Keyword: Marseille

Euro 2016 football tournament begins with France win

The four-yearly football championship began Friday in Paris with a peaceful win for the French hosts 2-1 over Romania, while England fans battled police in Marseille.

England fans arrested after Marseille brawls

Two England fans were arrested after clashes with local youths in the Old Port district of Marseille ahead of Saturday's England-Russia Euro 2016 match.

French Jewish leaders argue over skullcap advice after machete attack

Leader of the Jewish community in Marseille advises removing skullcap to avoid anti-Semitic violence, while France's chief rabbi disagreed.

Jewish teacher wounded in machete attack in Marseille

The 35-year-old suffered hand and back wounds in what police said was a 'clearly anti-Semitic act' close to the city's Franco-Hebraic Institute.

How brother of youth killed by 'trigger happy' French cop became a policeman

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The shooting of Lahouari Ben Mohamed, 17, during a routine check in Marseille in 1980, was one of a series of events that sparked the creation of the French anti-racist movement in 1983. Lahouari's little brother Hassan, who was only four at the time of the killing, himself went on to become a police officer, and has just published a book about what happened to his eldest brother. Based on a long investigation and in-depth interviews, this fascinating book takes its title, La Gâchette facile, from what the armed policeman said just before the shooting: “Careful, tonight I'm trigger-happy”. Louise Fessard met the author.

Three dead, including two teenagers, in Marseille shooting

The two 15-year-olds and a man, 24, were standing near stairwell of apartment block when they were gunned down by occupants of two cars.

Marseille official sentenced for refusing to perform same-sex marriage

Assistant mayor Sabrina Hout was given a five-month suspended prison sentence and fined for not performing ceremony for two women.

French minister calls for tougher security after crowd trouble at football match

Incident at Marseille-Lyon match, in which fans threw bottles onto pitch, comes less than a year before France hosts Euro 2016 finals.

One dead, five wounded in Marseilles bar shooting

Two men opened fire with a Kalashnikov automatic rifle on a group standing outside an all-night bar in the port city, killing a security guard.

Three French Riviera cities among world’s ‘least friendly’

Travel magazine survey put Marseille, Cannes and Nice in the top 30 of the world’s least tourist-friendly destinations on the planet.

Police seize nearly 6 tonnes of cannabis resin in Marseille

The drug bust, which followed months of investigation, found 5.6 tonnes in a villa in the southern port city and another 150kg in a nearby car.

Eurostar debuts London to Marseille high-speed rail service

Passengers on the service from St Pancras International will be able to reach the French Mediterranean port city in just over six hours.

French answer to 'House of Cards' set in Marseille

But makers of new Netflix political drama insist they will avoid stereotyping 'larger than life' Mediterranean city as crime-ridden and seamy.

Marseille police sieze seven Kalashnikovs in hunt for gunmen - UPDATE

The Mediterranean port's rundown neighbourhood of Castellane was under siege after police cars came under fire on Monday morning.

French prison guards warn Marseille jail has become a 'holiday camp'

Inmates of Baumettes prison near Marseille ran a Facebook page that showed them posing with mobile phones, cannabis and fistfuls of cash.