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President Emmanuel Macron and Gen Francois Lecointre review troops before the start of the Bastille Day military parade down the Champs-Elysees avenue, Paris, on Sunday.  Photograph: Eliot Blondet/AFP/Getty Images

French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters from Paris’s Champs Elysees avenue on Sunday, a few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had revi(...)

Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained and questioned by French police on Tuesday. File Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

The banned former Uefa president and France football legend Michel Platini has been detained in connection with a criminal investigation into alleged (...)

Ian Bailey arriving at the Four Courts in Dublin in 2015. File photograph: Alan Betson

Prosecutor Jean-Pierre Bonthoux said there was “overwhelming” evidence that Ian Bailey murdered Sophie Toscan du Plantier in his summing up at the cl(...)

 Undated family handout file photo of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

The body of 39-year-old Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found close to a laneway near her holiday home, in the isolated townland of Drinane, outside (...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier (39) was found murdered at her holiday home near Schull in 1996.

Murder victim Sophie Toscan du Plantier revealed a week before she was due to go to west Cork in December 1996 that she was due to meet “a weird guy w(...)

Ian Bailey and his partner Jules Thomas. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Ian Bailey’s partner Jules Thomas and Marie Farrell are among the witnesses whom the French authorities have asked to come to Paris next week to (...)

French anti-riot police officers and protesters  during an anti-government  yellow vests demonstration  in Lyon, central-eastern France, today. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty

French police fired tear gas in skirmishes with masked demonstrators in Lyon and Nantes on Saturday, the 26th straight weekend of “yellow vest” prote(...)

A Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protester holds the  French tricolour. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

Dozens of masked and hooded anarchists clashed with riot police in Paris on Wednesday, burning bins, smashing property and hurling bottles and rocks,(...)

The complaint about Brown was filed with police in the 17th arrondissement of northwest Paris. Photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

R&B singer Chris Brown has been released from custody in Paris over rape allegations against him, officials say. Brown (29) and two other people (...)

Racing driver Hunter Abbott with AlcoSense personal use breathalyser. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Every household in Ireland should be given a single-use breathalyser because of the implications of tighter drink-driving legislation now in force in (...)

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