No longer a crime to mock French president

flanbyBeing rude to the President of France is no longer an automatic criminal offence, France’s parliament agreed today.

In the interests of free speech, MPs revoked legislation dating back to 1881 when anything judged to have ‘offended the head of … Read the rest

Marine Le Pen loses parliamentary immunity, exposing her to ‘racism’ charge

The leader of France’s National Front lost her right to legal immunity as a European Parliament deputy on Tuesday, exposing her to possible prosecution over a racism charge.

Marine Le Pen’s loss of immunity came at the request of a … Read the rest

Biting the hand that feeds you…

Evidence has been promised to a French court that could prove former President Nicolas Sarkozy accepted more than €50 million in campaign donations from ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

­Information pointing to the existence of such documents was revealed late … Read the rest

US hacked French president’s computers in ‘cyberwarfare’

The United States used U.S.-Israeli spy software to hack into the French presidential office earlier this year, the French cyberwarfare agency has concluded, according to the newsmagazine l’Express.

The magazine reported late Tuesday that the computers of several close advisers … Read the rest