The yellow vest protests, which have brought particular chaos to Paris over the past few weeks, clearly abated Saturday, as the Christmas holiday season begins in earnest.
A man convicted of a plot to bomb the U.S. Embassy in Paris is going on trial accused of violating the terms of his house arrest, hoping his case will help determine whether the control measures implemented by the French government but criticized by human rights groups as “Orwellian” are lawful.
Seeking to soothe police forces demanding improved working conditions, the French government on Tuesday proposed giving 300-euro ($340) bonuses to officers deployed to the aggressive and disruptive protests that started last month.
A man suspected of supplying the gun used in the Christmas market shooting attack that killed five people in Strasbourg has been handed preliminary terror charges, according to a French judicial official close to the investigation.
A sixth “yellow vest” protester has been killed in France after being hit by a truck at a road blockade near the southern city of Avignon, French authorities said Thursday, as the protest movement showed no signs of abating.
The French league of human rights filed a discrimination lawsuit against Paris Saint-Germain and the French soccer federation said Friday its ethics council will look into reports that the club’s scouts illegally profiled the ethnic origins of potential young recruits.
Humanitarian groups operating the sole private rescue ship near the deadly central Mediterranean human trafficking route have asked French authorities to allow 58 refugees to disembark in the southern port of Marseille.
A new start and a royal finish.
Germany is out of the World Cup, the fourth defending champion in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being questioned by police for a second day over allegations he took millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.