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Machete attacker shot at Louvre in Paris

Feb 03, 2017 - 6:19 PM

UPDATED One soldier is lightly injured and has been taken to hospital while the knifeman is in a serious condition but is still alive security forces say

LOUVRE. French police officers and soldiers patrol near the Louvre museum on February 3, 2017 in Paris after a soldier has shot and gravely injured a man who tried to attack him. Photo by Alain Jocard/ AFP

Cazeneuve becomes French PM as Valls aims for president

Dec 06, 2016 - 5:38 PM

UPDATED Cazeneuve will take control of the Socialist government until May s election

NEW PRIME MINISTER. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve addresses the press following a meeting between representatives of the Police Unions and the French president at the Elysee Palace on October 26, 2016. Photo by Stephane De Sakutin/AFP

'Jungle' migrant camp ablaze as demolition ramps up

Oct 26, 2016 - 4:04 PM

3rd UPDATE Around half of the camp s estimated population of 6 000 to 8 000 migrants have been transferred out since Monday October 24

Smoke rises over makeshift shelters during the full evacuation of the 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais, northern France, on October 26, 2016. Philippe Huguen/AFP

France begins demolition of 'Jungle' migrant camp

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:39 AM

4th UPDATE The demolition work comes on the second day of a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement in northern France

LEAVING CALAIS. Migrants, carrying their luggage, walk past a Calais city limit sign as they head towards an official meeting point set by French authorities as part of the full evacuation of the Calais 'Jungle' camp, in Calais, northern France, on October 24, 2016. Francois Lo Presti/AFP

France says Britain has 'moral duty' on Calais migrant children

Oct 11, 2016 - 9:26 AM

Britain has a moral duty to let hundreds of migrant children join their relatives across the Channel France says days before the notorious Jungle camp in Calais is due to be bulldozed

In this photo, migrant children are taught at a makeshift school in the 'Jungle' camp in the port town of Calais, northern France, on February 16, 2016. Philippe Huguen/AFP

Woman held after 'foiled' Paris attack was ISIS follower

Sep 09, 2016 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED France is on high alert following a string of jihadist attacks including last November s coordinated bloodshed in which Islamic State extremists killed 130 people

ARRESTED. French police investigating the discovery a car containing six gas cylinders in Paris, on Thursday arrested three female suspects said to have been planning new acts of violence, shooting one of them in the process. Photo by Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP

Pope meets French President after priest murder

Aug 18, 2016 - 8:59 AM

Hollande says France has been very grateful for the Pope s solidarity following the killing of 85 year old priest Jacques Hamel by two teenagers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State ISIS group

A handout picture provided by L'Osservatore Romano Press Office on 17 August 2016 shows French President Francois Hollande (R) during his visit with Pope Francis (C) in the Vatican, August 17, 2016. L'Osservatore Romano Press Office/Handout/EPA

French PM moots temporary ban on foreign-funded mosques

Jul 29, 2016 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED We need to reset and invent a new relationship with Islam in France says Prime Minister Manuel Valls

AFTERMATH. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls arrives at Elysee Palace for a meeting with Francois Hollande and religious representatives in Paris, France, July 27, 2016. According to reports, two hostage takers were killed by the police after they took hostages at a church in Saint Etienne du Douvray on 26 July 2016. File photo by Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French jihadist attacks church while under house arrest

Jul 26, 2016 - 5:18 PM

3rd UPDATE President Francois Hollande says the two men who stormed a church before killing the elderly Catholic priest claimed allegiance to ISIS before being shot dead by police

HOSTAGE-TAKING. A municipal police vehicle blocks an underpass leading to the scene of a hostage taking incident in Saint Etienne du Rouvray, near Rouen, France, July 26, 2016. Photo by Alice Patalacci/EPA

5 detained over Nice attack to face judge

Jul 21, 2016 - 3:48 PM

The government is scrambling to reassure a jittery population after the country s third major attack in 18 months killed 84 people out celebrating Bastille Day

A banner reading 'Solidarite avec Nice' (Solidarity with Nice) is displayed on a bridge, six days after deadly attack of the Bastille day at the Promenade des Anglais in the French riviera city of Nice, during the 184,5 km seventeenth stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 20, 2016 between Berne and Finhaut-Emosson. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Attacker staked out Nice site, accomplice suspected

