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The jihadist network on the French island of La Réunion


For a long time French overseas territories have been spared armed jihadism and the phenomenon of young people heading off for the war zones of Syria and Iraq. But the recent trial in Paris of a young man from La Réunion in the Indian Ocean for a conspiracy to carry out a terrorist act has changed that. The conviction of Naïl Varatchia also challenges the widely-perceived idea that the Muslim community on the island is an example of tolerance. Julien Sartre reports.

The lone voices saying 'no' to Paris’s 2024 Olympic bid

Not all Parisians are in favour of bid to host 2024 Games, though dissenting voices were rare as capital became giant Olympic park at weekend.

Macron tells May still chance 'to reopen the door' with EU

At a press conference following the meeting in Paris on Tuesday evening between French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Theresa May, the French head of state, who has previously warned May that a tough deal awaits Britain's referendum decision to leave the EU, said of the so-called Brexit negotiations that until they come to an end 'there is always a chance to reopen the door'.

The challenge for US defiance of Trump's exit from Paris climate deal

Despite the statements of support for the Paris accord on combating climate change by US cities, states and other groups since President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the agreement concluded in December 2015, they could encounter difficulties in implementing the accord on a sub-national basis.

May and Macron hold talks in Paris

British Prime Minister Theresa May met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday, with Brexit preparations and the introduction of stronger policing of extremist propaganda on social media high on the agenda, after which the two leaders are due to attend a France-England football friendly match, when French fans will be encouraged to sing the UK national anthem as a mark of respect after recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.

Paris woman sues French state over pollution health hazard

Clotilde Nonnez, a 56-year-old yoga teacher who has lived in Paris  for 30 years, claims that she suffers numerous health problems, ranging from chronic asthma to pneumonia, because of the French state's failure to contain pollution in the capital.

One French citizen among those killed in London attack

Foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirms that a French man was among those killed in the attack, which may have left seven others injured.

France's Macron tells Trump Paris accords 'not renegotiable'

French president had a 'direct' talk on phone with President Trump after latter announced US will pull out of Paris climate agreement.

Officer killed in Champs-Élysées attack posthumously married

Newspaper says the wedding between murdered policeman Xavier Jugelé and his partner Étienne Cardiles took place in Paris on Tuesday.

France on high alert for May Day as protesters march against Le Pen

Demonstrators to use 1 May marches to oppose far-right presidential candidate as Front National holds its annual gathering.

Suspects held in connection with 2015 Paris kosher supermarket murders

Investigators are probing how France-based jihadist Amedy Coulibaly obtained weapons for attack that followed Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Questions remain over Paris gunman's links to IS group

Several questions remain unexplained surrounding the attack that left a police officer dead and two others wounded on the Champs-Elysées on Thursday evening, notably whether the assailant who was shot dead, 39-year-old French national Karim Cheurfi, was in relation with Islamic State group, as it has claimed.

Paris unveils virtual reality telescope to live 17th-century scenes

Paris City Hall has positioned a 'Timescope' stand equipped with a virtual reality telescope on the banks of the river Seine which allows pedestrians to view, free of charge, a reproduction of the same panaroma around them but as it was in the 17th-century.

Le Pen says France not responsible for 1942 round-up of Jews

Far-right candidate says it was 'people in power at time not France' who were responsible for round-up of more than 13,000 Jews in 1942.

Paris offers 1 billion euros in aid to French Guiana

The plan, which follows protests across the French territory in South America, entails sending extra police forces, creating a tribunal and a jail.