In a dramatic turnaround at his trial in Aix-en-Provence in southern France, Wojciech Janowski, Poland's former honorary consul to Monaco and son-in-law of billionaire heiress Hélène Pastor, 77, has confessed to organising her murder by hitmen in 2014 but denies ordering the killing of her chauffeur.
A once-closed investigation into the unsolved suspectedt murder of a four-year-old girl, whose unidentified body which bore marks of brutal injuries was found in a ditch beside a motorway in central France in 1987, appeared close to finally being solved after DNA identification taken from her brother arrested in 2016 for an unrelated violent crime led police to her parents, who were arrested this week.
French nationals Sabrina Kouider, 35, and her partner Ouissem Medouni, are accused of murdering their 21-year-old nanny, also from France, and trying to dispose of her body by setting fire to it in their garden in Wimbledon, south-west London.
The husband of a 29-year-old bank worker whose partially-burnt body was found last October in countryside near their home in Gray, north-east France, has been detained for questioning by police who until now have found no other suspects for her murder by strangulation.
French police have begun reopening unsolved cases of murders and disappearances in and around the French Alps after the arrest of 34-year-old former army doghandler over the disappearance in the region of a girl aged 9 has now led to the discovery of evidence suggesting his involvment in the nearby murder of a soldier.
March of some 10,000 people took place in north-eastern town after burnt body of Alexia Daval, 29, who disappeared while jogging, was found.
Jewish community is uneasy over reluctance to classify murder of Sarah Halimi, 65, whose alleged killer is Muslim, as an act of terrorism.
British journalist Ian Bailey, 60, wanted by France for the 1996 murder in Ireland of film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier, has been summoned to an Irish court hearing on May 31st to decide upon his extradition.
Hubert Caouissin says he killed his former brother-in-law Pascal Troadec, his wife and the couple's two children in dispute over gold pieces.
Businessman Ian Griffin, 47, was found guilty by a Parios court in December 2014 of murdering 36-year-old Polish-born millionaire Kinga Legg, in a suite at the five-star Bristol hotel in the French capital in May 2009.
Guy Coponet, forced by killers to film murder of Father Jacques Hamel in church at Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, says: 'I can't get over it.'
Nepalese police said the decomposed body found in Syangja is thought to be that of Mélanie Guérin, 35, who went missing last week.
French interior minister was among mourners for Normandy priest who had his throat cut when two jihadists stormed his church during Mass.
But one serving officer refused to shake Hollande's hand as president commemorated deaths of Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and Jessica Schneider.