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France bans 3 'radical' Islamic groups following November attacks

France bans 3 'radical' Islamic groups following November attacks

France has banned three Islamic cultural associations which ran a mosque in the Paris area that was shut down following November's attacks on the capital, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Wednesday. "There is no place in the French republic for groups which provoke and which call for...

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Kosovo: Protesters clash with police over deal with Serbia

Kosovo: Protesters clash with police over deal with Serbia

Protesters in Kosovo clashed with police on Saturday during a rally in the capital Pristina over a deal the government struck with Serbia last year. The rally was organized by opposition parties in front of the National Theatre in a bid to convince the government to scrap the August 25...

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Paris court sentences French Daesh recruiter to 15 years

Paris court sentences French Daesh recruiter to 15 years

A Paris court has sentenced a French national accused of recruiting fighters for Daesh to 15 years in prison in absentia, French daily Le Monde reported Thursday. Salim Benghalem, 35, who is accused of being linked to Charlie Hebdo and Nov.13 attackers, was sentenced to 15...

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Police evacuate two Munich train stations, citing threat of militant attack

Police evacuate two Munich train stations, citing threat of militant attack

German police evacuated two train stations in Munich late on Thursday, saying on Twitter they had received a tip regarding a planned militant attack on New Year’s Eve in the Bavarian capital. A police spokeswoman declined to give further details, saying a search for possible suspects...

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More than 100,000 police on duty in France for New Year's Eve: minister

More than 100,000 police on duty in France for New Year's Eve: minister

(AFP)- More than 100,000 police will be deployed throughout France to guard New Year's Eve celebrations that come six weeks after the attacks in Paris, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Thursday. The minister said that while there was "no direct threat" of an attack, "all...

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Arrests, security fears dampen New Year spirit in Europe

Arrests, security fears dampen New Year spirit in Europe

Shaken by a year of militant attacks, Europeans will ring in 2016 in subdued fashion on Friday, with soldiers on the streets of Paris, a heightened police presence at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, and silence across the vast cobbled emptiness of Moscow's Red Square. Bookended by...

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Two arrested in Belgium over suspected New Year's Eve attack plot

Two arrested in Belgium over suspected New Year's Eve attack plot

Two people were arrested in Belgium on Sunday and Monday, both suspected of plotting an attack in Brussels on New Year's Eve, federal prosecutors said. Police found military clothing and Islamic State propaganda material but no weapons or explosives, prosecutors said on Tuesday....

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Floods in Britain prompt emergency government talks

Floods in Britain prompt emergency government talks

Britain's government was holding emergency talks Sunday as flooding in northern England forced hundreds of people to leave their homes, including in the historic tourist destination of York. Prime Minister David Cameron will chair a call of the COBRA emergency committee as the floods cause...

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Spain faces struggle to form government after historic polls

Spain faces struggle to form government after historic polls

 Spain faces a struggle to form a stable government Monday following historic elections that saw the incumbent conservatives score a win but no majority, tailed by the long-established Socialists and upstart, far-left Podemos. While it took the largest share of the vote, the PP lost its...

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Spain's ruling conservatives win election, fall short of majority

Spain's ruling conservatives win election, fall short of majority

The conservative People's Party (PP) of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won Spain's general election on Sunday, exit polls showed, although it fell short of an absolute majority and will have to rely on other parties if it is to govern for another four-year term. The PP is seen winning between...

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Paris attacks suspect got past three police checks: source

Paris attacks suspect got past three police checks: source

Wanted fugitive Salah Abdeslam, suspected of involvement in last month's Paris attacks, got past three police checks in France as he fled to Belgium just hours after the terror assaults, a source close to the Belgian investigation said Sunday. Confirming a report in the French daily Le...

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French PM says danger of far-right remains despite poll defeat

French PM says danger of far-right remains despite poll defeat

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday that the danger of the far-right remained despite the National Front (FN) failing to win a single contest in regional elections. "The danger of the far-right has not been removed, far from it," said Valls after early estimates were released.

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French PM says far-right win would open road to civil war

French PM says far-right win would open road to civil war

France's Socialist prime minister warned on Friday of a slide towards "civil war" if the far-right National Front wins power in regional polls this weekend as a stepping stone toward its 2017 presidential election campaign. Manuel Valls, head of the Socialist national...

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Far-right leads France’s regional elections: exit polls

Far-right leads France’s regional elections: exit polls

The far-right National Front is ahead in the first round of Sunday’s regional elections in France, held in less than a month after the terror attacks on Paris, exit polls show. According to early unofficial results, the National Front is leading in 6 out of 13 regions with the party's...

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Paris ‘Mastermind’ told ISIS magazine that Bungling police officers let him escape

Paris ‘Mastermind’ told ISIS magazine that Bungling police officers let him escape

 (The Daily Beast)— The alleged mastermind of the Paris attack gave an interview to ISIS’s Dabiq magazine earlier this year in which he spoke about being on the radar of intelligence services and escaping capture while planning a “plot” that appears to be Friday’s attack. The...

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Suspected mastermind of Paris attacks reportedly identified as Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud

Suspected mastermind of Paris attacks reportedly identified as Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud

A French official has identified the suspected mastermind as Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud, and says he is believed linked to thwarted attacks on a Paris-bound high-speed train and Paris area church. The official, who has direct knowledge of the investigation, was not authorized to be publicly...

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French police detain relatives of Paris attacker as probe widens

French police detain relatives of Paris attacker as probe widens

Paris (AFP) - French police on Sunday detained relatives and friends of one of the seven gunmen and suicide bombers who killed at least 129 people in a wave of attacks in Paris claimed by the Islamic State group, as the investigation widened. The first attacker to be named was...

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Up to 30 bodies of Paris victims yet to be identified: PM

Up to 30 bodies of Paris victims yet to be identified: PM

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday that 103 bodies had been identified from Friday's attacks in Paris, with 20 to 30 more still awaiting identification. "They will be (identified) in the coming hours," said Valls outside the Ecole Militaire where a centre has been set up...

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