French police officers jailed for raping Canadian tourist

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; France Two officers sentenced to seven years for rape of Emily Spanton at Paris police HQ The entrance of Paris criminal investigation department headquarters, located at the 36 Quai des Orfèvres. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images Two police officers from one of France’s elite units Läs mer…

France prepares for return of jihadists after US withdraws

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; France Government making plans to prevent Isis recruits from evading justice once troops pull out A French Foreign office spokesman said US withdrawal risks leading to terrorists dispersing. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters The French government has confirmed it is preparing for French jihadists captured in Läs mer…

French MPs condemn authoritarian plans to curtail gilets jaunes protests

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; France Politicians on left and centre say controversial measures threaten civil liberties A new crime of covering your face during a demonstration will be punishable by a €15,000 fine or a prison sentence. Photograph: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images French politicians have approved controversial measures to Läs mer…

Britons living in EU call on May to secure healthcare for pensioners

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Campaigners are concerned UK nationals may need insurance to remain in some countries Private healthcare would be a big financial burden for poorer pensioners. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images Campaigners for British nationals settled in the EU have called on Theresa May to guarantee Läs mer…

Emiliano Sala: investigators find two seat cushions on French beach

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Emiliano Sala Accident investigators say pieces of cushion likely to be from aircraft that was carrying missing Cardiff City footballer A flag outside a football stadium in England. Photograph: Michael Mayhew/Sportsphoto/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar The first suspected pieces of wreckage from the plane that vanished with Läs mer…

French growth beats forecasts despite gilet jaunes protests – business live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, including France’s GDP figures and UK consumer credit stats Introduction: French GDP rose 0.3% in last quarter Net trade boosted growth, but domestic demand weakened CBI: No-deal worries are rising LIVE Updated A yellow vests Läs mer…

French police tactics under scrutiny after gilets jaunes injuries

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; France Government facing calls to ban riot police’s use of explosive weapons Jérôme Rodrigues, one of the leaders of the gilets jaunes movement, is helped after being injured in the eye during clashes between protesters and police. Photograph: Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images The French government Läs mer…

French sailor, 73, wins round-the-world solo-race without modern instruments

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sailing Jean-Luc Van Den Heede spent 212 days alone at sea Golden Globe race involves navigation with sextants and paper maps Jean-Luc Van Den Heede (left), is congratulated by Robin Knox-Johnston, after winning the Golden Globe race. Photograph: Sébastien Salom-Gomis/AFP/Getty Images A 73-year-old French Läs mer…

France and Italy's war of words steps up as elections approach

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; France France and Italy’s war of words steps up as elections approach The diplomatic spat between Paris and Rome is only likely to worsen before the late May poll The French president, Emmanuel Macron, speaks at a joint press conference with the Italian prime Läs mer…

From Le Pen to Alice Weidel: how the European far-right set its sights on women

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The new populism From Le Pen to Alice Weidel: how the European far-right set its sights on women Rightwing populist parties are now attracting women. Composite: The Guardian Design Team In far-right populist parties across the continent, a new generation of angry white women Läs mer…

France’s gilets jaunes used to cause chaos. Right now they’re just chaotic | Pauline Bock

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Protest France’s gilets jaunes used to cause chaos. Right now they’re just chaotic Pauline Bock The anti-Macron protest movement is split over a decision to compete in elections. A battle for its soul is under way Illustration: Andrzej Krauze The art of the Läs mer…

Elites' response to climate change must be fair, says EU official

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; European commission Gilets jaunes’ anger shows that companies must do their bit, says Frans Timmermans Yellow vest protesters were confronted by their foulard rouge (red scarf) critics in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images The rise of the gilets jaunes protest movement requires Läs mer…

Gunmen snatch prisoner from van outside French court

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; France Shots fired in latest dramatic escape, with union accusing authorities of naivety Police officers outside the courthouse in Tarascon, France, after the attack. Photograph: Gérard Julien/AFP/Getty Images Two armed men attacked a van carrying a prisoner on his way to a French court Läs mer…

Second gilets jaunes protester launches political party

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; France Jacline Mouraud says Les Émergents will work towards better distribution of wealth Jacline Mouraud holds a press conference in Orléans, France, to announce a new political party, Les Émergents. Photograph: Guillaume Souvant/AFP/Getty Images A second gilets jaunes (yellow vests) “leader” has announced she Läs mer…

Parachutists to fill skies over Normandy on 75th anniversary of D-day

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; D-day Wartime aircraft will fly in 6 June event commemorating day that turned tide of war C-47 Skytrains, or Dakotas, nicknamed the ‘winged workhorses’, which will take to the skies over Normandy in June. Photograph: David Mackey/Imperial War Museums The skies over the UK Läs mer…