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With Netflix's European invasion approaching, France braces

Netflix is coming to Europe in September, a move that has France's VOD market -- and its government -- bracing for impact.
In the Media by Lidya Patal

France mulls ban on radical Jewish group

Paris - France is considering disbanding a radical Jewish group whose members clashed with pro-Palestinian activists during rallies over Israel's offensive in Gaza, a source close to the case told AFP on Thursday.
In the Media by Abhik CHANDA (AFP) - 1 comment

Identifying Mali air crash victims 'could take years'

Algiers - Identifying the victims from last week's Air Algerie crash in Mali "could take weeks, months and maybe years", Algeria's chief of police said on Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Suspected Jewish Museum gunman charged with terrorist-linked murder

Brussels - A Frenchman suspected of carrying out a fatal shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels was charged Wednesday with "murder in a terrorist context", the Belgian prosecutor's office said.
In the Media by AFP

Pilots of Air Algerie jet asked to turn back: France

Paris - France said Monday the pilots of the Air Algerie passenger plane that crashed in Mali, killing all 118 people on board, had asked to turn back in a new development to a complex probe into the tragedy.
In the Media by Marianne Barriaux (AFP)

Air Algerie crash black boxes begin journey to France

Bamako - The black boxes from the Air Algerie plane disaster on Sunday began their journey to France from northern Mali as investigators ramped up efforts to find the cause of the deadly crash.
In the Media by Ahamadou Cisse (AFP)

Clashes at banned pro-Palestinian Paris protest, 70 arrested

Paris - French police arrested 70 people at a banned pro-Palestinian protest in central Paris on Saturday that degenerated into clashes between demonstrators and armour-clad riot squads.
In the Media by AFP

Experts to begin probe into Air Algerie crash

Bamako - The second black box from the Air Algerie plane disaster was recovered Saturday at the remote crash site in northern Mali as investigators headed to the scene to determine the cause of the tragedy.
In the Media by Ahamadou Cisse (AFP)

Around 50 arrested at banned pro-Palestinian protest in Paris

Paris - Police arrested around 50 people at a banned pro-Palestinian protest in central Paris on Saturday that degenerated into clashes between demonstrators and armour-clad riot squads.
In the Media by AFP

France declares three-day national mourning after Mali crash

Paris - France on Saturday declared a three-day period of national mourning over the Air Algerie crash that killed all 118 people on board including 54 French nationals.
In the Media by AFP

Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families

Bamako - All passengers and crew on board an Air Algerie jetliner that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, which completely wiped out several families, France announced.
In the Media by Ahamadou Cisse (AFP)

Breathe deeply, it is safe to go on a plane, travellers told

Paris - After three major air disasters in one week, with planes coming down in Ukraine, Taiwan and then Mali without a single survivor, passengers can be forgiven for feeling a little pang of panic boarding their flights.
In the Media by Pauline Froissart, Valentin Bontemps (AFP)

Paris bans pro-Palestinian protest after recent violence: Police

Paris - French police have banned a protest against Israel's Gaza offensive that was due to take place in Paris on Saturday, following several similar rallies that turned violent.
In the Media by AFP

No survivors from Air Algerie plane crash: French president

Bamako - France announced on Friday there were no survivors among the 116 people on board the Air Algerie flight that crashed over Mali, saying bad weather was the likely cause of the disaster.
In the Media by Ahamadou Cisse (AFP)

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

Ouagadougou - The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Ouagadougou said."We have found the Algerian plane. The wreck has been located ...
In the Media by Amal Belalloufi, Amer Ouali (AFP)

Inventor in Britain builds massive fart machine to fire at France

Colin Furze, a plumber and inventor from England, has started to build the largest fart machine ever. Once built he will bring it to the cliffs of Dover and aim it towards France.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

France and Britain trade hypocrisy claims over MH17 sanctions

London - Britain and France are trading accusations of hypocrisy over sanctions against Russia in a row that reveals deeper European divisions on how to react to the MH17 disaster, analysts said Wednesday.
In the Media by Danny Kemp (AFP)

Thousands hold new pro-Gaza rally in Paris amid tight security

Paris - Several thousands held a fresh protest in Paris on Wednesday against the Israeli offensive in Gaza amid tight security days after similar rallies descended into violence and looting.
In the Media by Stephane Jourdain, Clement Zampa (AFP)

Anti-Semitism, violence rise in Europe as Gaza conflict continues

The ongoing conflict in Gaza has sparked anger in cities across Europe, with anti-Semitism seeing a sharp rise, resulting in violent protests, anti-Semitic chants and attacks on Jewish synagogues in some of Europe’s largest cities.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

'Dear British friends': France's Fabius peeved at ship deal criticism

Paris - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius let slip his irritation with Britain Tuesday after London slammed its warship deal with Moscow, pointing out that the British capital was full of "Russian oligarchs.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Transfer of French warships to Russia 'inappropriate': U.S.

Washington - The delivery of French Mistral-class warships to Russia would be "completely inappropriate" given the West's misgivings about Moscow's role in Ukraine, the United States said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Israeli-Palestinian conflict echoes loudly in tense France

Paris - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict stirs up passions the world over and France -- where large Muslim and Jewish communities, a colonial past and divisions in society create an explosive mix -- is no exception.
In the Media by Marianne Barriaux (AFP)

French minister slams 'anti-Semitic' Gaza protests

Sarcelles - France's interior minister on Monday slammed "intolerable" acts of anti-Semitism after a rally against Israel's Gaza offensive descended into violence pitting an angry pro-Palestinian crowd against local Jewish businesses.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

French online forums overflow with hate over Israel offensive

Paris - The deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza has let loose an unprecedented wave of hate on media websites and social networks in France that moderators say they are struggling to contain.
In the Media by Laurence Benhamou (AFP) - 1 comment

Looting in Paris as Europeans protest against Gaza conflict

Sarcelles - A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos Sunday as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds.
In the Media by Juliette MONTESSE, Sim Sim WISSGOTT (AFP)

French PM defends ban on pro-Gaza rally after violence

Paris - France's prime minister on Sunday defended a controversial decision to ban a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Paris that went ahead anyway and descended into violence.
In the Media by AFP

France and Ukraine warn over plane crash site obstructions

Paris - The French and Ukrainian presidents said Saturday that any obstruction preventing international investigators reaching the crash site of flight MH17 will "not be tolerated".
In the Media by AFP

Shoot-out in Paris metro after robber targets gold coin shop

Paris - A robber smashed into a rare coin dealership in central Paris on Saturday, made off with two trays of gold pieces and then staged a shoot-out in a crowded metro station before being wounded and nabbed by police.
In the Media by AFP

Thousands march for Gaza in London, clashes in Paris

London - Parts of central London were brought to a standstill on Saturday as thousands of pro-Palestinians marched in protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza, while in Paris a banned demonstration descended into violence.
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)

Paris officials buy wrong escalators, replacements cost millions

Paris - Between the first installation, repairs and replacements officials with Paris have spent millions to fix a major bureaucratic mistake. This happened when bureaucrats bought escalators that were too large for the metro.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 3 comments
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CRS riot police charge rioters during riots in Lyon 21 October 2010
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