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#ExposeYourPig: French women name harassers online

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French women have been shaming sexual predators online, replacing the #MeToo campaign with the hashtag #BalanceTonPorc – or “expose your pig”. Twitter users have been sharing their stories of sexual harassment following the initiative launched by a French journalist in New York. It follows the #MeToo campaign, which saw thousands of people recount experiences of Read More

50 French detention center staff take sick leave to protest new arrivals, working conditions

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Several dozen policemen at a migrant detention center in a Paris suburb have taken sick leave in protest at the opening of a new unit at the facility. Officers say they are incapable of “adequately dealing” with the detainees due to staff shortages. The protest, involving about 50 of the 80 policemen working at the Read More

French police arrest 10 suspected extremists, plotting attack on mosques, politicians – reports

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Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 06:31 Ten people said to have far-right links were detained in a series of raids conducted by French anti-terrorist police in the Paris and Marseille areas on Tuesday. Their intended targets were reportedly mosques, migrants and a former presidential candidate. The arrests were made in Seine-Saint-Denis, north of Paris, and Read More

Russian performance artist who set fire to French bank placed in psychiatric facility – source

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Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 17:13 Controversial Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky was placed in a police psychiatric unit following his latest stunt, in which he set fire to the door of a bank in Paris, a judicial source told RT France. : Pyromaniac artist who nailed scrotum to Red Square sets Bank of France entrance Read More

French MEPs shower fully-dressed to draw attention to sanitary plight of Calais migrants (PHOTOS)

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Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 15:27 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 15:31 Representatives of France’s leading environmentalist party have photographed themselves showering in their clothes to put pressure on the government to provide more bathing facilities and toilets for unregistered migrants on the country’s northern coast. “Rather than showers in the European Parliament, I would Read More

29 French nuclear reactors vulnerable to natural disaster – safety watchdog

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Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 11:10 A natural disaster could put at risk the cooling systems of almost 30 nuclear reactors at 12 nuclear sites in France, according to the Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN). On Monday, the ASN said that 20 nuclear reactors at 8 nuclear plants operated by EDF are potentially at risk of Read More

Four dead as French Army plane slams into beach in Ivory Coast

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Published time: 14 Oct, 2017 17:22 A French military plane crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Port Bouet Airport in Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire). Four crew members were reportedly killed and another six were injured “What we can say for the time being is that this morning around 8:30 (0830 GMT), an Read More

French military plane crashes off Africa coast

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A plane chartered by the French military to transport goods for an anti-jihadist operation has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast. Four people, all from Moldova, died, and a further six, some of whom are French nationals, were injured. The Antonov propeller cargo plane came down close to the beach shortly after taking off Read More

French agent accidentally texts radical Islamist suspect he was spying on

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Published time: 14 Oct, 2017 00:06 Edited time: 14 Oct, 2017 00:27 Sending a text to the wrong person can be embarrassing in any circumstances, but imagine how one French operative felt when he realized he’d mistakenly sent a message to a suspected Islamist radical he was collecting data on. The incident, described in the Read More

Activists break into French nuclear site to highlight risks

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PARIS (Reuters) – Greenpeace activists broke through two security barriers and launched fireworks inside the grounds of a French nuclear plant on Thursday to highlight the vulnerability of the plants to attacks. The environmentalist group issued video footage showing several of its members inside the fence of EDF’s Cattenom nuclear plant in northeast France, and Read More