Keyword: Marseille

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.

The fight to allow France's poor a dignified burial

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Funeral costs in France can often be beyond the means of the least well-off and their surviving relatives. In one region an association has teamed up with an insurance company to offer low-cost cover to ensure that the poor can organise a dignified final ceremony. In other areas local associations are naming and shaming local councils in a bid to force them to carry out their legal obligations to provide decent burial arrangements for the most disadvantaged. Mathilde Goanec reports.

Two shot dead in Marseille

The victims, aged 20 and 22, were shot by two men on a scooter using a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun who escaped the scene said a local public prosecutor in the Mediterranean port, bringing to 28 the number of people fatally wounded in shootings in and around the city this year.

One dead, four injured in safety drill on world's largest cruise ship

A lifeboat with five crew members in it fell from the Harmony of the Seas, while docked in Marseille, reportedly tumbling 10 metres from the ship's fifth deck.

US businessman set to buy Marseille football club

Frank McCourt, former owner of Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, described the French club as 'one of the most iconic brands in all sports'.

Wildfires near Marseille contained

More than 1,500 firefighters tackled blazes which had sprung up in scrubland north of the southern city, injuring three people.

'Burkini-only' day at French water park prompts outrage

Decision by group in Marseille to book a water park for Muslim women who want to wear 'burkinis' has drawn criticism from French Right.

Official Russian football supporters' head to be deported from France

Alexander Shprygin was among 43 fans held on Tuesday in southern France after serious violence et Russia’s Euro 2016 clash with England in Marseille.

Russia team given Euro 2016 'suspended disqualification', fans detained

UEFA also fined the team 150,000 euros for rioting during match against England in Marseille, while Russian fans' coach was intercepted in Cannes.

Britain's Euro 2016 policing chief denounces 'tooled up' Russian gangs

Assistant chief constable Mark Roberts said his police spotters saw Russian 'Ultras' putting on gum shields and martial arts gloves before Marseille violence.

More violent clashes in Marseille before England-Russia football match

French media reported three England fans were seriously injured in fierce fighting between English and Russian groups and locals.