Keyword: paris

French police arrest eight over alleged Syrian jihadist network

Officials say the seven men and a woman detained in the Paris and Lyon areas are not suspected of links to the Paris attacks of January 7th to 9th.

France offers support for Greece amid bailout tensions

After Paris talks with Greek counterpart, French finance minister offered support for new timeframe or terms but not cancelling the debt.

Paris to ban the most polluting buses and lorries by July 2015

Initiative by mayor Anne Hidalgo is first step on the way to making the French capital a diesel-free city by 2020.

The post-attacks challenge for France in integrating its disaffected suburbs

The gulf separating the populations of high-rise, low income, out-of-town neighbourhoods from the rest of France is wider today than ever.

A letter to France

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The terrorist attacks in Paris in early January demand an awakening of French society, writes Mediapart editor-in-chief Edwy Plenel. Not one driven by the politics of fear that put the country at war, but one of democratic and social aspirations that demand equality for every member of the population and which, he argues here, is the only solution for eradicating the necrosis of hope that fuels the ‘identity’ conflict blighting France today.

Muslim who saved Paris kosher store attack hostages receives French nationality

Malian-born Lassana Bathily, 24, who came to France eight years ago, said 'I'm not a hero' and that he was 'proud and moved' to become French.

Paris mayor to sue Fox News over 'Muslim no-go zones' claim

Anne Hidalgo said an interview with a so-called security expert who claimed parts of Paris were like Baghdad had "prejudiced" the city's image.

Four to face judge on suspicion of aiding Paris terror attacks

The group are suspected of providing logistical help to Amedy Coulibaly, the gunman who killed four Jewish hostages on January 9th.

Twelve suspected of helping terror attacks arrested in Paris region

The arrests of people suspected of giving logistical support to the three terrorists who claimed 17 lives last week were in suburbs around Paris.

Kerry arrives in Paris, speaks of 'profound emotion' for France

The US secretary of state, absent from Sunday's march in the French capital, met with President Hollande and gave a speech at Paris city hall.

Muslim hero of Paris Jewish store hostage crisis awarded French nationality

The practising Muslim from Mali said his actions were those that any human should take for others facing threats from a common enemy.

French provocateur Dieudonné arrested over Facebook post for gunman

Dieudonné, previously convicted for inciting anti-Semitism, posted support for gunman who last week murdered four in a Paris kosher store.

France mourns attack victims, steps up hunt for terrorists

As seven of last week's Paris shootings victims were buried, France issued arrest warrant for a man held in Bulgaria linked to one of the gunmen.

How the Paris terrorists slipped off intelligence radar

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Les frères Kouachi, lors du braquage d'une station-service dans l'Aisne, le 8 janvier 2015. © Vidéo-surveillance Les frères Kouachi, lors du braquage d'une station-service dans l'Aisne, le 8 janvier 2015. © Vidéo-surveillance

The two brothers who last week carried out the shooting attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine were the object of separate surveillance operations by French intelligence services between 2011 and 2014, which was halted last summer after it apparently failed to uncover evidence that they were involved in terrorist activity, Mediapart can reveal. Meanwhile, the third terrorist, Amedy Coulibaly, who killed five people during the Paris terror attacks last week, fell completely off the radar of anti-terrorist services after his release in March last year from prison where he had been serving time for his involvement in a plot to free a convicted terrorist from jail. Fabrice Arfi reports.

After the mass marches in France – what comes next?

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More than three-and-a-half million people took to the streets of France on Sunday. They were the biggest demonstrations seen in the country since the World War II liberation of France in 1944. Those who marched did so with a variety of different hopes but with one single demand: to raise the level of public debate in this country. It is now down to the government to pick up the theme, argues Mediapart's editor François Bonnet, even if, since his election in 2012, President François Hollande, and also his prime minister Manuel Valls, have shown themselves to be deaf to the idea.