• Nice October 29, 2020 10:24 am

    3 Dead, Several Injured in Knife Attack at France Church

    A man armed with a knife killed three people and wounded several others at the Notre Dame Basilica in Nice, France.

  • France October 3, 2019 1:50 pm

    Civilian Employee Kills 4 in Knife Attack at Paris Police HQ

    A civilian employee raged through Paris police headquarters with a knife Thursday, stabbing four police colleagues to death before he was shot and killed, French authorities said. The man, a technology administrator in the police intelligence unit, launched the attack in his office then moved to other parts of the large 19th century building across the street from Notre Dame...

  • United States August 25, 2019 9:26 pm

    Paris Celebrates Its Liberation From Nazis, 75 Years on

    Paris celebrated the American soldiers, French Resistance fighters and others who liberated the City of Light from Nazi occupation exactly 75 years ago on Sunday, unleashing an eruption of kissing, dancing, tears and gratitude. Firefighters unfurled a huge French flag from the Eiffel Tower, recreating the moment when a French tricolor stitched together from sheets was hoisted atop the monument...

  • JUDGE August 8, 2019 9:57 pm

    Brazil Judge Ends Investigation of Neymar on Rape Allegation

    A Brazilian judge accepted a recommendation from prosecutors Thursday to close the investigation of soccer star Neymar on a rape allegation on the grounds of there being a lack of evidence against him. Sao Paulo state prosecutors Flávia Merlini and Estefânia Paulin announced during the day that they agreed with a July 30 decision by police not to bring charges...

  • lawyer March 16, 2019 3:40 pm

    Scores Arrested in Yellow Vest Protesters' Fiery Riot in Paris

    French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores in Paris and clashed with police Saturday in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Large plumes of smoke rose above the rioting on Paris’ landmark Champs-Elysees avenue, and a mother and her child were just barely saved from a building blaze. Cobblestones flew in the...

  • France February 9, 2019 3:30 pm

    French Yellow Vest Anti-Govt Protests Turn Violent in Paris

    A French yellow vest protester’s hand was ripped apart Saturday during violent clashes in Paris as demonstrators tried to storm the French National Assembly in a 13th consecutive week of unrest. Police said the injured protester lost four fingers as police swooped in to stop protesters from breaching the parliament’s exterior. Police could not confirm French media reports that the...

  • protests February 2, 2019 1:58 pm

    French Yellow Vest Protesters Condemn Injuries, Blame Police

    France’s yellow vest protesters were back on the streets Saturday to keep up the pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron’s government and to decry the number of people being injured by police during anti-government demonstrations. Multiple protests were taking place in Paris and other cities to denounce Macron’s economic policies, which they view as favoring the rich, for the 12th...

  • Captain December 27, 2018 8:27 am

    ‘Miraculous': Boy, 12, Survives Buried 40 Minutes in Avalanche

    A 12-year-old boy in the French Alps was found alive and uninjured after being buried under an avalanche for 40 minutes, an event his rescuers are calling a true “miracle.” French police in the town of Bourg Saint-Maurice said the boy was skiing off piste at the La Plagne ski resort in a group of seven skiers Wednesday when he...

  • Europe December 12, 2018 10:59 am

    France Christmas Market Shooting: Suspected Gunman Named, Had Long Police Record

    A massive manhunt involving hundreds of police and soldiers was underway Wednesday for a suspected extremist who yelled “God is great!” in Arabic during a shooting spree around one of Europe’s most famous Christmas markets. The assault in the eastern French city of Strasbourg killed two, left one person brain dead and injured 12 others, authorities said. Police union officials...

  • Donald Trump December 9, 2018 7:01 pm

    Macron to Break Silence, Address French Nation Amid Protests

    Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely seen as aggravating a crisis that has shaken the government and the whole country. The president will consult in the morning with an array of national and local officials as...

  • Associated Press December 2, 2018 8:38 am

    Worst Riot in a Decade Engulfs Paris; Macron Vows Action

    French President Emmanuel Macron visited the graffiti-damaged Arc de Triomphe monument and held an emergency meeting on security Sunday, a day after central Paris was hit by France’s worst riot in a generation. Macron, who was meeting with his prime minister and interior and environment ministers, has vowed that those responsible for the violence and the damages will pay for...

  • China October 7, 2018 5:51 pm

    Wife Says Interpol Officer Sent Knife Image as Danger Signal

    The wife of Interpol’s president made an impassioned plea Sunday for help in bringing her missing husband to safety, saying she thinks he sent an image of a knife before he disappeared in China as a way to warn her he was in danger. Grace Meng detailed the last messages she exchanged with her husband, Interpol President Meng Hongwei, to...

  • lawyer July 3, 2018 11:57 am

    Team of Loyal Accomplices Flew Notorious French Criminal Out of Prison

    French investigators believe a team of four or five loyal accomplices carried out the brazen prison helicopter escape of one of France’s most notorious criminals. The armed, masked men took a helicopter pilot hostage, forced him to land Sunday in Reau Prison’s yard, used power tools to break through the prison yard’s doors and hustled Redoine Faid to freedom. Faid,...

  • director April 4, 2018 7:44 am

    France Puts 78,000 Security Threats on Vast Police Database

    France has flagged more than 78,000 people as security threats in a database intended to let European police share information on the continent’s most dangerous residents — more than all other European countries put together — according to an analysis by The Associated Press. A German parliamentarian, Andrej Hunko, was the first to raise the alarm about potential misuse of...

  • Associated Press March 24, 2018 2:51 am

    French Hero Officer Who Swapped Himself for Hostage Dies

    A French police officer who offered himself up to an extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage has died of his injuries, the interior minister said Saturday. Col. Arnaud Beltrame was among the first officers to respond to the attack on the supermarket in the south of France on Friday. His death, announced by French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, raises...

  • France December 14, 2017 10:12 am

    Police Seek Homeless Man Who Stumbled Upon $354K in Room at Paris Airport

    French police say a homeless man found a huge amount of cash last week at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and was able to leave the complex with 300,000 euros ($354,000). Two police officers, who are not allowed to speak publicly on the case, said Thursday that video surveillance showed the man looking in the trash and leaning against a...

  • Facebook September 18, 2017 5:39 pm

    US Student in Acid Attack in France Asks for Prayers for Suspect

    An American college student who was one of four women attacked with acid at a Marseille train station says on Facebook that she’s planning to continue her “incredible opportunity” to study in France.

  • driver September 18, 2017 2:30 am

    Acid Attack on 4 US Students Not Seen as Terror Act: France

    Four American college students were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged assailant, the local prosecutor’s office and the students’ school said. Boston College, a private Jesuit university in Massachusetts, said in a...

  • president August 25, 2017 7:52 am

    Some French Bemoan Macron's $30K-in-3-Months Makeup Markup

    President Emmanuel Macron’s office has confirmed a report that the French leader spent 26,000 euros ($30,695) on makeup during his first three months in power, and says it’s trying to find a cheaper alternative. The report in Le Point news magazine prompted harsh criticism of the president from French social media users. It said the cost includes the pay of...

  • driver August 15, 2017 2:14 pm

    ‘Incoherent' Suspect Recalls Driving Into Pizzeria: France

    A security guard who deliberately rammed his car into a crowded pizzeria in France told investigators he was a suicidal habitual drug user and had consumed “a large quantity” of painkillers the day before the act that killed an adolescent girl, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Eric de Valroger, a prosecutor in the town of Meaux east of Paris, described the...

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