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Paris knife attacker 'heard voices' on eve of rampage: source

04 Oct 2019

PARIS The wife of the French IT worker who fatally stabbed four of his co-workers at Paris police headquarters has told investigators her husband heard voices in his head the night before the attack, a source close to the investigation said.

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

03 Oct 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

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

29 Sep 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

20 Sep 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.

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

16 Sep 2019

(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

12 Sep 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

12 Sep 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

24 Aug 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

23 Aug 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.

France opens criminal probe into death of Irish girl in Malaysia

14 Aug 2019

PARIS/SEREMBAN The Paris prosecutor's office has opened a criminal probe into the death of an Irish-French girl, whose body was found near a jungle stream in Malaysia, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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