According to the magazine L’express, the burden two European countries, people are most impressed COVID-19, ordered from a large Swedish company specializing in the production of disposable products. Goods were in transit through France when it confiscated: over a couple of days before President Emmanuel macron has signed a decree allowing the government to requisition all needed to combat the epidemic. The General Secretariat for defence and national security, an Advisory body to the Prime...

Domestic violence has jumped over 30% in a week in France since the country went in lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Interior Ministry has said.

This worrying consequence of the lockdown introduced by the French government on March 17 was reported by Interior Minister Christophe Castaner during a TV interview on Thursday.

Reports of domestic violence, he said, have increased 32% in the"gendarmerie zone" in the French regions and 36% in Paris.


French homeless organisations on Friday accused police of issuing fines to rough sleepers for failing to comply with self-isolation requirements under the strict social lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

Without providing numbers, they said fines have been issued to homeless people in the French capital Paris, in Lyon in the east and Bayonne in the southwest. "We request that clear instructions be given... so that these sanctions cease immediately," Florent Gueguen, head...

Kahina Bahloul, the founder of the Fatima Mosque, was born to a Muslim Algerian father and a French mother with Christian and Jewish backgrounds and grew up in Algeria where she studied law before moving back to France where she earned her doctorate in Islamic Studies from the École Pratique des Hautes Études.

According to Bahloul, the main premise of her mosque that she named after prophet Mohammad's daughter, is to be an example of liberal Islam.

At the Fatima mosque, men and...

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he would curb the practice of foreign countries sending imams and teachers to France to crack down on what he called the risk of “separatism.

Macron has so far stayed away from issues related to France’s Muslim community, the biggest in Europe, focusing instead on economic reforms.

In a much-anticipated intervention less than a month before mayoral elections, Macron said he would gradually put an end to the system in which...

The entire board of the Cesar Academy, which awards France's equivalent of the Oscars, resigned Thursday just two weeks ahead of its gala ceremony after more than 200 actors, producers, directors and movie personalities demanded "profound reform".

The academy had come under fire after Roman Polanski's new film "An Officer and a Spy" topped the list of nominations for this year's Cesar awards, which will be handed out on February 28.

Polanski has been wanted in the US for the...

A new study commissioned by the French government has "named and shamed" seven multinational companies, including hotel giant Accor and vehicle manufacturer Renault, for racial discrimination in employment.

The study found that candidates with Arabic-sounding names received on average 25% fewer responses to job applications than their competitors with French names.

But the seven companies — Air France, Accor, Altran, Arkéma, Renault, Rexel et Sopra Steria — say the methodology...

China has already seen almost 6,000 cases and 132 deaths, and France has had four cases confirmed.

Anti-Asian racism has been reported in the UK and elsewhere, and now French Asians have complained of abuse on public transport and social media.

They have been using the hashtag JeNeSuisPasUnVirus (I'm not a virus).

There was an outcry when local newspaper Le Courier Picard used the inflammatory headlines "Alerte jaune" (Yellow alert) and "Le péril jaune?" (Yellow peril...

President Emanuel Macron of France once again will participate and speak at the annual gala organized by the Coordinating Council of Armenian Organizations in France (CCAF).

Macron stated that he will always support Armenia and Armenians living in the country.

“CCAF has a request to punish the rejection of Armenian claims, and a legal study has been done about it”.

In the legal amendment, there was no direct statement of alleged allegations about the 1915 events.


France’s top Roman Catholic cleric has had his conviction for covering up  child sex abuse overturned.

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, was handed a six-month suspended prison sentence in March 2019 for failing to report a predator priest to police.

A Lyon court ruled that from July 2014 to June 2015 Mr Barbarin, 69, covered up allegations of sexual abuse of boy scouts in the 1980s and early 1990s by former French Catholic priest Bernard Preynat.


Islamophobic attacks in France rose by 54% in 2019, the president of the National Observatory of Islamophobia said Monday.

In a written statement, Abdallah Zekri said there were 100 attacks against Muslims in France in 2018 and this rose to 154 in 2019.

The attacks mostly occurred in the Ile-de-France, Rhones-Alpes and Paca regions of the country, Zekri said.

He said there are no links between Islam and terrorism and Muslims in France should be able to practice their...

France has denied citizenship to Turkish national Murat Büyük, who has been living in the country for over 40 years, on the grounds of sympathy toward the Turkish government headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

A viral post on social media Sunday showed a letter, signed by a French official working for the Ministry of Interior, informing Büyük that his application for citizenship had been denied over the grounds of "political engagement."

"Your political commitment to your...

“When I was 14 years old, during my Junior Seminary, I already knew (that I was attracted to little boys). People told me ‘you are sick’, but they got rid of me. They sent me to another seminary," Preynat told the court on the second day of trial.

A former priest in Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon, in the suburbs of Lyon, Preynat could face up to 10 years in prison. But he claims that his sexual inclinations did not prevent him from being ordained in 1971.

“They should have helped me… They...

In France, Jean-Pierre Pont, a member of parliament from the Republican March (LREM) movement, which was founded by President Emmanuel Macron, described the strikes against pension reform as a terrorist act.

Pont, a ruling LREM deputy, announced to the media about strikes launched against pension reform that paralyzed life.

"It is completely illegal to take France prisoners, and it is an act of terrorism," Pont said. commented.

Strikes against pension reform have been...

A retired French surgeon may have raped or sexually abused as many as 349 children over the 30 years of his career, a prosecutor investigating the case said Friday.

This could be France's biggest-ever paedophilia case.

Joel Le Scouarnec, 68, is planned on trial in March for the rape and sexual abuse of four child victims.

The allegations against him three decades he practised in hospitals across central and western France.

Accusations include the rape a six-year-...