An investigation into the November 13 attacks in Paris widened on Tuesday when French prosecutors said a man who provided lodging to the suspected ringleader must have known of a militant plot, and Belgium issued a warrant for a new suspect.
Gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium at locations across Paris on Friday, killing at least 128 people in what a shaken President Francois Hollande called an unprecedented terrorist attack.
Gunmen who stormed a Paris concert hall killing several people and taking hostages have been killed, French President Francois Hollande said on Friday, adding that France would be ruthless against those who carried out the attacks.
French President Francois Hollande said a state of emergency would be declared across France and national borders shut following a spate of attacks in Paris on Friday evening in which he said dozens were killed and several wounded.
France's tough line in major power talks with Iran may frustrate those looking for an early deal over Tehran's nuclear programme, but is helping Paris to seal strategic new links with Gulf states and Israel.
French President Francois Hollande suggested for the first time on Thursday that Paris could arm Syrian rebels in a "controlled framework," given that they were now caught between the Syrian government on one side and radical Islamists
France said on Sunday it could not act alone against Syria after the US stepped back from the brink, making Paris the last remaining top ally in the Western coalition to hesitate over punishing President Bashar al-Assad.
Negotiations between France and the United Arab Emirates over the potential sale of 60 Rafale fighter jets to the Gulf country are ongoing and have a chance of succeeding, a French diplomatic source said on Wednesday.
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Executives from nearly 100 of France's biggest companies called on the Socialist government to cut payroll taxes by 30 billion euros ($39 billion) over two years to regain waning competitiveness.
With the government preparing