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Paris police use teargas during protests over Kurdish killings

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There were skirmishes with police on Saturday as Kurdish protestors gathered in central Paris for a demonstration in protest at the killing of three people, and the wounding of several others, on Friday at a Kurd community centre, for which a 69-yeare-old former French train driver has been detained and placed in a psychiatric unit.

Three dead in shooting attack on Kurdish centre in Paris

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Three people were shot dead and several others were wounded when a gunman attacked a Kurdish community centre in central Paris on Friday in what initial indications suggest was a racist act.

Donors pledge 1bln euros of aid for Ukraine in Paris conference

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An international donor conference in Paris on Tuesday racked up substantial promises of financial and in-kind support for Ukraine in response to sustained Russian aerial bombardment of critical infrastructure that has plunged millions of civilians into deepening cold and dark.

Macron-Scholz talks paper over cracks in French-German relations

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was in Paris on Wednesday for lunch and talks with President Emmanuel Macron to a backdrop of increasingly strained relations between their two governments on a variety of issues.

Paris shocked by murder of Lola, 12, found in box

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The girl's body was found squashed inside a plastic packing container in the courtyard of her apartment building.

Body of 12-year-old girl found in front of family's Paris home

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Six people were taken into custody on Saturday, following the initial arrests of four, after the body of a 12-year-old girl was found inside a trunk left on a pavement in front of the Paris apartment block where her parents are the resident caretakers.

French police officers guilty of chokehold ‘manslaughter’

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Three French police officers have been handed suspended jail sentences after being found guilty of manslaughter during the arrest in 2015 a Paris bar of 33-year-old Amadou Koumé, upon who they applied a chokehold which led to his death from what a medical expert called slow ‘mechanical asphyxia’

France clamps down on delivery depot 'dark stores'

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These city-centre food depots, which became popular during the Covid pandemic lockdowns, are used for instant home deliveries ordered over the internet.

American tourist raped in public toilet in central Paris

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Man detained after attack on woman in heart of French capital’s tourist district by River Seine.

Paris 2024 Summer Olympics: victory for tropical wood lobby

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In 2024, Paris will host the Summer Olympics, and the organisers have pledged the games will be “climate positive” because more carbon emissions will be offset than created, while the “environmental excellence” criteria banned the use of tropical timber in the building of the athletes’ village. But, as Jade Lindgaard reports, the tropical timber industry has, after an intensive campaign, now claimed victory.

Macron hosts Saudi Crown Prince amid outcry from rights groups

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is in Paris for talks and dinner on Thursday with President Emmanuel Macron, who is expected to press the Saudi de-facto ruler to increase oil exports to ease the energy crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, in a visit denounced by rights groups and the fiancée of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered by Saudi agents in 2018.

France remembers Paris mass round-up of Jews, 80 years on

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French president Emmanuel Macron  vowed to stamp out Holocaust denial as he paid homage to thousands of French Jewish children sent to death camps 80 years ago.

Australian PM Albanese hails 'new start' in relations with France

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On the back of a NATO summit in Madrid, Australia's newly elected prime minister Anthony Albanese arrived in Paris on Friday for talks with President Emmanuel Macron, declaring his visit 'represents a new start for our countries' relationship' following the acrimony of a submarine contract cancelled by his predecessor Scott Morrison.

French police officer fatally shot men 'as car drove away'

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Reports about the Pont Neuf shooting in Mediapart and Libération question the officer’s claim he was acting to save lives of colleagues because car was driving at them. 

Eight stand trial in Paris over theft of Banksy's Bataclan tribute

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The trial openend in Paris on Monday of seven French men and one Italian accused of stealing in 2019 a mural by street artist Banksy which featured on an emergency exit door at the Bataclan theatre where in Islamic terrorists murdered 90 concert goers in November 2015.