This week in France – Being watched

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This week in France - Being watched

Being watched
THE HEAD of France’s internal intelligence services the DGSI revealed that a list of individuals considered radicalised and potentially violent now numbers 18,000. Some 4,000 of the most dangerous are under close surveillance, highlighting that the danger of homegrown terrorism in France remains high.

Victims empowered
REPORTS of rape, sexual assault and harassment have leapt by almost a third in France following the international scandal surrounding the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The rise is believed to have been prompted by victims feeling empowered to come forward via social media.

Tragic accident
THE BODY of an Irish woman who had been reported missing from her home in central France was found in a local park where she had been jogging. “She slipped and fell next to a little stream. She appears to have drowned.” local authorities told the Irish press.

More harm than good
FRENCH consumers have been warned by magazine 60 millions de consommateurs, that 28 over-the-counter medicines for common complaints like colds, coughs and sore throats should be avoided because they do more harm than good. The new “blacklist” includes best-selling products by Nurofen and Actifed.

A ripe old age
A RECENT study published by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) compared people’s health across 35 developed nations. In France, people born today can expect to live to 82.4 years compared to an average life expectancy of 80.6 years.

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