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Mass DNA Testing Ordered Following High School Rape

The Justice Department has ordered a DNA test for 527 males, both adults and minors, in the private high school Fénelon-Notre-Dame, located in downtown La Rochelle in western France. The DNA test, which began Monday April 14, is part of an ongoing rape investigation of an incident that occurred at Fénelon-Notre-Dame last year. On Sept. 30, 2013, a 16-year-old high school girl was assaulted in a school restroom. Lead prosecutor Isabelle Pagenelle explained that the[Read More…]

by April 17, 2014 0 comments Domestic, Up To The Minute

Vivendi Accepts Numericable Bid to Buy SFR

  Vivendi announced on April 5 it would accept the bid from Numericable to buy its telecommunication affiliate SFR, over a rival offer from Bouygues, in a deal worth more than 17 billion euros. According to the announcement released last Saturday, the supervisory board of Vivendi “unanimously” decided to accept the offer from Numericable, a cable-broadband company providing services in France, Luxembourg, and Portugal, along with its parent company Altrice. The deal includes an initial[Read More…]

2014 Municipal Elections Results

The second round of the 2014 French Municipal Elections concluded tonight. Haven’t been following the coverage? Check out our map to see who won in which cities and to find out which cities changed hands. To see how the results came in, see our live blog from tonight’s elections. For more information:An analysis on the municipal elections in Paris. Information on the French municipal system. An explanation of the important strongholds and contested elections throughout France.[Read More…]

A Week in France / March 30, 2014: Affairs

In The News EU gives €11 billion in aid to Ukraine. On March 5, the European Commission promised Kiev €11 billion in aid, taking what many consider a long overdue measure to provide help to the eastern European nation. The promise of monetary support came alongside announcements that the assets of 18 former Ukrainian officers would be frozen. The names of the individuals were withheld until Thursday, to prevent the officials from withdrawing last minute funds. The sanctions,[Read More…]

Live Blog: Municipal Elections 2014 Round 2

Welcome to the LJP Live Blog for the second and final round of the French Municipal Elections! For additional information, be sure to check out our previous coverage: See the results of last Sunday’s first round here. Map of the elections in nearly 50 cities across France. An analysis on the municipal elections in Paris. Information on the French municipal system. An explanation of the important strongholds and contested elections throughout France. Thanks for following[Read More…]