Politicians, prominent intellectuals, and academics in France have voiced concern that ‘out-of-control leftism and cancel culture’ from the United States is threatening French identity.
Tensions in a row between AstraZeneca and the EU over vaccine shortages have heightened further as Paris and Berlin said the company should face penalties or even legal action if it turns out it preferred Britons to Europeans.
Washington has backed down from plans to hit $1.3 billion of French products with new tariffs. The levies were meant to be in retaliation to France’s attempt to hike taxes on American tech giants.
Digital services taxes adopted by India, Italy and Turkey discriminate against U.S. companies and are inconsistent with international tax principles, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Wednesday, paving the way for potential retaliatory tariffs.
Barcelona footballer and French national team member Antoine Griezmann has announced he is cutting ties with Chinese technology giant Huawei over the continuing genocide of Uighurs in East-Turkestan (Xinjiang province).
The United Kingdom and France have signed a new agreement to try to stop the undocumented movement of people across the Channel, upping patrols and technology to close off a dangerous route refugees and migrants use in hopes of reaching the UK on small boats.
The Paris prosecutor’s office has announced the indictment of the cops accused of beating black music producer Michel Zecler. Three of the four officers will remain detained before trial.
Several thousand people protested in Paris on Saturday against a bill that would make it a crime to circulate an image of a police officer’s face with the intention that they should be harmed.
A third person was taken into custody in France in connection with a knife attack which left three dead in Nice on Thursday, a police source said on Saturday, as the government ramps up security efforts against possible militant attacks.
The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met international mediators in Geneva on Friday in the latest round of talks to resolve conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, where hundreds have been killed in more than a month of fighting.
Edward Snowden, who in 2013 leaked information on how the NSA conducted surveillance on the public, said in an interview that former-Vice President Joe Biden warned foreign countries that there would be “consequences” if they granted him asylum. During a segment on “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams” on MSNBC, Snowden said both Biden and then-Secretary of State John Kerry blocked him from getting asylum.
The former Prime Minister of Malaysia reacted to a series of Islamic terror attacks in France by tweeting, “Muslims have a right to be angry and to kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past.”
Four members of a Kurdish-Iranian family drowned while trying to cross the Channel after paying people smugglers £21,600 for a new life in Britain, it emerged today – as tragic final pictures emerged showing them in France hours before their fateful journey.
The origins of the outrage in parts of the Muslim world over the French president’s stance towards Islam spring from a speech he gave earlier this month, before the incident with Samuel Paty.
Ankara has accused Charlie Hebdo of promoting hatred after the French satirical magazine published a front-page caricature of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid cultural tensions between France and Muslim countries.
In the wake of the murder of Samuel Paty, a teacher who was killed for showing students caricatures of Prophet Muhammad, French authorities have launched a crackdown on radical Islam, closing one mosque and raided several properties. Earlier in September, President Emmanuel Macron had pledged to fight “Islamist separatism” and to protect French values and principles.
Facing a backlash, the Paris representation of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq removed a message of support for France, after French President Emmanuel Macron came under fire for his anti-Islamic statements.