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French mayor ‘castrated and killed by jealous husband’

The mayor of a village in north-western France has been castrated and killed by a jealous husband, reports say.

Dominique Leboucher, 55, was murdered on Thursday night by a man who accused him of having an affair with his wife, police sources told AFP news agency.

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Clashes, riot police at French anti-gay marriage protest

AP:

Paris riot police fought back crowds who pushed their way onto Paris’ landmark Champs-Elysees avenue as part of a huge protest against a draft law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children.

Hundreds of thousands of people — conservative activists, children, retirees, priests — converged on the capital Sunday in a last-ditch bid to stop the bill, many bused in from the French provinces.

Photo: Demonstrators sing around a fire during a protest on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on March 24, 2013 against France’s gay marriage law in an attempt to block legislation that will allow homosexual couples to marry and adopt children. (Thomas Samson / AFP - Getty Images)

Pro- and anti-gay protesters clash in Paris
AP: Controversial Ukrainian group Femen taunted a march in Paris Sunday by Catholics who oppose France’s draft law to legalize gay marriage. Several Femen activists turned up topless, chanted ‘‘in gay we trust’’ and sprayed white powder from bottles.


That prompted several anti-gay marriage protesters to hit the Femen members and push them to the ground.

Several thousand people also took to the streets on Saturday in cities across France to protest the draft law, which could see marriage and adoption legalized for homosexual couples early next year.
Photo credit: Thomas Samson / AFP - Getty Images

Pro- and anti-gay protesters clash in Paris

AP: Controversial Ukrainian group Femen taunted a march in Paris Sunday by Catholics who oppose France’s draft law to legalize gay marriage. Several Femen activists turned up topless, chanted ‘‘in gay we trust’’ and sprayed white powder from bottles.

That prompted several anti-gay marriage protesters to hit the Femen members and push them to the ground.

Several thousand people also took to the streets on Saturday in cities across France to protest the draft law, which could see marriage and adoption legalized for homosexual couples early next year.

Photo credit: AFP - Getty Images

France to reimburse full abortion costs under reforms

France 24:Women seeking abortions in France will now have the full cost covered by the country’s social security system, according to reforms announced by the government.

The move by France’s newly-elected Socialist government was one of President Francois Hollande’s campaign pledges before he was elected. Hollande also promised to make abortion available in every major hospital.

French court bans future publication of Kate topless pictures
BBC:

A French court has blocked the future publication of topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing.
The injunction came after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took action against France’s Closer magazine for selling and distributing the images.
The publishers must give the originals to the couple within 24 hours.

Photo via AFP

French court bans future publication of Kate topless pictures

BBC:

A French court has blocked the future publication of topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing.

The injunction came after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took action against France’s Closer magazine for selling and distributing the images.

The publishers must give the originals to the couple within 24 hours.

Photo via AFP

Euro 2012: England 1, France 1
AP:

England held on for a 1-1 draw with France on Monday at the European Championship, giving the Group D favorites 1 point each.

Photo: England’s Scott Parker controls the ball as France’s Alou Diarra tackles during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group D match between France and England in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, June 11, 2012. (Manu Fernandez / AP)

Euro 2012: England 1, France 1

AP:

England held on for a 1-1 draw with France on Monday at the European Championship, giving the Group D favorites 1 point each.

Photo: England’s Scott Parker controls the ball as France’s Alou Diarra tackles during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group D match between France and England in Donetsk, Ukraine, Monday, June 11, 2012. (Manu Fernandez / AP)