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Paris clashes over police killing of Chinese man; 3 injured

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Clashes in Paris over the killing of a Chinese man by police have left three officers injured and led to 35 arrests.

Paris mayor orders cleanliness blitz

2017-03-27 22:02

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has unveiled a grand plan to clean up the French capital, putting teeth into the campaign by stepping up enforcement operations.

Sudan searching for French hostage: foreign minister

2017-03-27 08:48

Sudanese security agents have launched a search for an abducted Frenchman after a Chadian minister reported that he was being held in the neighbouring country, Khartoum says.

Non merci: French voters reject corruption in politics

2017-03-26 18:47

French voters just won't tolerate corruption in politics anymore - that appears to be the message from the swift downfall of the powerful security minister.

Vehicle attacks: Easy success for ISIS, challenge for police

2017-03-25 14:22

In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, ISIS became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles. For attacks in the West they advocate the same tool, but a simpler method.

Another reason to flip the off switch: light pollution

2017-03-25 08:32

For the 11th year running, cities worldwide will turn their lights off to mark Earth Hour in a global call to action on climate change.

Canada, France issue stamps to commemorate WWI

2017-03-24 06:09

Canada and France will issue postage stamps commemorating the battle of Vimy Ridge, a century after Canadians captured the area in a key World War I offensive.

French national abducted in Chad: French military source

2017-03-23 19:04

A French national has been abducted in the central African nation of Chad, a French military source has said.

French voters adrift as unconventional election looms

2017-03-22 21:10

One month before the French cast their first votes for president, mainstream parties are battling for relevance as anti-establishment candidates such as Marine Le Pen come to the fore.

Fekl replaces embattled Le Roux

2017-03-21 21:01

French President Francois Hollande has named Matthias Fekl as new interior minister after Bruno Le roux resigned over scandal.

 

All jewels recovered from Cartier heist in Monaco

2017-03-28 10:08

Jewels stolen in an armed robbery at a Cartier store in Monaco have been completely recovered, investigators say, adding that the haul was probably worth millions of euros.

Hollande seeks to boost ties with Asia in face of 'isolationism'

2017-03-27 10:40

French President Francois Hollande called for efforts to intensify the relationship between Europe and Asia in the face of resurgent "isolationism".

Le Pen plan to jettison euro spooks French business

2017-03-26 21:14

The euro -- and her fervent wish to withdraw from it -- is a central theme of every stump speech by French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, topping her list of 144 election pledges.

Two charged over arms supply to French airport attacker

2017-03-25 14:22

French anti-terrorism judges have charged two men suspected of involvement in supplying a weapon to the gunman killed at Paris's Orly Airport after attacking soldiers, a judicial source says.

3 injured in shooting in northern France

2017-03-25 08:47

Police say three people have been injured in a shooting in the northern French city of Lille.

Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

2017-03-24 19:24

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a surprise meeting with France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

Antwerp driver 'had no history of radicalisation'

2017-03-23 21:02

A French source says a Tunisian resident in France who was arrested for driving a car into a crowd in Belgium had not been flagged as being radicalised.

France to probe Fiat for emissions cheating

2017-03-23 08:18

French investigating magistrates will open a probe into Fiat Chrysler for suspected cheating in diesel emissions tests, judicial sources said on Tuesday.

France warns against cuts to UN mission in DRC

2017-03-22 10:54

France's ambassador to the United Nations has warned that drastic cuts to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo would be tantamount to "playing with fire" as the country faces election turmoil.

French minister probed for hiring daughters as aides

2017-03-21 19:29

French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux has been placed under preliminary investigation for hiring his two daughters as parliamentary aides.

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