French PM pledges security review after police HQ attack by staff member

Government accused of serious failings as it emerges assailant had links to radical Islam The French prime minister, douard Philippe, has promised a security review of staff working in counter-terrorism intelligence units after the state prosecutor said the police administrator who killed four people in an attack at a Paris headquarters adhered to a radical vision of Islam. Opposition politicians this weekend criticised the government for what they called serious failings, asking how a long-standing staff member working within a high-security police department was able to carry out exchanged more than 30 religious text messages with his wife before leaving work to buy the knives, displaying no nervousness. Politicians on the left and right warned of security failings inside the …

Woman behind ‘French #MeToo’ found guilty of defaming media executive

Sandra Muller calls verdict in favour of Eric Brion backwards step and vows to appeal A woman who launched a French version of the #MeToo campaign to expose abusive male behaviour has been found guilty of defaming a media executive she accused of making lewd and sexist remarks. #balancetonporc (expose your pig), which called on French women to name and shame men in an echo of the #MeToo movement that began in response to allegations that toppled the film producer column in Le Monde in 2017, Brion admitted making inappropriate remarks to Muller at a cocktail party. He wrote: Effectively I did make misplaced comments to Sandra Muller during a drunken cocktail party very late one night, but only once. …