• French police protest against racism stigma, chokehold ban

    Jun 12, 2020 15:39

    Police staged protests in cities across France against a ban on chokehold restraint techniques imposed by the government in response to public anger over the death of George Floyd and police brutality in France.

  • EU human rights court rebukes France over fines for BDS activists

    Jun 12, 2020 07:03

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that French judges were wrong to take penal action against members of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, who staged demonstrations against Israeli-made products, stating the protests did not amount to incitement to discrimination.

  • Anger, activism grow over police abuse amid French lockdown

    Jun 11, 2020 14:44

    With France confined to fight the Coronavirus, a video circulated online in April showing a young man lying on the bloody ground next to two police officers – and quickly set off protests in struggling neighborhoods around the Paris region. Sometime before, the man had been on a motorcycle. Then, he crashed into a suddenly opened police car door. Whether the door was opened on purpose or not is unclear, but what was clear was the anger the video sparked.

  • American police shoot, kill, imprison more people than other developed countries

    Jun 10, 2020 15:43

    US Police officers are more likely to use force on black Americans – and, according to a 2016 study published in the American Journal of Health, black men are nearly three times more likely than white men to be killed by police intervention. Comparable figures for other countries are not readily available. In general, more Americans are subjected to the cogs of the criminal justice system than in many other countries; and more end up in prison, too.

  • French forces ‘kill al-Qaeda commander in North Africa’

    Jun 07, 2020 10:45

    French military forces based in North Africa have reportedly killed a senior militant linked to the al-Qaeda terrorist group.

  • 20,000 protest police brutality in Paris, echo anti-racism calls in US

    Jun 03, 2020 10:45

    Nearly 20,000 protesters have defied a ban on public gatherings in the French capital of Paris to demonstrate against police brutality in France over the 2016 death of a black man in police custody, inspired by rallies in the US against racism and police violence.

  • Protests against US police killing of George Floyd go global

    Jun 02, 2020 13:12

    Protesters in cities across the world have staged rallies in solidarity with tens of thousands of Americans in the United States against rampant police brutality and racial profiling, following the killing of unarmed African-American George Floyd last week.

  • Renault to cut down 15,000 jobs amid coronavirus outbreak

    May 29, 2020 08:36

    Renault has said it was launching talks with unions to restructure several French car plants, potentially leading to closures, as it confirmed plans to cut around 15,000 jobs worldwide.

  • Iran rejects France’s threats, says will brook no meddling in its judicial affairs

    May 27, 2020 16:12

    Foreign Ministry rejects France’s “meddlesome” remarks regarding the case of an Iranian national, saying Tehran will brook no interference in its judicial affairs.

  • Israel must 'abandon threats of annexation': UN envoy

    May 21, 2020 06:57

    The United Nations' special envoy for West Asia has called on Israel to abandon plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, joining a growing international chorus of opposition.