Keyword: Toulon

'Serious' fire breaks out on French nuclear-powered attack sub

A fire that broke out Friday on one of France's six nuclear attack submarines during renovation in the southern port of Toulon was described as 'serious' by a French navy official after it took 14 hours to bring under control, while defence minister Florence Parly insisted 'there was not a nuclear accident'.

Three dead in shooting at service station in southern France

Gunmen opened fire on Sunday evening on suspected drug dealers at a service station close to Toulon, in south-east France, killing two men and a woman reported to be a passing tourist, and seriously wounding her husband.

New search locates French submarine which disappeared in 1968

A new search, involving US company Ocean Infinity, to find a French navy submarine that disappeared without trace with its crew of 52 during a naval exercise in January 1968 has finally located the wreck of the vessel, La Minerve, at a depth of 2,370 metres and about 45 kilometres from France's Mediterranean port of Toulon.

Club owner claims French rugby has cocaine problem

Toulon owner spoke after arrests of world rugby stars Ali Williams and James O'Connor for allegedly trying to buy cocaine in Paris.

French café hikes coffee prices to discourage terrace lingerers

Fed-up owner of brasserie at Toulon in southern France has put up sign stating: 'Coffee 10 euro after 5pm if you are not dining.'

French customs officer shot dead by suspected weapons smuggler

The suspect, who had been 'monitored' by customs, is said to have opened fire as police tried to arrest him at his home in the south of France.

Man arrested over plot to attack Toulon navy base

French interior minister says a 25-year-old, under surveillance, was arrested last month over plan to attack major French Mediterranean naval base.

French president leads 'southern D-Day' tributes, 70 years on

A total of 28 nations took part in Operation Dragoon on the beaches near Marseille on August 15, 1944, with a total force of 450,000 men.