05 Oct 2021

More than 200,000 children sexually abused by French Catholic clergy, damning report finds

A shocking report has emerged pertaining to the abuse of minors by members of the Catholic clergy in France. According to the report, which was published by the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church, found that an estimated 216,000 minors had been sexually abused over the past seven

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30 Sep 2021

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of illegal campaign financing, receives 1-year sentence

On Thursday, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced to one year in prison due to illegal campaign financing in his failed 2012 re-election campaign. This marks the first time that a former French head of state received two jail terms. However, Sarkozy is unlikely to spend this time behind

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20 Sep 2021

French ambassador to the US says they ‘absolutely weren’t informed’ of submarine deal

France’s ambassador to the US Phillippe Etienne stated in an interview on Monday that the breakdown of the French-Australian submarine deal came as a surprise to the country. Mr. Etienne stated that French Cabinet ministers were not given an indication that the agreement would be canceled even when representatives met

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14 Sep 2021

French Police Arrest Suspect in Possession of Homemade Bombs: Uranium Traces Found

On August 26, a French national was arrested in Colmar, France, after bragging to classmates at the Centre de Formation des Apprentis. The suspect was arrested in possession of four homemade bombs. Further investigation into the situation revealed that the suspect owned several pieces of Nazi paraphernalia. The bombs confiscated

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07 Sep 2021

Personal Details of 8,700 French Visa Applicants Exposed by Cyber Attack

On Friday, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior stated that roughly 8,700 French visa applicants’ personal details were exposed during a cyberattack on the France-Visas website. The website receives roughly 1.5 million applications per month, according to the government ministries. The information exposed in

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27 Aug 2021

Ex-EU Brexit negotiator Barnier announces French presidential bid

Michel Barnier was the European Union’s Brexit negotiator and has announced he will participate in his centre-right primaries for the French presidential election next year. He told TF1 on Thursday that he wanted to be the president of a reconciled France and will be running for the French presidency. Barnier

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17 Aug 2021

Thousands evacuated as blaze rages near French Riviera

Thousands of people were evacuated on Monday after a massive blaze broke out near the French Riveria. Firefighters are still working to contain the wildfire, which began in the Var region, located to the west of Saint-Tropez. The blaze has consumed more than 5,000 acres in just one day. According

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21 Jul 2021

Macron Among 14 Heads of States on Potential Spyware List

On Tuesday, Amnesty International stated that French President Emmanual Macron was included on a list of 14 current or former heads of state who were potentially targeted for hacking through a product called Pegasus made by the Israeli spyware firm NSO Group. The organization called the incident an unprecedented revelation

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08 Jun 2021

French Antitrust Regulator Slaps $268 Million Fine on Google

Google has been fined a total of $268 million by the French antitrust regulator for abusing its dominant position in the online advertising market, according to media sources. The find has not been disputed by Google and was enacted due to the tech giant favoring its own Google Ad Manager

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06 May 2021

French journalist kidnapped in Mali pleads for help in video

Last month, a French journalist named Olivier Dubois disappeared while traveling in Mali. In a video that emerged yesterday, Dubois stated that he had been kidnapped by a jihadist group affiliated with al Qaeda that calls themselves JNIM, which stands for the Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims.

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