Tour de France officials drop case against woman over crash

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The organisers of the Tour de France cycling race have dropped their complaint against a woman accused of causing one of the worst crashes in its history by standing in the path of riders while brandishing a cardboard sign, leading to two competitors having to pull out of the competition and injuries to eight others.  

Tour de France crash suspect arrested

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A woman suspected of being the person who caused a major crash of riders on the Tour de France cycling race by entering their path to hold up a cardboard banner message, and who police have spent four days trying to find, has been taken into custody in Brittany.

French mother shot and set on fire in street by husband

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A 31-year-old French mother died after she was shot in the legs and set on fire in a street near Bordeaux by her estranged husband who was arrested by police soon after the attack.  

Woman refugee 'stabbed in eye' in France amid delays in UK ruling

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An Afghan rape victim who fled to France en-route for Britain was allegedly tracked down and stabbed in one eye in an assault by her husband while she waited in vain for official permission to join her sister, a British national, as part of a family reunion.

Woman, 73, badly injured in French police charge against 'yellow vests'

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While the 19th nationwide day of action on Saturday by France's so-called 'yellow vest' anti-government protest movement passed off largely without violence, a 73-year-old woman taking part in a banned rally in the south-east city of Nice received life-threatening head wounds in a charge by riot police.

Woman 'shouting Allahu akbar' stabs two in French store

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A 24-year-old woman who witnesses said was shouting 'Allahu akbar' (Arabic for 'God is greatest') attacked a client and checkout assistant with a boxcutter in a supermarket at La Seyne-sur-Mer, near the port of Toulon in southern France.

French Muslim woman 'fined for wearing scarf' on beach in Cannes

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The woman, 34, told French media she was fined by police for dressing in hijab, leggings and tunic and suffered verbal abuse from some beachgoers.

Woman wearing bikini in a French park beaten up by gang of girls

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The woman, 21, was sunbathing in a public park in Reims when a group of girls attacked her reportedly after a row over her simple clothing. 

French football club appoint second woman manager - Corinne Diacre

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Clermont Foot 63 have named the former French international as new boss just days after 'furious' Helena Costa quit job at second division side.

French football club appoints female manager

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Portuguese Helena Costa, 36, is to take the helm at French Ligue 2 club Clermont Foot, which says it is entering a 'new era'.

Woman drowns in storm-whipped seas off Brittany

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The body has been found of a 47-year-old woman washed out to sea off the Brittany island of Belle-Île amid strong storms across northern France.

Amateur footage of French police 'brutality' - Mediapart has second video


A police officer has been filmed striking a woman with his baton and spraying her and another person in the face with tear gas. The interior minister has announced an inquiry, while police unions have played down the affair. They say the officer had been bitten and that events that took place before the filming of the video, which was posted on YouTube, support his actions. But Mediapart has now obtained a second video showing what had occurred earlier and which raises doubts about the police version of the incident. Louise Fessard reports.

Elderly woman sees in New Year trapped inside French supermarket

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The 73 year-old emerged from toilets to find store shut for the night, and despite triggering burglar alarms was only discovered the next morning.