⚡DERNIERE MINUTE – Metz : Un homme radicalisé (30 ans) a été interpellé par la police ce Dimanche vers 12h à Metz. Les policiers ont du faire usage de leur arme. L'individu, menaçant était armé d'un couteau et criait «Allah Akbar». (Source vidéo : BR FR) #terrorisme#Attentatpic.twitter.com/FIyQOK79WX
French police on Sunday shot and wounded a man who had rushed towards a group of policemen with a knife shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) in the eastern city of Metz, local officials said.
The incident at Metz came just two days after a man went on a knife rampage in the suburb of Villejuif just outside Paris on Jan. 3, killing one person and wounding two. The Villejuif attacker was subsequently shot dead by police.
The Metz local public prosecutor’s office said it was in contact with the French anti-terrorism prosecutor’s department over the incident, while French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner added he was monitoring the situation closely.
“I praise the quick thinking of the @PoliceNat57 (Moselle police force), which intervened to apprehend the individual. A probe is underway to determine the precise motivation and circumstances behind the act,” Castaner wrote on Twitter.
🔴🇫🇷ATTAQUE A #VILLEJUIF– Les policiers avaient tout d'abord tenté de neutraliser l'assaillant avec leur arme de poing (9mm). N'y arrivant pas, ils sont allés chercher leur fusil d'assaut dans leur voiture, avant d'abattre le terroriste. Un mort, trois blessés dont un très grave. pic.twitter.com/thDdx1auuo
Attaque au couteau à #Villejuif, l’assaillant abattu par la police, une personne tuée. Pour la racaille, c’est une bavure policière, pour nous, c’est une nouvelle fois la 🇫🇷 qu’on attaque en plein cœur en poignardant des citoyens. Mes pensées pour les victimes et leurs proches 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/p20PFajmta
These are officially among the country’s most eye-catching settlements, recognised by the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (‘most beautiful villages’) association.
But finding them is easy because the association has produced a book called The Most Beautiful Villages of France, which contains directions, maps, architectural highlights and prime dining recommendations for each settlement. There’s a Michelin map, too, which pinpoints them.
Here we’ve picked out a few of our favourites. Scroll down for the villages that have turned up ‘enchanting
EXCLUSIVE: The Sunday People visited the camp in a French forest and spoke to Vietnamese migrants willing to risk death to reach Britain – despite hearing of the deaths of 39 of their countrymen and women
Huddled around a campfire deep in a French forest, a group of freezing Vietnamese teens in flip-flops are desperate.
They have travelled thousands of miles to try to get into Britain, lured by the fantasy of highly paid jobs.
And despite the death of 39 countrymen and women, found in a refrigerated lorry in Essex, they say they have no choice but to risk the journey.
The teenagers are among hundreds of illegal migrants in secret makeshift camps across northern France.
Normandy is rich in many ways. Firstly, the north-west region has a remarkable history and heritage, from the magnificent Mont Saint-Michel Island and the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry to the D-Day beaches and Le Havre’s concrete architecture. Next, remember that Normandy’s green and gentle hedges and hills contrasted with its turbulent seascapes have inspired artists for centuries. It’s not a surprise that the region became home to the Impressionist movement and to some of France’s finest museums. And don’t forget that the food is rich too: butter and crème fraîche are generously used in most dishes. Expect fresh seafood and, of course, the unavoidable Camembert, as well as a huge variety of odorous – yet delicious – cheeses. But not to worry: a few glasses of terroir cider and Calvados will help you get through the meals.