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Journalists at the scene of the murders near Chevaline in the french Alps
25/05/2015 - FRANCE - United Kingdom - Iraq

French ex-foreign legionnaire named as suspect in Alps British-Iraqi murders

A former French foreign legion soldier is named as the prime suspect in the 2012 murder of an Iraqi-born British businessman and his family in the Alps in a book to be published in the UK next week.
24/05/2015 - France

Man arrested for delaying Bordeaux flight with fake bomb alert

French police have arrested a man who called in a fake bomb threat to the regional airport of Bordeaux-Merignac so that his girlfriend would not miss her flight.

Police working on a French motorway
19/05/2015 - FRANCE

Fake police stage carjackings on motorways near Paris

Fake police officers have staged 10 carjackings on motorways west of Paris in the last fortnight, making off with expensive cars, vans and cash and leading police to believe that a gang is operating ...
Daniel Legrand arrives at the court in Rennes on Tuesday
19/05/2015 - FRANCE

French man faces third trial in long-running paedophilia ring case

A 33-year-old French man went on trial for the third time on Tuesday in a controversial paedophilia case that has dragged on for 14 years and seen only four of the 17 accused convicted.
A court sketch shows French police officers Sebastien Gaillemin and Stephanie Klein attending their trial in Rennes on 16 March, 2015
18/05/2015 - France

French police aquitted over teen deaths that sparked 2005 riots

Two French police officers, accused of failing to help two teenagers whose electrocution in 2005 in a power substation led to weeks of riots in the Paris suburbs, have been acquitted.
Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd is reported to have been the owner of the hijacked vehicle
18/05/2015 - Saudi Arabia - FRANCE

French police arrest Paris Saudi carjacking suspects

French police have arrested nine people in connection with a spectacular carjacking on the convoy of a Saudi prince last year that netted 250,000 euros.

Police at the scene of a jewellery heist on the Croisette in 2013
07/05/2015 - FRANCE

Robbers make off with 17.5m-euros of jewels ahead of Cannes Film Festival

Armed robbers grabbed 17.5-million-euros-worth of jewels from a shop on the seafront of Cannes, just eight days ahead of the opening of the famous film festival.It is not the first time thieves have ...
The tugboat was boarded by a team from the Royal Navy's HMS Somerset and Border Force cutter Valiant.
26/04/2015 - France - Scotland

Two tonnes of cocaine seized in Franco-British bust

More than two tonnes of cocaine have been seized in the North Sea after French customs officers identified a vessel's unusual route and tipped off the Royal Navy and British coastguards, officials ...
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Archbishop of Paris Cardinal André Vingt-Trois speak to the press after the discovery of a terrorist plot to attack a church in France
25/04/2015 - France

Terror charges brought against suspect in plot to attack church

The Algerian scholarship student accused of planning to attack at least one church in France was charged Friday night with terror-related murder and criminal conspiracy after five days of police ...
President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and Vice-President William Ruto in Nairobi
24/04/2015 - Kenya

Anti-corruption officials suspended, casting shadow on Kenyan transparency

Kenya's top anti-corruption officials have been suspended after a standoff with Parliament.