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Police arrest two suspect over Lyon bomb explosion

French police have arrested two suspects following a blast in the city of Lyon that wounded 13 people last week, French authorities said on Monday.
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Emmanuel Macron announces cabinet reshuffle in bid to regain momentum

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a successor to the post as part of a wider government reshuffle, two weeks after the resignation of French interior minister Gerard Collomb.
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Helicopter jailbreak gangster arrested in France

A gangster who made a Hollywood-esque helicopter jailbreak was arrested in northern France on Wednesday after three months on the run, sources close to the case said.
The attacker was shot by police in Trappes, France, after making threats against officers (Marie-Lombard--Twitter)

Two killed, one injured in knife attack near Paris

A man armed with a knife killed two people and seriously injured another on Thursday morning in a town about 30 kilometres (20 miles) southwest of Paris, officials said.
French President Emmanuel Macron

French opposition calls for no-confidence vote on Emmanuel Macron’s government

France’s opposition conservative party said on Tuesday it had asked for a vote of no-confidence against the government over the furore engulfing President Emmanuel Macron’s bodyguard, who was filmed hitting protesters during a May Day rally.

French parliament to grill minister over President Macron’s aide assault

France’s interior minister Gerard Collomb was due to appear before parliament on Monday, as opposition MPs accused the government of a cover-up over a former top presidential security aide who was charged with gang violence.
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Emmanuel Macron’s security aide facing charges over assault

A former top security aide for French President Emmanuel Macron was brought before a judge Sunday after videos emerged of him striking a young man during a demonstration, a scandal which has derailed parliamentary proceedings as lawmakers press the government for explanations.
Audrey Gadot, lawyer of former Elysee top security aide Alexandre Benalla, arrives at the Palais de Justice courthouse of Paris on July 22, 2018, where Benalla as well as four other suspects will face a magistrate.The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron's presidency deepened on July 21 as his interior minister faces a grilling over his response to a top security aide caught on video striking a young man at a Paris protest in May. Benalla, 26, was initially suspended without pay but on Friday Macron fired his former security aide, who was taken into custody suspected of unlawfully receiving police surveillance footage in a bid to clear his name. He is to face a magistrate on July 22, 2018, Paris prosecutors said. / AFP PHOTO / Zakaria ABDELKAFI

The Macron security aide scandal

Here is a timeline of what has become the most damaging scandal for Emmanuel Macron since being elected to the French presidency last year, over a top security aide caught on video assaulting a young man and woman during a protest.
French President Emmanuel Macron (up L) and Chief of the Defence Staff of the French Army General Francois Lecointre (up R) and the French Republican Guard take part in the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2018. Eric FEFERBERG / AFP

France marks Bastille Day with major military parade

Fighter jets streaked over Paris on Saturday as part of a massive military parade in a "demonstration of controlled force" on France's national day, due to be followed by a street party if "Les Bleus" win the World Cup.
France manager Didier Deschamps

France focus on World Cup glory, spurred on by 2016 Euro pain

France fine-tuned their preparations for the World Cup final against Croatia on Friday, desperate to overcome the bitter disappointment of losing the Euro 2016 final as FIFA declared Russia 2018 the best-ever tournament.
Firefighters work to put out a fire near a burning car in the Malakoff neighborhood of Nantes

Twelve arrested in riots over police killing of French youth

Twelve people were arrested after a second night of rioting in the western city of Nantes triggered by deadly shooting of a young man during a stop-and-search operation by police.
Firefighters work to put out a fire in the Malakoff neighbourhood of Nantes. Sebastien Salom Gomis-AFP-Getty Images

French authorities calls for calm after police killing sparks riots

French authorities called for calm Wednesday after riots erupted in the western city of Nantes following a deadly police shooting, highlighting simmering tensions in deprived urban areas.

Police clear biggest migrant camp in Paris

Security forces moved in on the biggest migrant camp in the French capital on Wednesday where some 1,700 people lived in makeshift tents alongside a canal.

Thousands march in France against Emmanuel Macron reforms

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across France on Saturday to demonstrate against Emmanuel Macron’s policies, but the turnout fell short of expectations and the president said nothing would stop his economic reforms.

Police foil terror attack in France

Police in France have foiled a suspected terror attack and arrested two brothers of Egyptian origin, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Friday.

Paris knife attacker from Chechnya, parents arrested

The knifeman who killed one person and wounded four others in central Paris on Saturday was born in Chechnya in 1997, the AFP quoting judicial sources has reported.

200 arrested in May Day protests in Paris

Nearly 200 anarchist protesters were arrested Tuesday after May Day riots in central Paris, where hooded youths torched a McDonald’s restaurant and several vehicles during a march against President Emmanuel Macron’s public sector reforms.

16 injured in deadly French jihadist shooting

Sixteen people were hurt, two seriously, along with the three killed in the shooting spree Friday in southwest France by a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group, President Emmanuel Macron said.

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Several dead as freight ship sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast

A Palau-flagged freight ship has sunk off the coast of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Bartin, killing at least three crew members, according to Bartin Governor Sinan Guner.
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Catholic priest kidnapped, murdered in Niger

A Catholic priest of the Diocese of Minna, Niger State, Rev. Father John Gbakaan Yaji, has been abducted and murdered by gunmen suspected to be armed bandits in the state.

Dangote completes Nigeria’s longest concrete road

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Abia government begs teachers to resume classes

Abia State Government has called on members of the state chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) to return to classes in the interest of their students and pupils.
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Rivers: Robbery suspect arrested with police identity card

A suspected armed robber who was among two suspects arrested by security guards and residents of Elekahia Housing Estate was seen with an identity card of Nigeria Police Force, suggesting he might be their personnel.