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PARIS | French rally against anti-Semitism; Macron visits cemetery

PARIS (AP) — In Paris and dozens of other French cities, ordinary citizens and officials across the political spectrum geared up Tuesday to march and rally against anti-Semitism, following a series of anti-Semitic acts that shocked the nation. Just hours ahead of Tuesday’s gatherings, French President Emmanuel Macron headed to a Jewish cemetery in a … Continue reading PARIS | French rally against anti-Semitism; Macron visits cemetery

PARIS | Gatherings against Anti-Semitism to take place in France

PARIS (AP) — Marches and rallies against anti-Semitism are taking place across France following a series of anti-Semitic acts that shocked the country. Former French presidents Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy are set to join thousands of protesters and government members on the streets Tuesday. The upsurge in anti-Semitism in France, home to the world’s … Continue reading PARIS | Gatherings against Anti-Semitism to take place in France

PARIS | Vatican’s envoy to France facing ‘sexual aggression’ probe

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation into alleged “sexual aggression” by Catholic archbishop Luigi Ventura, the Vatican’s envoy to France, according to French officials. Confirming a report published by Le Monde newspaper on Friday, a judicial official and a spokesman at the Paris mayor’s office said the police investigation targeting … Continue reading PARIS | Vatican’s envoy to France facing ‘sexual aggression’ probe

PARIS | French detain 2 in 2016 police couple killing in name of IS

PARIS (AP) — A French official says two individuals have been placed in custody in relation to the investigation of the 2016 slaying of two police officers in their home in the name of the Islamic State group. The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly, did not say when the arrests took place, … Continue reading PARIS | French detain 2 in 2016 police couple killing in name of IS

PARIS | Anti-Semitic acts hit France amid anti-government protests

PARIS (AP) — Portraits of a Holocaust survivor tagged with swastikas. A memorial in honor of a Jewish man vandalized. A bagel shop with the German word “Juden” sprayed on its front window. These are just a few of the hundreds of anti-Semitic acts that have been committed in France, which is home to Europe’s … Continue reading PARIS | Anti-Semitic acts hit France amid anti-government protests

PARIS | Respite in Paris; Fewer protesters take to the streets

PARIS — France’s yellow vest protesters, who have brought chaos to Paris over the past few weeks with their economic demands, demonstrated in sharply reduced numbers Saturday at the start of the Christmas and New Year holidays. The number of protesters on the French capital’s elegant Champs-Elysees Avenue was down sharply. Paris police said only … Continue reading PARIS | Respite in Paris; Fewer protesters take to the streets

STRASBOURG, France | Prosecutor: 7 held in Strasbourg shooting investigation

STRASBOURG, France— Investigators looking into the Strasbourg attack are trying to establish whether the main suspect was helped by accomplices while on the run, Paris prosecutor Remy Heitz said Friday. The prosecutor, who handles terror cases throughout France, told a news conference on Friday that seven people are in police custody, including four family members … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | Prosecutor: 7 held in Strasbourg shooting investigation

STRASBOURG, France | Officials: Strasbourg market attack suspect killed

STRASBOURG, France — The man authorities believe killed three people during a rampage near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Thursday in a shootout with police at the end of a two-day manhunt, French authorities said. The Paris prosecutor’s office, which handles terror cases in France, formally identified the man killed in the eastern French … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | Officials: Strasbourg market attack suspect killed