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French anti-terror investigators take over knife rampage probe

Oct 04 2019

PARIS France's anti-terror prosecutor has taken over the lead in investigating a knife attack in which an IT worker at police headquarters in Paris killed four co-workers before a police officer shot him dead. | Video

Paris police employee stabs four to death in force HQ before being shot dead

Oct 03 2019

PARIS A 45-year-old IT assistant at the police headquarters in central Paris went on a knife rampage inside the building on Thursday, killing three police officers and an administrative worker before he was shot dead by an officer, French officials said. | Video

UPDATE 6-Paris police employee stabs four to death in force HQ before being shot dead

Oct 03 2019

* Attack happened near Notre Dame cathedral (Updates with new details, adds background)

France's far-right Marion Marechal convinced of rising to power one day

Sep 28 2019

PARIS The niece of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said on Saturday she was convinced her ideas would carry her to power in the future, though she did not declare herself officially as a candidate for the next presidential election in France in 2022.

French weight-loss pill scandal set for landmark trial

Sep 20 2019

PARIS A landmark French trial will from next week seek to settle one of the country's biggest pharmaceutical scandals, probing whether the company behind a weight-loss drug believed to have triggered killer side-effects covered up the risks.

France's Le Pen hails EU 'way of life' job as victory on path to Elysee

Sep 16 2019

(In September 15 story corrects year in which Le Pen failed to reach second election round, paragraph 9)

Google to pay $1 billion in France to settle fiscal fraud probe

Sep 12 2019

PARIS Google agreed to pay close to 1 billion euros ($1.10 billion) to French authorities to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago in a deal that may create a legal precedent for other large tech companies present in the country.

Saudi princess complicit in beating up worker in luxury Paris flat - French court

Sep 12 2019

PARIS The daughter of the King of Saudi Arabia was complicit in beating up and briefly kidnapping a workman in her luxury flat Paris, a French court ruled on Thursday, sentencing the princess to a 10-month suspended prison sentence.

Paris prosecutor opens inquiry into whether Epstein committed crimes in France

Aug 23 2019

PARIS The chief prosecutor in Paris has opened a preliminary inquiry to determine whether late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes on French territory or against any underage French victims, prosecutor Remy Heitz's office said on Friday.

As G7 leaders arrive, barricaded Biarritz leaves swimmers out in the cold

Aug 23 2019

BIARRITZ, France Come rain or shine, every morning of the year Biarritz's White Urchin swimmers' club take a one kilometer swim around the Bay of Biscay. But today as they crawl to their favorite spot, the wail of a police speedboat sends a clear message: stay away.

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