A man has been fined 300 euros and jailed for three months for slapping a woman, calling her a “whore” and making lewd remarks aboard a bus, the first penalty levied under a new French law that aims to crack down on sexual harassment in public.
France’s highest bioethics body, the National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE), ruled on Tuesday that access to medically assisted reproduction should be expanded to include single women and lesbian couples.
France’s former prime minister Manuel Valls is expected to announce his candidacy for mayor of Barcelona on Tuesday, ending months of speculation over his intentions to enter the race.
The French government claims its new measures aimed at tackling sexual harassment herald “deep social change”. But activists say the legislation fails to tackle entrenched social attitudes and institutionalised sexism head-on.
French fairground legend Marcel Campion has been causing trouble for Paris City Hall for decades. Now the 77-year-old, who vows to affect upcoming municipal elections, has sparked outrage by calling city officials “homosexual perverts”.
The Bataclan concert hall in Paris – where 90 people were killed in the Nov. 13, 2015 terror attacks – is at the centre of a debate over freedom of expression after French rapper Médine was forced to cancel two shows amid protests from the far right.
French President Emmanuel Macron made a campaign promise: to ban glyphosate, the weedkiller sold under the Roundup brand. But last week, his party’s lawmakers rejected an amendment to do that, raising accusations they are beholden to the farm lobby.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced honours on Friday for Algerians who fought alongside French troops in Algeria’s war of independence, part of fresh moves to confront France’s painful legacy in North Africa.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s closest security officer, fired after video showed him beating May Day protesters, defended himself before a Senate inquiry on Wednesday, saying he was neither a police officer nor a genuine bodyguard.