Fears after Nice massacre of more loner attacks

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After IS claim role in Nice truck attack, the BBC's Paris correspondent points to new danger of 'neighbourhood' loners who fall prey to jihadist propaganda. 

French police clamp down on scary armed clowns

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The trend of spooking passers-by that began in the US has spread by social media to France where some clown figures brandish weapons.

France's Hollande misses 2013 jobs goal

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Jobless total rose 0.3% in December to record high meaning president failed to deliver his promise to reverse unemployment trend in 2013.