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France expels German national ahead of G7 summit

France expels German national ahead of G7 summit

PARIS: French authorities have expelled a German national ahead of next week’s G7 summit in France, which he was supposed to be covering for a German radio station, the interior ministry said Thursday.

The man, whose name was not released, was arrested in southern France a week ago, and had been the target of an expulsion order since July 18, the ministry said.

It did not specify why the man had been arrested and later sent to the German city of Kehl, just across the Rhine river from the northeastern French city of Strasbourg.

French authorities are boosting security in Biarritz during the Group of Seven meeting of major industrialised nations, including blocking off large parts of the city after activists announced plans to hold a “counter-summit” nearby with thousands of demonstrators.