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French woman gets grant for 'gadget allergy'

2015-08-27 05:59

A French court has awarded a disability grant to a woman claiming to suffer from a debilitating allergy to electromagnetic radiation from everyday gadgets such as cellphones.

France train suspect watched jihadi video - Prosecutor

2015-08-26 12:18

Minutes before he slung an assault rifle across his chest and walked through a high-speed train, the Moroccan suspect in the foiled attack watched a jihadi video on his cellphone, the French prosecutor say.

Drunken gunman kills four in French travellers' camp

2015-08-26 05:37

A drunken gunman has shot dead three members of the same family in a travellers' camp in northeastern France before killing a gendarme who arrived on the scene, police say.

We must prepare for new attacks - Francois Hollande

2015-08-25 12:56

French President Francois Hollande says his country should be prepared for more attacks such as the thwarted assault on a high-speed train last week.

Former F1 driver Ligier dies at 85

2015-08-24 14:13

Former Formula 1 driver and team owner, Guy Ligier ,has died at the age of 85, French media reported on Sunday.

Father says French train attacker was 'good boy'

2015-08-24 12:12

The father of a Moroccan man accused of a foiled attack on a crowded Amsterdam-Paris train described his son on Sunday as a "good boy" who worked hard and never talked politics.

5 heroes of foiled European train attack

2015-08-23 08:51

Three American friends on a European vacation have been hailed as heroes after subduing a gunman on a train heading to Paris, with assists from a British businessman and a French passenger.

Three injured in shooting on Amsterdam-Paris train

2015-08-21 21:29

A gunman has shot and wounded three people on a train travelling between Amsterdam and Paris before being overpowered by passengers, a spokesperson for French state rail company SNCF says.

France, Britain strengthen security at Calais

2015-08-20 21:28

Officials from France and Britain have signed an agreement to strengthen security co-operation at a popular border crossing.

Fire blazes at Paris science museum; 2 firefighters injured

2015-08-20 10:49

Firefighters in France say a section of the city's main science museum is ablaze and two firefighters have suffered injuries fighting the flames.

 

Train attack suspect charged by French police with terrorism

2015-08-26 13:55

A man suspected of planning a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train is facing a raft of charges in relation to the foiled shooting, a spokesperson for the prosecutor's office confirms.

I'm hit, I'm hit said French train hero

2015-08-26 11:31

A hero's wife recounts the horror of the French train attack as her husband screamed: ‘I'm hit, I'm hit.’

France opens terror probe in train attack

2015-08-25 19:39

French authorities have formally opened a terror investigation after a thwarted attack on a high-speed train, saying the suspected attacker had watched a radical Islamic video on board minutes before the violence.

French woman, 4 Britons killed in Canada plane crash

2015-08-25 08:20

Six people, including a French tourist and four Britons, have died in a pontoon plane crash in Canada's Quebec province, officials say.

France honours 'heroes' for train attack courage

2015-08-24 12:36

President Francois Hollande has bestowed France's highest honour on a group of Americans and a Briton saying the whole world 'admires their courage and cool composure' in overpowering a Moroccan gunman on a crowded train.

France train gunman 'dumbfounded' by terrorism allegations

2015-08-23 20:03

A heavily-armed gunman overpowered by passengers on a crowded train is "dumbfounded" by allegations of terrorism and denies any shot was fired, his lawyer says.

Police quiz gunman over French train attack

2015-08-22 12:13

French investigators are interrogating a man who was overpowered by three young Americans after he opened fire with a Kalashnikov on a train between Amsterdam and Paris.

Dementia may be stabilising in some countries: study

2015-08-21 17:13

The occurrence of dementia and Alzheimer's disease may have stabilised in some wealthy nations, according to a study.

Asian tiger mosquitoes spotted in Paris

2015-08-20 12:27

Asian tiger mosquitoes, known to carry deadly diseases including dengue fever and chikungunya, were spotted in Paris for the second year running this summer, a local French health agency says.

France plans to reduce troops in CAR

2015-08-19 20:57

France is mulling a further reduction of its troops in Central African Republic by the end of the year.

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