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PARIS - About 400 cars were set alight overnight and police said they had arrested more than 250 people, as violence marred France's New Year celebrations.
But police said there were fewer problems than last New Year, when youths had also attacked trains.
Police said those arrested included two children who had set fire to dustbins in Strasbourg and three who were found carrying cans of petrol in Paris where the authorities, concerned to prevent incendiary arson, had banned the setting-off of fireworks. - Reuters