A knife-wielding 36-year-old man described by France's interior minister as suffering from 'serious psychiatric problems' was shot dead by police on Thursday after murdering his mother and sister and severely wounding another woman in the town of Trappes, south-west of Paris, in an attack which the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for.
A woman police officer, together with her son and daughter, were among six people arrested for questioning over the murders in 2016 of a policeman and his partner, who worked in police adminstration, at their home west of Paris by a man who claimed he was acting in the name of the Islamic State group.
More than half of the murders of women in France in 2015, excluding victims of terrorist attacks, were committed by members of their domestic entourage, and of these the majority were carried out by current or former husbands and partners. The startling figures emerge from a study by an official French statistics agency, which found that women most at risk from their domestic environment are aged between 15 and 35 and live in rural areas. Louise Fessard reports.
Police have excluded a terrorist motive for the killings in a building courtyard in central Paris where a man was arrested beside the lifeless bodies of his father and brother.
The couple's three-year-old son survived the knife attack by a man claiming allegiance to Islamic State group and who was later killed by police.
Man released after being questioned by police over the shooting of British-Iraqi businessman Saad al Hilli, his wife and mother in 2012.
The massacre that took place at the offices of Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday morning is an act without precedent, writes Mediapart editor François Bonnet. The killers who targeted the satirical magazine also attacked the very heart of what makes a democracy, freedom of the press and, beyond that, our individual and collective freedoms.
Prosecutor says equipment found on the man arrested for the fatal shootings at Brussels' Jewish Museum showed he tried to film his attack.
The move came after the murders of an Israeli couple and a Frenchwoman at the Brussels Jewish museum and an anti-Semitic attack near Paris.
The reprisal murders that take place in Marseille regularly make the headlines and have helped fuel the idea that crime in France's major Mediterranean port city is spiralling out of control. However, as Louise Fessard reports, the crime statistics and other research tell a different story.
One year after a British family and a French cyclist were murdered near Annecy, British and French investyigators claim 'great advances' in the case.
Interior minister Manuel Valls calls for crisis meeting after two fatal shootings in Marseille, where 15 people have already been murdered this year.
Police investigating the September murders of a British family in the French Alps want to question Swiss gunman who killed three women on Wednesday.