France’s Prison Controller Thinks Grouping Radical Inmates Together Is a Terrible Idea
The country's independent prison authority warned that isolating radicalized inmates could be dangerous and increase the likelihood of radicalization.
Suspect Reportedly Denies Religious Motivation in Beheading and Factory Attack in France
The man accused of decapitating his boss and causing an explosion last Friday near Lyon reportedly told investigators he "wanted to commit suicide as part of a media stunt."
French Cabbies Violently Protest Uber, Prompting Ban and a Courtney Love Tirade
Taxi drivers reportedly began pursuing suspected Uber drivers during the demonstrations, and confrontations on the roadways grew heated and dangerous, stranding passengers.
Pissed Off French Leaders Respond to 'Unacceptable' NSA Spying Revealed by WikiLeaks
Indignant French officials demanded answers from their American counterparts on Wednesday after learning that the NSA eavesdropped on the last three French presidents.
Somebody in France Probably Ate a Lamb Genetically Modified to Have a Jellyfish Gene
Criminal charges could be filed after a lamb from France's "Green Sheep" program was mistakenly sent to the slaughterhouse and likely ended up on somebody’s plate.
crime & drugs
Indonesian Court Rejects Appeal by Frenchman on Death Row for Drug Trafficking
Serge Atlaoui, 51, had contested Indonesian President Joko Widodo's refusal to pardon him after he was sentenced to death for working at an ecstasy lab.
At Least 77 People Have Reportedly Been Killed Since the Protests Began in Burundi
The head of an NGO in Burundi announced the death toll and said 1,000 people have been arrested and dozens tortured since the demonstrations began in April.
Tucked Beneath a Paris Nightclub, Migrants in a Tent City Try to Survive
As many as 200 migrants live in the so-called Austerlitz slum, near the banks of the Seine and below the popular club Wanderlust.
French Right Wing Leader to Co-Chair New Eurosceptic Party Within European Parliament
Marine Le Pen along with several other right and far-right political leaders announced the creation of a new European Parliamentary party, “Europe of Nations and Freedoms” on Tuesday.
Ex-IMF Head Dominique Strauss-Kahn Cleared of Pimping Charges in France
Former IMF head and French presidential hopeful Strauss-Kahn had described the sex parties as much-needed "recreational sessions" to relieve pressure during the global financial crisis.
Former Official in Far-Right French Party Accused of Torching Cars to Drum Up Fears Ahead of Election
A 25-year-old member of France’s National Front party allegedly torched 13 cars in a Paris suburb in an attempt to make insecurity a campaign issue.
Paris Plans to Open Migrant Shelter Days After Violently Evicting Migrants from Camp
The center will provide temporary accomodation for migrants to consider whether or not they want to file an asylum claim in France.