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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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Father, brother of one of Paris suicide attackers placed in custody: sources

Father, brother of one of Paris suicide attackers placed in custody: sources

 Police on Saturday took into custody the father and brother of a French gunman linked to a string of deadly Paris attacks and were searching the family's home. Sources close to a probe into the France's worst ever terror attacks told AFP that police took the two into custody...

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Belgian police arrest several over Paris attacks: PM

Belgian police arrest several over Paris attacks: PM

Belgian police arrested several suspects in Brussels on Saturday during raids connected to the Paris attacks, including one who was in the French capital at the time of the carnage, Prime Minister Charles Michel said. Michel told Belgian television that the arrests were linked...

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Paris shootings, explosions leave at least 39 dead

Paris shootings, explosions leave at least 39 dead

Paris (AFP) - At least 39 people were killed in a series of simultaneous gun attacks across Paris on Friday, as well as explosions outside the national stadium where France was playing Germany in a football match. Police have said that at least 15 people were killed at the...

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Thousands march in Romania as toll from nightclub fire reaches 32

Thousands march in Romania as toll from nightclub fire reaches 32

Thousands of people protested across Romania on Tuesday, demanding cabinet resignations as the death toll from a nightclub fire reached 32, with dozens more people in hospital critically hurt. Angry about the way authorities grant permits and inspect public venues, protesters...

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At least 42 killed in French bus crash

At least 42 killed in French bus crash

Forty-two mostly elderly people died when a bus and a truck collided head-on and caught fire near Bordeaux early on Friday, officials said, in France's worst road crash in decades. Another five people were injured in the collision on a country road near Puisseguin in the Gironde region about...

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Flash floods in France kill at least 17 people

Flash floods in France kill at least 17 people

Four people were still missing on Monday after flash floods on the French Riviera killed at least 17 people over the weekend, prompting the government to declare a natural disaster in the southeastern tourist region. Some 5,000 homes were still without electricity on Monday...

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Four Britons fighting in Syria placed on UN sanctions list

Four Britons fighting in Syria placed on UN sanctions list

The United Nations has imposed sanctions on four British citizens who are fighting with Islamic State militants in Syria, following a request from the British government. The UN's updated sanctions list named the two men and two women as Omar Hussain, Nasser Muthana, Aqsa...

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Catalan separatists eye election boost to defy Spain over independence

Catalan separatists eye election boost to defy Spain over independence

Separatist parties are expected to win control of Catalonia's parliament in an election on Sunday, setting the region on course for a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain, which the central government says is impossible. Opinion polls show the main secessionist...

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New Tsipras government takes oath of office in Greece

New Tsipras government takes oath of office in Greece

The new left-wing government of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took office Wednesday with a core of returning ministers pledging to restart the country's flagging economy. Sending a signal to creditors, Tsipras kept the same team that negotiated the country's latest EU bailout but the...

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Left-wing Syriza wins Greek vote, will form coalition gov't

Left-wing Syriza wins Greek vote, will form coalition gov't

A jubilant Alexis Tsipras vowed to continue fighting for his country's pride and to quickly form a coalition government after his left-wing Syriza party comfortably won Greece's third national vote this year on Sunday. The result was a resounding success for Tsipras' high-risk gamble...

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France train gunman identified as Islamist militant

France train gunman identified as Islamist militant

Fingerprint evidence shows that the gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France is a Morrocan known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant, according to a source familiar with the case. Two people were wounded in the struggle to subdue the...

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France train gunman had been under surveillance: source

France train gunman had been under surveillance: source

A gunman overpowered by passengers during a shooting on a train in France on Friday had been identified as dangerous by foreign security services and had been under police surveillance, a French source with knowledge of the case said. Three people were wounded in the struggle to subdue the...

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Tsipras resigns, paving way for snap Greek election

Tsipras resigns, paving way for snap Greek election

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned on Thursday, hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office in which he fought Greece's creditors for a better bailout deal but had to cave in. Tsipras submitted his resignation to President Prokopis...

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Belgian minister under fire for saying migrants can pay for hotels

Belgian minister under fire for saying migrants can pay for hotels

Belgium's junior minister for immigration was widely criticized on Tuesday for saying migrants had enough money to pay for hotel rooms. Europe has seen a huge influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa trying to escape poverty and violence at home and the issue has shot to...

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New Greek ministers sworn in after reshuffle

New Greek ministers sworn in after reshuffle

New ministers in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government were sworn in on Saturday after a reshuffle expelled dissidents from his cabinet and began a new phase of negotiations for a third bailout package. Tsipras sacked hardline former Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis...

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Greek parliament backs government bailout proposals

Greek parliament backs government bailout proposals

The Greek parliament voted overwhelmingly on Saturday in favor of authorizing the left-wing government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to negotiate with international creditors on the basis of a reform program unveiled this week. A number of leftist members of the ruling Syriza party,...

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