Jul 17, 2016 - 10:05 PM

3rd UPDATE Seven people are now being held over the carnage

epa05429146 A slow shutter-speed picture taken 16 July 2016 shows two young women as they hold each other in tears near the site of a casualty, flags flying half-mast in the background, on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. According to reports at least 84 people died and many were injured after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous promenade during celebrations of Bastille Day in Nice, late 14 July. EPA/IAN LANGSDON (ALTERNATIVE IMAGE REPEAT)

Truck attacker 'radicalized very quickly' – French interior minister

Jul 16, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Bernard Cazeneuve says the massacre in Nice France was a new type of attack which showed the extreme difficulty of the fight against terrorism

INVESTIGATION. Forensics officers and policemen look for evidences in a truck on the Promenade des Anglais seafront in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, after it drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Belgium's neighbors tighten borders security after attack

Mar 22, 2016 - 7:22 PM

UPDATED France s Bernard Cazeneuve also calls on Europe to further boost coordination and the fight against terrorism

FRENCH POLICE. French police controls along the road from Paris to Lille, between Senlis and Compiegnes, France, March 22, 2016. Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

France criticizes 'strange' Belgium border checks

Feb 25, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Belgium takes action to monitor its border as France is expected to demolish a refugee camp

epa05162416 Migrants warm their hands with fire aside of the tents and huts of the makeshift camp called 'The Jungle' next to the fenced area made of containers recycled in rooms in Calais, France, 15 February 2016. A new deadline was set by the French administration for the removal of migrant settlements in a week's time, as authorities plan to create a no-man zone in order to better spot migrants trying to access trucks and reach Britain. Between 4,000 and 7,000 migrants currently live in 'The Jungle'. EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

France vows to maintain 'order' in Calais

Jan 25, 2016 - 9:19 AM

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve vows to maintain order in northern Calais a day after dozens of migrants boarded a ferry triggering the temporary closure of the key port

Workers install spot lights as a no-man zone is to be created near the makeshift camp called 'The Jungle' in Calais, France, January 15, 2016. Etienne Laurent/EPA

Jewish school teacher stabbed in Marseille – police

Nov 19, 2015 - 1:13 PM

The 57 year old victim is attacked outside his home near the school and synagogue complex

STABBING IN MARSEILLE. Police secure the area near where a man was injured in a stabbing, on November 18, 2015 in the southern city of Marseille. Photo by Boris Horvat/AFP

Hollande sets out revenge after Paris attacks

Nov 17, 2015 - 6:22 AM

On the domestic front the French president calls for an extension of the state of emergency by 3 months and announces 8 500 new police and judicial jobs to help counter terrorism

DEFIANCE. French President Francois Hollande arrives for a speech at an exceptional joint gathering of Parliament in Versailles on November 16, 2015, three days after 129 people were killed in the worst terrorist attack in France's history. Michel Euler/ Pool / AFP

Some '2,000' migrants try to storm Channel Tunnel terminal

Jul 29, 2015 - 8:36 AM

Eurotunnel: It was the biggest incursion effort in the past month and a half

DANGEROUS CROSSING. Migrants walk along railway tracks at the Eurotunnel terminal on July 28, 2015 in Calais-Frethun. Philippe Huguen/AFP

France foils 'terror' attack on military

Jul 16, 2015 - 3:47 PM

France foils a terrorist plot to capture and decapitate a member of its armed forces officials said underscoring the threat the country faces 6 months after the Islamist attacks in Paris

In this file photo, French Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve arrives at the Elysee Palace for a security council meeting, in Paris, France, June 27, 2015. Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Lufthansa says Germanwings co-pilot admitted 'severe depression'

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:27 AM

Lufthansa which owns Germanwings admits the 27 year old Andreas Lubitz had told the company in 2009 about his illness after interrupting his flight training

CENTER OF INVESTIGATION. A picture made available 27 March 2015 shows Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525, running during the Aerportrace in Hamburg, Germany, 13 September 2009. Foto-Team-Mueller/EPA

