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A file photo shows a man looking closely at the door with the message "Omar m'a tuer" (Omar killed me) in the courtroom in Nice, January 31, 1994.
06/11/2015 - France

New DNA could unlock one of France's most famous murder mysteries

The case of Omar Raddad, an illiterate Moroccan gardner convicted of killing his wealthy employer in 1991, could be reopened after new DNA strands were discovered at the scene of the crime in Mougins near Nice.

French President Francois Hollande (L) welcomes Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the Elysee Palace on Tuesday

Hollande calls for calm at Al Aqsa mosque after meeting Abbas in Paris

French President François Hollande called for calm at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque after meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris Tuesday.
The Sacré Coeur in Paris is visited by more tourists than the Louvre
20/04/2015 - FRANCE

Paris to spend 80 million euros on restoring churches

Paris is to invest 80 million euros in restoring its churches and synagogues, a figure that religious heritage professionals say is nowhere near enough.

Front National leader Marine Le Pen
04/04/2014 - France

French far-right local councils to ban no-pork menus in schools

The 11 town councils won by France's Front National (FN) in last week's local elections are to refuse to serve no-pork menus in school canteens, party leader Marine Le Pen said on Friday.
09/01/2013 - France

Socialists make gay marriage compromise ahead of opponents' demonstration

French Socialist MPs have dropped an amendment legalising medically assisted procreation for same-sex couples in an attempt to undermine opposition to the gay marriage bill that is due to be ...
20/12/2012 - Mayan calendar prophesy

The world is going to end ... but not today

One good thing about denying that the end of the world is nigh is that, if you’re proved wrong, no-one’s going to tell you – unless you believe we have souls that sit around scoring ...
François Hollande met Jewish community leaders on Sunday, a day after a drive-by shooting at a synagogue and mass police raids on a group alleged to be behind an attack on a Kosher store
07/10/2012 - France

French synagogue targeted by drive-by shooting as President seeks to soothe interfaith tensions

A synagogue north of Paris has been targeted by a drive-by shooting on the same day as police carried out raids on an alleged radical Islamic terrorist cell said to be behind an attack on a Kosher ...
24/04/2011 - Israel - Palestinian Territories

Israeli minister's nephew killed by Palestinian police officer

An Israeli minister's nephew was killed and four other Israelis wounded on Sunday when a Palestinian police officer shot at them in the West Bank town of Nablus, the Israeli army said.