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Thursday , November 15 2018

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Up to eight feared dead in Marseille building collapse

As many as eight people were feared dead Tuesday after two dilapidated apartment blocks collapsed in the southern French city of Marseille, where a first body was pulled out of the wreckage. Rescuers worked throughout the night looking for victims in the rubble of two buildings which collapsed suddenly on …

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French police arrest over 100

French police arrested more than 100 people after gangs of masked youths stormed through Paris suburbs and the centre of Lyon on Halloween night, authorities said on Thursday, following a message on social media calling for a “purge” against police. Police fired teargas overnight at hundreds of youths who barged …

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Thief flees by helicopter

A notorious career thief who was once France’s most-wanted man pulled off a daring jailbreak on Sunday, fleeing a prison in the Paris area by helicopter, officials said. Redoine Faid, 46, broke out of the prison in Reau in the city’s southeastern suburbs within minutes, helped by a number of …

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‘Hero’ Malian who saved child to be given French citizenship

A Malian migrant who scaled a four-storey Paris apartment bloc with his bare hands to save a child was honoured by French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday and offered citizenship. Two days after his daring Spiderman-style rescue — viewed millions of times online — Mamoudou Gassama was received by Macron …

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France puts 78,000 security threats on vast police database

PARIS (AP) — France has flagged more than 78,000 people as security threats in a database intended to let European police share information on the continent’s most dangerous residents — more than all other European countries put together — according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The data has …

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Amir condoles over France terror attack – Hero policeman dies

KUWAIT CITY, March 24, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Friday a cable of condolences to President of France Emmanuel Macron. In the cable, His Highness the Amir expressed Kuwait’s strong denouncement and condemnation of the recent hostage taking terrorist operation inside a supermarket in …

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Suspected Islamic State gunman takes hostages in France

Paris, March 23, 2018 (AFP) -A gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group fired shots and took hostages at a supermarket in southwestern France on Friday, a local prosecutor said. Security forces were responding to two separate incidents, one at a supermarket in the town of Trebes and the …

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Former French president Sarkozy in police custody

PARIS (AP) — A judicial source says former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed in custody as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal financing from the regime of the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. A person with direct knowledge of the case told …

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Modi, Macron sign deal

NEW DELHI, March 10, (Agencies): French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said defence ties with India had reached a new high after the two nations signed a key security accord for the Indian Ocean to counter China’s growing infl uence in the region. “Defence cooperation between the two countries now …

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France grants Kuwait Nat’l Guards’ Al-Refai top medal – Ties deep-rooted: envoy

PARIS, Nov 18, (KUNA): French Government awarded late Friday Assistant Chairman of Kuwait National Guards Lt Gen Eng Hashim Al-Refai with The National Order of The Legion of Honor for his contributions in military field and relations between the two countries. France also awarded the Medal of Honor to Lieut …

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