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Man shot dead at French naturist beach

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A 76-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting dead another man at a naturist lakeside beach near the south-east city of Lyon.

Meat-free school meals spark row in France

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The ecologist mayor of Lyon, one of France’s most famously gastronomic cities, has kicked up a storm of protest and debate by taking meat off the menu at school canteens.

Suspect in Orthodox priest shooting in France released

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A man was released from police custody in the south-east French city of Lyon on Sunday following his arrest on Saturday based on eye witness descriptions of the gunman who earlier that day shot and seriously wounded a Greek orthodox priest outside his church.

Greek Orthodox priest shot twice in SE French city of Lyon

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An Orthodox priest of Greeek nationality was hit twice at close range by a man with a shotgun as he closed his church in the south-east French city of Lyon on Saturday afternoon, after which local media reported that a man matching a description of the assailant was arrested several hours later.

Bars to shut in four more French cities with alert level raised

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The measures were announced as France saw a near-record 18,129 new cases.

French cities face new virus curbs in 'race against the clock'

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Health minister Olivier Véran said measures would be announced for Lyon and Nice by Saturday, after curbs on public gatherings were imposed this week in Bordeaux and Marseille.

Road crash kills 5 children on major French holiday route

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The vehicle carrying nine people, all members of the same family,  started to spew smoke and caught fire as it drove on the A7 in south-east France.

Club boss urges French PM to reconsider ending football season

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Lyon's presidsent Jean-Michel Aulas said French football would face an 'unprecedented economic and social crisis' because of decision to end the football season early.

The drug dealers adapting to lockdown in France

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The coronavirus epidemic in France and the lockdown restrictions on public movement aimed at containing it are forcing drug dealers to adapt their business methods. They are also faced with a significant downturn in earnings as supplies are trapped behind closed national borders and their stock begins running out. In this report, originally published by Mediapart’s online regional news partner Mediacités, Mathieu Martinière investigates developments in the dark traffic in and around Lyon, France’s second-largest city.

French students protest poverty conditions after self-immolation

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For the third day running, French university students continued to mount protests on Wednesday over poor living conditions, prompted by the self-immolation of a student in Lyon who had cited his financial problems as the reason for his act.

French student sets himself on fire citing financial difficulties

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The 22-year-old, studying at university in the south-east city of Lyon, posted a message about his dire financial problems on Facebook shortly before setting himself alight in front of a student canteen when he sustained 90% burns.

One dead and nine wounded after suspected knife attack in France

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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

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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

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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

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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.