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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    French celebrities against plan to punish clients of prostitutes

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:30am by Reuters

    ... for women's rights, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, caused a stir last year by saying she would seek to make prostitution disappear by punishing those who pay for sex, rather than the prostitutes themselves. ... not criminalise prostitution and that those who prostitute themselves should have the same rights as other workers. Prostitution is not illegal in France, which has an estimated 18,000 to 20,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1358634/french-celebrities-against-plan-punish-clients-prostitutes
  2. News - World - FRANCE

    Carla Bruni's dismissal of feminism draws ire

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to be a midwife." "We need everyone to be feminist," summed up government spokeswoman Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, who is also the women's rights minister, when questioned on Europe 1 radio about the row. "Feminism is about equal rights, not about one gender dominating the other." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1094061/carla-brunis-dismissal-feminism-draws-ire
  3. News - World - FRANCE

    French president calls on people to love their country amid economic gloom

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by AFP

    ... in a televised interview, Hollande tried to persuade the country that his reforms were the right way forward despite opposition within his own ranks. "There is a sort of illness which is not serious ... hesitant, too vulnerable," Hollande pointed to a major reform plan being implemented as a step in the right direction. The so-called "responsibility pact" offers businesses €40 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554388/french-president-calls-people-love-their-country-amid-economic-gloom
  4. News - World - FRANCE

    Crackdown on private resorts on French Riviera angers owners

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:21pm by GDN

    ... environment. But the legislation, allowing no housing closer than 100 metres to the sea and ensuring the public right of way, is often breached. In Corsica, nationalists have taken matters ... offenders who have tried to build on the seafront. "The way we see it, personal rights are not above collective rights. The law should be respected. Illegal constructions which become permanent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550432/crackdown-private-resorts-french-riviera-angers-owners
  5. News - World - FRANCE

    Reclusive woman in Brittany, France, believed living with corpse of mother

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rennes Recluse living with corpse of mother A reclusive middle-aged woman in France has been found to have been living alongside the badly decomposed body of her elderly mother who was thought to have died several years ago. Officers discovered the corpse in the women's shared home in the village of Mael-Carhaix in the northwestern Brittany region, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424601/reclusive-woman-brittany-france-believed-living-corpse-mother
  6. News - World - FRANCE

    Defiant Nicolas Sarkozy out to claim ultimate victory despite corruption probes

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by GDN, AFP

    ... Sarkozy out to claim the ultimate victory To the French right, it was political persecution and a plot to undermine Nicolas Sarkozy's eventual return to power. To the left, ... government. "In our country, the country of human rights and the right of law, there are things that are being organised... everything is being done to give an image of me that is not the truth. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547461/defiant-nicolas-sarkozy-out-claim-ultimate-victory-despite-corruption
  7. News - World - FRANCE

    The Little Prince theme park opens

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... The Saint-Exupery family granted the rights for the park, the latest in a string of Little Prince-themed projects with an opera and feature length film also in the works. The park in the town of Ungersheim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545752/little-prince-theme-park-opens
  8. News - World - FRANCE

    Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 10:24am by AFP

    ... of a web of inter-connected corruption scandals. The latest of these has seen him hit with charges including corruption and influence peddling. The decision to charge the right-wing leader came ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1544742/french-court-places-ex-president-nicolas-sarkozy-under-formal-corruption
  9. News - World - FRANCE

    Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy says French justice twisted by politics in corruption probe

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:31pm by Reuters in Paris

    ... question of whether I give up or not is irrelevant... because one has a duty and not rights towards their country. I am concerned by the situation in France, the state of France and I know ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545445/ex-president-sarkozy-says-french-justice-twisted-politics-corruption
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    French court backs ending life support for man, 38, in vegetative state

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by AFP, Reuters

    ... explicitly permit euthanasia or assisted suicide- sometimes known as mercy killings. But France, where President Francois Hollande promised prior to his 2012 election to introduce new right-to-die legislation, has left grey areas regarding more passive forms of euthanasia in a 2005 law on patient rights and care for the terminally ill. The so-called Leonetti law does not legalise euthanasia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539980/french-court-backs-ending-life-support-man38-vegetative-state

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