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Louis Mandrin was to France what Robin Hood was to England and Rob Roy to Scotland. Having served in the war of 1740 in a light brigade noted for undertaking dangerous missions to surprise the enemy, he was left idle and without income by peace, which made a remarkable appearance in 1748. 263 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

French budget chief Gerald Darmanin accused of rape: Fellow ministers lend support to under-fire colleague

Members of the French government have rallied around Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin, a rising star in President Emmanuel Macron’s team who has been accused of rape in a case dating back nearly a decade. 422 more words

Paris Symposium on Denial of Asylum Requests From The Church of Almighty God Christians

On March 9 of 2018, the Coordination of Associations and Individuals for Freedom of Conscience (CAP LC) organized a special event in Hôtel Château Frontenac in Paris, France. 175 more words

The Church Of Almighty God

French prime minister unveils new deradicalisation programme -- change in strategy for the French government.


Philippe Huguen, AFP | French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and some members of his government pose afting announcing new de-radicalisation measures on February 23, 2018, in Lille. 537 more words

France to unveil controversial migrant law -- immigration checks in homelss shelters? -- 100,000 asylum applications last year -- criminalises illegal border crossings


© AFP/File / by Katy LEE and Claire GALLEN | France received a record 100,000 asylum applications last year.

PARIS (AFP) – The French government is set to unveil a tough new immigration bill Wednesday that is proving one of the most divisive of Emmanuel Macron’s young presidency.The legislation, which criminalises illegal border crossings and aims for quicker deportation of those deemed economic migrants, has sparked widespread anger from NGOs who have branded it repressive. 563 more words

Five migrants shot in Calais brawl blamed on traffickers


© AFP / by Gregory DANEL, Clare BYRNE | Three fights across Calais drew in hundreds of the migrants camped out in the hope of stowing away on a truck to England… 623 more words

Macron vows to 'find, punish' those behind New Year's Eve attack on policewoman


© Fred Tanneau, AFP file photo


Latest update : 2018-01-02

The French government vowed a crackdown on urban violence Tuesday after shocking video footage emerged of a policewoman being beaten on New Year’s Eve. 501 more words