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Third night of anti-police violence in France's Grenoble

Grenoble - Rioters in the French city of Grenoble set fire to 65 cars and targetedsecurity forces with fireworks and Molotov cocktails, officials said Tuesday, after a third night of violence sparked by the death of two teenagers during a police chase.

New fire at restaurant of French chef critical of 'yellow vests'

Toulouse - The restaurant of a Michelin-starred French chef was again targeted in a suspected arson attack on Wednesday, two weeks after it was set ablaze in what was thought to be retaliation for his public criticism of the "yellow vest" protest movement.

Outrage in France after spate of anti-Semitic vandalism

Paris - A spate of anti-Semitic vandalism and graffiti in and around Paris at the weekend sparked widespread condemnation on Tuesday, stoking fresh concerns about an increase in hate crime against Jews.

France vows firm response to wave of anti-Semitic vandalism

Paris - The French government called Tuesday for a firm response to a series of anti-Semitic acts over the weekend including graffiti and vandalism which have raised fresh alarm.

Two drowned Saudi sisters committed suicide: US medical examiner

New York - Two Saudi sisters whose bodies were found taped together on the banks of a New York river committed suicide, the city's medical examiner said on Tuesday.

Police investigate after US woman in coma gives birth at care facility

Los Angeles - Arizona police said Wednesday they have opened a sex assault investigation after a woman who has been in a coma for more than a decade gave birth to a baby boy at a nursing facility in Phoenix.

Carlos Ghosn to 'vigorously' defend himself in Japanese court: son

Paris - Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will "vigorously" defend himself in a Japanese court this week after refusing to sign a confession in return for being released from custody, his son has told a French Sunday newspaper.

Macron ex-bodyguard admits using diplomatic passports after dismissal

Paris - The disgraced former bodyguard of French President Emmanuel Macron admitted Sunday he had used his diplomatic passports "for personal convenience" after being fired in August, a day after investigators opened a probe into his failure to return the docu...

Macron's ex-bodyguard faces fresh charges in 'Benallagate' scandal

Paris - A former top security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who caused a political storm after it emerged he had roughed up protesters at a May Day demonstration is facing further charges over the affair.

Macron visits Strasbourg as police probe potential accomplices

Strasbourg - French President Emmanuel Macron visited Strasbourg on Friday, a day after police shot dead a gunman who killed four people at the city's Christmas market, as investigators probe whether the jihadist had any accomplices.

Paris riot suspects appear in court

Paris - The first of dozens of people charged over rioting at the weekend in Paris appeared in court on Monday in fast-tracked proceedings.Fifty-seven suspects face a range of public order charges over the violence.

Trump dilemma: Preserve Saudi alliance or declare prince a murderer

Washington - The Saudi assassination of a US-based journalist has put President Donald Trump in an intractable bind.Does he preserve a close US ally and accept whatever Riyadh says about the murder?

Still on alert, France marks three years since Paris attacks

Paris - Three years after jihadists gunned down and blew up 130 people in Paris, it's lone-wolf assaults rather than coordinated attacks that are keeping French anti-terror investigators on alert.

Leader of 'angry police' in France found dead in suspected suicide

Paris - A French officer who warned that growing anti-police violence was undermining morale in the force has been found dead at her home in a suspected suicide, the authorities said Tuesday.

New demolitions halt search in deadly French building collapse

Marseille - Pressure grew on Marseille's mayor and other officials Thursday, accused of ignoring warnings about unsafe housing as a seventh body was pulled from rubble after a deadly building collapse in the southern French port city.

New demolitions halt search in deadly French building collapse

Marseille - Two dilapidated buildings next to those which collapsed in southern France were to be demolished Thursday, forcing rescue workers to call off their search after six bodies were pulled from the rubble.

France's Le Pen wins back 1 million euros in seized subsidies

Paris - France's far-right National Rally on Wednesday won back half of the two million euros in public subsidies that had been withheld as part of an EU funding probe, in a boost for beleaguered party leader Marine Le Pen.

French senators grill assault-accused Macron aide

Paris - French senators on Wednesday grilled President Emmanuel Macron's disgraced former security aide Alexandre Benalla over an assault scandal that tarnished Emmanuel Macron's reputation.

Norway police find missing WikiLeaks associate's kayak

Oslo - Norwegian police on Thursday said they have found a kayak they believe belonged to a missing WikiLeaks associate who disappeared in mysterious circumstances three weeks ago.

Man arrested over viral assault on Paris woman

Paris - A man has been detained on suspicion of assaulting a 22-year-old student who released a shocking video of the attack last month outside a Paris cafe which went viral online.

Putin's shadow falls on Austria secret services

Vienna - Is Moscow being passed intelligence gathered by Austria's secret service?

Rape-accused scholar Ramadan loses latest bid to be freed from French jail

Paris - An appeals court in Paris has upheld a decision by judges to keep Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan in jail while he is being investigated on rape charges brought by two women, a legal source told AFP on Thursday.

French interior minister defends handling of Macron aide scandal

Paris - France's interior minister on Monday defended his handling of a video showing a top security aide to President Emmanuel Macron hitting a May Day protester, a scandal that has rocked the government and prompted accusations of a cover-up.

Riots ease as family of French police shooting victim plans lawsuit

Nantes - A relative calm began to return to the western French city of Nantes early Sunday after days of rioting over a police officer's fatal shooting of a black man, whose family plans to file a lawsuit over a killing which has cast a fresh spotlight on tensi...

French minister says won't resign over helicopter jailbreak

Paris - France's justice minister on Wednesday ruled out resigning after a notorious robber was broken out of prison by helicopter, despite a recent warning that the convict was on the verge of trying to escape.

France charges two cannabis 'coffeeshop' managers after raids

Paris - Paris prosecutors said Friday that two people have been charged over illicit drugs following raids on two shops at the centre of an "ultralight" marijuana craze.

French Muslims on edge as police probe suspected far-right plot

Paris - French police on Tuesday continued questioning 10 suspected far-right extremists over an alleged plot to attack Muslims that has fuelled safety concerns in Europe's biggest Muslim community.

French police bust major Marseille drug ring

Marseille - French police said Friday that they had smashed a major drug trafficking ring in the southern city of Marseille, a key hub in the trans-Mediterranean cannabis and cocaine trade where several people are killed each year in turf wars.

Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism

Apo - Belgian police have been criticised for shooting dead a young lioness at a zoo on Thursday after it escaped from its enclosure.

'Hero' Malian saves child, 4, in spectacular Paris rescue

Paris - A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and hauling the youngster to safety.
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