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  • The Associated Press Jun 18, 2019

    Platini Arrested as Part of 2022 World Cup Investigation

    Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to a corruption probe into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said Tuesday.

  • The Associated Press Jun 18, 2019

    Egypt’s Ousted President Morsi Buried After Courtroom Death

    Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, a member of his defense team said. Morsi’s family attended funeral prayers in the mosque of Cairo’s Tora prison, followed by the burial at a cemetery in the city’s eastern district...

  • Twitter Jan 28, 2019

    French Police Investigate Theft of Banksy Art at Bataclan Terror Attack Site

    A French judicial official says police are investigating the theft of an artwork by the British artist Banksy that was painted as a tribute to the victims of the 2015 terror attacks at the Bataclan music hall in Paris. The artwork, a black image appearing to depict a person mourning, had been made on an emergency door at the Bataclan....

  • president Dec 26, 2018

    France Drops Probe of Air Crash That Led to Rwanda Genocide

    French authorities have dropped a sensitive investigation into the plane crash that sparked Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, citing lack of sufficient evidence. Several people close to Rwanda’s current president, Paul Kagame, had been under investigation. Rwanda’s government denounced the probe as an attempt to deflect responsibility from France’s suspected role in the genocide, and welcomed the decision to end it. A...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    6 Arrested in Suspected Plot to Attack French Leader Macron

    French security agents arrested six people Tuesday on suspicion of plotting to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, according to a French judicial official. Prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation of alleged criminal terrorist association, the judicial official said. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the allegations, said intelligence agents detained the six suspects in three scattered regions:...

  • official May 13, 2018

    French Police Question Parents, Friend of Paris Attacker

    Investigators are following the trail of a 20-year-old Frenchman born in Chechnya who rampaged through a festive Paris neighborhood slashing passers-by with a knife, raising anew the specter of terrorism in France after less than two months of calm. Using a knife, the man identified as Khamzat Azimov killed one person and wounded four others in a festive area near...

  • Eric Hinton Apr 13, 2018

    New Suspect Held in Kim Kardashian’s Paris Robbery Case

    A new suspect is facing potential charges in the investigation into a 2016 jewelry heist in Paris targeting Kim Kardashian West.

  • president Mar 29, 2018

    Ex-French President Sarkozy Ordered to Face Corruption Trial

    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling. It is one of multiple corruption cases targeting Sarkozy, and marks the second case so far in which he is being sent to trial. He has denied wrongdoing in all of them. In the latest case, a judicial official said Thursday that…

  • Mayor Mar 28, 2018

    Political Tensions Cloud Tribute to Slain Holocaust Escapee

    Family members, friends and France’s president honored an 85-year-old woman who escaped the Nazis 76 years ago but was stabbed to death last week in her Paris apartment, apparently targeted because she was Jewish. Mireille Knoll’s death has taken on national importance, reminding France of both historic anti-Semitism and its resurgence in some quarters in recent years. French President Emmanuel...

  • Mayor Mar 27, 2018

    Woman, 85, Who Escaped WWII Roundup of Parisian Jews Dies in Anti-Semitic Attack

    Like many who survived Nazi horrors, Mireille Knoll embraced life, eating out and going to the theater despite limited means. Even as age and Parkinson’s disease took their toll, she delighted in receiving guests — until one of them allegedly stabbed the 85-year-old to death because she was Jewish. The brutal killing in Paris last week has raised uncomfortable questions...

  • army Mar 2, 2018

    Extremists Stage Deadly Attacks in Burkina Faso Capital

    Islamic extremists struck the French Embassy and army headquarters in simultaneous attacks of gunfire and explosives Friday in Burkina Faso’s capital, killing eight people and wounding more than 80 others. All eight militants were slain by security forces. The violence, which the government called a terrorist attack, marked a further deterioration in former French colony’s perilous security situation. Islamic militants...

  • The Associated Press Oct 10, 2017

    Catalan Leader Stakes Claim to Independence, Then Delays It

    Catalan separatists on Tuesday signed what they called a declaration of independence from Spain to cheers and applause in the regional parliament. The regional leader said he would delay implementing it for several weeks to give dialogue a chance....
    Spain, however, called an emergency Cabinet meeting and gave little indication it is willing to talk....
    In his highly anticipated speech, regional President...

  • The Associated Press Sep 6, 2017

    Explosive Used by ISIS Militants Found in Apartment Near Paris

    A peroxide-based explosive that has been employed by Islamic State extremists was found Wednesday in an apartment outside Paris that authorities suspect might have been in use as a lab for possible attacks, two French officials said. A police official told The Associated Press that some 100 grams of usable triacetone triperoxide, better known as TATP, were found in the...

  • official Aug 6, 2017

    Eiffel Tower: Police Stop Man With Knife Defying Security

    A young French man who recently was discharged from a psychiatric hospital is under investigation for glorifying terrorism after he brandished a knife and tried to breach security at the Eiffel Tower, authorities said Sunday. No one was hurt in the incident late Saturday, though the tower was briefly evacuated, according to a statement Sunday from the company that manages...

  • Twitter Nov 14, 2015

    WATCH: ‘Amazing Grace’ Bagpipe Tribute at Paris Terror Site

    Louis Victor, a 26-year-old Frenchman visiting from his home in Essonne, south of Paris, played “Amazing Grace” on bagpipes Saturday at the police cordon near the Bataclan concert hall. A memorial has sprung up outside the venue. At least 127 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside…

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