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Police foil terror attack in France

Police in France have foiled a suspected terror attack and arrested two brothers of Egyptian origin, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Friday.

Paris knife attacker from Chechnya, parents arrested

The knifeman who killed one person and wounded four others in central Paris on Saturday was born in Chechnya in 1997, the AFP quoting judicial sources has reported.

200 arrested in May Day protests in Paris

Nearly 200 anarchist protesters were arrested Tuesday after May Day riots in central Paris, where hooded youths torched a McDonald’s restaurant and several vehicles during a march against President Emmanuel Macron’s public sector reforms.

16 injured in deadly French jihadist shooting

Sixteen people were hurt, two seriously, along with the three killed in the shooting spree Friday in southwest France by a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group, President Emmanuel Macron said.

Suspected terrorist kills three in France

At least three people were killed Friday in a shooting spree and hostage siege in southern France by a man claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group, security sources told AFP.

France unveils controversial migrant bill

The French government defended a new immigration bill as “completely balanced” on Wednesday despite criticism from rights groups and some ruling party lawmakers that it will lead to thousands of extra deportations.

France to slash fines for cannabis use

The French Government announced, on Thursday, that it would slash fines as part of a new policy on cannabis use but that it will not pursue de-criminalisation of the drug.

Robbers raid Paris Ritz hotel, seize $4.75 million jewels

Robbers have raided the world-famous Ritz hotel in Paris, making off with an estimated four million euros worth of jewels.

African refugees reach France in resettlement initiative

The first group of African refugees benefiting from a new initiative bringing those deemed to be especially vulnerable directly to Europe arrived in France on Monday.

France to close mosques preaching hate

France‘s parliament has adopted an anti-terrorism bill that will bolster police surveillance powers and make it easier to close mosques suspected of preaching hatred.

Five held after ‘failed bomb attempt’ in Paris

Police were alerted by a member of the public about suspicious activity in a building on Saturday, where they later found and deactivated an explosive device outside.

Hurricane Maria wreaks devastation in Dominica

Hurricane Maria smashed into the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday (Sep 19), with its prime minister describing devastating damage as winds and rain from the powerful storm also hit territories still reeling from Irma.

Hurricane Maria bears down on battered Caribbean

Hurricane Maria strengthened Monday as it blasted towards the eastern Caribbean, a region already struggling to recover from megastorm Irma.

Surviving Spain attacks suspects appear at Madrid High Court

Four men arrested in connection with the deaths of 15 people in the twin vehicle terror attacks in Spain have appeared in court.

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