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French Justice Minister Bayrou leaving government: Media

French Justice Minister Bayrou leaving government: Media

The Modem party is also the target of an investigation into alleged fake jobs opened by prosecutors earlier this month. 

French 'bikini killer' to have heart surgery in Nepal

A notorious French criminal who earned the nickname "bikini killer" for a string of murders throughout Asia in the 1970s, was in a Nepali hospital Friday, where he is expected to undergo open heart surgery.

 

French leader Emmanuel Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis

French leader Emmanuel Macron urges Gulf heads to defuse crisis

Saudi Arabia and allies including the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on Monday cut diplomatic ties with fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member Qatar over claims that Doha supports extremism.

France says Notre Dame attack an 'isolated act'

The attack on a French police officer outside Paris's famed Notre Dame cathedral by a hammer-wielding man was an "isolated act," government spokesman Christophe Castaner said Wednesday, AFP reported.

Frenchman killed in London attack: French minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

A Frenchman was killed and seven others were wounded in the London terror attack, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Sunday during a visit to Tunisia.

 

French hostage freed in Sudan: Paris

A French mineworker who was kidnapped in Chad and taken to neighbouring Sudan has been freed after more than six weeks in captivity.

Suspected extremist arrested, arms found near French base: Security source

French authorities found guns hidden near a military base where an ex-soldier suspected of radicalisation was arrested Friday.

French overseas territories kicking off presidential voting

French overseas territories kicking off presidential voting

Voters waking up in some French overseas territories are preparing to vote first in France's unpredictable presidential election, one day earlier than in the mainland.

Paris police hold 35 after violent demonstration over Chinese death

French police said today they had arrested 35 people after a demonstration by the capital's Asian community over the killing of a Chinese man by a policeman turned violent.

PM Narendra Modi, ex-French president discuss global issues of mutual interest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and the duo discussed regional and global issues of mutual interest.

Chief spokesman for French candidate Fillon steps down

The chief spokesman of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon said on Friday he was stepping down.

French voters still want scandal-hit Fillon to step down from presidential race: poll

Seven out of 10 French voters want conservative presidential candidate Francoi Fillon to step down.

Spain breaks up child pornography ring, 7 arrested

Spanish police announced Tuesday they have broken up a child pornography ring, arresting seven people suspected of exploiting at least 80 minors over a 15-year period.

French PM `open` to interim ban on foreign funding of mosques

France`s prime minister said on Friday he was "open" to a temporary ban on foreign financing for mosque building, after a spate of attacks in the country claimed by jihadists.

Church attacker threatened France in new video

A jihadist involved in the brutal killing of an elderly priest pledged to attack France in a newly released video, as Catholic bishops called for a day of prayer in a nation shaken by the latest assault.

France names second church attacker

French prosecutors on Thursday identified the second jihadist involved in the brutal killing of an elderly priest, as calls mounted for the prime minister and interior minister to resign after the latest terror attack.

Three French soldiers killed in Libya: French defence ministry

Three French soldiers have been killed in Libya, the French defence ministry said on Wednesday.

France says question marks over Turkey's role in fight with Islamic State

France's foreign minister said that questions needed to be asked on whether Turkey was a viable partner in the fight against Islamic State in Syria.

Failed Turkey coup 'not blank cheque' for Erdogan, France warns

Failed Turkey coup 'not blank cheque' for Erdogan, France warns

France's foreign minister warned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday against using his country`s failed coup as a "blank cheque" to silence his opponents. 

Nice truck attacker likely `radicalised very quickly`: French Interior Minister

Nice truck attacker likely `radicalised very quickly`: French Interior Minister

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Saturday that the man responsible for the attack in Nice in which 84 people died seemed to have been "radicalised very quickly".