This week in France – Trouble shows no sign of settling

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This week in France - Trouble shows no sign of settling

Trouble shows no sign of settling
France saw an increase in arrests on New Year’s Eve as well as an increase in the number of cars torched by vandals, a ritual among revellers. The number of vehicles set alight climbed from 935 a year ago to 1,031, while arrests rose from 456 to 510, the interior ministry said on Monday.

Trafficking ring bust
Indian police have broken up an alleged human trafficking ring which transported young boys to France on the pretext of sending them on rugby tours.  The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested three men after they allegedly tricked the families of 25 children into sending them to France for what they said was a rugby camp.

Terrorists arrested
A 21-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were arrested in France last week for planning to commit terror attacks. The man was planning to attack soldiers, while the woman planned to strike in the French provinces. Both have been charged with criminal conspiracy in connection to a terrorist enterprise.

We will sue
A French activist group says it has filed a complaint against Apple over revelations that the tech giant remotely slowed the performance of older iPhone models. French law since 2015 has made planned obsolescence – deliberately reducing the useful life of products – a crime.

No lighty
French power grid company Enedis on Monday said some 65,000 homes were without power in France’s western regions of Brittany, Pays-de-la-Loire and Nouvelle-Aquitaine due to winter storm Carmen.The storm hit France’s Atlantic coast on Monday as national weather service Meteo-France warned of gusts of winds up of to 150 kilometres per hour.

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