Arnaud Beltrame offered to be swapped for a female hostage. Photograph: Ouest France via AP

A gendarme who voluntarily took the place of a hostage during a deadly supermarket siege in southwestern France on Friday has died, interior minister (...)

French National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN)  gather outside the Super U supermarket in the town of Trebes, southern France, where a man took hostages on Friday morning. Photograph: Eric Cabanis/AFP/Getty Images

Three people were killed and 16 others were wounded in attacks by a Franco-Moroccan gunman in and around Carcassonne, southern France on Friday. Genda(...)