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Images of police beating Black man shameful for France: Macron

The beating inside the entrance of a building was captured on closed circuit television and mobile phone footage, which has circulated widely online and has made headlines around Europe

Tear gas floats in the air as a protestor attends a demonstration against a bill that would make it a crime to circulate an image of a police officer's face, in Nantes, France, on 27 November 2020

Victims lament real-world violence fuelled by social media

Facebook and other social platforms, which are also often used to organise peaceful events and pro-democracy movements, have been condemned for failing to stop a range of abusive and hateful content ...

A 3D printed Facebook logo

Protest against French bill to curb identification of police amid excessive use of force

Opponents say the law would infringe journalists’ freedom to report, and make it harder to hold police accountable for abuses such as excessive use of force - a growing public concern

Demonstrators hold up placards in front the Eiffel Tower during a protest against a bill that would make it a crime to circulate an image of a police officer's face, at Trocadero square, in Paris, France, on 21 November 2020

Amazon bows to French pressure, push back ‘Black Friday’ sales

To level the playing field, finance minister Bruno Le Maire this week called on supermarkets and online retailers to postpone Black Friday, which runs from 27 29 to November, as shops selling ...

Employees work at the Amazon fulfilment center in Boves near Amiens, France, on 29 September 2020

Macron stirs controversy with defence of French secularism

President Emmanuel Macron has stirred controversy even beyond the Muslim world with a staunch defence of the French model for secularism and integration of minorities in the wake of a string of ...

French President Emmanuel Macron's speech about the strategy to fight separatism, near Paris on 2 October

Netflix picks France to launch its first TV channel

The popular streaming service Netflix has announced its foray into real-time, scheduled programming with its first linear content TV channel in France

The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US.

BNP MP proposes censure motion in JS over French president’s remark

BNP MP Harunur Rashid on Sunday demanded for adopting a censure motion in parliament condemning French president Emmanuel Macron's remarks over Islam, reports UNB.

BNP MP proposes censure motion in JS over French president’s remark

France sees smoother trade ties with US if Biden triumphs

France expects smoother trade relations with the United States should Democratic contender Joe Biden win the presidential vote, with greater alignment on sustainable development and more multilateral ...

French president Emmanuel Macron, flanked by French Minister of the Economy, Finance, and Recovery Bruno Le Maire and French Junior Minister of Foreign Trade Franck Riester, chairs a video conference with foreign companies' executives to market France as Europe's next business destination after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, at the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris, France on 6 November 2020

Two minors among 3 injured while burning effigy of France president Macron

Three people including two children sustained burn injuries while they were burning the effigy of French president Emmanuel Macron protesting at his comments on Islam

Protesters set an effigy of French president Emmanuel Macron on fire during an anti-France demonstration in Dhaka on 2 November 2020

Foreign secretary urges all to be patient, not to mix up religious, economic issues

Bangladesh has urged all sides to exercise freedom of expression responsibly and refrain from hurting anybody’s religious sentiment in the name of freedom of expression

Supporters and activists of the Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, an islamist political party, march towards a French embassy as they take part in a protest calling for the boycott of French products and denouncing French president Emmanuel Macron for his comments over Prophet Mohammed's caricatures, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 2 November 2020
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