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France snubs Donald Trump’s appeal to repatriate ISIS fighters en masse

France will for now not act on U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for European allies to repatriate hundreds of Islamic State fighters from Syria, taking back militants on a “case-by-case” basis.
Notorious French criminal Redoine Faid had been serving a 25-year jail sentence - Shutterstock

French minister says won’t resign over helicopter jailbreak

France’s justice minister on Wednesday ruled out resigning after a notorious robber was broken out of prison by helicopter, despite a recent warning that the convict was on the verge of trying to escape.
Notorious French criminal Redoine Faid had been serving a 25-year jail sentence - Shutterstock

2,900 policemen hunt convict who escaped from jail in helicopter

Some 2,900 French police and gendarmes were Monday searching for a convicted armed robber, the Interior Ministry said, a day after a helicopter-borne commando sprung him from a jail south of Paris.

Prison guards on strike over attacks by inmates

French prison guards on Monday launched a nationwide strike in a showdown with President Emmanuel Macron’s government over staff levels and violence that they say is spiralling out of control inside the country’s overcrowded jails.

France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users

All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday.

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APC governorship candidate lauds peaceful polls in Nasarawa

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Election: Jimi Agbaje predicts victory for Atiku Abubakar, faults INEC on card reader

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