Posts tagged as: France

Mass protest in Paris against gay marriage

The anti- gay marriage movement in France has returned to the street. Paris has been the scene of a Sunday impressive demonstration of massive character (500,000 participants according to organizers, 70,000 according to police). The Organisation pour tous manif (The demonstration for all) got a new show of force against the family policies of the […]

French President confirms arming Syrian opposition


French President François Hollande, who last week announced the delivery of weapons to Iraqi Kurds facing jihadists, confirms for the first time  country has also armed the Syrian rebels “democratic opposition” with ” material according to European commitments “. It does so in a long interview with the newspaper Le Monde to mark the resumption […]

French Mayor fined €3,000 for saying Hitler killed few Gypsies

Gilles Bourdouleix

French deputy and mayor of the town of Cholet, Gilles Bourdouleix, was sentenced Tuesday by a court to pay a fine of € 3,000 for remarks in which he claimed that Adolf Hitler perhaps did not “kill enough Gypsies”. Bourdouleix uttered the controversial phrase  in July 2013, during an altercation over agricultural land illegally occupied […]

France announces delivery of arms to Kurds of Iraq


Without waiting for a possible European consensus on the issue, France announced on Wednesday morning to deliver weapons “in the coming hours” to the forces fighting the jihadists of the Islamic State (EI) in Iraq. The day before, the Permanent Representatives of the 28 EU countries in Brussels had failed to agree on a common […]

France simplifies immigration and asylum rules

new french immigration laws

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said this Wednesday July 23, 2014 that France must remain a land of immigration and a land of asylum while talking about the new immigration legislation approved in a cabinet meeting to simplifies immigration and asylum rules. The proposed measures will allow residency permit valid for four years, introduce […]

Corruption destroys Sarkozy’s political comeback dream


The Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), the main opposition party in France, is going through an unprecedented crisis that threatens its very survival twelve years after it foundation.  Outrageous new data on the alleged involvement of  Nicolas Sarkozy in corruption has made it worse for UMP survival.  Phone recordings of the former leader of […]

Denmark’s Mathias Mundbjerg earns glory on final day of European Junior Team Championships

Denmark’s spirited player Mathias Mundbjerg continued his smashing performance on court and he easily outplayed France’s Jocelyn Deschamp in Men’s Singles clash at the final day of European Junior Team Championships 2013 in Turkey, on Tuesday, March 26. The in-form Mundbjerg was in smashing form in the arena as he played with remarkable precision and […]

Arsenal stars shine in their International duties – Football News

Arsenal stars shine in their International duties – Football News Many gunners played part in their International duties last weekend. Olivier Giroud Olivier Giroud played a vital role in France’s victory over Georgia. He scored the opening goal in their home and played the whole match. His fellow gunner and countryman, Laurent Koscielny, was an […]

Brice Leverdez waylays Scott Evans in 2013 European Mixed Team Championships

Men’s Singles player Brice Leverdez continued his successful run in European Mixed Team Championships and outshined Scott Evans on February 14, 2013. This encounter was part of a match between France and Ireland and it remained in full swing for 52 minutes before ending with final figures of 21-19, 17-21 and 21-17. This tussle proved […]

Kento Momota surged into Men’s Singles semi-final of Estonian International 2013

Japan’s upcoming player Kento Momota showed his impressive craft on court and overpowered France’s Matthieu Lo Ying Ping in quarter-final battle at the Yonex Estonian International 2013 on Saturday, January 12, in Estonia. The higher ranked Kento, who is the third seed in the main draw of the championship, played with terrific precision and managed […]

Pakistan to continue cooperation for peace in Afghanistan; says Foreign Minister Khar

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said Islamabad would continue cooperation for peace process in Afghanistan, the uneasy neighbor of Pakistan.   In an interview to France’s Le Monde daily‚ the foreign minister said democratic government of Pakistan wants to maintain bilateral relations with neighboring countries. In her view, trilateral conference in Ankara would […]

Pakistan wants expanded ties with France; says President Asif Ali Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday said that Pakistan wanted to expanded relations with France and both countries would support each other on global issues.   Addressing a joint press conference French President Francois Hollande and President Asif Ali Zardari following their talks at Elyse Palace‚ said that they had discussed regional situation and increasing […]


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