Giovanni Tagliamento has lived for the past eleven years on the French Riviera, where he is considered by the Italian justice authorities to represent the Neapolitan Mafia the Camorra in their French operations. Last month he was arrested by French police on suspicion of the illegal trafficking of spirits, and placed in preventive custody. Hélène Constanty reports on a man nicknamed the 'Little Spider’.
Football authorities on the Riviera have introduced a 'secularism charter' that bans clubs on Côte d'Azur from bringing religion into the game.
France’s far-right Front National (FN) party is hoping to take control of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in nationwide regional elections played out today and next Sunday. The council of this south-east corner of France has been run for 17 years by the Socialist Party, which is now predicted to receive a drubbing. The main predicament facing the socialists after the first round is whether or not to withdraw their list of candidates for the benefit of the hard-right conservative candidate to defeat the FN. But, as Ellen Salvi reports from Nice, even collective political suicide may not be enough to stop the increasingly popular far-right.
Death toll could rise to 19 after violent storms sent water cascading through Antibes, Cannes and Nice.
Travel magazine survey put Marseille, Cannes and Nice in the top 30 of the world’s least tourist-friendly destinations on the planet.
In 2013, the French police internal investigation agency, the IGPN, opened a branch in Nice, the capital of the French Riviera where an environment of organised crime, prostitution and drugs trafficking feeds accusations of corruption within the local police. But the actions of the IGPN branch, and notably the methods of its commander, have shaken the morale of officers and sparked an internal inquiry into what one drugs squad chief called “unspeakable and unjust procedures, bordering on harassment”. Hélène Constanty reports.
Man, 31, arrested by two tram workers after the attack, is described by police as an 'unbalanced individual' recently refused entry to Turkey.
Two soldiers were stabbed in the face, the other in the forearm as they patrolled outside centre in Nice; one man was arrested.
Critics say quizzing of pupil who said he was 'with the terrorists' after Charlie Hebdo murders is sign of 'collective hysteria' engulfing country.
The family group, which includes a baby and other children, are believed to have left their home in Nice in late September.
The rally in the hometown of the hostage beheaded by Algerian Islamists, came as flags were lowered to halfmast across France in mourning.
Two people in Cannes and Nice arested after police seized 388 virtual currency units worth €200,000 euros in the first such operation in Europe.
The 16-year-old, who is now in police custody in France, headed to Syria to fight after telling his father he was going to a nightclub.
Pole Wojciech Janowski says he did not fully police and now denies having ordered the killing in May of 77-year-old Helene Pastor in Nice.
The right-wing mayor Christian Estrosi announced ban until end of tournament following riots after the last two Algerian games.