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French officials doubt Ukraine arrest linked to soccer bomb plot

Jun 07 2016

PARIS French investigators believe a Frenchman detained in Ukraine with a cache of weapons and explosives was more likely involved in arms smuggling than tied to a militant group, the prosecutor leading the case said on Tuesday.

French far-right veteran Le Pen predicts daughter's failure in elections

May 01 2016

PARIS French far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen on Sunday said his daughter Marine was doomed to lose in presidential elections next year, throwing the spotlight on their family feud at the National Front's May 1st celebrations.

France extends corruption probe to Olympic bids process

Mar 01 2016

PARIS French judges investigating corruption in athletics have extended their inquiry to look into the bidding and voting processes for the hosting of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro and 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, according to France's financial prosecutor.

Court says Facebook nude painting case can be tried in France

Feb 12 2016

A French court ruled on Friday that a case against social networking company Facebook over a painting of a nude woman can be tried in France, rejecting Facebook's argument that it is governed by Californian law.

French judge issues arrest warrant for Ivory Coast parliament speaker

Dec 07 2015

PARIS A French judge has issued an arrest warrant for Ivory Coast's parliament speaker Guillaume Soro after he failed to appear in connection with a case brought against him by the former Ivorian president's son, judicial sources said on Monday.

Tapped phone led Paris attack leader to his death

Nov 21 2015

PARIS Police watched the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks being led by a woman into an apartment the evening before both died there in a raid by special forces, a police source said on Friday. | Video

Tapped phone led Paris attack leader to his death

Nov 21 2015

PARIS Police watched the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks being led by a woman into an apartment the evening before both died there in a raid by special forces, a police source said on Friday. | Video

Tapped phone led Paris attack leader to his death

Nov 20 2015

PARIS Police watched the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks being led by a woman into an apartment the evening before both died there in a raid by special forces, a police source said on Friday. | Video

Tapped phone led Paris attack leader to his death

Nov 20 2015

PARIS Police watched the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks being led by a woman into an apartment the evening before both died there in a raid by special forces, a police source said on Friday. | Video

Tapped phone led Paris attack leader to his death

Nov 20 2015

PARIS Police watched the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks being led by a woman into an apartment the evening before both died there in a raid by special forces, a police source said on Friday. | Video

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