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Latest update : 2015-01-16

Policing the internet: France cracks down on hate speech (part 1)

As France buries the victims of the recent terror attacks, lawmakers are working out what to do in the name of those who marched in the name of freedom of speech on Sunday. With plans to widen internet surveillance, some are wondering if France is headed for its own equivalent of the Patriot Act, enacted in the US in reaction to 9/11. A crackdown on hate speech is already underway. Is France set to get embroiled in a free speech double standard?

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By François PICARD

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2018-07-12 François PICARD

More than a game: France face Croatia in World Cup final

Exactly 20 years ago today, host nation France won its only World Cup, prompting mass celebrations to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". A nation embraced the...

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2018-07-11 François PICARD

With allies like these... Trump guns for Germany at NATO Summit

Will meeting Putin really be the easy part? That quip by Donald Trump raised the curtain on a European tour that began in Brussels with a NATO summit where the Atlantic...

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2018-07-10 François PICARD

France vs Belgium: Neighbours meet in open-ended World Cup semi-final

Les Bleus versus the Red Devils. The heavyweights square off in Saint Petersburg in the first World Cup semi-final. It’s a chance for us to talk sports as well as a bit of...

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2018-07-09 François PICARD

Cabinet crisis: Johnson, Davis resign over PM's Brexit plan

David Davis out. Boris Johnson out. Did Theresa May clear the air or is the UK prime minister circling the wagons? The resignation of her foreign and Brexit ministers follows...

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2018-07-05 Europe

Novichok II: What's behind new nerve agent poisoning in England?

Some are calling it Novichok II. Just a few kilometres from where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned four months ago, a local couple are in critical condition,...

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