'Accomplice' of Strasbourg Christmas market gunman charged

Date created : 18/12/2018 – 00:37 A French anti-terrorist court on Monday charged a man arrested for allegedly supplying a revolver used in a mass shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg last week, a judicial source said. The 37-year-old, who was not immediately identified, was ordered to be held in detention on charges of […]

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France to introduce tax on large internet, tech firms

Date created : 17/12/2018 – 17:09 France will introduce its own tax on large internet and technology companies from January 1, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Monday amid difficulties in finalising a new EU-wide levy. France has been pushing hard for a new so-called “GAFA tax” — named after Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon […]

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Macron’s ex-bodyguard Benalla faces fresh charges

Date created : 16/12/2018 – 22:45 French President Emmanuel Macron’s former top security aide Alexandre Benalla, who caused a political storm after it emerged he had roughed up protesters at a May Day demonstration, is facing further charges over the affair. Benalla, 26, is already facing two criminal charges after videos emerged of him manhandling […]

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‘The Alps have always protected people,’ says Frenchman convicted of helping migrants

Date created : 16/12/2018 – 14:47Latest update : 16/12/2018 – 15:36 When far-right activists last spring descended on the French town of Briançon to prevent migrants from illegally crossing the border, some Alp residents quickly joined forces to stop them. “These mountains have always protected people,” they insist. “The Briançon 7” – a group of […]

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French President Macron’s speech a ‘key factor’ behind reduced Yellow Vest turnout

Date created : 16/12/2018 – 12:41Latest update : 16/12/2018 – 14:59 French President Emmanuel Macron’s concessions to appease Yellow Vest protesters on Monday were a major reason for the reduced turnout in ‘Act 5’ of the protests on Saturday, said Andrew Smith, French politics specialist at Chichester University. “If you look at the estimations of […]

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