• lawyer Mar 16, 2019

    Scores Arrested in Yellow Vest Protesters' Fiery Riot in Paris

    French yellow vest protesters set life-threatening fires, smashed up luxury stores in Paris and clashed with police Saturday in the 18th straight weekend of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Large plumes of smoke rose above the rioting on Paris’ landmark Champs-Elysees avenue, and a mother and her child were just barely saved from a building blaze. Cobblestones flew in the...

  • European Union Feb 9, 2019

    French Yellow Vest Anti-Govt Protests Turn Violent in Paris

    A French yellow vest protester’s hand was ripped apart Saturday during violent clashes in Paris as demonstrators tried to storm the French National Assembly in a 13th consecutive week of unrest. Police said the injured protester lost four fingers as police swooped in to stop protesters from breaching the parliament’s exterior. Police could not confirm French media reports that the...

  • protests Feb 2, 2019

    French Yellow Vest Protesters Condemn Injuries, Blame Police

    France’s yellow vest protesters were back on the streets Saturday to keep up the pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron’s government and to decry the number of people being injured by police during anti-government demonstrations. Multiple protests were taking place in Paris and other cities to denounce Macron’s economic policies, which they view as favoring the rich, for the 12th...

  • Donald Trump Jan 17, 2019

    Fiery Explosion Rocks University in France

    Video shows an explosion and fire at the University of Lyon in France. Officials say three people were slightly injured in the blast.

  • spokeswoman Jan 12, 2019

    2 Firefighters Dead in Paris Gas Leak Explosion as Police Prepare for Protests

    French interior minister says 2 firefighters were killed and at least 30 injured in a blast at a bakery in Paris that was reportedly caused by a gas leak. Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said “at this stage we can say it seems from an accidental origin, this would be a gas leak.” He said that Paris firefighters were already at...

  • European Union Dec 14, 2018

    Macron Urges Calm, Paris Police Prepare for More Violence

    French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the streets of Paris. The “yellow vest” movement, which began its demonstrations Nov. 17 initially to protest an increase in fuel taxes, soon morphed into an expression of rage about the...

  • NBC Dec 14, 2018

    4th Victim Dies After France Christmas Market Shooting

    French police have killed the man who they believed attacked Strasbourg’s Christmas market but investigators kept digging Friday for possible accomplices in a city known for a high concentration of potential extremists. A fourth victim of Tuesday night’s attack on the biggest Christmas market in France died Friday. The dead included a Thai tourist and a 29-year-old Italian journalist. A...

  • Europe Dec 12, 2018

    At Least 3 Dead in Shooting in Strasbourg, France

    Local authorities were warning the public to avoid the area near the city’s Christmas market after a shooting left at least 3 people dead and several others injured.

  • Europe Dec 12, 2018

    Manhunt, Terror Probe After Fatal Shooting in France

    A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the city of Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market Tuesday, killing three people, wounding up to a dozen and sparking a massive manhunt. France immediately raised its terror alert level. It was unclear if the market — a popular gathering place that was the nucleus of an al-Qaida-linked plot...

  • Donald Trump Dec 9, 2018

    Rioting Engulfs Paris as Anger Grows Over High French Taxes

    The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their anger against the government in a movement that has grown more violent by the week. A ring of steel surrounded the president’s Elysee Palace — a key destination for the...

  • Associated Press Dec 2, 2018

    Worst Riot in a Decade Engulfs Paris; Macron Vows Action

    French President Emmanuel Macron visited the graffiti-damaged Arc de Triomphe monument and held an emergency meeting on security Sunday, a day after central Paris was hit by France’s worst riot in a generation. Macron, who was meeting with his prime minister and interior and environment ministers, has vowed that those responsible for the violence and the damages will pay for...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    6 Arrested in Suspected Plot to Attack French Leader Macron

    French security agents arrested six people Tuesday on suspicion of plotting to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, according to a French judicial official. Prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation of alleged criminal terrorist association, the judicial official said. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the allegations, said intelligence agents detained the six suspects in three scattered regions:...

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