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French TV cuts Facebook live feed from Jewish cemetery after anti-Semitic abuse

20 Feb 2019

PARIS A French TV channel said on Wednesday it had been forced to cut short a live Facebook broadcast from a desecrated Jewish cemetery in eastern France because of an onslaught of anti-Semitic commentary.

French TV cuts Facebook live feed from Jewish cemetery after anti-Semitic abuse

20 Feb 2019

PARIS, Feb 20 A French TV channel said on Wednesday it had been forced to cut short a live Facebook broadcast from a desecrated Jewish cemetery in eastern France because of an onslaught of anti-Semitic commentary.

France shaken by outbreak of anti-Semitic violence and abuse

19 Feb 2019

PARIS A series of attacks across France in recent days has alarmed politicians and prompted calls for action against what some commentators describe as a new form of anti-Semitism among the far-left and Islamist preachers.

France shaken by outbreak of anti-Semitic violence and abuse

19 Feb 2019

PARIS A series of attacks across France in recent days has alarmed politicians and prompted calls for action against what some commentators describe as a new form of anti-Semitism among the far-left and Islamist preachers.

France's 'Benalla Affair' - the scandal Macron can't shake

13 Feb 2019

PARIS Emmanuel Macron has spent much of the past four months battling to contain the threat from France's "yellow vest" revolt. But another lingering problem may cast a longer shadow over his presidency: the Benalla Affair.

Ebadi urges world action to weaken Iran rulers on revolution anniversary

08 Feb 2019

PARIS/LONDON Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi said she first had doubts about the 1979 Islamic Revolution when members of the Shah's regime were executed on the rooftop of a school housing its leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. | Video

Franco-Italian 'melee' adds spice to EU election build-up

08 Feb 2019

PARIS France's decision to withdraw its ambassador to Italy may be the biggest diplomatic fracas between the neighbours since Benito Mussolini declared war on France in 1940, but the trans-Alpine stand-off has its roots in more recent events.

Leaked files reveal Iran's post-revolution crackdown on journalists

07 Feb 2019

PARIS The Iranian government arrested, imprisoned or executed at least 860 journalists in the three decades between the Islamic revolution in 1979 and 2009, according to documents leaked to media monitoring group Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF). | Video

From Italy and within, Macron assailed by political foes

24 Jan 2019

PARIS Populists and the far-right in Italy and France are mounting a multi-pronged assault on President Emmanuel Macron, hoping to unsettle his centrist, pro-Europe agenda ahead of European Parliament elections in May, while also shoring up their own bases.

No leader, lots of anger: can France's 'yellow vests' become a political force?

06 Dec 2018

PARIS It began as a home-spun Facebook campaign against French fuel tax increases. But in a few weeks it has spiraled into a movement powerful enough to force Emmanuel Macron into the biggest U-turn of his presidency.

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