French constitutional body throws out security law on terrorist prisonersThe legislation, passed by the French parliament earlier this summer, includes special parole conditions and electronic tracking for those who have served prison terms for terrorist offences. The Constitutional Council has decided that it is unfair to discriminate against any former detainee who has served a full sentence, whatever the original Read More
Paris to make face masks compulsory in open-air public spacesFollowing many of France’s regional cities where local authorities have implemented specific Covid-19 sanitary restrictions, Paris is set to make face masks compulsory in certain public open-air spaces like parks, street markets and the banks of the river Seine.
Police capture gunman and free hostages in French bank hold-upA gunman with psychiatric problems took six people hostage at a bank in Le Havre, northern France, before giving himself up to the police. No one was injured in the incident. While the gunman’s motives remain unclear, police sources say he just ‘wanted to be talked about’.