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PARIS | Flash floods kill at least 6 people in southwest France

PARIS— Flash floods killed at least six people in southwest France, with roads swept away and streams become raging torrents as the equivalent of several months of rain fell overnight in the space of hours, authorities said Monday. The regional government in the Aude region said that four deaths were clustered around the town of … Continue reading PARIS | Flash floods kill at least 6 people in southwest France

PARIS | Flash floods kill at least 5 people in southwest France

PARIS — Flash floods have killed at least five people in southwest France, with roads swept away and rivers overflowing as the equivalent of several months of rain fell overnight in the space of hours, an official said Monday. Alain Thirion, the prefect of the Aude region, gave the death toll in a phone interview … Continue reading PARIS | Flash floods kill at least 5 people in southwest France

PARIS | Floods kill at least 5 people in southwest France

PARIS  — Authorities in southwest France say at least five people have been killed in violent storms and floods that saw the equivalent of several months of rainfall in the space of hours. Alain Thirion, the prefect of the Aude region, gave the death toll in a phone interview with 24-hour news channel BFMTV. He … Continue reading PARIS | Floods kill at least 5 people in southwest France

PARIS | Official: Hunter kills British cyclist in French Alps

PARIS — A prosecutor says a hunter shot and killed a 34-year-old bicyclist in the French Alps in what appears to be an accident. Thonon-Les-Bains prosecutor Philippe Toccanier said the 22-year-old hunter was hospitalized for shock after the Saturday evening shooting and couldn’t be taken into custody while he is investigated on suspicion of aggravated … Continue reading PARIS | Official: Hunter kills British cyclist in French Alps

United States | Extradition of Iranian Official Asadollah Assadi for Role in Paris Terrorist Plot

United States – Authorities in Germany announced yesterday the extradition of Asadollah Assadi, an Iranian official working under diplomatic cover, to Belgium for his role in the disrupted Iranian terrorist plot to bomb a political rally near Paris, France on June 30. The scale of this plot, which involved arrests of numerous suspects across Europe … Continue reading United States | Extradition of Iranian Official Asadollah Assadi for Role in Paris Terrorist Plot

PARIS | The Latest: French court overturns breast implant ruling

PARIS  — The Latest on the faulty breast implant scandal (all times local): 4 p.m. France’s highest court has overturned an appeals court ruling that required around 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants. Wednesday’s decision by the Court of Cassation means that the years-long case must … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: French court overturns breast implant ruling

PARIS | Uzbek president visits France in first visit to EU country

PARIS— Uzbekistan’s president has made his first trip to a European Union country, meeting with French leader Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Macron’s office said Tuesday that Shavkat Mirziyoyev is signing partnership agreements with French companies including energy group Total, Veolia and Suez for water facilities, nuclear company Orano and Airbus Helicopters. No final contract was … Continue reading PARIS | Uzbek president visits France in first visit to EU country