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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.

Jérôme Kerviel, who claims Société Générale did know about his high-risk trades
18/05/2015 - FRANCE

Kerviel investigator says Société Générale must have known of rogue trades, report

The police officer in charge of the inquiry into "rogue trader" Jérôme Kerviel has testified that his bosses at Société Générale knew about his ...
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy at a rally this month
16/05/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy party faces legal challenge to Republicans name change

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy's proposal to rebrand his mainstream right party faces a legal challenge.
Gilles Le Guen in the Aqmi video, October 2012.
15/05/2015 - France - Mali

French jihadist jailed for eight years

Jihadist Gilles Le Guen, arrested in April 2013 by French special forces in Timbuktu, Mali, was jailed for eight years by a Paris court on Friday.
Pro-legalisation demonstrators at Paris's Place de la Bastille on 9 May 2015
10/05/2015 - FRANCE

Legalise cannabis supporters march in Paris, other French cities

Placards and banners with the message "Ganga for all!" could be seen in the streets of Paris on Saturday as hundreds marched in support of legalising cannabis.
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 ...
A soldier in France's Sangaris operation in the Central African Republic
07/05/2015 - Central African Republic - FRANCE

Central Africa to open case in French soldiers' sex abuse allegations

The Central African Republic (CAR) is to take legal action against French soldiers accused of exchanging paedophile sex for food during the French military operation in the country.