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PARIS | French interior minister to meet police union reps

PARIS— France’s interior minister is to meet with representatives of police unions, following complaints about strained resources in the wake of five straight weekends of violent protests. Christophe Castaner has said on Twitter that he is to meet union representatives Tuesday evening. Two police unions complained Monday about working conditions and strained resources in light … Continue reading PARIS | French interior minister to meet police union reps

PARIS | The Latest: French official reports 8th protest death

PARIS — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The French interior minister says that an eighth person has died since the start of a nationwide protest movement that began in mid-November over fuel tax hikes but has expanded to an array of issues. Christophe Castaner said in a tweet on Saturday … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French official reports 8th protest death

The Latest: French policeman offered himself up as a hostage

PARIS/March 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on a shooting and hostage-taking in southern France (all times local): 4:05 p.m. French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has praised the “heroism” of a French police officer who offered himself up as a hostage swap during an attack in southern France and was seriously injured. Collomb said the … Continue reading The Latest: French policeman offered himself up as a hostage