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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.

Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont.
02/11/2015 - FRANCE

Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, two years later

On 2 November 2013, RFI special correspondents Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were kidnapped and later murdered outside Kidal in Mali.
Oscar Pistorius during his trial in 2014
06/10/2015 - SPORT

Review board keeps Pistorius behind bars

Former Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been told he must remain in jail, after a decision to grant him parole was again delayed.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame lights the flame at the genocide memorial in Kigali in April 2015.
15/09/2015 - FRANCE - RWANDA

French court blocks Rwanda genocide suspect extradition

A French court has said no to the extradition of a Rwandan genocide suspect, accused of inciting the murder of monks in the monastery where he worked.
The father of one of the accused Belgrade killers defends his son in court with a sign "We want the truth", in April 2010
12/09/2015 - Serbia - France - Greece

Convicted killer of French football supporter arrested in Greece

A Serbian man who was one of more than a dozen convicted in the 2009 murder of a French football supporter was arrested in Athens on Saturday, Greek police said.

Robert Boulin at the Elysee palace in Paris on 26 September 1979, just weeks before his death
11/09/2015 - France

Court reopens investigation of minister's death, 36 years later

French prosecutors have reopened a case in the 1979 death of French cabinet minister Robert Boulin.

Tributes to Bastien in Germigny-l'Evêque
08/09/2015 - France

Parents of three-year-old found dead in washing machine stand trial

The parents of a three-year-old boy who died after being locked in a washing machine in 2011 appeared in court in northern France on Tuesday.
The Paris ring road
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Gridlock on French motorways as holidays end, travellers blockade

There were over 300 kilometres of traffic jams on French roads on Saturday as holidaymakers headed home to Paris and to the Channel ports.
The scene at the Jo Goldenberg restaurant on Paris's rue des Rosiers after the attack
26/08/2015 - FRANCE - JORDAN - palestine

France issues warrant for 1982 Jewish restaurant terror attack suspect

French investigators have issued an international arrest warrant for a Palestinian accused of taking part in a 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris that killed six people, sources said ...
Police block access to the travellers' camp on Tuesday
26/08/2015 - France

Four killed in shooting at travellers' camp in north France

Four people were killed in a shooting at a travellers' camp in Roye, northern France, on Tuesday afternoon. Another toddler wa seriously wounded, as was the gunman.