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French state sued for failing to protect woman who killed rapist husband

Lawyers say Valérie Bacot, on trial for murder, is victim of authorities’ gross negligenceLawyers representing a woman who killed her stepfather husband after 24 years of violence that started when he raped her at 12 are taking legal action against the French state for what they call “gross negligence” after the authorities failed to act on reports she was being abused.Valérie Bacot’s defence team said a summons for liability has been filed with the Paris tribunal. Her lawyers point out that her...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Paris, Bacot, Valérie Bacot


Covid live: Delta variant likely to represent 90% of infections in EU by September, says disease agency

European centre for disease control warns it is vital for people to get fully vaccinated as the summer holiday season beginsAll UK arrivals in EU should be quarantined, says Angela Merkel WHO voices concerns over Sputnik V Covid vaccine plantAustralia plans to shelve AstraZeneca vaccine by October 5.17pm BST Switzerland will scrap most of its remaining coronavirus restrictions this weekend, the government has confirmed, including for entry into the country, but non-Schengen arrivals will nee...
Tags: UK, France, Angela Merkel, Eu, World news, Thailand, Switzerland, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Olympic Games, Afp, Ursula von der Leyen, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Coronavirus, Sputnik V Covid


Coronavirus news: Delta variant behind 9-10% of new French cases, up from 2-4% in week; Taiwan measures extended

Delta variant cases rise sharply in France; Taiwan case numbers rise again, delaying easing of rulesAustralia plans to shelve AstraZeneca Covid vaccine by OctoberMorgan Stanley to bar unvaccinated staff from New York officesNew Zealand reintroduces restrictions in WellingtonTokyo Olympics organisers ban alcohol sales after public outcrySee all our coronavirus coverage 1.26pm BST Slovakia plans to sell or donate 160,000 doses of the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine to other countries, offering up m...
Tags: France, Eu, World news, Taiwan, Thailand, Delta, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Slovakia, Houston, Olympic Games, Reuters, Texas US, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, Coronavirus, Igor Matovic


Moving on: why the EU is not missing Britain that much

On the 5th anniversary of Brexit, commentators reflect on the EU’s success at rallying together after Britain’s exit On the night of 23 June 2016 a storm broke out over Brussels. Rain poured, thunder rolled and lightning flashed over the headquarters of the European Union’s institutions.Then in the small hours came a political thunderbolt almost no one had forecast: the UK had voted to leave the union. Five years on, the Brexit tempest has subsided – in Brussels, if not in London. Continue read...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, France, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, Euro, Britain, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Brexit, Brussels Rain


Opera star detained at Paris airport accuses immigration of racial discrimination

South African soprano Pretty Yende, due to star in Bellini opera, given French visa after strip searchThe South African opera star Pretty Yende has accused French immigration authorities of “outrageous racial discrimination” after being detained, strip searched and held in a dark room at Paris’ main airport.“Police brutality is real for someone who looks like me,” Yende, who is black, said in a social media post on Tuesday, a day after the encounter at the Charles de Gaulle airport. Continue rea...
Tags: Europe, France, Theatre, World news, Paris, Opera, Charles de Gaulle, Bellini, Yende


Indie Sales Boards Women’s Rights Drama ‘Angry Annie’ With ‘Call My Agent!’ Star (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based company Indie Sales has boarded Blandine Lenoir’s “Angry Annie,” a female-driven movie headlined by “Call My Agent!” star Laure Calamy, Zita Hanrot (Netflix’s “The Hook Up Plan”) and India Hair (“Mandibules”). Inspired by true events, the film takes place in France in 1974 and tells the story of Annie, a working mother of two […]
Tags: News, France, India, Global, Paris, Indie Sales, Annie, Call My Agent, Blandine Lenoir, Laure Calamy Zita Hanrot Netflix


Murder accused ‘thought family was hoarding gold hidden from Nazis’

Hubert Caouissin’s lawyer says his client did not intend to kill four members of Troadec familyA man will go on trial today accused of murdering a family of four and dismembering their bodies after he became convinced they were hoarding gold hidden from the Nazis in a basement in western France.Hubert Caouissin was obsessed that he and his wife were being cheated out of their share of what he believed to be the treasure and was spying on his brother-in-law, Pascal Troadec, in the hope of tracing...
Tags: Europe, France, Nazis, World news, Pascal Troadec, Hubert Caouissin


Murder accused ‘thought family was hoarding Nazi gold’

Hubert Caouissin’s lawyer tells French court he did not intend to kill four members of Troadec familyA man will go on trial today accused of murdering a family of four and dismembering their bodies after he became convinced they were hoarding a cache of gold hidden from the Nazis in a basement in western France.Hubert Caouissin was obsessed that he and his wife were being cheated out of their share of what he believed to be the treasure and was spying on his brother-in-law, Pascal Troadec, in th...
Tags: Europe, France, Nazis, World news, Pascal Troadec, Hubert Caouissin


