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Decade-long family feud sparks debate over end-of-life care in France

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 05/23/2019 - 18:14
The right-to-die has come back into the spotlight in France with the high-profile case of a man named Vincent Lambert, who has been in a vegetative state for over a decade. His care has divided both the country and his own family. What does French law say? While euthanasia is illegal, doctors are allowed to put terminally ill patients into deep sedation. Some say this is not enough and are calling for the legalisation of euthanasia. But it's a thorny debate that continues to divide France.

Outcry grows as eight journalists summoned by French intelligence services

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 05/23/2019 - 17:43
Eight journalists have been summoned for questioning by France’s domestic intelligence services, including five new summonses revealed Wednesday, prompting outcry from press freedom advocates.

Paris court sentences man to six months for assaulting transgender woman

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mi, 05/22/2019 - 22:10
A young man who was filmed assaulting a transgender woman was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months in prison, four of them on parole, by a Paris court.

Paris to create giant garden near Eiffel Tower

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mi, 05/22/2019 - 13:50
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who’s declared a war on the city’s pollution, this week announced plans to transform the bridgeway linking the historic Trocadéro square with the Eiffel Tower into a “green corridor” reserved for pedestrians by 2024.

With friends like these: Bannon visit puts Le Pen on the defensive ahead of EU vote

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Di, 05/21/2019 - 20:16
Former Trump campaign guru Steve Bannon is making a surprise cameo in France’s European election campaign, ostensibly to help populist ally Marine Le Pen win. But he’s proving an inconvenient interloper and giving Emmanuel Macron’s side a lifeline.

French doctors resume life support for man in controversial right-to-die case

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 05/20/2019 - 23:56
Doctors on Tuesday resumed the life support for a Frenchman who has been in a vegetative state for over a decade, following a court order to restore it hours after the switching off process began, lawyers said.

Yellow Vests, six months on: Unprecedented fury, uncertain future

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 05/20/2019 - 18:23
France’s Yellow Vest movement has reached the six-month mark, but its 27th consecutive Saturday of protest made for a muted anniversary. Days before European elections that some Yellow Vests are contesting, FRANCE 24 takes stock of the phenomenon.

Eiffel Tower closed as climber attempts to scale iconic monument

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 05/20/2019 - 16:46
A man who climbed the Eiffel Tower and sparked an evacuation of the iconic Paris landmark on Monday afternoon has been caught by police.

Indonesian court sentences Frenchman to death for drug smuggling

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 05/20/2019 - 10:41
An Indonesian court Monday sentenced Frenchman Felix Dorfin to death for drug smuggling, in a surprise verdict after prosecutors asked for a 20-year jail term.

French doctors to end life support for man in controversial right-to-die case

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mo, 05/20/2019 - 08:11
Doctors in France on Monday began removing life support for a quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for the last decade, in a hugely controversial case that has drawn in Pope Francis.

Thousands gather in France, worldwide for annual march against Monsanto

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - So, 05/19/2019 - 17:32
Thousands of protesters gathered across France and in over 30 cities around the world to march against the activities of Bayer-Monsanto and others agrochemical giants on Saturday, while Monsanto lost its third lawsuit in the US.

After failed appeal, ex-French president Sarkozy looks headed to trial

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 05/17/2019 - 13:43
A top French court on Friday rejected an appeal by former president Nicolas Sarkozy to avoid facing charges of illicit financing for his failed 2012 re-election bid, with a trial of the ex-head of state now appearing inevitable.

Jewish museum attacker Nemmouche questioned in France over Syria kidnappings

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 05/17/2019 - 12:04
Belgian authorities transferred Mehdi Nemmouche, the French jihadist who killed four people at a Jewish museum in 2014, to Paris for questioning over his suspected role in the kidnapping of four journalists in Syria in 2013, a source said Friday.

‘Dark year’ for France as LGBT+ assaults hit record high in 2018

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 05/17/2019 - 08:16
As countries across the world prepared for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia on Friday, a French support group reported that physical attacks on LGBT+ people hit a record high in France in 2018.

French doctor suspected in 17 more poisoning cases

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Fr, 05/17/2019 - 02:26
A French doctor already under investigation for poisoning seven patients has been charged with poisoning 17 more people at a clinic in eastern France, one of his lawyers said on Thursday.

Week in review: Cannes kicks off, a French power couple on trial & the Eiffel Tower turns 130

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 05/16/2019 - 21:03
A French power couple went on trial this week, suspected of having hidden millions of euros in ill-gotten assets. We also take a look at the Eiffel Tower's 130th anniversary and, of course, the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

'Intergenerational' living: French programmes pair young with old

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 05/16/2019 - 19:30
Intergenerational living - when senior citizens share their homes with young people - can offer a solution to two persistent social problems: caring for the elderly and affordable housing, according to a French study released this month.

Merkel says she and Macron 'wrestle' on policy issues

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Do, 05/16/2019 - 08:15
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that she and French President Emmanuel Macron "wrestle" on policy and have different outlooks, but tend to cooperate and find compromises in the end.

Paris celebrates Eiffel Tower's 130th anniversary with daily laser light show

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mi, 05/15/2019 - 17:23
Paris on Wednesday marks the 130th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower’s public opening in 1929 with a laser light show retracing the monument's history that will be visible each hour from 10pm to midnight local time through Friday.

Cannes 2019, Day 2: Waking the dead and putting the living to sleep

Frankreich aktuelle Nachrichten - Mi, 05/15/2019 - 16:12
After a glitzy red carpet, the Cannes Film Festival soon slipped back into a torpor as Jim Jarmusch opened the competition and ended the world with his droll, lethargic Zombie satire, “The Dead Don’t Die.”

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