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Police Swoop on Paris Migrant Camp After Calais Jungle Clearout

By Johnny Cotton and Emmanuel Jarry PARIS, Oct 31  – French riot police swooped on an illegal migrant camp in northeastern Paris just after dawn on Monday, sparking a brief standoff at a site where numbers have soared since the closure of the Jungle camp in the northern port city of Calais. The operation, largely

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France, the Burkini and a “Battle of Cultures”

By Richard Lough PARIS, Aug 25 – French Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended a ban on burkinis in more than a dozen coastal towns on Thursday, saying France was locked in a “battle of cultures” and that the full-body swimsuit symbolized the enslavement of women. Photographs of armed police ordering a Muslim woman on a

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French Soldier Dies After Landmine Blows Up Vehicle in Mali

PARIS, Nov 26 (Reuters) – A French soldier has died after suffering injuries in Mali when his vehicle was attacked by “terrorist groups”, the French President’s office said in a statement on Thursday. The soldier, who held a sergeant’s role in a parachute regiment, suffered the injuries in October in the north of Mali when

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German Interior Minister Calls for European Refugee Cap

VIENNA, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Europe should set a limit on the number of refugees it takes in and seek out those most clearly entitled to protection, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard. In remarks published a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel, a fellow conservative, pledged

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Paris Attackers: What We Know So Far

Belgian intelligence officials suggested on Monday that as many as 20 people could be involved in Friday’s attacks in Paris. At least five of the suspects are French nationals and several others from Belgium according to a report in Reuters. French prosecutors believe that a total of 15 men were involved in the simultaneous attacks:

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