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French terror suspect: We were had by smooth talk

2016-05-30 21:28

The jihadi network that recruited and groomed one of the suicide attackers in the November 13 attacks in Paris is on trial in the French capital.

Hollande, Merkel mark centenary of bloody WWI battle

2016-05-29 15:58

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have stood shoulder to shoulder to mark the centenary of Verdun, one of the bloodiest battles of World War I.

10 kids seriously injured after lightning strikes Paris park

2016-05-28 18:00

Eleven people including 10 children have been hurt after lightning struck a Paris park, a local official says, adding that six of the victims are seriously injured.

France sends search ship to find EgyptAir black box

2016-05-27 09:25

A French naval ship specialised in underwater searches will help search for the black box flight recorders of the EgyptAir flight.

Arrests as Paris police, protesters clash

2016-05-26 23:33

Paris police have scuffled with masked protesters as several thousand marched through the French capital to demand the government scrap a labour bill.

Regilded archangel back on France's Mont Saint-Michel

2016-05-26 19:58

The gilded Archangel Michael, resplendent after an expensive 10-week facelift, has been airlifted back to the top of the historic abbey on the French island of Mont Saint-Michel.

Palestinian PM dismisses Netanyahu's direct talks proposal

2016-05-24 23:22

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah has dismissed an Israeli proposal for direct negotiations instead of a French multilateral peace initiative.

French PM in Israel to push for peace plan

2016-05-22 20:00

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has visited Israel to advance his country's plan to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts in the face of opposition from his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.

Smoke, cockpit woes signal chaotic end for EgyptAir plane

2016-05-22 08:09

Leaked flight data showing trouble in the cockpit windows and smoke in a plane lavatory have offered new clues about the chaotic final moments of EgyptAir Flight 804 including a three-minute period before contact was lost as alarms sounded.

No theories ruled out on EgyptAir crash after smoke report: Paris

2016-05-21 16:32

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says that no theory on the cause of the EgyptAir crash has been ruled out, after revelations of smoke in the cabin minutes before the disaster.

 

France set for transport strike chaos

2016-05-29 21:43

France is bracing for a week of severe disruption to transport after unions called for more action in their bitter stand-off with the Socialist government over its labour market reforms.

EgyptAir black boxes: Tense wait for investigators

2016-05-29 15:56

Investigators into EgyptAir's plane crash need at least 12 days to recover its black boxes as they await a ship that can retrieve them from the bottom of the Mediterranean, investigation sources say.

Hollande defiant as unions vow to step up unrest

2016-05-27 16:01

French President Francois Hollande has vowed to "stand firm" over a controversial labour law as unions called on workers to step up a wave of industrial action gripping the country.

Equatorial Guinea president's free-spending son faces French graft trial

2016-05-27 06:45

French prosecutors have called for the son of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea's veteran ruler to be put on trial for embezzlement, corruption and stealing public funds.

20 hurt in brawl at 'Jungle' migrant camp

2016-05-26 22:01

About 20 people living in the "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais have been injured in a brawl between around 200 Afghans and Sudanese, French officials say.

Dutch court agrees to return terror suspect to France

2016-05-26 17:09

Dutch judges have agreed to send a wanted Frenchman back to his home country where he faces accusations of involvement in a foiled terror attack.

EgyptAir human remains suggest on board blast

2016-05-24 12:30

A senior Egyptian forensics official says human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft.

Egypt submarine headed to plane crash site

2016-05-22 15:43

Egypt's president says a submarine belonging to his country's Oil Ministry has left for the site of the crash of EgyptAir Flight-804 in the eastern Mediterranean.

EgyptAir crash: Perfect security elusive at Paris airport

2016-05-21 19:03

Security agents at Paris' main airport are trained to detect all manner of increasingly sophisticated devices that could doom a flight, but the chilling reality is that security is ultimately fallible.

EgyptAir flight messages showed smoke on board

2016-05-21 10:16

The French aviation safety agency says that the EgyptAir A320 that crashed into the Mediterranean with 66 people aboard had transmitted automatic messages indicating smoke in the cabin.

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