French lawmakers ban websites that spread ‘false information’ on abortion

French lawmakers ban websites that spread ‘false information’ on abortion

French Senators on Thursday passed a bill to ban pro-life websites from spreading “false information” about abortion, following a heated debate with rightwing lawmakers who argued it would contravene freedom of expression. The debate comes less than five months before France elects a new president, with the rightwing Les Républicains party candidate François Fillon, a […]

French PM blasts NY Times for ‘false’ picture of life for Muslims in France

French PM blasts NY Times for ‘false’ picture of life for Muslims in France

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls issued a stern rebuke to the New York Times on Monday after the newspaper published an article he claimed painted a “false” and “intolerable” picture of what life as a Muslim woman is like in France. The US newspaper published the article on Friday after appealing for Muslim women living […]

US swimmer Lochte charged over false Rio robbery claim

US swimmer Lochte charged over false Rio robbery claim

US swimming star Ryan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics, Brazilian police said Thursday. The 32-year-old gold medal-winner risks a jail sentence, Brazilian media quoted one police official as saying, although the judicial authorities had yet to confirm that. “Ryan Lochte was charged with […]