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French prime minister warns of risk of chemical or biological attack

Warning from Manuel Valls came as French MPs debated extending the state of emergency after the Paris attacks.

Air France sacks four staff for shirt-ripping attack on directors

The airline has also begun dismissal procedures against a fifth employee over violent protests as management announced a plan to cut 2,900 jobs.

Man arrested over plot to attack Toulon navy base

French interior minister says a 25-year-old, under surveillance, was arrested last month over plan to attack major French Mediterranean naval base.

Moroccan actress star of prostitution film flees to France after street attack

Loubna Abidar, who played a prostitute in Moroccan drama Much Loved, banned in the north-African country, was attacked in Casablanca.

France in stitches over man in Y-fronts doing battle with bird lovers

Photos of bird preservation militants attacked by furious, half-naked local man with a spade as they freed chaffinches from illegal traps go viral.

Report finds staff on Amsterdam-Paris terror attack train reacted well

Internal probe finds staff on Thalys train, accused of leaving passengers to deal alone with gunman, had in fact showed "best possible" reaction.

Video footage of train attack scenes released

The images, filmed by one of three US men who overpowered the gunman, shows him trussed inside the carriage and his bundle of weapons.

Amsterdam-Paris train gunman 'is known Islamist who travelled to Syria'

Arrested gunman's given identity is that of a 26-year-old Moroccan known to Spanish, French authorities for links to radical Islamist movement.

Bikini attack in France had nothing to do with Islam, police confirm

Police now describe the incident in a park at Reims in northern France as a fight between two rival girl gangs with no religious overtones.

Woman wearing bikini in a French park beaten up by gang of girls

The woman, 21, was sunbathing in a public park in Reims when a group of girls attacked her reportedly after a row over her simple clothing. 

Islamic State 'ordered plot to behead French naval officer'

The Paris public prosecutor said one of three men arrested this week for plan to attack a French naval base admitted receiving orders from Syria.

French farmer's son says he was victim of wolf attack

Romain Ferrand, 16, recovering from a foot injury, said he was surrounded by a pack of wolves who dispersed after he fired his rifle in the air.

Socialists attack Sarkozy for racially-charged rhetoric against ministers

Former French president Sarkozy came under fire for singling out two non-white female ministers in a largely white government as incompetent.

Swimmer dies after shark attack off New Caledonia

The male victim was on a sail trip with friends off the French Pacific Ocean archipelago when a bull shark attacked him metres from their boat.

US drone 'kills' al-Qaeda chief who claimed responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attacks

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula announced death of Nasr bin Ali al-Ansi, who claimed his group organised attack on French magazine staff.