Feb 1, 2016

French president pardons woman jailed for killing violent husband

French President Francois Hollande pardoned a woman who was jailed for 10 years for killing her husband after he abused her for decades, the president’s office announced Sunday. “In the face of an exceptional human situation, the president wanted to make it possible for ...

French justice minister quits over nationality measure

Jan 27, 2016

French justice minister quits over nationality measure

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira quit Wednesday, apparently in protest at government moves to push through a measure that would strip convicted French-born terrorists of their citizenship if they have a second nationality. Taubira, a popular figure among the governing Socialist Party of President ...

Man shot dead attacking police on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

Jan 7, 2016

Man shot dead attacking police on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

French police shot dead a suspected suicide bomber Thursday as he attacked a police station in Paris, a year to the day since jihadi gunmen killed 12 people at Charlie Hebdo newspaper. The man reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) and was wearing ...