France Corsica Killings

November 15, 2012 - 1:34 PM
French Interior Minister Manuel Valls, left, and Justice Minister Christiane Taubira answer reporters questions during a press conference, in Ajaccio, Corsica island. France pledged Thursday to restore order in Corsica, a day after a prominent shopkeeper was killed on a busy street on the Mediterranean island long troubled by violent separatists and organized crime. The death of Jacques Nacer, who was also chief of Corsica's chamber of commerce, was the second high-profile killing on the island in a month. In October, a prominent defense lawyer was shot to death as he stopped for gas en route to work. (AP Photo/Jean-Pierre Belzit)