Tag: France

Alexandre Benalla

Macron Aide Wore Police Helmet, Struck Protester to be Fired

PARIS (AFP) – The office of French President Emmanuel Macron told AFP on Friday that it has begun dismissal proceedings against a top security aide who violently struck a protester during a demonstration in Paris in May. A video published this week

People hold pictures of relatives killed by the Mohllas regime, during 'Free Iran 2018 - the Alternative' event on June 30, 2018 in Villepinte, north of Paris during the Iranian resistance national council (CNRI) annual meeting. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP) (Photo credit should read ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Mossad Thwarted Iranian Plot to Bomb Rally in France

Israel’s Mossad spy agency thwarted a terror attack in a Paris suburb last month, giving authorities in France, Germany, and Belgium crucial intelligence that led to arrests of a cell headed by an Iranian diplomat, Hebrew media reported Thursday.

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France Beat Croatia to Win World Cup After Moscow Thriller

Moscow (AFP) – France won their second World Cup 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, seeing off a dogged and desperate Croatia side who refused to lie down in one of the most electrifying finals in recent years.

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Party Begins As Delirious French Revel in World Cup Victory

Paris (AFP) – France erupted in joy on Sunday as the country clinched the World Cup, with fans streaming into the streets, honking car horns and flying the tricolore flag at the start of an enormous national celebration.

Firefighters work to put out a fire in a car in the Malakoff neighborhood of Nantes early on July 4, 2018. - Groups of young people clashed with police in the western French city of Nantes on the night of July 3 after a man was shot dead by an …

PICS: France Police Shooting Riots Enter Second Night

Cars were burned and locals clashed with police in the French city of Nantes on Tuesday and Wednesday nights after police fatally shot a 22-year-old who tried to avoid a police checkpoint.

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Critics Blast New French Laws Censoring ‘Fake News’

The French National Assembly passed two bills this week concerning the censorship of “fake news” that have been sharply criticized as an attack on freedom of the press and the imposition of an “official truth.”

Heavily armed men in helicopter free notorious French inmate

Manhunt After Notorious Inmate Escapes From French Prison By Helicopter

PARIS (AP) – France’s justice minister says investigators believe that drones seen months ago buzzing above a prison may be linked to the brazen escape of a notorious French criminal. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said authorities are urgently looking for