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Six arrested over Lyon vigilante attacks against alleged anti-Semites

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Six people have been arrested for attacks on individuals performing the 'quenelle', a gesture associated with anti-Semitism, on social networks.

French police arrest 21 people over suspected horsemeat scam

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Veterinarians and other meat industry workers are suspected of selling for human consumption meat from horses used for medical research.

France arrests dozens in arms trafficking crackdown

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The 45 people arrested in France and in French overseas territories were detained as part of an operation targeting international traffickers.

Couple arrested after malnourished child found in car boot

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French investigators unraveling the harrowing case of an infant girl found in the boot of a car believe she may have been hidden there since birth.

Greenpeace activist in Eiffel Tower stunt protest over Russia arrests

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The man suspended himself in a tent from the second floor of the monument in protest against Russia's detention of 30 of the group's members.

Gang sold plonk under one of France's most expensive wine labels

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Prosecutors in Burgundy say a network of counterfeiters sold at least 400 bottles of cheap wine as Romanée-Conti for a total of 2 million euros.

Six arrested over Air France gold cargo heist

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The arrests in Paris were in connection with the theft this month of gold worth about 1.6 million euros from a Zurich-bound Air France flight.

French mother of daughter 'missing in park' admits she is dead

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The mother, who made a tearful appeal for her missing five-year-old daughter, has admitted the girl is dead after she and four others were arrested.

French police arrest eight in horse meat probe - prosecutors

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Managers of former meat processing firm Spanghero detained for questioning as authorities continue inquiry into the mislabeling of beef as horse.

France, Spain bust China-based human-trafficking ring

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French and Spanish police announce arrests of 75 alleged members of a gang smuggling Chinese citizens into Europe and the US.

French police arrest six in anti-terrorism raids

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Those detained during a series of raids in the Paris region were suspected of planning terrorist acts on well-known figures in Franc.

Second arrest after teenager shoots three dead in southern France

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A second person has been arrested in Paris in connection with the apparently random killings near Marseille by a 19 year-old gunman.

Police swoop on gang suspected of Paris train hold-up

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French police arrest 16 youths suspected of holding up a suburban train near Paris in March and robbing passengers of valuables.

Two arrests in Toulouse gunman investigation

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A man and a woman suspected of criminal links with Mohamed Merah, who shot dead seven people in and around Toulouse in March, have been arrested.

Pair arrested in France includes 'ETA killer squads chief'

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Woman arrested with her boyfriend in Macon is described as leader of the ETA Basque terrorist movement's killer squads.