Family dispute suspected after five found dead in SW France flat

France— Link

Two couples and a child were found dead in an apartment in the town of Pau, south-west France, after neighbours reported smoke coming from inside it and seeing blood on a window.

Outrage over French estate agent advert specifying 'no blacks'

France— Link

The racist advert, placed in an estate agent's office in a Paris suburb and subsequently photographed and posted on social media, demanded that candidates to become tenants of an apartment should be of French nationality and not black.

The disturbing criminal backdrop to Hollande's secret liaison

France— Investigation

Behind the acute embarrassment caused for President François Hollande by recent revelations of his relationship with the actress Julie Gayet lies a disturbing backdrop. The pair met regularly in an apartment lent to them by Gayet’s friend and fellow actress Emmanuelle Hauck, who had close links with a number of individuals connected to organised crime. Mediapart has gained access to judicial documents that further underline the very serious risks run by Hollande, wittingly or unwittingly, during his secret liaison, and which former presidential security officers describe as a major failure by his protection services.         

One dead, three injured in Christmas fire in Paris

France— Link

More than 90 firefighters battled two hours to contain the apartment fire in southern Paris early on Christmas Day.

'Miniscule' Parisian apartment housed man for 15 years

France— Link

A 50-year-old man had been paying rent of 330 euros a month for a flat that has a living area of just 1.56 square metres.

Five die in apartment fire in Paris suburb

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Five people, including a child, were killed in an overnight fire that swept their apartment in the suburb of Gennevilliers, north of Paris.