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African soccer boss free after corruption questioning

Jun 07 2019

MARSEILLE/PARIS French authorities released the head of African soccer's ruling body, Ahmad Ahmad, after several hours' questioning as part of a corruption investigation, a source at the prosecutor's office said on Friday.

Rights group tries to block new Saudi ship from leaving France with arms

May 28 2019

MARSEILLE/PARIS A French rights group sought on Tuesday to block the loading of what it said were munitions onto a Saudi Arabian ship docked in southern France, as pressure mounts on Paris to stop military sales to the kingdom.

France's Le Pen urges show of nationalist force in European elections

Sep 16 2018

FREJUS, France France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen urged Europe's populist parties to unite against a liberal establishment in next year's European elections, as she made a combative return to the spotlight after her bruising election defeat last year.

China's HNA Chairman Wang dies in France after falling from a wall

Jul 04 2018

BEIJING/MARSEILLE, France Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co-Chairman Wang Jian died during a business trip in France on July 3 in what local police said appeared to be an accidental fall from a wall while posing for a photograph.

Fillon, Melenchon seek last-gasp boost in French presidential election

Apr 09 2017

PARIS/MARSEILLE Two of the outside contenders in France's presidential election, Francois Fillon and Jean-Luc Melenchon, whipped up support with mass rallies on Sunday, seeking a last-gasp boost ahead of an increasingly tight first voting round.

Elderly French couple convicted over Picasso works kept in garage for decades

Dec 16 2016

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France An elderly French electrician and his wife were convicted on Friday of illicitly procuring hundreds of Picasso artworks that they kept for almost 40 years in the garage of their home.

Russians ready for 'ultra-violent' action involved in Euro 2016 clashes

Jun 13 2016

MARSEILLE, France Russian hooligans prepared for "ultra-rapid, ultra-violent action" were involved in the worst of the fighting that hit Marseille at the start of the Euro 2016 soccer tournament, the French city's chief prosecutor said on Monday.

Casinos, one-arm bandits, coming to cash-strapped French cities

Jan 22 2016

MARSEILLE, France French casino operators are seeking to expand beyond their historic hunting grounds of chic holiday resorts in search of younger customers.

Marseille football ex-boss in crosshairs of French underworld investigation

Sep 17 2015

MARSEILLE, France An inquiry into organised crime and the top football club in the French city of Marseille expanded on Thursday, when magistrates put the club's former president under investigation on suspicion of embezzlement.

Marseille soccer ex-boss in crosshairs of French underworld investigation

Sep 17 2015

MARSEILLE, France, Sept 17 An inquiry into organised crime and the top soccer club in the French city of Marseille expanded on Thursday, when magistrates put the club's former president under investigation on suspicion of embezzlement.

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