Valence

The fear and rising anger of French job centre staff after colleague was shot dead

France — Report

On Thursday January 28th a supervisor at a Pôle Emploi employment centre in south-east France was shot dead, sending a shock wave of alarm through all branches of the government agency. Staff had already seen growing violence and tension in their branches from disgruntled job seekers, a discontent that has been further fuelled by the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on the economy. As Cécile Hautefeuille found out, fear among job centre staff is now rapidly turning to anger.

Man with 'hatred' for HR suspected in three murders in France

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The 45-year-old suspect in the killings of the two women on Thursday in and around Valence is being linked to the murder of another HR manager who was shot dead more than 500km away.

France car attacker wanted to become a ‘martyr’

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Man who tried to run down soldiers guarding a French mosque wanted to 'appear like a martyr' but police rule out terrorism link.

Man drives car at troops protecting French mosque

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An elderly local worshipper and a soldier guarding the mosque at Valence were slightly injured, as was driver after troops opened fire.