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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.

18/06/2015 - France-Jordan

France to press for extradition of Palestinian mastermind behind Jewish restaurant attack

The suspected mastermind of an attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982 that left six people dead and 22 injured has been arrested, officials in Amman and Paris confirmed on Wednesday.

Police on Marseille's Castellane estate after the gunfire in February
15/06/2015 - FRANCE

20+ arrests in Marseille drug crackdown

Over 20 people were arrested in an anti-drug crackdown in the southern French city of Marseille on Monday morning,

Marly town hall
14/06/2015 - FRANCE

French wedding guest shot dead

A young woman died after being shot in the head while attending a wedding in Marly, northern France, on Saturday.

Cocaine seized in Peru - French Guiana is a transit point for drugs being smuggled to Europe from Latin America
13/06/2015 - FRANCE

Soldier stopped with 27 kilos of cocaine at French Guiana airport

A French soldier has been arrested with 27 kilos of cocaine in his bags at the airport in Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls in Mayotte on Saturday
13/06/2015 - France - Mayotte

Valls promises to fight 'plagues' of crime, illegal immigration on Indian Ocean island

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced measures to clamp down on the "plagues" of illegal immigration and crime in the Indian Ocean archipelago of Mayotte on a visit to the French ...
Dominique Strauss-Kahn
12/06/2015 - FRANCE

Strauss-Kahn likely to be acquitted in French pimping case

A French court was to rule Friday on whether ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty of pimping charge after a trial which exposed lurid details of champagne-fuelled orgies and prostitution, ...