Keyword: Marseille

Search continues as death toll rises to six in Marseille flats collapse

Rescuers on Thursday resumed a search of rubble in which six corpses have been found after the collapse on Monday of two dilapidated apartment blocks in the southern French port city of Marseille, following an overnight pause to demolish neighbouring buildings that threatened to tumble in turn.

Three bodies found in rubble of collapsed Marseille buildings

Three people have been found dead in the rubble of two buildings which collapsed in the southern French port city of Marseille on Monday, while emergency services continued to search for possible survivors among up to eight people who are reported missing.

Search for survivors after buildings collapse in Marseille

Rescue workers with sniffer dogs were searching for people who may be trapped in the rubble of two neighbouring buildings which collapsed in the port city of Marseille, southern France, on Monday, injuring two passers-by.

Aquarius migrant rescue ship cannot disembark in France says minister

Economy minister Bruno Le Maire says France is not ready to allow migrants to disembark at southern port of Marseille.

Derailed high-speed train disrupts traffic to and from Marseille

French railways operator SNCF said there will be disruption to trains arriving at and departing from Marseille over the coming days after a high-speed train from Paris derailed, without causing injuries, on its low-speed approach to the Mediterranean port city for reasons that remain unexplained.

Battle over McDonald's 'union stronghold' in Marseille

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A McDonald's restaurant in the north of Marseille faces closure in the coming days as it gets sold to a mysterious new owner. The current owners of the franchise say the fast-food restaurant is closing simply because it has made heavy losses in recent years. But unions and staff insist the sale is simply a ruse to get rid of an outlet whose employees have successfully led many forms of industrial action in recent years, both locally and nationally. As Dan Israel reports, the 70 staff have now made an official complaint of attempted fraud on the part of the franchise owners.

Marseille knifeman was 'petty criminal who used several aliases'

Senior French public prosecutor François Molins said the knife-wielding man who murdered two young women outside the central train station in Marseille on Sunday before being shot dead by patrolling soldiers in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group was of North African origin who used several false identities, and was released by police in Lyon on Saturday after his arrest for suspected shoplifting.

Two women killed in Marseille knife attack claimed by IS group

French military police shot the man dead at city's St Charles train station on after he killed two women with a knife.

US tourists in Marseille attacked with acid

A group of four tourists from Boston were attacked in the central rail station of Marseille, southern France, by a woman described as mentally unstable who sprayed acid over them, causing facial burns to two of the group. 

French police downplay terror link in van's fatal bus stop hits

One person was killed in Marseille when van crashed into two bus shelters but French police are not treating it as terrorism at this stage.

Train passengers stranded as southern France wildfires halt services

Thousands of passengers were forced to sleep in their trains overnight Saturday after rail services linking Marseille and Nice were halted as a  precautionary measure when weekend wildfires, which left three firefighters and an elderly woman in need of medical treatment, surrounded tracks.

Macron takes on the press with move to sue paparazzi

Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte in a staged photo shoot during his election campaign. Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte in a staged photo shoot during his election campaign.

French president Emmanuel Macron has lodged a legal complaint for “harassment” and “violation of personal privacy” against a photographer he alleges entered the private property in Marseille where the president and his wife Brigitte were holidaying. The photographer, Thibaut Daliphard, denies trespassing but was arrested and questioned for six hours in custody, when his computer and images were studied by police. Thomas Cantaloube and Michaël Hajdenberg report on the events which highlight Macron’s very firm control of his public image and the journalists who follow him, and also the highly questionable legal move of a president who is by virtue of the French constitution immune to prosecution.

Teenager jailed for attack on Jewish teacher in France

The 17-year-old is said to have claimed he carried out attack on the teacher on a Marseille street in January 2016 in the name of Islamic State.

Killing in Marseille brings region's shooting deaths in 2016 to 33

A 19-year-old man was shot dead in a café in the Mediterranean port in an attack by three men who the local prosecutor said are also suspected of kidnapping an aquaintance who was with him. 

French police thwart possible terror plot

Seven people in Strasbourg and Marseille have been arrested over what the French interior minister called a new potential attack.