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Valence's prosecutor Alex Perrin, speaks to the press, on January 2, 2016, at the Valence's courthouse, on driver shot and wounded yesterday as he drove a car at four soldiers guarding a mosque.
02/01/2016 - France

Car-rammer who attacked soldiers sought to kill: Prosecutor

A Frenchman who tried to run down soldiers guarding a mosque in central France said he wanted to kill them and be killed himself, a prosecutor said on Saturday.
French police and criminal investigators stand next to a car in front of the mosque of Valence, southeastern France, on January 1, 2016
02/01/2016 - France

Curbing terror threat risky admits Defence, after soldiers attacked

A driver who rammed his car into four soldiers guarding a mosque in Valence, south east France, was being treated on Saturday for leg and arm injuries.
Concert to thank the anonymous "heroes" who assisted victims of the 13 November , Paris, 21 December  2015
22/12/2015 - France

Concert honours heroes of Paris attacks

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve attended a concert on Monday night in Paris to honour some 12,000 emergency and health workers who jumped in to respond to the 13 ...
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, 16 December 2015
22/12/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIA

France, Russia to share military information on IS

France and Russia agreed on Monday night to share intelligence relating to the Islamic State armed group (IS) especially on foreign fighters having joined jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria.

A French soldier in the Central African Republic
08/12/2015 - Central African Republic - FRANCE

French soldiers questioned over Central Africa rape allegations

Four French soldiers were questioned in relation to accusations of paedophilia in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday in Paris, sources say.
Fighter jet on aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle
04/12/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande visits French aircraft carrier off Syria

President François Hollande on Friday visited the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle located in the Mediterranean on the outskirts of Syria.
French National Assembly during a debate to extend a state of emergency, Paris, France, 19 November 2015
03/12/2015 - FRANCE

France to change constitution to extend state of emergency

According to government sources, France will modify its constitution to extend special powers. A legal framework is to be presented to ministers on 23 December.

French President François Hollande meets with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at Moscow airport, December 6 2014
26/11/2015 - France-Russia

Hollande's grand anti-IS coalition with Russia compromised by downed jet

French President François Hollande was set to hold talks on Thursday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin to rally his support behind global efforts to forge a grand coalition against Islamic ...
The Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier leaves Toulon on 18 November 2015
22/11/2015 - FRANCE - IRAq - SYRIa

France to step up anti-IS air strikes, top soldier warns no short-term victory

France's Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier was to be operational in the offensive against the Islamic State (IS) armed group Monday, tripling the airforce's capacity for air strikes against the ...
Troops outside the Radisson Blu
20/11/2015 - MALI

Mali hotel siege ends with up to 27 reported dead

No more people were held in the Bamako hotel that was the scene of a seven-hour hostage-taking, Mali's Security Minister Salif Traore announced on Friday afternoon.