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French judges drop probe into attack that sparked Rwanda genocide

French magistrates have closed an investigation into the missile attack in 1994 on a plane carrying then-Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the genocide in the East African country in which more than 800,000 people died, citing insufficient evidence against seven named suspects.  

Prosecutors drop rape accusation probe of French budget minister

A preliminary investigation opened last month after a woman filed a lawsuit accusing budget minister Gérald Darmanin of raping her in 2009 has been dropped after no evidence was found of 'coercion, threat, surprise or violence' the Paris prosecution services announced on Friday.

French far-right leader denounces 'fatwa' after banks close accounts

Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right Front National party, has denounced what she called a 'fatwa' by banks against her and her movement  after it was announced that the Société Générale closed her party's accounts after a reported three decades of business, and HSBC closed down her personal account.

Port of Calais closed down after migrants storm ferry

About 50 migrants boarded the boat during incidents at a pro-migrant march by some 2,000 people before police evacuated them in early evening.

Three mosques shut down in France since Paris terror attacks

The mosques, including one raided on Wednesday when police said a firearm was found, are the first to by closed for reasons of 'radicalisation'.