Ingrid Betancourt: French publish cartoons that mocks her captivity

– ‘Ingrid of the Jungle’ portrays the former hostage, Ingrid Betancourt, as an ambitious and selfish woman. The cartoons were published in France on September 15, just six days before Ingrid launched her book in which she recounts her many months of captivity. ‘Ingrid of the Jungle’, is published by Fluide Glacial and satirizes Betancourt […]
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EU threatens France with legal action over gypsies

– The European Union on Tuesday changed its position regarding French policy on expulsion of the Roma gypsy community announcing it will open an infringement procedure against France for discrimination. A memo from the French Interior Ministry, dated August 5, recently made public, in which it specifically asks the police to dismantle the Roma camps, […]
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French protest against pension reform

– More than one million people, according to the Government, and 2.5 million, according to the unions, took to the streets in France during a new day of protests and strikes, which they promise will continue today aginast President Nicolas Sarkozy’s project to raise the minimum pension age from 60 to 62. Eight unions called […]
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Thousands protest Gypsy deportations in France

There were also protests outside French diplomatic locations in several European Union countries. At 130 different locations within France, thousands of human-rights activists, left-party members and trade unions participants, marched in protest over the internal security policies French President Nicolas Sarkozy has imposed in the country including the mass expulsion of Roma Gypsies. The current […]
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France deports 283 gypsies

– A group of 283 Romanian gypsies arrived yesterday in Bucharest, the Romanian capital on two flights from Paris and Lyon. France plans to send hundreds of members of this community living illegally in the country, government officials informed. According to the newspaper Evenimentul Zilei, some of the deportees upon arrival complained of being forced […]
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Spain’s Tourism Weakens

– Spain continues to lose ground in the world tourism ranking. This is a worrisome trend for a country that continues at the edge of recession and where tourism provides a substantial proportion of economic income. USA in 2008 pushed Spain out of second place and now this year it is China that has snatched […]
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