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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls addresses the National Assembly on 18 November 2015.
19/11/2015 - FRANCE

What does France's anti-terror state of emergency mean?

The French National Assembly has agreed to extend the state of emergency declared after last week's terror attacks in Paris until the end of February and the Senate was set to do so on Friday.
French President François Hollande spoke before both houses of parliament in a rare Congress meeting at Versailles, 16 November 2015.
17/11/2015 - FRANCE

French government seeks to write state of emergency into constitution

Following last Friday's deadly attacks in Paris by the Islamic State armed group, the government said Tuesday it would pursue changes to the country's constitution that would allow the presidency to ...
French police conduct a search of a car during an identity and vehicle check at the Place de la Republique in Paris, France, November 17, 2015.
17/11/2015 - France

France recruits extra security to counter terror threat, blows budget

France will recruit 8,500 additional police and security personnel as part of new measures to counter the increased security threat to the country following last Friday's attacks.
Migrants walk near tents in the "New Jungle" makeshift camp in Calais, northern France
13/11/2015 - FRANCE

Support grows for UK aid worker caught smuggling child from French migrant camp

Public support is growing in France for a British aid worker who is facing jail time in France.
Gabon's President Ali Bongo with France's François Hollande in September 2015
12/11/2015 - FRANCE - GABON

French court allows viewing of Gabon President Ali Bongo's birth certificate

A French court has allowed details of the birth certificate of Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba to be seen by another member of the family of former president Omar Bongo Ondimba.
France's forward Karim Benzema prior to the friendly football match between France and Armenia, (Archives)
05/11/2015 - France

Beleagured Real striker Benzema charged for complicity in sex-tape scandal

The legal troubles of French international footballer Karim Benzema took a turn for the worse on Thursday, after the striker was charged with attempting to extort money from his fellow team player to ...
Members of the same family living at the Calais migrant camp known as the "Jungle"
03/11/2015 - FRANCE

France, Britain to improve Calais migrant camp response

France and the UK have signed an agreement to tackle people smuggling networks on both sides of the English Channel.
Migrants wait outside the Jules Ferry reception center
02/11/2015 - FRANCE

French reforms to national asylum system take effect

A law aiming to speed up and streamline the processing of refugee claims in France went into effect on Monday.
A photo of the courthouse in Melun, located in the south-west of Paris, where the victim, Henrique Vannier worked.
29/10/2015 - France

Drama in French court house: lawyer shoots bar chairman, kills himself

France's youngest chairman of the bar was shot and seriousy wounded by a lawyer facing supension, in a dramatic shoot-out at a court house near Paris, police sources said on Thursday.

21/10/2015 - france

Cannabis found growing in Marseille school

A worker at a middle school in the southern French city of Marseille is due to appear in court after the school's principal found a "spectacular" stash of marijuana plants on school ...