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Third night of trouble in Paris suburb over France's burqa ban

Trappes - The town of Trappes in Yvelines department (county), just outside Paris, was again the scene of street disturbances Sunday night as protesters, thought to be mainly Muslims, faced off with local police and riot police.

Landmark case establishes workers’ rights for prisoners in France

Paris - In a historic decision yesterday, a Labour Court in Paris decided a prisoner doing work while in prison has the same employment protection rights as workers in the workforce at large.

France: Women of Paris can finally wear pants — legally

Paris - Last Thursday emancipation arrived in the wardrobes of Parisian women when a law in force since 1800 banning women in the French capital from wearing trousers (pants) was finally revoked.

France toughens laws on nanomaterials in consumer products

Nanomaterials, the result of nanotechnology, using extremely small objects, are becoming common in everyday life but the unseen use of nanomaterials in goods from cosmetics to paint is causing concern that there is little research into their effects.

French lawyer sought removal of judge with Jewish name

Lyon - Disciplinary proceedings have been started against French barrister, Alexis Dubruel, based in Lyon, who had demanded that a judge be disqualified from hearing a case, where Dubruel acted for one of the parties, because of the judge’s Jewish last name.

GlaxoSmithKline loses appeal in French 'gay sex addict' case

A Frenchman suffering from Parkinson's disease who claimed he developed addictions to gambling and sex following treatment with a drug made by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has been awarded substantial damages.

Google threatens to stop linking to French media websites

Internet search giant Google is threatening to exclude French media sites from returned search results if France goes ahead with a proposed law which would force search engines to pay for content.

France moves to outlaw visitors to terrorist training camps

France's Socialist government yesterday presented legislation to the French parliament that would make it possible for French police to arrest people who visit combat training camps in countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Erika Oil Disaster — France's top court upholds Total conviction

France's highest appeal court, the Court of Cassation, on Tuesday upheld energy giant Total’s conviction for negligence arising from the 1999 shipwreck of the oil-tanker Erika.

France to ban words 'mother' and 'father' from official documents

As part of reforms to legalise gay marriage, the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ could disappear from the French Civil Code.

French court rejects call to ban bullfighting

Last Friday France’s highest constitutional court rejected a case brought by animal rights activists calling for a nationwide ban on bullfighting.

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