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Macron defence staffer allegedly raped after Élysée Palace party

French prosecutors investigate alleged assault of female soldier by colleague after party in July.

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France pays official honours to soldier killed in Mali

French soldier Maxime Blasco, 34, previously decorated for bravery in action during France's military intervention against jihadist forces in the Sahel region of Africa, and who died in combat in Mali last Friday, was posthumously awarded the Légion d'honneur and promoted to the rank of sergeant in a ceremony in Paris led by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Eiffel Tower attacker 'wanted to kill a soldier'

The man, aged around 19, was arrested at the Paris landmark after brandishing a knife in front of tourists and security forces.

Soldier in France stabbed over 'Syrian bombing'

Soldier in serious condition after being stabbed in southern France by two men who reportedly criticised French airstrikes against IS in Syria.

Ex-UK soldier on trial in France for helping Afghan girl reach England

Rob Lawrie, 49, stands trial in Boulogne on Thursday for trying to smuggle young Afghan girl from miserable migrant camp to join her aunt in UK. 

Another French soldier in Central African Republic accused of sexual abuse

Allegations that French soldier sexually abused a girl in her mid-to-late teens is latest in series of claims against peacekeeping forces.

French soldier faces investigation over Burkina Faso child sex abuse

Special forces soldier, 38, who was repatriated to France earlier in the week, faces probe over sexual abuse of two girls aged three and five.

Attack on French soldiers: suspect has 'history' of anti-police violence

Man, 31, arrested by two tram workers after the attack, is described by police as an 'unbalanced individual' recently refused entry to Turkey.

Fallen French WWI soldier's bedroom discovered intact after nearly a century

The man's parents kept his room as it was the day he left for the battlefront and sold their house stipulating it should remain so for 500 years.

French soldier killed in Mali

The death brings total number of French soldiers killed in Mali to eight since France launched military operations in the country in January 2013.

Man suspected of stabbing soldier in Paris 'known to French intelligence'

The  21-year-old was said to have been flagged up to French intelligence services months ago over fears he had been radicalised.

French police arrest man over soldier stabbing

The 22-year-old man arrested outside Paris on Wednesday morning is said by sources close to the inquiry to be a ‘Muslim radical'.

French soldier wounded in knife attack near Paris

The 23-year-old French soldier was attacked to the throat by a man with a cutter kinfe while patrolling the Paris business quarter La Défense.

Soldier arrested in Toulouse Islamist gunman investigation

The soldier was arrested at army barracks in Castres and is reported to be an aquaintance of Mohamed Merah who shot dead seven people last year.

French soldier killed in northern Mali, president says

President François Hollande says a paratrooper with the French Foreign Legion has been killed in clashes during ongoing operation.