A man has died after his leg was severed by a shark while he surfed off the coast of France's Indian Ocean island of La Réunion on Thursday, the second person to die from a shark attack close to the island's shores this year, and the 24th fatality since a markedly high number of attacks began there in 2011.
A gunman identified on CCTV footage, and reportedly known to French internal intelligence services as a supporter of radical Islamic movements, has evaded arrest after three people were shot dead and at least 12 others wounded on the streets of the city of Strasbourg in eastern France, when an army security patrol wounded the 29-year-old before his escape.
British and Egyptian tourists were among seven people stabbed on Sunday night in a popular canal-side location in Paris by a man believed to be an Afghan national who was chased and overpowered by members of the public, notably pétanque players who reportedly threw their iron balls at the assailant's head.
A 24-year-old woman who witnesses said was shouting 'Allahu akbar' (Arabic for 'God is greatest') attacked a client and checkout assistant with a boxcutter in a supermarket at La Seyne-sur-Mer, near the port of Toulon in southern France.
French police on Tuesday arrested 16 people, including two women, over their suspected involvement in an attack on two officers attempting to disperse an unauthorised wharehouse party in a Paris suburb last December 31st, when video published on social media showed a policewoman being kicked by a mob after she fell to the ground.
A French soldier escaped injury after a knifeman who attacked him and colleagues on foot patrol in the busy central Paris underground train station Châtelet was wrestled to the ground and detained, prompting the opening of a counter-terrorism investigation.
An elderly Jewish couple and their son were beaten and robbed in their home in a suburb west of Paris by a gang in what interior minister Gérard Collomb said appeared to have been an attack "directly linked to their religion".
French defence minister Florence Parly said Tuesday that the country's armed forces are to begin using drones for combat missions for the first time, on top of current surveillance missions, ending debate about pilots operating at a great distance from the battle ground.
Hamou Bachir Benlatreche, a 36-year-old Algerian national legally resident in France and who was shot five times during his arrest in northern France on suspicion of carrying out a car-ramming attack on six soldiers in a Paris suburb, is deemed unfit for questioning as he recovers in hospital.
A man was arrested by police after a shootout on a motorway near Calais on Wednesday when the car he was driving matched the description of that which in the early morning had deliberately rammed six soldiers close to barracks in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, leaving three of them seriously injured.
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, 44, was left unconscious after she fell over when a man violently confronted her while the conservative former minister was campaigning for next Sunday's legislative elections at a street market in the Latin Quarter of Paris on Thursday morning.
At least one policeman died and another was seriously wounded in a shooting incident on the Champs-Elysées avenue in central Paris, reportedly after one or more assailants opened fire on a police bus.
French forein minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has said his country's intelligence services will present proof that the Syrian regime launched a chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun on April 4th which claimed 86 lives, which both Damascus and its allies, Russia and Iran, have denied.
Chief Paris public prosecutor François Molins said the man who attacked a military patrol at Paris' Orly airport on Saturday morning before being shot dead said he told the soldiers he wanted to die 'in the name of Allah' and that 'whatever happens, there will be deaths'.