Keyword: Lyon

One dead and nine wounded after suspected knife attack in France

Police have arrested one suspect after stabbings in Villeurbanne, near Lyon in eastern France.

It's a family affair: probe into Macron ally Gérard Collomb

By Nicolas Barriquand Et Mathieu Périsse (Mediacités-Lyon)
Lyon mayor and former minister of the interior Gérard Collomb. © Reuters Lyon mayor and former minister of the interior Gérard Collomb. © Reuters

The mayor of France's third largest city Lyon, former interior minister and key ally of President Emmanuel Macron, Gérard Collomb, faces a preliminary investigation for possible “misappropriation of public money” linked to city council jobs held by his former partner. One constant factor in the career of this powerful politician is that Gerard Collomb's partners have always worked close at hand. Nicolas Barriquand and Mathieu Périss from online journal and Mediapart partner Mediacités report.

Police raid home of Lyon mayor and Macron mentor in embezzlement probe

Prosecutors suspect that about €500,000 in public money may have been embezzled to benefit ex-partner of Gérard Collomb, the mayor of Lyon.

French police arrest suspect over Lyon bomb blast

The 24-year old man is suspected of being behind last week’s bomb blast in the central city of Lyon that injured 13 people.

French police issue CCTV images of suspect in Lyon bomb blast

French police have issued images from CCTV footage of the man thought to have placed and triggered a nail-bomb device on a busy pedestrian street in the south-east city of Lyon on Friday, which wounded 13 passers-by but for which no-one has claimed responsibility.

Suspected parcel bomb explosion wounds 13 on Lyon street

Eye witnesses reported seeing a man leave a package outside a bakery store on a pedestrian street in the city of Lyon, south-east France, shortly before an explosion that wounded 13 passers-by, including a child.

How the French rose up against a huge Amazon logistics centre

Protesters express concern over pollution and protected species in construction of huge centre for packing and delivery beside Lyon airport.

French cardinal to go on trial over child abuse cover-up

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the archbishop of Lyon, is to stand trial along with five others over claims they helped cover up abuse in local parish.

France probes disappearance of Interpol's Chinese boss

The head of the Lyon-based agency, Meng Hongwei, has been reported missing after traveling to his native China last week.

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.

Kidnap heist in France nets thieves 'millions' from cash van

Thieves stole up to 30m Swiss francs ($32mor £23m) on French-Swiss border after first kidnapping the daughter of a cash van delivery driver.

Woolly mammoth skeleton sells at French auction for 548,000 euros

The giant skeleton of a male, which was discovered in permafrost in Siberia ten years ago and is believed to be the largest in private ownership, was sold at an auction in Lyon. 

Archaeologists uncover 'little Pompeii' in France

Site unearthed on land awaiting construction of housing complex south of Lyon is labelled an ‘exceptional find’ by culture ministry.

Bastia fans attack Lyon players forcing abandon of Ligue 1 tie

Fans from Corsican side Bastia twice invaded the pitch during the League 1 match against Lyon, when a steward was suspected of joining a group who attacked the visiting players, forcing the match to be delayed and finally abandoned. 

Lyon-Besiktas Europa League match marred by crowd violence

Fighting between fans at the Europa League quarter final tie in France between Lyon and Turkish side Besiktas was marred by ugly scenes of violence between fans both before the game and during it, causing a delay in the match as crowds fled onto the pitch to escape the mayhem in the stands.