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A firefighter on the scene of the fire in Paris, 2 September 2015
02/09/2015 - France

Police suspect arson in deadly Paris fire

Police have arrested a man in his 30s "who might have been at the scene" of the deadly fire in northern Paris which killed at least eight people, including two children, a source at the Paris prosecutor's office told news agency AFP.

The seafront at Nice, one of the resorts where the theives operated
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Thieves posed as Gulf tourists to steal French hotel safes

Two men believed to have posed as rich Gulf tourists to steal safes from posh French hotels have been arrrested in central France.
28/08/2015 - South Africa

New criminal networks target fast-growing African economies

Mafias were once seen as armies of obedient henchmen who answered to all powerful godfathers.
The scene at the Jo Goldenberg restaurant on Paris's rue des Rosiers after the attack
26/08/2015 - FRANCE - JORDAN - palestine

France issues warrant for 1982 Jewish restaurant terror attack suspect

French investigators have issued an international arrest warrant for a Palestinian accused of taking part in a 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris that killed six people, sources said ...
Police block access to the travellers' camp on Tuesday
26/08/2015 - France

Four killed in shooting at travellers' camp in north France

Four people were killed in a shooting at a travellers' camp in Roye, northern France, on Tuesday afternoon. Another toddler wa seriously wounded, as was the gunman.

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.

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 press review 22 August 2015

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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 ...