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French police take a woman and child out of the building where Salhi lived
01/07/2015 - France

French Syria jihadist admits to involvement in Lyon factory beheading

A French jihadist fighting in Syria has admitted to involvement in the attack on a chemical plant near Lyon during which Yassin Salhi beheaded his boss, according to his mother. 

Flights cancelled during a previous air traffic controllers' strike
01/07/2015 - FRANCE

French air traffic controllers strike Thursday, Friday

French air traffic controllers were due to strike on Thursday and Friday as the summer holiday season opened. But the main union in the profession called the movement off on Wednesdy afternoon.
Migrants walk near trucks on a road which leads to the Channel Tunnel terminal in Coquelles near Calais on Tuesday
01/07/2015 - FRANCE - UNIted kingdom

Calais blockaded by Ferry strikers Wednesday morning

The port of Calais was closed for a third day on Wednesday morning as striking ferry workers were due to meet to decide whether to continue their dispute, which has seen them block the Channel tunnel ...
About 20 000 people demonstrated in favour of accepting negotiators' conditions in Athens on Tuesday
01/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREECE

France wants Greece deal before Sunday's referendum

France hopes an agreement can be reached on Greece's debt before Sunday's referendum on acceptance of EU and IMF negotiators proposals for the country's economy, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on ...
Thibaud Simphal, director general of Uber France, in Paris 19 May 2015.
30/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

Uber France, top executives to go to trial in September

French prosecutors have ordered Uber France and two of its top executives to go on trial in September on charges the company enabled "illegal" taxi services.

The former French economy minister Pierre Moscovici was targeted by the NSA, according to the latest WikiLeaks documents
30/06/2015 - FRANCE - US

Latest leaked documents show NSA spied on French economy ministers, companies

The US National Security Agency eavesdropped on France’s finance ministers and the country’s largest companies, according to the latest WikiLeaks documents published by French media.

30/06/2015 - Europe

EU agrees new law on roaming and net neutrality

The European Union has struck a deal to get rid of mobile phone roaming charges in 2017 in Brussels on Tuesday.
Charles Pasqua, seen here October 1986 when he first became France's interior minister
30/06/2015 - France

Former French interior minister Pasqua dies at 88

Former French interior minister Charles Pasqua died in a hospital in the Paris suburbs Monday at age 88.

A board bearing the Islamic State armed group's insignia in the Iraqi town of Saadiya after its capture by Iraqi troops and Shia-Muslim militias.
29/06/2015 - IRAQ – SYRIA

Islamic State armed group strong in Middle East and abroad a year after caliphate declaration

Monday marked one year since the Islamic State armed group declared itself a caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, London on 28 June 2015.
29/06/2015 - TENNIS

Security raised at Wimbledon after Tunisia beach attack

Security has been stepped up in line with the British national terror threat level at this year's Wimbledon tennis championships, which got under way Monday.