Keyword: ban

French court upholds ban on Muslim engineer from working at nuclear plants

The unnamed man, employed by a sub-contractor working for nuclear plant operator EDF, is alleged to have links with a jihadist terrorist group.

Cannes beach officials ban selfies

Sections of the Riviera beach are designated a 'No Braggies Zone', a haven for those weary of seeing beachgoers taking shots of their own faces.

France considers ban on radical Jewish group

Interior ministry 'analysing' its options against the Ligue de Défense Juive, accused of provoking pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Paris area.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Paris defy ban

The protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza, banned over security fears, drew several thousands before hooded youths clashed with police. 

France places new ban on Paris Gaza protest this weekend

A planned protest march through Paris against Israeli offensive in Gaza on Saturday is banned over security fears.

Paris police arrest 38 after violence at banned pro-Palestinian rally

Cars were set alight and rocks thrown at police, who reported 14 officers injured, in clashes after the outlawed protest at Israel's Gaza offensive.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators defy ban in rallies around France

Thousands of demonstrators protested on Saturday against Israel's offensive in Gaza despite a ban outlawing the rallies in Paris and Nice.

European Court upholds French full veil ban

A 24-year-old French woman had claimed the 2010 ban on wearing the veil in public violated her freedom of religion and expression.

France ready to ban use of e-cigarettes in public places: report

Press reports say the government is to table a bill that puts use of e-cigarettes on the same level as tobacco smoking.

French court says ‘non’ to genetically-modified maize

Top French administrative court confirms ban on Monsanto maize in France, even though it has been cleared for use by the EU.

No, France did not ban workers from answering emails after 6pm

Stories that French employees cannot respond to emails after stopping work in the afternoon appear to have been lost in translation...

Parisians driven to revolt by car ban in fight against pollution

Around 700 police will enforce number plate scheme where only half of city's drivers will be allowed on French capital's roads on any given day.

France moves to ban GM maize planting in short and long term

Government issues temporary decree to prevent planting of genetically-modified maize while working on changes to ensure a longer-term ban.

Anelka gesture comic Dieudonne banned from UK

Home Office has barred entry to the French comedian, who had been due to visit his friend the West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka.

French govt ‘clean fracking’ idea is 'backdoor bid' for public support

Minister Arnaud Montebourg is said to back extracting shale gas using propane but Greens and many in ruling Socialist Party are opposed.