Marseille

US businessman set to buy Marseille football club

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Euro 2016 football tournament begins with France win

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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