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French police gain concessions after protest over officer shooting

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Thousands of police officers staged a noisy protest outside justice ministry over what they perceive as its too lenient policies towards criminals.

One dead, five wounded in Marseilles bar shooting

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Two men opened fire with a Kalashnikov automatic rifle on a group standing outside an all-night bar in the port city, killing a security guard.

French Roma gypsies block major motorway to Calais with burning tyres

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Protest aimed at getting prisoner, whose father was among those killed in Roma camp earlier this week, released for funeral.

Four dead in shooting at Roma camp in France

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The dead at the camp near Roye in the Somme in northern France include a six-month-old baby and a gendarme.

Hollande tribute to Americans who overpowered train gunman

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The three young men, two of whom are servicemen, restrained the gunman who had begun shooting in a carriage of the train carrying 554 passengers.

Manhunt after police officer shot in government building near Paris

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The victim was shot after he surprised two men who had broken into an interior ministry complex at Pantin, a suburb north of the French capital.

Police shoot at car forcing past Tour de France barriers in central Paris square

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Police opened fire on a vehicle after the driver sped through early morning barricades set up for the Tour de France final stage in Paris.

French farmer gets eight years for killing suspected truffle thief

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Laurent Rambaud, 37, increasingly frustrated with a spate of thefts, shot dead a man he thought was a truffle thief and armed.

First drug 'shooting gallery' to open in French hospital despite protests

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Drug consumption facilities with clean needles and staffed with counsellors and health workers to open at Lariboisière hospital in Paris.

Witnesses contradict official account of 'Islamic terror attack' on French police station

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On December 20th, 20-year-old Bertrand Nzohabonayo was shot dead by police in Joué-lès-Tours, west-central France, after he reportedly attacked a police station wielding a knife with which he wounded three officers while shouting the phrase ‘god is great’ in Arabic “up until his last breath”, according to some media. The French interior minister hailed the “professionalism” and “level-headedness” of the officers involved, and an investigation into the events was immediately handed to anti-terrorist police. Burundian-born Nzohabonayo, a Muslim convert who had recently posted a photo of the flag of Islamic State on his Facebook page, has been widely presented as acting for the cause of Islamic extremism. But one week after his death, a quite different version of events has emerged. According to several witnesses, he was shot while using a knife to resist arrest outside the police station, where he was being brought for questioning over a fight involving one of the station's officers and two black youths. Yannick Sanchez reports.

Al-Hilli Alps murder may be 'perfect crime' says French prosecutor

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Eric Maillaud says that two years after shooting of British family in French Alps it will take a 'stroke of luck' to solve the case.

French to request US exhumation in al-Hilli murder case

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Move comes amid claims murdered British woman Iqbal Al-Hilli's 'secret' first husband may have been poisoned on same day as Alps shooting.

French engineer shot dead in Libya

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The 49 year-old man, who was working on the modernisation of a hospital in Benghazi, was shot three times by unidentified assailants.

Suspect in French Alps murders is an 'ex-policeman'

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The 48-year-old is said to be a quiet 'mountain man' and a gun enthusiast but authorities stress he has no direct link with any of the victims.

Man and woman die after shooting in Paris bar

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The young couple were shot at close range as they sat at a café terrace in a southern district of the capital, the gunman escaping.