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Cities seek creative ways to prevent vehicle attacks

Dozen vehicle-ramming attacks in Europe and US PARIS, Aug 19, (AP): From Barcelona to Times Square and beyond, extremists have used vehicles as deadly weapons with alarming frequency in recent years, whether to promote jihad, get attention or express despair. In response, ugly concrete blocks as well as more aesthetic …

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Suspect held after car hits soldiers – Counter-terror probe launched

PARIS, Aug 9, (Agencies): Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed that police had arrested the suspect behind an attack on French soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday. “A suspect who was driving the car involved in the attack has been arrested on the highway between Paris and Boulogne-sur-Mer,” Philippe told …

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Soldiers shoot dead airport attacker – Thousands of travelers evacuated, 15 flights diverted

ORLY, France, March 18, (Agencies): Soldiers at Paris’ busy Orly Aiport shot and killed a man who wrestled one of their colleagues to the ground and tried to steal her rifle Saturday, officials said. Thousands of travelers were evacuated and at least 15 flights were diverted to the city’s other …

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ID on Egyptian Paris ‘attacker’

PARIS, Feb 4, (AP): The Louvre in Paris reopened to the public Saturday morning, less than 24-hours after a machetewielding assailant shouting “Allahu Akbar!” was shot by soldiers. In drizzly weather, tourists filed by armed police and soldiers outside the central Paris museum, which had been closed immediately after Friday’s …

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29% French Muslims ‘reject’ secular laws

PARIS, Sept 18, (RTRS): Just under 30 percent of France’s 3 to 4 million Muslims reject the country’s secular laws, according to an Ifop poll published by the French weekly Journal du Dimanche. When asked if they considered the Islamic legal and moral code of sharia to be more important …

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French PM warns of new attacks – 15,000 people on police radar

PARIS, Sept 11, (Agencies): French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday there would be new attacks in France but proposals by former president Nicolas Sarkozy to boost security was not the right way to deal with threats. The French capital was put on high alert last week when French …

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Woman held in Paris ‘IS follower’ – 19-year-old preparing imminent attack

PARIS, Sept 9, (AFP): A 19-year-old woman arrested in a probe into a car found laden with gas cylinders in Paris had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and was preparing an imminent attack, officials said Friday. French President Francois Hollande said a terror cell had been shut down …

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16-year-old girl planning attack – ‘Highly radicalised’

PARIS, Aug 9, (Agencies): A French court on Monday remanded in custody a 16-year-old girl accused of planning a jihadist attack in a country on edge following a series of brutal terror assaults, a judicial source said. The teenager was charged with “criminal conspiracy with terrorists” and “provocation to committing …

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Abdeslam extradited, charged in France

PARIS, April 27, (Agencies): Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam — Europe’s most wanted fugitive until his capture in Belgium last month — has been returned to France and charged with a host of terror-related offenses, his lawyer said Wednesday. The return of the last known survivor of those believed to …

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French jihadist’s brother fights radicalisation – ‘Black sheep’ finds calling

PARIS, April 21, (AFP): He is the brother of jihadist Mohamed Merah, who four years ago killed three soldiers and four Jews, but in his radicalised family it is Abdelghani who is seen as the black sheep. Abdelghani Merah has light brown eyes, a shaven head and a surname immediately …

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