France: No Samuel Paty school after teachers, parents protest name change
08 February 2021 | 1:42 pm
A French town won't rename a school after Samuel Paty — who was slain by an Islamist extremist — following backlash from teachers and parents. The move marks a sign of deeper divisions in French society.
Departing flights from Israel's main international airport were canceled as protests against the government's proposed judicial overhaul intensified.
Amnesty International has released its report on 2022, focusing on Russia's war of aggression on Ukraine and the crackdown on protests in Iran. But the situation in Myanmar has also raised concerns.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin denied allegations of brute force used by police officers against protesters but said that some officers are under investigation.
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President Emmanuel Macron said a draft bill on "end-of-life" care will be prepared by summer. A citizen's council charged with debating the issue recently came out in favor of allowing some form of assisted dying.
France's greenhouse gas emissions are down for the first time since the post-Covid spike. Cipeta, the institution that measures carbon emissions, reports that they were reduced by 2.5 percent in 2022 compared with the previous year.
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The French president called for the EU to implement its stated policy of "strategic autonomy" and argued the bloc could become a "third pole" alongside China and the US.
Tennessee Representative Justin Jones has been reinstated to the state congress on an interim basis. Jones and another Democrat, both Black, were ousted last week over a gun control protest in the state capital.
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