Germanwings crash probe not focusing on terrorism – French minister

Mar 25, 2015 - 4:57 PM

Nevertheless the minister adds cautiously that all theories must be carefully examined until we have the results of the inquiry

LOOKING FOR ANSWERS. (R-L) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Environment Minister Segolene Royal, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Spanish Minister of Public Works and Transport Ana MarÌa Pastor Julien hold a press conference at the emergency situation centre in Seyne Les Alpes, France, 24 March 2015 near the crash site of the Germanwings A320 aircraft. Thomas Koehler/photothek.net/Auswartiges Amt/dpa/Handout/EPA

France reforms seek to tackle Muslim radicalization

Feb 26, 2015 - 9:45 AM

France outlines plans to set up a dialogue forum tapping leading associations intellectuals and other notable figures from the Muslim community for regular talks with the government

The Eiffel Tower shines a spotlight over the rooftops of Paris, France, 08 December 2011. Ian Langsdon/EPA

France seizes passports of would-be jihadists

Feb 23, 2015 - 8:38 PM

UPDATED It is the first time the measure has been used in France following its introduction as part of a raft of new counter terrorism laws in November

An electronic display board board at Charles de Gaulle Airport indicates a flight as 'Annule' (Cancelled), in Paris, France, 15 September 2014. Etienne Laurent/EPA

Bloody end for twin hostage dramas in France

Jan 10, 2015 - 12:22 AM

4th UPDATE The dramatic climax to the two stand offs brought to an end more than 48 hours of fear and uncertainty in France

ATTACK. Members of the French police special forces launch the assault and evacuate the hostages at a kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris, on January 9, 2015. Thomas Samson/AFP

Twin terror standoffs grip France

Jan 09, 2015 - 9:24 PM

UPDATED The attacks come as it emerges the suspects in the deadly Charlie Hebdo attack have been on a US terror watch list for years ; British intelligence warns of other mass casualty attacks against the West

TO SAFETY. French gendarmes stand by as children are evacuated from a school in Dammartin-en-Goele, north-east of Paris, where two brothers suspected of slaughtering 12 people in an Islamist attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo held one person hostage as police cornered the gunmen, on January 9, 2015. Dominique Faget/AFP

Two seriously hurt after man fires on police outside Paris

Jan 08, 2015 - 4:48 PM

UPDATED No link has yet been established with Wednesday s January 7 deadly magazine attack

One dead, 3 missing in French floods

Nov 28, 2014 - 8:08 AM

The woman s body is found next to her car by the side of a river and is supposed to have been out with her daughter at the time

ISIS-linked group threatens to kill French hostage in Algeria

Sep 23, 2014 - 8:35 AM

The Algerian group Jund al Khilifa said in a video that they would kill French national Herve Pierre Gourdel unless Paris halts air strikes on the extremists in Iraq

HOSTAGE. An image grab taken from a video released by Jund al-Khilifa group via YouTube on September 22, 2014, allegedly shows French tourist, Herve Pierre Gourdel (C), sitting between two armed jihadists at an undisclosed location. Jund al-Khilafa via YouTube/Handout/AFP

France says 'particularly dangerous' jihadist recruiter held

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:18 PM

France and a number of European countries express concern over radicalized young people leaving to fight in Iraq and Syria amid fears they could pose a security risk on their return

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Ex-hostage says museum shooting suspect was among Syria captors

Sep 06, 2014 - 9:43 PM

When Nemmouche was not singing he was torturing writes one of a group of 4 journalist hostages freed in April

MUSEUM KILLING. This handout videograb taken from security footage and released on May 28, 2014 by the Belgian Federal Police on demand of Brussels' king prosecutor shows the suspected gunman who opened fire at the Jewish museum in Brussels. Photo Handout / Belgian Federal Police / AFP

Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families

Jul 26, 2014 - 10:29 AM

The scale of the tragedy for some communities is becoming clear as it emerged that 10 members of one French family died in the crash

Survivors of Air Algerie jet crash unlikely: France

Jul 25, 2014 - 3:47 PM

UPDATED France s interior minister says the Air Algerie crash was most likely caused by weather which the transport minister said it was unlikely that any of the people on board survived

AIR ALGERIE. The Air Algerie logo at their headquarters, in Paris, France, 24 July 2014. Christophe Karaba/EPA