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August 28, 2018

Five people charged for killing transgender prostitute in Paris

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- Five people were charged on Monday for the murder of Vanesa Campos, a transgender prostitute who was shot dead on Aug. 16 in a Paris park. Campos, 36, was with a client in the Bois de Boulogne, a park located on the western side of the French capital, when she was shot trying to defend her client as he was being robbed, according to French newspaper Le Parisien. A French judicial source confirmed to ABC News that eight people were arrested last week as part of the inv..
August 28, 2018

Paris police arrest man who allegedly punched a woman in the face

ABC News(PARIS) -- A French man who was caught on camera punching a woman in the face was arrested Monday, authorities said. France's gender equality minister confirmed the arrest in a tweet. The man was receiving psychiatric treatment at a hospital and was arrested as he was leaving the facility, according to French radio Europe 1. Authorities have not released the man's name. Last month, Marie Laguerre, 22, posted on her Facebook page a video showing her being hit in the face by a ma..
August 28, 2018

Lover or cover? The romance at the heart of an alleged Russian influence operation

Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Maria Butina and Paul Erickson have encountered several challenges that have surely put their relationship to the test. Long distances. Money problems. Meeting the prospective in-laws. And now a federal investigation. A sudden arrest. And detention while Butina awaits a trial on charges of acting as a foreign agent that threatens to thrust their private lives into public view. But Butina’s attorney, Robert Driscoll, says that even in the face of government alleg..
August 27, 2018

Playful, rutting dolphin leads French mayor to close beaches to protect swimmers

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- A playful, rutting dolphin has led a mayor in northwest France to close beaches out of concern of a potential risk to swimmers. For weeks, the dolphin known to locals as Zafar has been staying along the shores of Brittany, playing with children and swimmers, according to local newspaper Le Télegramme. But the mayor of Landévennec, Roger Lars, said the male dolphin is rutting, behavior related to its being mating season. Some people who have interacted with the dolphi..