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French police secure the Champs Elysees after a car drove through barriers nearby set up for the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris, 26 July 2015
27/07/2015 - France

Teen turns himself in after car smashes Tour de France barrier

A 16-year-old has handed himself into police and confessed to smashing through security barriers of the Tour de France route in Paris, prompting police to open fire as the car sped away from a checkpoint Sunday.

French police look for evidence after the security cordon, installed for the arrival of the Tour de France, was violated.
26/07/2015 - France

French police open fire after car smashes Tour de France barrier

French police opened fire Sunday at a car which smashed through a security barrier in central Paris close to the finishing line of cycling's Tour de France, a police source told news agency ...
The Qwartz shopping mall
13/07/2015 - FRANCE

French police evacuate 18 shopworkers from mall during armed raid

French special forces evacuated 18 people from a shopping mall near Paris on Monday as three armed men appeared to be trying to rob a Primark store.
French handball player Nikola Karabatic
11/07/2015 - HANDBALL

French handball star Karabatic found guilty of match-fixing

The 31-year-old star player Nikola Karabatic has been found guilty in a betting scandal during a French championship handball match in May 2012.
Forsane Alizza Mohamed Achamlane in Paris in 2012
10/07/2015 - FRANCE

French Islamist group leader jailed for nine years

The leader of a French Islamist group has been jailed for nine years for terrorism-related offences, although his group committed no attacks.
The Basque separatist group Eta is blamed for the deaths of 829 people in a four-decade campaign of shootings and bombings.
09/07/2015 - France

Two arrested in raid on Basque separatist group Eta

Two suspected members of the Basque separatist group Eta have been arrested in France's Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in a raid supported by the Spanish Civil Guard.

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.

Court sketch of Dominque Cottrez.
25/06/2015 - FRANCE

Frenchwoman on trial for murder of eight of her own babies

A 46-year-old French nurse who has confessed to murdering at least eight of her own babies went on trial in the northern French city of Lille on Thursday.
HSBC helped the wealthy dodge billions of euros in taxes
23/06/2015 - FRANCE

France nets record 20 billion euros from tax dodgers

France collected a record 19.3 billion euros from tax avoiders in 2014, officials announced on Tuesday. A further 852.6 million euros was collected from chasing up benefit fraud.
Taxi drivers demonstrate during a protest against car-sharing service Uber in Nantes, western France, June 9, 2015
20/06/2015 - France-United States

War between French taxis and Uber deepens, unlimited strike Thursday

Tourists are bracing themselves for a nightmarish gridlock on roads from Thursday, as French taxi drivers prepare for unlimited strike action in protest against Uber.

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