Tag Archives: France

  • Muslims protest against France over caricature of Prophet Muhammad

    Tens of thousands of Muslims protested in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Palestinian territories on Friday after killings in a French church prompted a vow from President Emmanuel Macron to stand firm against attacks on French values and freedom. ...

  • Pakistan’s Khan calls for collective Muslim action against Islamophobia

    Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday wrote to the leaders of Muslim countries calling on them to act together against Islamophobia, as anger grows over France’s defence of the right to mock religion. ...

  • Thousands protest in Pakistan over reprinting of Mohammad cartoons in France

    Tens of thousands of people protested across Pakistan on Friday against French magazine Charlie Hebdo's reprinting of cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammad, chanting "Death to France" and calling for boycotts of French products. ...

  • France on strike: Power cuts, schools shut, no Eiffel Tower

    French union activists cut electricity, Eiffel Tower staff walked off the job and even Paris opera workers joined in Tuesday's nationwide protests across France to rally against government's plan to raise retirement age to 64. ...

  • French police clear 600 Tibetan migrants from camp outside Paris

    French authorities said Tuesday that they removed some 600 asylum-seekers from Tibet from a camp on the edge of a forest outside Paris, which had grown into a rallying point for Tibetans in exile in recent years. ...

  • Huge fire engulfs Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

    A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday evening, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. ...

  • EU leaders call for end to ‘naivety’ in relations with China

    European Union leaders called for an end to naivety on Friday in relations with Beijing and said China was a competitor whose markets were not sufficiently open, although they did not spell. ...

  • Paris on lockdown as police clash with ‘yellow vest’ protesters

    French riot police clashed with “yellow vest” protesters in Paris on Saturday during the latest wave of protests against high living costs which have shaken President Macron’s authority. ...

  • France takes Football World Cup with final victory over Croatia

    Twenty years and three days after the most glorious day in French soccer history, the second-most glorious arrived. France won its second World Cup title in style, beating Croatia 4-2. ...

  • Meeting Dalai Lama would spark ‘crisis’ with China: Macron

    French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday rejected the prospect of meeting with the Dalai Lama, saying doing so without consulting Beijing first would trigger a "crisis" with China. ...