Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian senator whose family Russia’s biggest gold producer, Polyus, has been released on bail of 5 million euros and had his passport confiscated by magistrates in Nice who have placed him under investigation for suspected money laundering and tax fraud in connection with property deals on the French Riviera.
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.
A Paris court has refused a public prosecutor's demand that the latest issue of French weekly Paris Match be withdrawn from sale over its publication of gruesome CCTV images of the 2016 Bastille Day terrorist attack in Nice when a truck ploughed into seafront crowds, killing 86 and injuring hundreds more, but has ordered the magazine not to republish the photos.
President Emmanuel Macron, joined by his predecessors François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, travelled to the Riviera city of Nice on Friday to take part in commemorations of the terrorist attack committed last year by a Tunisian national, and claimedt in the name of the Islamic State group, who drove a heavy truck into seafront crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 450 others.
The Paris public prosecutor's office has asked for a court order to remove the weekly magazine from sales points in France on Thursday over its publication of gruesome images from CCTV footage of the terrorist attack in the Rivierra city in July last year when a man acting in the name of Islamic State drove a truck into seafront crowds killing 86 people and injuring more than 450 others.
The head of the far-right party's branch in Nice, Benoît Loeuillet, was recorded in an undercover interview for a TV documentary as saying that the mass extermination of six million European Jews during WWII did not happen.
Ten suspects, including one or more Albanians, were arrested in various parts of Nice and another was detained in the western city of Nantes.
Police say Jacqueline Veyrac, 76, president of Cannes’s five-star Grand Hotel, was seized from her car near her home by an organised gang.
French President François Hollande led a ceremony in the Riviera town of Nice to honour the 86 people, aged between 2 and 92, who died on July 14th when a Tunisian man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group drove a heavy truck into Bastille Day crowds walking the seafront.
Attacks have been aimed at sporting events, schools and religious sites following the killing of 86 people at Nice in July.
The detained were all from the region around Nice in south-east France, suspected of helping Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel mount his attack on July 14th, when he drove a truck into Bastille Day crowds on the Nice seafront causing the deaths of 86 people.
City of Nice is latest resort to lift controversial ban on burkinis in line with a national court ruling but two beaches in Corsica still prohibit them.
Photos of a Muslim woman surrounded by police and stripping off her shawl have prompted protests from French Council of the Muslim Faith.
Next month's European Road Cycling Championships will not take place in the French city where 85 died in lorry attack on July 14th.