July 31, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
French President Francois Hollande on Thursday condemned the Israeli shelling of a UN school in the Jabaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, killing six Palestinians. The attack came shortly after Israel declared a four-hour "humanitarian ceasefire" to allow Palestinians to evacuate their dead and ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The French Constitutional Council on Sunday approved a controversial tax of up to 75 percent on companies paying salaries over 1 million euros ($1.375 million USD). The super tax had been a campaign promise of French President Francois Hollande, and this decision of the council is supported by ...[read more]
May 18, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
French President Francois Hollande gave final approval Saturday to legislation legalizing same-sex marriage and establishing the right of same-sex couples to adopt. The widely controversial bill, which was part of Hollande's campaign pledges, was was approved by parliament last month, but France's ...[read more]
January 12, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Mali interim president Dioncounda Traore, while under pressure from Mali's military, declared a state of emergency on Friday after Islamist rebels on Thursday captured the town of Konna. Traore called for Mali to engage in a general mobilization to defend against the rebel's advance. France's ...[read more]
November 7, 2012
by John Paul Regan
The French Council of Ministers approved a draft bill Wednesday providing same-sex couples with the right to marry. The bill extends the rights of marriage, including adoption rights, to same-sex couples living in France without altering current legal marriage and adoptive relationships. The bill ...[read more]
July 8, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
French President Francois Hollande announced on Saturday that he plans a new law that would make it a crime to deny the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 was a genocide. The Coordinating Council of Armenian Organisations of France (CCAF), an advocacy group whose mission is to ...[read more]

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