The trial of Patrick and Isabelle Balkany.

The trial of Patrick and Isabelle Balkany, prosecuted in two cases – tax evasion and money laundering aggravated tax evasion – opens this Monday, May 13 before the Criminal Court of Paris. The mayor Les Républicains (LR) of Levallois-Perret, in the Hauts-de-Seine, and his wife are notably suspected of having concealed from the tax administration assets of at least 13 million euros.

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French telecom company and former CEO face trial over wave of suicides

Former executives at France Télécom go on trial over staff suicides

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Présomption d’innocence versus Loi du silence : l’affaire Baupin

Presumption of innocence versus Omertà : the Baupin’s case.

Two journalists of Mediapart : Lénaïg Bredoux and Cyril Graziani.

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L’Oréal and gender inequality

Former L’Oreal exec. suing for discrimination : ‘women are blamed for having children; choosing the wrong career path.’

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Barbarin trial

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin is the highest-profile cleric to be caught up in the pedophile scandal inside the Catholic Church in France, and will stand trial alongside five others from his diocese.

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Murder in Monaco

Hélène Pastor was Monaco’s richest woman, head of one of the principality’s wealthiest families and a close friend of the Royal family there. She died of gunshot wounds after being caught in an ambush.

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Tarnac : Leftwing ‘anarchist terror cell’ is fiction, French judges rule

Group known as Tarnac Nine cleared of sabotage plot after 10-year investigation and two-week trial

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France sues Amazon for abuse of position in the marketplace


The Ministry of the Economy has sued the American giant Amazon, accusing it of abusing its power to impose too restrictive commercial clauses to companies selling on its platform in France.
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Tashi Wangshuk

Tibetan activist put on trial in China for inciting separatism.

Tashi had advocated for greater use of Tibetan in education, bemoaning the use of Mandarin for most instruction in classrooms where the majority of students are Tibetan. Many Tibetans view language policies as an attempt by the government to destroy their culture.

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