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Assault-accused Macron bodyguard braces for Senate grilling

Assault-accused Macron bodyguard braces for Senate grilling

The disgraced former bodyguard at the centre of the biggest scandal of Emmanuel Macron's young presidency is due to appear Wednesday before a Senate committee which will quiz him over his close ties to France's maverick leader.

French interior minister to quit government by 2020

French interior minister to quit government by 2020

Gerard Collomb's announcement follows the abrupt resignations in recent weeks of a popular environment minister and a sports minister.

Man drives car into crowd in southern France, wounding two

Man drives car into crowd in southern France, wounding two

A man drove into a crowd of patrons gathered outside a bar in the southern city of Nimes early Friday, slightly wounding two before hitting a security barrier and being arrested, witnesses and local officials said.

French army chief: ready to strike Syria if chemical weapons used

French army chief: ready to strike Syria if chemical weapons used

France's top military official said on Thursday his forces were prepared to carry out strikes on Syrian targets if chemical weapons were used in an expected government offensive to retake the northern province of Idlib.

Cholera scare on flight from Algeria to France

Cholera scare on flight from Algeria to France

The child was among 147 passengers on the ASL Airlines flight who were kept on the plane for about an hour after it landed.

Man who stabbed family in France had inheritance row

Man who stabbed family in France had inheritance row

Officials say the 36-year-old, who was shot dead by police after Thursday's stabbing spree in the town of Trappes, had major psychological problems and was on a watchlist of suspected radicals.

French rappers freed after brawl shuts Paris airport

French rappers freed after brawl shuts Paris airport

The rumble between bitter rivals Booba and Kaaris in the departures hall of Orly airport three weeks ago was filmed by holidaymakers on their phones.

Russian suspected of planning terrorist attack arrested in Berlin

Russian suspected of planning terrorist attack arrested in Berlin

Investigators raided the home of the man, identified only as Magomed-Ali C, in line with German privacy laws, to look for explosive materials.

Paris aquarium offers haven for unwanted goldfish

Paris aquarium offers haven for unwanted goldfish

Paris's biggest aquarium has created a refuge for goldfish, providing a second life for any unwanted pets who might otherwise find themselves flushed down the toilet.

Multiple bids lined up for Paris airport operator: sources

Multiple bids lined up for Paris airport operator: sources

At least three consortiums have been formed to launch multibillion-euro bids for a stake in the operator of Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports, among the first of France's planned privatisations for 2019 ...

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France plans to introduce a penalty system that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025 ...

Rappers in custody after Paris airport brawl

Rappers in custody after Paris airport brawl

Orly airport said it was lodging a public order complaint after Booba and Kaaris remained in detention having been held for questioning.