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 […]

‘Out of control’ wildfires spread in southern France, four firemen injured

‘Out of control’ wildfires spread in southern France, four firemen injured

Multiple fires whipped by high winds were ravaging sites in southern France on Wednesday, moving from village to village and creeping toward the Mediterranean port city of Marseille. Hundreds of children and adults were evacuated from recreation centers and homes in the town of Vitrolles, about 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) north of Marseille where some […]