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Interpol joins hunt for bandit after brazen prison escape

Interpol has joined the hunt for a French bandit who escaped from prison after taking four guards hostage and blasting through a series of armored doors to a waiting car.


French police capture gunman alive in Toulouse bank standoff, freeing all hostages unharmed

A gunman who authorities say had past psychiatric problems was captured alive after taking four people hostage Wednesday in a bank in the southern French city of Toulouse, claiming he was acting for religious reasons.


French workers hold boss hostage in latest labour dispute

Striking French workers of an American manufacturing company looked likely to hold their boss hostage for a second night on Wednesday after locking him in for more than 24 hours, as nationwide anger mounted over layoffs.


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