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The Paris ring road
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Gridlock on French motorways as holidays end, travellers blockade

There were over 300 kilometres of traffic jams on French roads on Saturday as holidaymakers headed home to Paris and to the Channel ports.
French public prosecutor François Molins gives a press conference about the Thalys attack on Tuesday
26/08/2015 - France - European Union

European ministers to meet Saturday in Paris after high-speed train attack

Ministers from nine European countries are to meet in Paris on Saturday to discuss tranpsort security after last week's high-speed train attack.
Ayoub El Khazzani, the gunman on the high-speed train
25/08/2015 - France - Belgium

French investigators to decide on charges for train gunman

French investigators will decide Tuesday on charges for the Moroccan gunman who was overpowered by passengers when he opened fire on a crowded Paris-bound train.


French press review 24 August 2015

The French press is in fresh overbidding over the terrorism threat facing Europe,  after Friday's foiled jihadist attack on the Amsterdam-Paris train.

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

Focus turns to Belgium security after high-speed train attack

Belgium is stepping up security measures across its national rail network as prosecutors there formally opened an anti-terrorism probe Saturday, a day after a thwarted attack aboard a Paris-bound train by a suspected jihadist gunman.

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 ...
Andy Murray will lead Great Britain in their Davis Cup quarter-final against France.
17/07/2015 - tennis

Great Britain take on France in search for Davis Cup glory

Great Britain haven't won the Davis Cup for nearly 80 years. France have tasted success in the competition much more recently than that.
Belgium's King Philippe (L) shakes hands with the race leader and yellow jersey holder, Chris Froome of Britain, 7 July 2015
07/07/2015 - Cycling

Cobbles set to test Tour de France riders on Stage Four

Stage Four of the Tour de France takes riders on a bumpy 223km route from Seraing in Belgium’s Walloon region to the northern French town of Cambrai on Tuesday.
The Australian Rohan Dennis in Utrecht during the first stage of the Tour de France in 2015.
06/07/2015 - France

Soldiers to guard train crossings on Tour de France route

French soldiers will guard train crossings on the Tour de France route after several riders in the Paris-Roubaix cycling classic in April crossed a barrier seconds before a high-speed train ...