8 convicted over Harry Winston jewel heists in Paris

2015-02-28 22:23

Eight people have been convicted in connection with a spectacular 2008 holdup at a Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris, in which three cross-dressing gunmen stole about $92m.

Radical preacher arrested for praising Paris killers

2015-02-27 16:26

A radical Islamic preacher has been arrested in Norway after praising last month's deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly in Paris.

Rwanda's Kagame heads to France for UN meeting

2015-02-26 14:25

Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrives in Paris, his spokesperson says, but for a UN meeting and is not expected to meet French officials while in the country, which he accuses of complicity in the 1994 genocide.

3 Al Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris

2015-02-25 20:46

The Paris prosecutors' office says three Al Jazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone in the Bois de Boulogne woods in western Paris.

27% UK Muslims support Paris attack motives

2015-02-25 20:38

A poll of British Muslims has found that 27% had some sympathy for the motives behind last month's Islamist attack in Paris against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Unidentified drones reappear over Paris overnight

2015-02-25 12:40

Unidentified drones flew over Paris for a second night in a row in the latest mystery appearance of unmanned aircraft over the French capital at a time of high security.

Drones spotted flying over Paris

2015-02-24 13:24

A French security source says at least five drones have been spotted flying over central Paris landmarks, while the operators have not been apprehended.

France seeks to delay deficit target until 2018

2015-02-24 12:15

France wants to delay a target for bringing its budget deficit below 3% of growth domestic product by three years until 2018.

France seizes passports of 'jihadists' headed for Syria

2015-02-23 20:12

Authorities in France have seized the passports of six alleged French jihadists who were planning to depart to fight in Syria, the first time this anti-terrorism measure has been used, an official says.

Areva nuclear group estimates €4.9bn losses

2015-02-23 13:30

France's nuclear group Areva says its provisional net losses in 2014 widened to €4.9bn after it was forced to absorb costs linked to project delays.


No role for Assad in Syria: Britain, France

2015-02-28 08:25

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad cannot "credibly" be part of any future government combating the threat from ISIS, say Britain and France.

Journalist to appear in Paris court for drone-flying

2015-02-26 14:49

One of three Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying a drone in Paris will appear in court next week where he is expected to plead guilty, a judicial source says.

French PM slams MPs for meeting 'butcher' Assad

2015-02-26 12:06

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls says that he is 'condemned with the greatest strength' a decision by three French lawmakers to meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom he described as 'a butcher'.

Unidentified drones reappear over Paris at night

2015-02-25 20:39

Unidentified drones flew over Paris for a second night in a row, police have said, in the latest mystery appearance of unmanned aircraft over the French capital at a time of high security.

Charlie Hebdo returns to news stands

2015-02-25 17:02

With a cartoon depicting the pope, a jihadist and French far-right leader Marine Le Pen as a pack of enraged animals Charlie Hebdo marked its return.

Who's your daddy? Hippo ancestry unveiled

2015-02-25 05:00

A great-great grandfather of the hippopotamus probably swam from Asia to Africa some 35 million years ago, long before the arrival of the lion, rhino, zebra and giraffe.

Charlie Hebdo team bites back

2015-02-24 12:22

More than a month after jihadist gunmen massacred much of the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff, the magazine is back at work with another savage swipe at its favourite enemies.

Jewish community will be protected - France

2015-02-24 07:41

French president Francois Hollande says that the country must offer its protection and affection to the Jewish community as anti-Semitism is on the rise in France.

Charlie Hebdo team struggles to heal after massacre

2015-02-23 14:33

More than a month after jihadist gunmen massacred much of the Charlie Hebdo editorial team, those who survived are slowly trying to return to a semblance of normality.

France deploys aircraft carrier in Gulf for IS fight

2015-02-23 12:31

France deployed an aircraft carrier in the Gulf as part of the US-led military campaign against the Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq.

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