his government failed to mobilise supporters,Continue reading “Macron and Le Pen lose out as French voters shun local elections”

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