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Seven Italian charities have accused French border police of falsifying the birth dates of migrant children travelling alone in an attempt to pass them off as adults and send them back to Italy.

In an appeal to the European commission and Italy’s interior ministry, the charities highlighted evidence of two cases in which birth dates appeared to have been modified on “refusal of entry” documents.

One of the alleged incidents happened in March when charity staff were monitoring...

Supporters of the PYD/PKK terrorist organization in April 6, attacked the Council of Europe’s Agora building in Strasbourg, France.

Around 30 people got past a security checkpoint where nearly 600 people were working, according to an Anadolu Agency correspondent reporting from the scene.

The PYD/PKK sympathizers hung a banner that called for the release of Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed terrorist leader of the PKK – the parent group of the PYD/PKK -- and damaged the building...

UN human rights experts urged the French government to do more to provide safe drinking water, sanitation services and emergency shelter for migrants and asylum-seekers in Calais and other areas along the coast of France.

The migrants and asylum seekers are also in Grande-Synthe, Tatinghem, and Dieppe along the northern French coast.

"Migrants and asylum-seekers along the northern French coast, including those not admitted to the sports center in Grande-Synthe, are facing an...

French investigators are treating the killing of an 85-year-old Jewish woman in Paris as an antisemitic murder, after it emerged that she had survived France’s most notorious second world war round up of Jews in 1942.

Mireille Knoll lived alone and was found dead after a fire broke out in her flat in Paris’s 11th arrondissement. 

An autopsy showed she had been stabbed several times before the fire.

Two suspects who were arrested are to appear before judges as judicial...

While protests against Macron administration continues in France, Montpellier University dean of the faculty of law has got beaten its faculty students up.

Public-sector workers in France went on strike against President Emmanuel Macron’s right-wing labor reforms.

While protests are continuing in Montpellier University, university administration’s scandal interference towards students caused eyebrows to raise.

Lena R., a law student, stated that a “violence team” which...

PKK supporters' attacks on Turks in France have taken a new dimension, Turkish embassy in Paris warned on Friday, condemning the recent arson attacks.

In a written statement, the embassy said the Turkish diplomats are in close cooperation with the French officials to investigate the attacks and bring perpetrators to justice.

The statement said vehicles of two Turkish citizens were set on fire on March 5 and March 10, and a cafe belonging to a citizen was attacked similarly on...

A pregnant passenger on the Paris metro has been hit with a €60 fine for walking the wrong way, sparking outrage on social media.

The woman, who wanted to save some time on her journey, was given the ticket last Tuesday by inspectors at Concorde station near the Louvre art gallery.

"Bravo for this racket," her partner wrote sarcastically on Twitter, alongside a picture of her printed penalty notice. "A 60-euro fine without notice for a pregnant woman who goes the wrong way."...

A French lawmaker Laetitia Avia has filed a formal complaint after receiving a letter with racist insults and death threats. She is a member of France's National Assembly from President Emmanuel Macron's En Marche movement. The letter said: "We're not going to let a fat black swine from Africa meddle in the lives of the French. The letter also includes racist words about Africa while continuing as "You'd be better off working on behalf of retarded African people, who can only think about...

The bill has sparked widespread anger from NGOs, who have branded it repressive, but the centrist government insists it is creating a more efficient system to sift out genuine refugees from those simply seeking a better life in France.

The French government defended a new immigration bill as "completely balanced" on Wednesday despite criticism from rights groups and some ruling party lawmakers that it will lead to thousands of extra deportations.

The draft law, which...

Despite promises to reassess child sex laws, the rules governing consent in France are still murky. A court case involving an 11-year-old girl is being closely watched by children’s rights advocates.

Can an 11-year-old consent to sex with an adult? Legally in France, the answer is not automatically "No". A court case set to open this afternoon in the city of Pointoise, outside of Paris, will revisit that question.

It’s one that has been the source of public debate in France...

Muslim and Jewish students in the small French town of Beaucarie will no longer be able to request pork-free school meals, according to a new rule passed by the town's far-right mayor. 

The town, ruled by the far-right nationalist party the National Front, has banned pork-free meals from school menus in a move widely seen as discriminatory against Muslim and Jewish students. The town, ruled by the far-right nationalist party the National Front, has banned pork-free meals from school...

More than 220,000 women were sexually harassed on public transport in France over two years, the national crime statistics agency said in its first report on the subject, describing it as a “conservative estimate”.

The Harvey Weinstein scandal in the United States has accelerated a rethink of attitudes toward sexual harassment in France, a country that cherishes its self-image as the land of seduction and romance.

“Although the public mostly focuses on domestic violence, sexual...

A French court on Saturday issued orders to close down a mosque in Marseille city in southern France for allegedly "encouraging radicalism and violence". An administrative court in Marseille acted on a petition by Governor Pierre Dartout who asked the As-Sunna Mosque to be closed for six months.

The court ruled that the religious official of the mosque "encouraged radical ideology, discrimination, and violence." So far, at least 19 mosques have been closed across France since a state...

Residents in one Paris suburb have threatened to go on hunger strike unless President Macron deals with the African migrants ‘living in squalor’ outside their homes, with women being reportedly being harassed. Locals in the 10th and 19th arrondissements have written to Macron to demand that a migrant centre in the district, one of the largest in the country, be closed down as it has led to over 40,000 people living on the surrounding streets over the last two years in an attempt to get an...

A French court has ordered a halal grocery store in Paris to shut down because it did not sell pork and alcohol, and failed to cater for the needs of the customers. The Court of Nanterre ruled on Monday that the “Good Price” mini-market in Colombes failed to comply with the conditions of its lease, according to which the grocery must act as a "general food store,” La Liberation reported.

The court ordered the termination of the store's lease and the eviction of the tenants. In...