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02/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREeCE - Germany

Cracks appear in Franco-German unity over Greek crisis

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Thursday ruled out a deal with Greece if the Greek people vote no to negotiators' terms in Sunday's referendum, despite President François Hollande's call for an "immediate agreement"

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.

Yassin Salhi escorted by police officers, near Lyon, France, June 28, 2015.
29/06/2015 - FRANCE

France deports 40 imams for preaching hatred

France has deported 40 imams for “preaching hatred” in the past three years, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday.

29/06/2015 - FRANCE - united states

Paris deploys 200 extra police to target UberPop

Paris will deploy 200 special police to crack down on illegal taxi activities after cab drivers held violent protests last week against unfair competition from the ride-booking app UberPop.

French weekly magazines review 28 June 2015

The identity debate thrives on French fears of terrorism and migrants' invasion of Europe from the Mediterranean.

A French forensic team on the site where the severed head of the victim was found, 26 June 2015
28/06/2015 - FRANCE

French terror suspect 'sent image of beheading to Syria'

The suspect in the attack on an industrial chemical plant in southeastern France has confessed and was to be transferred to Paris Sunday for further questioning by anti-terror police.

Officials search the home of suspect Yassin Salhi near Lyon, 27 June 2015
27/06/2015 - FRANCE

French PM warns of more attacks as ministers hold emergency meeting

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warns that the country faces more attacks after Friday’s killing at an industrial chemicals plant by a man who French security officials say once had links to ...
Viviane Lambert, the mother of Vincent Lambert, at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, 7 January 2015.
26/06/2015 - FRANCE

French vegetative man’s parents appeal decision allowing him to die

The parents of a severely brain-damaged Frenchman, Vincent Lambert, will challenge the European Court of Human Rights decision to allow him to die.

Investigators at the Air Products factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier where the attack took place, 26 June 2015
26/06/2015 - FRANCE

French President Hollande calls factory attack a terrorist act

An attack on a US industrial chemical plant in southeastern France on Friday morning is being investigated as a terrorist act, French President Francois Hollande said in a televised news conference ...
Factory at Saint-Quentin-Fallavier where the attack took place.
26/06/2015 - FRANCE

One dead, several hurt in attack on French factory near Lyon

An attacker carrying an Islamist flag killed one person and injured several others on Friday morning at a factory near Lyon in southeastern France, according to a legal source.