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France to fly armed drones

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.

French police use drones and dogs to stop migrants crossing border

Police play cat and mouse with hundreds of migrants stuck in Italian border town of Ventimiglia who are desperate to get to northern Europe.

French army trains eagles to attack drones

Following a similar programme in The Netherlands, the French army has successfully trained Golden eagles to bring down small drones after multiple security alerts involving flights of the radio controlled miniature aircraft over sensitive locations, including the Elysée Palace and nuclear power stations. 

Euro 2016: France to declare no-fly zones and deploy anti-drone technology

French authorities have reportedly trained for the possibility of drones being used to disperse chemical or biological weapons over crowds.

France and Britain unveil drone plans ahead of 'terror' summit

Paris and London to spend £1.5bn developing next generation of drones, as summit in France discusses security and Calais migrant crisis.

French police pursue suspected drone pilots

Officers chased one drone to the east of the French capital where several men were spotted recovering the aircraft before fleeing in a car.

Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris

The arrests, which are not thought to be linked to the night-time flights over Paris, came after police saw drone flying in the west of the city.

Drones spotted over Paris for a second night

At least five drones were again seen over centre of French capital as police launched investigation into flights over 'prohibited zones'.

Unidentified drones fly over Paris at night

Special investigation team set up after the unmanned aircraft flew over the US Embassy, the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks in French capital.

Drones to detect vine disease in France

Winemakers in Burgundy and Bordeaux back €1.7m project to see if the unmanned devices can spot early signs of problems in their crops.

Three arrests fail to solve mystery of French nuclear plant drone flights

The trio are 'unconnected' to other flights while sources say there may have been more than the 13 drone incidents cited at EDF nuclear plants.

French nuclear plant drone flights: three arrested

The two men and one woman in their early twenties were detained with at least one drone near a nuclear power station, say officials.

Drones spotted over seven French nuclear sites

Power firm EDF says the unmanned aircraft did not affect safety or the running of the plants but it has filed a complaint with police.