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Paris Olympics shock: British athlete out amid 'error of judgment' inquiry

Paris Olympics shock: British athlete out amid ‘error of judgment’ inquiry

FRANCE-One of the most accomplished female Olympians in history, Charlotte Dujardin, has withdrawn from the Paris Games following the release of a video purporting to show her "making an error of judgment." What led to the British athlete's withdrawal? The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) is looking into the situation, the six-time Olympic dressage medallist said in a statement uploaded on Instagram, adding that she will withdraw from all competition while this process takes place. A four-year-old video has surfaced that depicts me making a

France Castro and Co-Petitioners appeal child abuse verdict before appellate court

France Castro and Co-Petitioners appeal child abuse verdict before appellate court

FRANCE-Representative France Castro and other members of the ACT Teachers party-list have informed a Tagum court that they want to appeal the court's 2018 decision finding them guilty of harming minors to the Court of Appeals (CA). What prompted France Castro's Appeal? Castro and others requested that the case be "given due course and the same elevated to the Court of Appeals by way of an appeal" in a five-page notice of appeal filed on Monday with the Tagum Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 2. This

Controversy erupts over Enzo Fernández racist chant About France

Controversy erupts over Enzo Fernández racist chant About France

FRANCE-Hugo Lloris, a former captain of France, branded the racist song made by Enzo Fernández and the Argentina national team "an attack about French people." The consequences from this have been magnified, and Argentina's undersecretary of sport was removed. What action was taken? After winning the Copa América, Fernández released the video on Instagram. He later apologized for it, stating that it did not "reflect my beliefs or my character." A legal complaint has been lodged by the French Football Federation, and his club Chelsea has

Le Pen's politics don't intimidate French Muslim community

Le Pen’s politics don’t intimidate French Muslim community

FRANCE-In the French legislative elections, the left-wing New Popular Front (NFP) emerged victorious in a sudden run-off, defeating the far-right National Rally (RN) in third place and placing President Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance in second. Can Le Pen's populism shake Muslim faith in France? France was forced to grapple with ongoing political uncertainty as the parliament was expected to be divided into three blocs, none of which could form an absolute majority on its own. After withdrawing almost 200 candidates from the second round in an

Argentina under FIFA scrutiny for alleged racist and homophobic chants in France match

Argentina under FIFA scrutiny for alleged racist and homophobic chants in France match

FRANCE-FIFA is looking into the Argentina team's racist and homophobic song targeting France players that was shared online by Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez. What sparked FIFA's investigation into Argentina's behavior? Before Argentina's victory over France in the 2022 World Cup Final, its fans sang the song for the first time. Words like "they play in France but they are all from Angola" are used, along with mentions of the parents of the players coming from Cameroon and Nigeria. Additionally, the song makes fun of France's captain

Paris Olympics: Israeli forces to lend support for secure games

Paris Olympics: Israeli forces to lend support for secure games

FRANCE-For the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer in the French capital, more than 15 million tourists are anticipated. It is anticipated to be the biggest athletic event of the year, but security will be a major concern in a nation that has had horrific terror attacks in the past. Conflicts are raging around the world. Why was Israel chosen to support Paris Olympics security? Over the course of the more than nine months of fighting on the Gaza Strip, Israel which would be in charge

Argentina faces FIFA probe after France alleges racist chants in video

Argentina faces FIFA probe after France alleges racist chants in video

FRANCE-FIFA is looking into a video that has been making the rounds on social media with Argentina's national team members singing in a way that the French Football Federation (FFF) described as "racist and discriminatory" regarding the players from France. FIFA launches investigation into racist chants allegations: It will lodge a grievance with the world soccer governing body against the video, which features Argentine players singing about the African heritage of France attacker Kylian Mbappe. Argentina's Enzo Fernandez shared the video on Instagram as the squad

Racist remarks by Argentina players spark legal battle with French soccer federation

Racist remarks by Argentina players spark legal battle with French soccer federation

FRANCE-In response to Argentina players' "racist and discriminatory remarks" during post-match shouts criticizing France's team following the Copa America final, the French soccer organization is launching a judicial case. What evidence does France have against Argentina's players? Argentina defeated Colombia 1-0. Argentina's midfielder Enzo Fernandez shared a video on Instagram that went viral on X, with his teammates pretending to sing about African-American French players. Before France and Argentina played in the World Cup final two years ago, which Argentina won, some Argentina supporters started chanting

France's hijab ban in sports sparks outrage ahead of Olympics

France’s hijab ban in sports sparks outrage ahead of Olympics

FRANCE- ahead of the Olympic Games in Paris, Amnesty International said that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and French authorities are acting in a craven manner by forbidding women athletes from competing at the Olympic Games because it violates international human rights laws.  Does France's hijab ban undermine Olympic values? The Women's Rights Researcher for Amnesty International in Europe, Anna Błuō, stated that prohibiting French athletes from competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in sports hijabs "lays bare the racist gender discrimination that underlies access

French election sees rise of far-right MPs with controversial stances

French election sees rise of far-right MPs with controversial stances

FRANCE-Leader of the far-right Rassemblement National (RN), Jordan Bardella, mentioned only a handful of "black sheep." Stated differently, a small number of RN-nominated candidates for the parliamentary elections whose positions did not align with the party platform.  What's behind the rise of far-right MPs in France? But for the time being, Bardella has been silent on the specific identities of these troublesome candidates, the specific charges that they would be made, and his plans for investigating the subject. Nonetheless, a number of media sources, such as

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