Keyword: Nice

Son-in-law 'admits involvement' in murder of Monaco heiress

Wojciech Janowski is still being quizzed over murder of his mother-in-law Hélène Pastor; her daughter Sylvie has been freed without charge.

French police arrest daughter of assassinated Monaco heiress

The son-in-law of wealthy property owner Hélène Pastor is also among those being questioned following her ambush murder in May in Nice.

French lawyer convicted of murdering heiress after 36 years

In a case that has gripped France, Maurice Agnelet, 76, is given 20-year jail term in his third trial for killing of his mistress Agnes Le Roux.

Rare earthquake strikes southern France

No injuries or significant damage were reported as a result of the quake near Nice which had a magnitude of 5.0.

Riviera lawyer faces third trial over alleged murder of Casino heiress

Maurice Agnelet was acquitted in 1985 of murdering Agnès Le Roux, then freed by European Court of Human Rights after 2007 conviction.

French café starts charging extra to ‘rude customers’

A coffee ordered with the phrase ‘bonjour, un café s’il vous plait’ will only cost €1.40, against €7 for just grunting 'un café' to staff at Nice café.

French minister defends decision to detain jeweller who shot robber dead

Interior minister Manuel Valls says justice must take its course after protests over detention of Stephan Turk, who killed a robber outside his shop.

'Fans' rally for French jeweller who shot thief dead

President Hollande drawn into high-profile case which has seen many suporters backing actions of a man who could face life in prison for murder.

French debate boundaries of reasonable self-defence after deadly jewellery heist

A million people on Facebook have backed Nice jeweller who is now under investigation for murder after shooting dead teenager who robbed him.

Calls to free French jeweller who killed armed robber

Shop owner in Nice in the south of France was under arrest after he shot and killed one of two armed robbers who raided his premises.

Pink Panther 'jewel thief' held in France

Police said the man, in his 40s, of Montenegrin origin, was arrested at his home in southern France as he tried to escape through a window.