Tuesday, April 20, 2021

France

France tells citizens to leave Pakistan amid violent protests over Prophet drawings

Muslims have denounced the French president since October last year, saying he defended drawings of the Prophet Muhammad as freedom of expression.

Sex with those under 15 now rape in France

A 'Romeo and Juliet' clause allows for sex between a child under 15 and an individual up to five years older.

Bitche slapped by Facebook as French ville’s page mistakenly removed

The town hall had to create a new page, Mairie 57230, named in reference to the town's postcode, after its page was removed.

France moves to ban short-haul domestic flights in favour of fast trains

The ban is part of a broader climate bill meant to help the nation cut its carbon emissions.

Inquiry in France over ‘clandestine’ Covid-defying dinners

Guests had reportedly included ministers, in violation of pandemic restrictions.

Mother and sisters arrested in suspected terror plot in southern France

They are alleged to have been planning to attack a church over the Easter holiday.

Schools close as France locks down for third time

France’s new lockdown underlines the cost of the European Union’s slow rollout of anti-Covid vaccines.

French pharma firm convicted of manslaughter over weight loss pill deaths

About 500 people are thought to have died as a result of the drug, though experts say it may eventually cause as many as 2,100 deaths.

EU Covid jab crisis happened because we didn’t ‘shoot for the stars’, says Macron

He blames the slow pace of vaccine rollouts in the EU on leaders' failure to anticipate how fast vaccines would be developed.

New Paris lockdown as France fears ‘third wave’ with 35,000 new cases in 24 hours

The French government faces criticism for its slow vaccine rollout, due in part to questionable EU decisions and policies.

Sexual consent, incest laws coming to France for first time

The new laws come after a series of sexual abuse scandals that have shaken the country.

French schoolgirl admits lying about beheaded teacher

The teacher was murdered after showing students cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

Other News