France's ruling Socialist party looks set to retain control of Paris as their candidate, Anne Hidalgo becomes the city's first female mayor.
President Francois Hollande's party is heading for a big defeat in local elections as the centre-right UMP claims victory. The far-right Front Nationale party of Marine Le Pen are also tipped to make several gains.
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The French president has delivered posthumous awards in a national ceremony in Paris as the slain officer's partner appealed for peace.
One mother said she had travelled for hours to celebrate her daughter's 16th birthday, only to miss the gig completely.
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