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 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.
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.
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.