Tag: Paris

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International

Norway rocker in French court for alleged racism

Norwegian heavy metal rocker Kristian Vikernes, 40, arrives at the Paris courthouse to answer charges of allegedly inciting racial hatred and other charges linked to his alleged anti-Semitic and xenophobic messages, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) PARIS (AP) — A Norwegian heavy metal rocker on trial in France on charges of inciting racial hatred has had his case adjourned until June 3.

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International

French court: ID checks on minorities deemed legal

Lawyers acting for the plaintiff, Slim ben Achour, left, and Felix de Belloy talk during a press conferene in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler) PARIS (AP) — A French court on Wednesday rejected claims that police identity checks on 13 people from minority groups were racist, saying officers didn’t overstep any legal boundaries.

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People

Olympic champion Riner alleges racism at Paris bar

France’s judoka Teddy Riner ponders a question during an interview in this Paris.(AP Photo/Francois Mori, file) PARIS (AP) — The Buddha Bar has fired a waitress for improper behavior toward Olympic champion judoka Teddy Riner, who lashed out about alleged racism at the upscale Paris bar-restaurant.