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Woman who accuses French Interior Minister Darmanin of rape vows to fight on

France, Jan. 24 -- Sophie Patterson-Spatz, the woman who accuses French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin of rape, says she'll continue her legal fight in the wake of a decision by the Paris Appeals C... Read More


Police warn motorists in France of rising eco-sticker scams

France, Jan. 24 -- As more French motorists conform to evironmental rules byregistering their vehicle's emissions via graded Crit'Air car stickers, police warn that a rising number of fraudulent websi... Read More


French bakers unable to earn their crust protest energy price hikes

France, Jan. 24 -- French bakers on Monday staged an angry march through the streets of Paris to demand the government step up financial supportto compensate for hikes in electricity bills and the cos... Read More


France struggles to shake off everyday sexism, particularly among young men

France, Jan. 23 -- Despite the #MeToo movement, sexism remains at an "alarming" level in France with many young men seeing discriminatory or violent behaviour against women as acceptable, areport by F... Read More


French government refuses to budge on proposal to increase age limit for full pension

France, Jan. 23 -- At Monday's meeting of the French cabinet, the government vowed to push ahead with the contested reform of the pension system, saying there would be no stepping back on the proposed... Read More


HRW slams Chadian forces over rights violations during anti-government protests

France, Jan. 23 -- The NGO Human Rights Watch hasdenouncedmurders, deaths in custody, enforced disappearances, and acts of torture linked to the clampdown againstanti-governmentsdemonstrations by the ... Read More


French government to press ahead with pension reform despite revolt

France, Jan. 23 -- At Monday's cabinet meeting, the French government is expected to reaffirm its determination to press ahead with pension reform, without any major concessions to the trade unions or... Read More


Erdogan calls Turkish general election for 14 May, one month early

France, Jan. 23 -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey's elections will be held on 14 May,month earlier than scheduled. The political opposition is still searchingfor an agreedcan... Read More


I'd do it all over again, says Senegalese rifleman who fought for France

France, Jan. 23 -- Yoro Diao, 94, is one of the few surviving Senegalese tirailleurs -African colonial riflemen who fought in the French army during the country's biggest 20th century conflicts. But o... Read More


Archaeologists discover world's oldest rune stone in Norway

France, Jan. 22 -- What Norwegian archaeologists believe to be the world's oldestrune stone, a block of sandstone inscribed with an early Scandinavian alphabet, has gone on display in Oslo. It may dat... Read More