Keyword: security

Macron talks security with African leaders

French president held talks at the 31st African Union summit taking place in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott.

India and France sign security deal with China in mind

Under deal signed by prime minister Narendra Modi and President Macron, each country will open its naval bases to warships from the other.

Striking French prison guards clash with riot police

Violent clashes between prison guards and riot police erupted on Friday outside the vast Fleury-Mérogis prison near Paris on the fifth day of national industrial action by jail staff across France protesting at undermanning and security, as news emerged that inmates had attacked and wounded staff in a prison in Corsica.

France deploys massive security presence on streets over Christmas

A total of 97,000 security personnel from the police and armed forces are being deployed across France over the Christmas period in what the interior ministry described as “the context of a still-elevated terrorist threat”.

India and France agree greater military and anti-terrorism ties

Meeting in New Delhi on Friday, Indian defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and he French counterpart Florence Parly agreed to increase anti-terrorism cooperation defence ties, including greater industrial and research involvement by India in French weapons sales to the country, notably in an expected second order of Dassault Rafale fighter jets.

Greenpeace militants enter French nuclear plant in safety protest

A group of eight Greenpeace militants broke into a nuclear plant at Cattenom in north-east France early on Thursday, where they let off fireworks in a filmed protest to highlight what the organisation says are inadequate security measures to prevent malicious attacks.

Security issues at the fore as France goes to urns

As voting in the first of a two-round presidential election begins in France on Sunday, the shootings in central Paris on Thursday which left one police officer dead and two others wounded, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, terrorism has led the agenda of the closing campaigns, notably among rightwing candidates.  

French army trains eagles to attack drones

Following a similar programme in The Netherlands, the French army has successfully trained Golden eagles to bring down small drones after multiple security alerts involving flights of the radio controlled miniature aircraft over sensitive locations, including the Elysée Palace and nuclear power stations. 

Eiffel Tower to be shielded by 2.5m glass security walls

The barriers costing some 20 million euros will be erected this autumn at the northern and southern ends of the monument area.

France tightens New Year's Eve security

Some 10,000 police officers to be deployed in Paris region alone with 600,000 revellers expected to gather on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées.

Security tightened as France opens historic sites to public

The European Heritage Days operation, when numerous sites normally restricted or closed to the public open their doors, including the Elysée Palace, is this year under tight security because of the heightened terrorist threat.

Tight security as French pupils go back to school

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School security: interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve and education minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem. © Reuters School security: interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve and education minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem. © Reuters

Pupils in France go back to school this week amid ever-greater security and against the backdrop of a constant threat of terrorism. The education minister and the interior minister have held a joint press conference to outline the unprecedented measures that are being taken to ensure the safety of children at school. As Faïza Zerouala reports, the authorities have to strike a careful balance between ensuring educational establishments are prepared for a terrorist attack and avoiding causing anxiety among younger pupils.

British minister in France for security talks

UK's home secretary to have scheduled talks on security with French counterpart amid calls for British border controls in Calais to be reviewed.

France increases security around Lourdes for national pilgrimage

Authorities even considered cancelling the Mass and procession next Monday at Catholic site of pilgrimage after recent terror attacks in France.

Historic French street market cancelled over security fears

Mayor said move to cancel famous 'Braderie de Lille' - which attracted 2.5 million people in 2015 - was prompted by 'risks we cannot address'.