Tag Archives: France

FRENCH MAYOR CALLS FOR ISLAM TO BE BANNED IN FRANCE

A French mayor has been suspended from his party after calling for the country to ban Islam. Robert Chardon, the UMP mayor of Venelles in southern France, tweeted: “The Muslim religion must be banned in France” and added that anyone practising the religion must be “immediately escorted to the border”.

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PRCS BREAK GUINNESS RECORD IN FRANCE FOR LONGEST HUMAN-PHRASE VISIBLE FROM SKY

More than six thousand employees of Chinese group Tiens, enjoying a holiday in France at the company's expense, on Friday rounded off their trip by setting a new world record. The members of one of the biggest Chinese groups ever to come to Europe arranged themselves on the Promenade des Anglais in the southern resort town of Nice to spell out the phrase "Tiens' dream is Nice in the Cote d'Azur".

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FRENCH COURT OVERTURNS RULING ORDERING HALAL FOOD IN JAIL

A French court on Tuesday cancelled a November ruling ordering a prison to provide halal meals for Muslim prisoners, in the latest legal battle over an issue that has caused controversy in the secular republic. The issue of halal meat is a controversial topic in the country and has been used as a political football. The leader of the far-right National Front party Marine Le Pen launched a fierce row before the last presidential polls in 2012 by claiming that all meat distributed in the Paris region was halal, or slaughtered according to Islamic law, and that non-Muslim consumers were being misled.

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Malaysia receives new satellite data from France

Malaysia said on Sunday it had received new satellite data from France indicating floating objects in the search area for a missing Malaysian jet in the southern Indian Ocean. The Transport Ministry said the information had been passed on to Australian authorities who are coordinating the search for the plane, now focused on a remote stretch of ocean 2,500km southwest of Perth. The ministry earlier said the latest data came in the form of images but France’s foreign ministry later clarified this, saying it came in the form of “satellite-generated radar echoes”.

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