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Eight found guilty of roles in Bastille Day terror attack in Nice

France — Link

Seven men and a woman were on Tuesday sentenced to jail terms of between two and 18 years at the end of their trial on charges of helping Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel before he drove a 21-tonne truck into seafront crowds celebrating Bastill Day in Nice in 2016, killing 86 people and injuring hundreds of others.

France honours police worker stabbed to death near Paris

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Stéphanie Monfermé was killed on April 23rd  at her police station in the quiet town of Rambouillet.

The grim reasons why French police officers have become prime targets for terrorists

France — Investigation

The murder of a policewoman at Rambouillet, south west of Paris, on Friday April 23rd brought to 12 the number of members of the police and security forces who have been killed in terrorist attacks in France since 2015. Overall, attacks targeting police officers have grown in number over that period. This “French exception”  is a phenomenon which has become more prevalent since the collapse of Islamic State's self-styled 'Caliphate' in the Middle East. Matthieu Suc reports.

Nice church attack: the trauma in a city again hit by terrorism

France — Report

  The terrorist knife attack last Thursday against a church in the Riviera city of Nice, when a 21-year-old Tunisian murdered two women and the basilica’s warden, has deeply shocked the local population. For many, the traumatic events brought back the horror of one of France’s worst terrorist attacks, on July 14th 2016, when a truck was driven into Bastille Day crowds on the city’s seafront boulevard, the Promenade des Anglais, killing 86 people. Sana Sbouai reports from Nice where locals tell her of their mixed feelings of anger, fear and despondency.

Charlie Hebdo reprints Mohammed cartoons ahead of trial

France — Link

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, whose staff were targeted in a January 2015 shooting massacre which left 12 dead, has announced its edition to be published Wednesday, when 14 people accused of being accomplices to the attack are to stand trial in Paris, will contain a reprint of the cartoons of Prophet Mohammed that were cited as the motive for the terrorists.

France says it has foiled 'major' terrorist attack

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French police source said four suspects had been arrested on suspicion of acquiring weapons 'with a view to committing a terrorist act'.

Paris attacker named as naturalised Chechen

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The knifeman who killed one man and wounded four other people in a rampage in a central Paris street on Saturday evening, and who was subsequently shot dead by police, has been named as Khamzat Azimov, born in Chechnya in 1997 and given French nationality in 2010.

Former radical-left party candidate hails gendarme's death on Twitter

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Stéphane Poussier, a parliamentary candidate in elections in 2017 for the radical-left France Insoumise (France Unbowed) party, has been arrested after sending a message via Twitter rejoicing over the death of gendarmerie officer Arnaud Beltrame, who voluntarily took the place of a hostage during Friday's terrorist shootings in south-west France and who subsequently died from gunshot and stab wounds.

Dozens dead or wounded in attacks on Burkina military HQ, French embassy

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Eight members of the armed forces were killed, and 80 people were wounded, while security minister said eight attackers had been shot dead.

Twenty-eight French nationals injured in Spain attacks, eight critically

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France’s foreign affairs minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has confirmed that 28 French nationals were injured in the terrorist attacks in Spain on Thursday, with eight of them in a serious condition on Friday, including four children.

Twenty killed in terrorist attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

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The attack by gunmen on diners sitting at a restaurant terrace in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou on Sunday left 20 dead, according to local officials, including at least one French national, 18 months after 30 people died in a jihadist attack on a nearby café. 

Court orders magazine Paris Match not to further publish Nice photos

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A Paris court has refused a public prosecutor's demand that the latest issue of French weekly Paris Match be withdrawn from sale over its publication of gruesome CCTV images of the 2016 Bastille Day terrorist attack in Nice when a truck ploughed into seafront crowds, killing 86 and injuring hundreds more, but has ordered the magazine not to republish the photos.

France pays tribute to victims of Nice July 14th terrorist rampage

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President Emmanuel Macron, joined by his predecessors François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, travelled to the Riviera city of Nice on Friday to take part in commemorations of the terrorist attack committed last year by a Tunisian national, and claimedt in the name of the Islamic State group, who drove a heavy truck into seafront crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 450 others.

Move to pull Paris Match from newsstands over Nice attack photos

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The Paris public prosecutor's office has asked for a court order to remove the weekly magazine from sales points in France on Thursday over its publication of gruesome images from CCTV footage of the terrorist attack in the Rivierra city in July last year when a man acting in the name of Islamic State drove a truck into seafront crowds killing 86 people and injuring more than 450 others. 

Cannes film festival marks Manchester bombing with minute's silence

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Cannes Film Festival Director Thierry Frémaux joined staff on the red carpet of one of the world's most high-profile cinema festivals to say that the victims of the Manchester Arena attack were 'doing exactly what we are doing here at Cannes ... being together, rejoicing in the freedom to love and sharing their passion'.