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Caroline Pailliez

Beheading of teacher exposes secular divide in French classrooms

1:09pm EDT

PARIS Some teachers in France say they censor themselves to avoid confrontation with pupils and parents over religion and free speech, a problem brutally exposed when a teacher was beheaded after showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in class.

Beheading of teacher exposes secular divide in French classrooms

12:52pm EDT

PARIS, Oct 22 Some teachers in France say they censor themselves to avoid confrontation with pupils and parents over religion and free speech, a problem brutally exposed when a teacher was beheaded after showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in class.

Beheaded French teacher was target of angry social media campaign

Oct 17 2020

PARIS/CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE, France Samuel Paty, the teacher beheaded outside his school in a Paris suburb, was described by his pupils and their parents as caring and professional. But he was killed after becoming the target of an angry campaign on social media.

Beheaded French teacher was target of angry social media campaign

Oct 17 2020

PARIS/CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE, France Samuel Paty, the teacher beheaded outside his school in a Paris suburb, was described by his pupils and their parents as caring and professional. But he was killed after becoming the target of an angry campaign on social media.

Beheaded French teacher was target of angry social media campaign

Oct 17 2020

PARIS/CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE, France Samuel Paty, the teacher beheaded outside his school in a Paris suburb, was described by his pupils and their parents as caring and professional. But he was killed after becoming the target of an angry campaign on social media.

Young people in France: 'Don't make us scapegoats for COVID-19'

Oct 16 2020

PARIS Solene Tissot, a 19-year-old student in Paris, will obey the curfew imposed to fight COVID-19, but she has one request for her country's leaders: don't blame young people for the second wave of the virus.

What social distancing? French students complain of packed lectures

Sep 30 2020

NICE, France Students arriving for the new university term in the French city of Nice said they found themselves crammed into lecture theatres with some people even sitting on the steps, despite a heightened alert in the city for the spread of COVID-19.

Pensioners' paradise lost: COVID sows fear among Cote D'Azur retirees

Sep 29 2020

NICE, France On a plot of gravel overlooking the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Jean-Claude Calcagno prepares for a round of petanque, the French version of lawn bowls and a sport favoured by retirees.

Burned out and abused: French COVID-19 testers strike over work conditions

Sep 17 2020

PARIS Hundreds of workers at COVID-19 laboratories in France went on strike on Thursday, a trade union said, angry over poor working conditions as the coronavirus testing system buckles under huge demand.

French COVID testers to strike over 'wartime' conditions

Sep 16 2020

PARIS One of France's biggest trade unions said a large number of staff at private COVID testing facilities across the country will walk out on Thursday over work conditions that one employee said were like being in a war zone.

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