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Belgian police at the train station in Brussels, 22 August 2015, the day after the attack foiled on the Amsterdam-Paris train.
23/08/2015 - France - Belgium

Train attack suspect was on radar of intelligence services across Europe

A clearer picture is emerging of 25-year-old Moroccan national Ayob El Khazzani who was being questioned by French counter-terrorism officers Sunday.

French investigators inspect the Thalys train where a gunman opened fire
22/08/2015 - France - Belgium - Spain

Belgium opens anti-terror probe in Thalys train attack

Belgian prosecutors have formally opened an anti-terrorism probe after a gunman opened fire on a high-speed Thalys train to Paris, while French investigators continued to interrogate the ...
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and British Home Secretary Theresa May sign an agreement on the Calais crisis, 20 August 2015
21/08/2015 - France - Germany

European ministers to hold emergency October meeting on migrants

French Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve and his German counterpart Thomas de Maizière have been working on an initiative in Berlin for a European migration policy, they said from the ...
Mark Karpèles, former head of Tokyo-based MtGox, is being held and questioned by Japanese authorities
21/08/2015 - Japan - France

French head of failed Bitcoin exchange faces theft charges in Japan

The French former head of major Bitcoin exchange MtGox faces fresh criminal charges in Tokyo over allegations he stole money from clients before the exchange collapsed last year.

Chilean school navy ship, Esmeralda
20/08/2015 - SAILING

Rights row over Chilean torture boat at Amsterdam nautical festival

Human rights campaign were up in arms this week over the presence of the Chilean ship Esmeralda at festival for historic boats in the Dutch town of Amsterdam because political opponents of General ...
Jean-Marie Le Pen (R) and his wife Jany (L) arrive with his lawyer Frederic Joachim arrive at the special Front National executive committee meeting
20/08/2015 - FRANCE

Jean-Marie Le Pen tells Front National leaders they have no right to expel him

Veteran French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen faced expulsion or suspension from the party he helped found at a special disciplinary meeting of the leadership of the Front National (FN)

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (L) and his Britain's Theresa May  on an overpass near the Eurotunnel entrance in Calais
20/08/2015 - FRANCE - UNIted kingdom

May, Cazeneuve in Calais to agree British-French migrant command and control centre

British police are to be stationed in Calais at a "command and control centre" that the two countries will set up to prevent migrants crossing the Channel to the UK.

Firefights at the Cité des Sciences et Industries Museum at La Villette in Paris on Thursday
20/08/2015 - France

Huge fire at Paris science museum

A huge fire broke out overnight at one of Europe's biggest science museums, the Cité des sciences in Paris, engulfing a building site of some 10,000 metres in smoke and flames.
Pont Saint-Bénézet, Avignon
20/08/2015 - FRANCE - south korea

19-year-old Korean drowns beneath Avignon bridge

A 19-year-old South Korean has drowned at the foot of the world-famous mediaeval bridge in the southern French city of Avignon.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the 21st anniversary commemoration of the genocide in Kigali this year
19/08/2015 - FRANCE - RWANDA

French prosecutors fail to prove genocide charges against Rwandan priest

French public prosecutors have called for charges to be dismissed in the case of a Catholic priest accused of taking part in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, 21 years after they started investigating the ...