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World 27 May 2016 | 2:03 AM Premium

French strikers seek to tighten grip on energy supplies

PARIS (Reuters) - French protesters attacked a police station and smashed bank windows on Thursday at rallies against labour reforms, while the hardline CGT union sought to choke off fuel supplies in a showdown with a government that said it would not back down.

World 23 Dec 2015 | 6:43 PM Premium

Man who beheaded his boss kills himself in French jail

PARIS (Reuters) - A man jailed in France for beheading his boss and trying to blow up a chemicals plant in June has committed suicide, a prison official said on Wednesday.

World 01 Jul 2015 | 12:03 AM Premium

France pursues terrorism charge against beheading suspect

PARIS (Reuters) - A man who beheaded his boss, pinned the head on a fence and tried to blow up an industrial gas plant will be investigated on terrorism charges, France's chief public prosecutor said on Tuesday, dismissing the suspect's claim that his act was not motivated by connections with Islamist militants.

World 30 Jun 2015 | 7:30 PM Premium

France pursues terrorism charge against beheading suspect

PARIS (Reuters) - A man who beheaded his boss, pinned the head on a fence and tried to blow up an industrial gas plant will be investigated on terrorism charges, France's chief public prosecutor said on Tuesday, dismissing the suspect's claim that his act was not motivated by connections with Islamist militants.

World 29 Jun 2015 | 11:10 PM Premium

French beheading suspect denies jihad motivation

PARIS (Reuters) - The man being held in France under suspicion of beheading his boss and trying to blow up a chemicals plant has told investigators there was no religious motivation behind the attack, a source close to the inquiry said on Monday.

World 29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

French attack suspect: lone wolf Islamist or "guy who flipped"?

PARIS (Reuters) - Even as French investigators piece together a clearer picture of events that led on Friday to the beheading of a transport firm manager and attempted destruction of a chemicals plant, the real motivation of the chief suspect remains elusive.

World 20 Feb 2014 | 9:25 PM Premium

Kiev city chief deserts president's party over bloodshed

KIEV (Reuters) - The head of Kiev's city administration quit the party of President Viktor Yanukovich on Thursday in protest at the bloodshed on the streets of the Ukrainian capital - a sign the head of state may be losing support.

Nation 09 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Najib: ETP in high gear

KUALA LUMPUR: The 23 entry point projects (EPP) announced since January are proof that the Economic Trans­formation Pro­gramme remains in high gear, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.