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Police arrest 5 after homemade bomb found in Paris

Police arrest 5 after homemade bomb found in Paris

French police arrested five people, including one on a terror watchlist after discovering a suspected home-made bomb in one of Paris's most exclusive neighbourhoods at the weekend, officials said.

Marseille attacker arrested days before rampage

Marseille attacker arrested days before rampage

Authorities said the killer, who was shot dead by anti-terror troops after Sunday's attack outside the southern city's main train station, had used a Tunisian passport last week under the name of a 29-year-old.

Two women stabbed to death at French train station

Two women stabbed to death at French train station

A witness told Reuters she saw a man take out a knife from his sleeve and then stab a young girl and then a second woman.

Paris experiments with 'car-free day' across the city

Paris experiments with 'car-free day' across the city

Parisians were encouraged to roller-blade, bike or stroll through the City of Light on Sunday for a ‘car-free’ day intended to leave the streets vacant for slower, clean forms of transport.

29 hurt as French stadium barrier collapses

29 hurt as French stadium barrier collapses

Twenty-nine fans were hurt, five of them seriously, when a barrier collapsed Saturday at a stadium in the northern French city of Amiens as away supporters celebrated their opening goal.

Macron invites Iraq PM to Paris to discuss Kurdish vote

Macron invites Iraq PM to Paris to discuss Kurdish vote

French President Emmanuel Macron has invited Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to visit Paris on Thursday, saying the aim is to calm tensions after the deeply divisive Kurdish independence referendum.

Ariane 5 rocket puts satellites into orbit on second attempt

Ariane 5 rocket puts satellites into orbit on second attempt

An Ariane 5 rocket put two commercial satellites into orbit after an initial attempt was aborted earlier this month, operator Arianespace said early Saturday.

France's far-left to take to the streets against Macron

France's far-left to take to the streets against Macron

French far-left opposition leader Jean-Luc Melenchon‏ is rallying his supporters in Paris on Saturday against Emmanuel Macron's labour reforms, in a test for both men ...

Paris police car torching trial delayed after chaotic start

Paris police car torching trial delayed after chaotic start

The trial of nine men over a dramatic attack on Paris police, whose car was torched while they were still inside, was delayed after getting off to a chaotic start Tuesday.

British Airways flight security scare forces evacuation in Paris

British Airways flight security scare forces evacuation in Paris

A London-bound British Airways flight was evacuated at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport on Sunday due to a security scare, but was later cleared for take-off, the airport's operator said.

French journalist freed by Turkey arrives home

French journalist freed by Turkey arrives home

A young French reporter who had been held on terror charges in Turkey, in a case that sparked tensions with France, arrived in Paris on Sunday after being freed.

Emir, French president discuss efforts to resolve Gulf crisis

Emir, French president discuss efforts to resolve Gulf crisis

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani discussed with French President Emmanuel Macron the strong bilateral relations and means of enhancing and developing them in all fields to serve the common interests of the two countries.