May 2, 2016

No TTIP if agriculture is threatened: France

France will reject the ambitious TTIP trans-Atlantic trade pact if it endangers the future of French agriculture, President Francois Hollande warned Sunday. “We in France have to defend a certain number of principles” and be “extremely vigilant as it is the future of agriculture ...

Hollande scraps plan to strip terror convicts of French nationality

Mar 31, 2016

Hollande scraps plan to strip terror convicts of French nationality

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday scrapped contested constitutional reforms he proposed after the Paris attacks, in an embarrassing U-turn for his already beleaguered government. The reforms included a plan to strip convicted terrorists of their French nationality, which had sparked a fierce debate ...

Feb 1, 2016

French president pardons woman jailed for killing violent husband

French President Francois Hollande pardoned a woman who was jailed for 10 years for killing her husband after he abused her for decades, the president’s office announced Sunday. “In the face of an exceptional human situation, the president wanted to make it possible for ...

French justice minister quits over nationality measure

Jan 27, 2016

French justice minister quits over nationality measure

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira quit Wednesday, apparently in protest at government moves to push through a measure that would strip convicted French-born terrorists of their citizenship if they have a second nationality. Taubira, a popular figure among the governing Socialist Party of President ...

Man shot dead attacking police on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

Jan 7, 2016

Man shot dead attacking police on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

French police shot dead a suspected suicide bomber Thursday as he attacked a police station in Paris, a year to the day since jihadi gunmen killed 12 people at Charlie Hebdo newspaper. The man reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) and was wearing ...