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Homicide probe after French police fatally shoot driver

Sep. 09, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A homicide investigation has been launched into the fatal shooting of a driver by a police officer in the French city of Nice after he failed to obey an order to stop, the southern city's prosecutor said Friday. A video circulating on social media shows a police...

French police officer in custody after killing motorist

Sep. 08, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French police officer was in custody Thursday after fatally shooting a driver who failed to obey an order to stop, the latest in a string of events that are raising questions about the use of deadly force by police. They are also calling attention to the use of...

Suspects in Bastille Day attack trial deny terrorist ties

Sep. 06, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The defendants on trial for the 2016 Bastille Day truck attack in Nice that killed 86 people denied any links to terrorism and told the court Tuesday that they had been trapped or fooled by the driver at fault for the massacre. The driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel,...

Nice Bastille Day attack trial begins in Paris terror court

Sep. 05, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A special French terrorism court on Monday opened the trial of eight people accused of helping a man who, on Bastille Day six years ago, plowed a heavy truck through crowds in a southern French resort town leaving 86 dead. During the planned three and a half months of...

Emotions raw before Nice Bastille Day attack trial begins

Sep. 04, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — It was Bastille Day on the French Riviera. A lawyer was strolling with her mother, friends and a colleague along the beachfront boulevard in Nice to celebrate France's national day. Four young sisters from Poland had spent a day of sightseeing. Two Russian...

French prosecutor warns of elevated terror attack threat

Sep. 02, 2022 05:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — There is an elevated threat of terror attacks on French soil by Islamic extremists coming from Iraq and Syria, France's national anti-terrorism prosecutor warned Friday. Jean-Francois Ricard said in an interview on French news broadcaster BFM TV that terrorist acts...

Judge to decide if Scott Peterson victim of jury misconduct

Aug. 11, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

Scott Peterson's trial attorney missed an opportunity to grill a California juror about bias who eventually helped send him to death row for murdering his pregnant wife and unborn child, his appellate lawyer conceded Thursday while arguing the former fertilizer salesman deserves a new trial because...

With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

Jul. 02, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Tourism is booming again in France — and so is COVID-19. French officials have “invited" or “recommended” people to go back to using face masks but stopped short of renewing restrictions that would scare visitors away or revive antigovernment protests. ...

After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce — and chaos

Jul. 01, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer. “Are you ready?” Prayuth Chan-ocha asked, dramatically removing his mask and launching what's hoped to be the...