Simone Veil

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Marine Le Pen at a meeting in Saint-Ebremond-de-Bonfosse. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images

With the party’s history returning to haunt Le Pen, the RN leader talks about anti-Semitism, the gilets jaunes and her plan to undermine Brussels f(...)

 Protesters from the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ movement clash with French riot police near the Invalides during a demonstration in Paris, France. Photograph: Julien de rosa/EPA

A Paris court said on Sunday it had begun an investigation into anti-Semitic insults hurled at French philosopher and intellectual Alain Finkielkraut (...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

A demonstrator holds a cloth hanger and a sign reading “Strong, proud, feminist and angry” during a protest for abortion rights in Paris. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

There are two types of abortion in France. Voluntary abortion is legal without restrictions until the 12th week of pregnancy, while the medical inter(...)

Simone Veil: born July 13th, 1927; died June 30th, 2017

In November 1974, the French minister for health, Simone Veil, rose to address the national assembly to propose a law legalising abortion. For the nex(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron pays his respects to the late French politician Simone Veil, Holocaust survivor and pro-choice campaigner. Photograph: Retuers/Michel Euler

France paid a national homage on Wednesday to Simone Veil, the Holocaust survivor, first woman cabinet minister, first president of the European Parli(...)

File image of  Simone Veil delivering a speech at the Institut de France  in Paris. File photograph: Philippe Wopjazer/Pool photo via AP

Simone Veil, a French politician and Holocaust survivor who secured the legalisation of abortion in France in the 1970s, died at her home in Paris on(...)

President Michael D Higgins recalled the 11 million victims at the Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration  in the Mansion House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The world has a duty not to allow those killed in the Holocaust to “die twice” by forgetting them, President Michael D Higgins has said. Speaking at (...)

Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, said that “seventy years on from the liberation of Auschwitz we must fight for the rights of each and every human being”. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA.

Seventy years after the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp Jews in the EU still fear for their safety, the president of the European (...)