Couple to take burqa ban to Euro court

Couple to take burqa ban to Euro court

 

A French Muslim husband and wife living in Britain are to challenge France's ban on full-face coverings at the European Court of Human Rights, their lawyer said on Thursday.

 

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Sudden slowdown in French growth

The French economy has suddenly slowed down but is still creating jobs, official data indicates, but analysts warn that the country has a deep trade problem of weak competitiveness.

Thales must pay Taiwan 500 million – court

Thales must pay Taiwan 500 million – court

A French court ordered defence giant Thales to pay the Taiwanese navy more than 500 million dollars on Thursday, rejecting the group's appeal against a 2010 abritration ruling.

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Drought hit farmers to cost a billion

France will have to pay a billion euros in aid to farmers hit by a drought in parts of the country, Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on Thursday.

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France ‘failed to probe African corruption’

African leaders accused of spending embezzled millions in France continued to do so even after a probe was launched and prosecutors have refused to investigate, a lawyer said Thursday.

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French convent refuses to shelter Dutroux’s ex

A French convent has refused to shelter the ex-wife and accomplice of notorious Belgian paedophile killer Marc Dutroux who recently won early release.

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Morocco probes minister child abuse claims

The Moroccan government said Wednesday it had ordered a probe into claims that a French ex-minister had sexually molested boys in Morocco.

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Letter shows murder suspect’s torment

An email from the missing husband and father from Nantes has revealed more about his debts and depression.

Greek ad makes fun of Strauss Kahn affair

Greek ad makes fun of Strauss Kahn affair

A commercial for potato chips is the first to make light of the incident involving Dominique Strauss Kahn and a hotel maid (VIDEO).

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Bettencourt family at war again

After a brief period of peace, hostilities have broken out again in the family of the richest woman in France.