(Reuters) – At least four people, including three children, were shot dead at a Jewish school in Toulouse in southwest France on Monday, the third fatal shooting in the region in just over a week.
President Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, the Socialist opposing him in his uphill bid for re-election in May, both cancelled appointments to head to the shooting scene to show sympathy for the victims and support for [...]
A gunman opened fire on a Jewish school in southern France Monday, killing four people — the third shooting in the area in 10 days.
The shooting in the city of Toulouse left a teacher and three children dead, including a 3-year-old, said local prosecutor Michel Valet. A fourth child was injured.
The gunman arrived shortly after 8 a.m. and fled on a motor scooter after the shootings. He is believed to [...]
PARIS (AP) — A 78-year-old French woman died early Saturday morning from complications of E. coli infection but a doctor said she was not suffering from the strain that has infected many other people in France and Germany.
The woman had been hospitalized in Bordeaux in southwest France since June 24 with hemolytic uremic syndrome — the rare kidney condition affecting a small number of people [...]
(CNN) — A man grabbed French President Nicolas Sarkozy by his shoulder and pulled him up against a barricade Thursday before being tackled by security officers.
The incident came as Sarkozy visited the town of Brax in southwest France.
Television footage showed the man being wrestled to the ground by four bodyguards.
The suspect, who is 32 and works at a local music school, was taken into custody and questioned by police who [...]