France: Office Romances And Termination Of Employment: The Law In France - lus Laboris

A decision issued by the highest French Court late last year is a good occasion to have a look at the legal framework around romance in the workplace in France and, more generally...
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Woman who killed her abusive husband goes on trial for murder in France

The murder trial of a woman who killed her abusive husband got underway in the French city of Chalon-sur-Saône on Monday.​
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Woman who killed her abusive husband goes on trial for murder in France

The murder trial of a woman who killed her abusive husband got underway in the French city of Burgundy on Monday.​
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One Amazon warehouse reportedly destroys 130,000 items per week including Macbooks, COVID-19 masks, and TVs, some of them new and unused

A worker loads a truck with packages at an Amazon packaging center on November 28, 2019 in Brieselang, Germany. Sean Gallup/Getty Images An undercover investigation in a UK Amazon warehouse found it marked millions of items for destruction each year. One former Amazon employee said staff were given a weekly target of 130,000 items to destroy. Amazon said the warehouse handled returns and destroyed items for the whole UK. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Amazon warehouse ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, News, France, Scotland, Trends, Amazon Prime, Itv, Retail, Waste, Dyson, Warehouse, UK Amazon, Dunfermline, Tech Insider, Dunfermline Scotland


Macron and Le Pen to review strategies after poor election results

Low turnout in French regional elections helps keep traditional parties on left and right in control across much of countryTraditional parties on the left and right are likely to keep control of most regions in mainland France after a historically low turnout in Sunday’s first-round vote and disappointing scores for both Emmanuel Macron’s ruling centrist party and Marine Le Pen’s far-right Rassemblement National (National Rally).Lists of candidates from the mainstream right topped the vote in si...
Tags: France, World news, Marine, Nicolas Sarkozy, The far right, Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, Le Pen, Macron, Les Républicains


France's Dembele out with injury

France forward Ousmane Dembele will miss the rest of Euro 2020 after suffering a knee injury.
Tags: News, France, Dembele, Ousmane Dembele


Coronavirus live news: record daily toll takes Indonesia past 2m cases; France to open nightclubs from 9 July

Indonesia reports 14,536 new cases, its highest daily toll ; nightclub industry to open in France for first time since March 2020Tokyo 2020 will allow up to 10,000 domestic fans into Olympic venues‘Mistakes need to be dealt with’: anger in South Africa as third wave hitsAustralia’s vaccine rollout ‘constrained’ by Pfizer supply shortagesMyanmar reports highest Covid numbers since coupUK coronavirus updates – live 11.09am BST That’s it from me, Martin Belam, today. Mattha Busby will be here s...
Tags: UK, Indonesia, France, World news, South Africa, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Olympic Games, Reuters, Hancock, Andrew Sparrow, Martin Belam, Mattha Busby, Coronavirus, COVID


Beta Film Swoops on France 3 Crime Series ‘Presumed Guilty’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Following on its acquisition in May of “The Island of Thirty Coffins,” Munich-based Beta Film is doubling down on French production, acquiring international rights to the six-hour France 3 crime thriller “Presumed Guilty.” Written by Franck Ollivier (“Zodiaque”), the limited series follows Lola, played by Garance Thenault (“La Mante”), who travels to a town on […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Munich, Lola, Beta Films, Franck Ollivier, Garance Thenault `` La Mante


Beta Films Swoops on France 3 Crime Series ‘Presumed Guilty’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Following on its acquisition in May of “The Island of Thirty Coffins,” Munich-based Beta Film is doubling down on French production, acquiring international rights to the six-hour France 3 crime thriller “Presumed Guilty.” Written by Franck Ollivier (“Zodiaque”), the limited series follows Lola, played by Garance Thenault (“La Mante”), who travels to a town on […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Munich, Lola, Beta Films, Franck Ollivier, Garance Thenault `` La Mante


Woman to stand trial in France for killing stepfather after years of abuse

Valérie Bacot, who had four children with alleged abuser, will say she believed he would kill them allOn Monday, a French woman, Valérie Bacot, will walk into a court to be tried for killing her stepfather turned husband. She has admitting shooting him dead and believes she should be punished.In her defence, she is expected to tell the the hearing at at Chalon-sur-Saône in Burgundy how Daniel “Dany” Polette made her life hell from the day he raped her when she was 12, to the day he died 24 years...
Tags: Europe, France, Society, World news, Domestic Violence, Daniel, Valérie Bacot, Chalon sur Saône, Polette


