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France raid nets three suspected jihadists

Two men and a woman have been arrested in a dawn raid in southern France on suspicion of recruiting fighters for Syria and planning attacks at home, police say.

2014-07-22 21:44 in News

Paris hotels allow guests to pay what they want

Five Paris hotels have launched a scheme allowing guests to "pay what you want" in an experiment that may be extended if successful.

2014-07-22 10:04 in News

French minister slams 'anti-Semitic' protests

France's interior minister has slammed "intolerable" acts of anti-Semitism after a rally against Israel's Gaza offensive descended into violence pitting pro-Palestinian crowds against Jewish businesses.

2014-07-21 20:46 in News

Looting in Paris as Europeans protest against Israel

A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds.

2014-07-21 15:45 in News

French president Hollande visits Niger

France's president is paying a visit to the former colony of Niger, a landlocked desert nation in West Africa that has played a key role in French military efforts in the region.

2014-07-18 20:27 in News

France to redeploy its troops in Africa

The redeployment of 3000 French troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Africa is expected to become official in the coming days.

2014-07-17 15:15 in News

Legionnaire killed in Mali suicide bombing

A French soldier was been killed in the first suicide bombing targeting France's forces in northern Mali.

2014-07-16 07:21 in News

France's Sarkozy hit by new phone tap leaks

A corruption scandal surrounding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has deepened further with fresh leaks of telephone conversations purporting to show he offered to get a judge a plum job in return for favours.

2014-07-13 09:29 in News

1000s protest Gaza strikes in London, Paris

Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators have turned out on the streets of London and Paris to call for an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza.

2014-07-12 10:42 in News

Mother stabs teacher to death in front of students

A primary school in southern France was in shock after a female teacher was stabbed to death in front of her pupils by a student's mother, who was quickly detained.

2014-07-04 15:18 in News

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