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'Let's open our eyes' to rising xenophobia, Macron warns

Dec. 05, 2022 12:17 PM EST

French President Emmanuel Macron visited a camp in France where authorities rounded up Jews before and during World War II, and said Monday it’s time to “open our eyes” to resurgent antisemitism and xenophobia. Some 10,000 people of 38 nationalities were interned at the Camp...

France takes 1st step to add abortion right to constitution

Nov. 24, 2022 14:06 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Lawmakers in France's lower house of parliament on Thursday adopted a bill to enshrine abortion rights in the country’s constitution, the first step in a lengthy and uncertain legislative battle prompted by the rollback of abortion rights in the United States. The...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Nov. 23, 2022 11:59 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 16 The Washington Post on post-FTX cryptocurrency: The supposedly responsible face of cryptocurrency turns out to have been anything but punctilious in his dealings — which should be...

French far-right party elects new leader to replace Le Pen

Nov. 05, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — European lawmaker Jordan Bardella replaced his mentor Marine Le Pen on Saturday at the helm of France’s leading far-right party, pledging to protect French civilization from perceived threats posed by immigration and defending a party member who made a racist remark in parliament....

French lawmaker gets 15-day suspension after racist comment

Nov. 04, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French far-right lawmaker has been suspended from the country's parliament for 15 days, the maximum penalty, after he made a racist remark during a legislative session, which prompted condemnation from across the political spectrum. Gregoire de Fournas of the...

French lawmaker accused of racist comment in Parliament

Nov. 03, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A far-right lawmaker in France was criticized Thursday after he responded to a Black lawmaker's question about migrants stranded at sea by apparently saying, “Let them return to Africa.” Gregoire de Fournas of the National Rally party made the comment in the...