France charges two suspected Paris attacks 'accomplices' arrested in AustriaFrance on Friday filed terror charges against two suspected members of the same Islamic State (IS) group cell that massacred 130 people in Paris last November, a judicial source…
Will banning foreign funds for French mosques help combat terrorism?In calling for a ban on foreign financing of French mosques, France’s prime minister has touched on a tricky debate in a country where the state’s relations with a fragmented…
French growth grinds to a halt over strikesFrench economic growth ground to a halt in the period from April to June, as consumer and business spending were hit by strikes at oil refineries. France's finance ministry…
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French media ban on naming jihadists: 'Good intention, bad result'IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Friday, July 29: How did the two terrorists behind the priest killing on Wednesday get radicalized so quickly? That's what the French press are asking. It…
A deadly pact between radicalised teens. Monday morning......Two19 year-olds were shot dead by police as they emerged from a church at Saint Etienne du Rouvray...after killing a priest and taking hostages during morning mass. One of attackers was immediately named as Adel Kermiche.The second suspect has now been idenfied as Abdel Malik Nabil Petitjean......verified by a DNA sample provided by his mother. For over a year, she lived in this apartment in eastern France with her son. She's still in shock over what happened. By her account, the morning of the attack, he said he was going to visit a cousin in Nane cie ncié, a 5 hour drive away from St Etienne.0.39SOT Mother, Abdel Malik Nabil Petitjean "At 7 o'clock he wrote to me: "Mum, don't worry. Everything is good. I love you. Go to sleep"An ID card belonging to Petitjean was found in Kermiche's house. His photo was famililar to authorities, last Friday they recieved a tip-off that he was preparing for an imminent attack in France. Police had been looking for him for several days before the attack. Both men had been on an anti-terror survillance list. On the radar, for trying to travel to Syria and join the ranks of the Islamic State group.
French investigators formally identify second Normandy church attackerA deadly pact between radicalised teens.
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Concerns over Hinkley Point project financingThe English nuclear plant will be largely funded by French EDF.
Ban on foreign funding of French mosques not a bad plan, says VallsFrance's prime minister said Friday he was "open" to a temporary ban on the foreign financing of mosques, after a spate of attacks in the country claimed by jihadists.
Normandy town honours slain priest at memorial ceremonyMourners gathered in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray on Thursday to pay tribute to Father Jacques Hamel, the French priest who was murdered this week by two men…
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Hollande tells Trump: ‘France will never yield’French President François Hollande on Thursday rejected comments by White House hopeful Donald Trump that France was "no longer" the country it once was after a series of deadly…
France to form National Guard to counter terrorist threat, Hollande saysFrench President François Hollande on Thursday confirmed that a National Guard would be formed from existing reserve forces to better protect citizens facing terror attacks.
French investigators formally identify second church attackerA day after the Islamic State (IS) group released a video purportedly showing the two jihadists who attacked a northern French church and killed a priest, investigators formally…
Deadly church attack casts spotlight on religion in secular FranceThis week’s grisly murder of an 86-year-old priest in an assault on a church near Rouen in northwest France has cast a spotlight on religion in a country that is one of the most…