Keyword: car

Lyon airport closed after car smashes through terminal onto runway

A man was arrested on Monday after driving a Mercedes saloon into a terminal building at the airport serving Lyon, France's second-largest city, and then speeding onto the runway area chased by several police cars and an overhead helicopter before he was wrestled to the ground when attempting to flee on foot.

French police arrest man after driver 'tried to run over' soldiers

 Driver shouted in Arabic as the soldiers of the 93rd Mountain Artillery Regiment, who were out jogging, managed to avoid oncoming vehicle.

UPDATE: French pizzeria restaurant killer 'not terrorist'

French prosecutors said they did not consider terrorism was the motive of a 31-year-old man who they believe deliberately, under the influence of drugs, drove a BMW car Monday evening into a pizzeria in a village east of Paris, killing outright a girl aged 13 and injuring at least 12 other people, four seriously.

One dead, several injured after car driven into pizzeria east of Paris

A 13-year-old girl died and at least 12 other people were injured, five seriously, after a driver, who was later arrested, drove his car into customers in a pizzeria at Sept-Sorts, near the town of Meaux east of Paris, in what police have described as a deliberate act.

Man 'tried to drive car into crowd' in front of French mosque

The man reportedly wanted to avenge attacks linked to Islamic State that have killed dozens in Paris over the past years.

Paris gas canister car: arrested women 'directed by IS in Syria'

Paris prosecutor François Molins, who said a terror cell had been dismantled, said it showed Islamic State 'wants to create female fighters'.

Notre Dame gas cylinder car: three women arrested

Police office stabbed during arrest of the three women who were described as 'fanatics' and 'radicalised' by French interior minister.

Car containing gas cylinders found near Notre Dame in Paris

Owner of the Peugeot 607 left near cathedral has been arrested and is on watchlist of people suspected of religious radicalism, an official said.

France car attacker wanted to become a ‘martyr’

Man who tried to run down soldiers guarding a French mosque wanted to 'appear like a martyr' but police rule out terrorism link.

Man drives car at troops protecting French mosque

An elderly local worshipper and a soldier guarding the mosque at Valence were slightly injured, as was driver after troops opened fire.

French troops held over Central African Republic child sex claims

The four men appear to be the first to face judicial questioning in France since accusations were first made against French peacekeepers last year.

Police shoot at car forcing past Tour de France barriers in central Paris square

Police opened fire on a vehicle after the driver sped through early morning barricades set up for the Tour de France final stage in Paris.

Central African Republic: the grim backdrop to French troops childsex scandal

Following the revelation in late April that a UN investigation had collected convincing evidence that French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) had sexually abused boys aged as young as nine, including acts of rape, the French authorities feigned to be unaware of the alleged events, despite being alerted at least eight months earlier. In this investigation by Mediapart, we present the confidential UN report in full, and hear from aid workers and members of inter-governmental organizations active in the strife-torn country how child abuse cases are in fact more widespread, why they believe there was a deliberate cover up of the UN evidence, and the tales of wider scandals involving members of the foreign community in CAR, a country that has become anything but a sovereign state. Thomas Cantaloube in Bangui and Célhia de Lavarène in New York report.

Kidnapped French aid worker Claudia Priest freed in CAR

The 67 year-old teacher for her own Catholic ONG was kidnapped in the Central African Republic by Christian militiamen on Monday.

Negotiations continue in CAR to free kidnapped French aid worker

Claudia Priest, 67, a teacher with a Catholic medical NGO in the Central African Reupublic, was kidnapped in the capital Bangui on Monday.