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Portrait of Jean Jaurès by Nadar, 1898
31/07/2014 - France

French politicians dispute Socialist Jaurès’s legacy 100 years after assassination

France pays tribute to Socialist martyr Jean Jaurès on Thursday on the 100th anniversary of his murder by a right-wing nationalist on the eve of World War I.

Alleged Brussels Museum killer Mehdi Nemmouche
30/07/2014 - France - Belgium

France hands alleged Brussels Jewish Museum gunman to Belgium

France has handed over to Belgium the man accused of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May.

Wojciech Janowski being arrested on 27 June
28/06/2014 - France - Monaco

Monaco millionairess’s son-in-law charged with hiring hitmen to kill her

The son-in-law of a Monaco millionairess has been charged with hiring hitmen to murder her.

Wojciech Janowski, son-in-law of Monaco heiress Helene Pastor, hidden by the arm of a policeman, leaves a police station to the courthouse, Marseille, 27 June 2014.
27/06/2014 - France

Son-in-law admits involvement in Monaco heiress murder

The son-in-law of one of Monaco's richest heiress admitted on Friday to involvment in the murder of 77-year-old Hélène Pastor.

The poster for The Silence of the Lambs
20/06/2014 - France

France’s female Hannibal Lecter cooks husband’s heart, nose, genitals

A 71-year-old Frenchwoman is to undergo psychiatric testing after killing her husband and cooking his heart, nose and genitals.

A family lights candles for th victims at the Brussels Jewish Museum
10/06/2014 - Belgium - Morocco - France

Fourth victim of Brussels Jewish Museum killings buried in Moroccan Muslim cemetery

The fourth person to die after a gunman opened fire on the Jewish Museum in Brussels was to be buried in a Muslim cemetery in Morocco.

Mehdi Nemmouche
05/06/2014 - France - Belgium

Alleged Brussels Jewish Museum gunman fights extradition to Belgium

A French court said it would rule next Thursday on whether alleged Brussels gunman Mehdi Nemmouche can be handed over to Belgium.

Mario Alfredo Sandoval
28/05/2014 - France - Argentina

French court backs extradition of alleged Argentine torturer

France’s appeal court has ruled in favour of the extradition of an alleged torturer during the 1970s dictatorship in Argentina.

The victim, Susanna Zetterberg
14/05/2014 - France - Sweden

French taxi driver protests innocence of Swedish woman's murder

A French taxi driver convicted of the 2008 murder of a 19-year-old Swedish woman insisted he was innocent at an appeal hearing near Paris on Tuesday.

Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris
09/05/2014 - France

Man found murdered in Paris's Père Lachaise cemetery

Paris police were holding a man was on Friday after the discovery of the body of a 66-year-old man with his skull caved in among the graves in the French capital’s famous Père ...