France regional election: Macron and Le Pen fail to make ground - exit poll

Early results indicate both parties have failed to make ground in France's regional elections.
Tags: News, France, Le Pen, Macron


Watch NASA unfurl a huge solar array at the space station

Watch astronauts from the U.S. and France unfurl a new solar array during a spacewalk at the International Space Station on Sunday, June 20.
Tags: Space, News, France, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Solar Power, Iss, Space Station


France election: Macron and Le Pen fail to make ground - exit poll

Early results indicate Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen's parties have failed to make ground.
Tags: News, France, Emmanuel Macron, Le Pen, Macron


France regional election: Macron and Le Pen fail to make ground - exit poll

Early results indicate Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen's parties have failed to make ground.
Tags: News, France, Emmanuel Macron, Le Pen, Macron


‘Slap in the face’ for Macron as French voters shun local elections

Abstention rate estimated at 68%, and exit polls suggest Le Pen’s National Rally failed to get expected supportEmmanuel Macron’s centrist party received what one of its own MPs called a “slap in the face” in regional and department elections on Sunday.The president and his government failed to mobilise supporters, with an estimated 68% of voters shunned the polling stations – an unprecedented rate of abstention. If there was any consolation for the ruling party it was that exit polls suggested M...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, Le Pen, Macron, National Rally


Macron and Le Pen lose out as French voters shun local elections

Abstention rate estimated at 68%, and exit polls suggest Le Pen’s National Rally failed to get expected supportEmmanuel Macron’s centrist party and Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally both failed to garner expected support in French regional elections that saw an unprecedented rate of abstention.The president and his government failed to mobilise supporters, with an estimated 68% of voters shunning the polling stations – an unprecedented rate of abstention. If there was any consolation for ...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, Le Pen, Macron, National Rally


Covid live: UK records 9,284 new cases; France lifts outdoor mask-wearing and curfew rules

A further six deaths were recorded in the UK; Vigilance urged as France eases restrictionsPHE London says unlikely capital will have all over-30s double-vaccinated by 19 JulyPeople in UK with both jabs may not have to quarantine, says scientistUnder-18s could be ‘reservoirs’ for virus when all UK adults are jabbed Uganda Olympic athlete arriving in Tokyo tests positive for coronavirus‘Devastated’ Phuket races to vaccinate in time for holiday season 5.34pm BST A total of 62,415,897 people in ...
Tags: UK, England, London, France, UK News, World news, Uganda, NHS, Brazil, Tokyo, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Covid live: France lifts outdoor mask-wearing and curfew rules; London could be in ‘foothills of third wave’

Vigilance urged as France eases restrictions; PHE London director says unlikely capital will have all over-30s double-vaccinated by 19 JulyPeople in UK with both jabs may not have to quarantine, says scientistUnder-18s could be ‘reservoirs’ for virus when all UK adults are jabbed Uganda Olympic athlete arriving in Tokyo tests positive for coronavirus‘Devastated’ Phuket races to vaccinate in time for holiday season 3.43pm BST With Covid vaccination penetration in the US likely to fall short o...
Tags: UK, London, France, US, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, Uganda, Britain, Brazil, Tokyo, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, PHE London


Iran nuclear deal talks resume after Raisi’s election as president

Major powers gather in Vienna to take stock of 2015 deal in wake of hardline conservative’s poll victoryMajor powers have convened again in Vienna in a bid to revive the Iran nuclear deal complicated by the election of as president of Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline conservative cleric deeply antagonistic to western values.Israel immediately denounced the incoming Raisi government as a “regime of brutal hangmen” over his involvement in mass executions in 1988 and predicted it would be a pawn in the ha...
Tags: France, China, Germany, Russia, Israel, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Iran, Austria, Vienna, Middle East and North Africa, Iran's Nuclear Programme, Iran Nuclear Deal, Ali Khamenei


Marine Le Pen poised to make gains in France’s regional elections

Sunday’s poll could help far right step further towards political mainstream ahead of 2022 presidential electionsFrance is voting in the first round of regional elections that could see Marine Le Pen‘s far-right party make gains and step further into the political mainstream.In Sunday’s election, new assemblies will be elected for mainland France’s 13 regions and 96 departments, with Le Pen‘s National Rally (RN) tipped to win at least one region for the first time in what would be a major coup. ...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, The far right, Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, Le Pen, National Rally RN


From ‘brink of disaster’ to ‘mesmerising contenders' - Germany pile pressure on Portugal

Germany were written off after defeat by France in the opening game, but now must be considered one of the favourites to win Euro 2020.
Tags: News, France, Germany, Portugal


Germany pile pressure on Portugal

Germany were written off after defeat by France in the opening game, but now must be considered one of the favourites to win Euro 2020.
Tags: News, France, Germany, Portugal



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