Paris Attacks

Pope says Murdered French Priest a Martyr, on Road to Sainthood

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Sept 14 – Pope Francis said Father Jacques Hamel, the French priest knifed to death at his altar by Islamist militants in July, was a “martyr”, and indicated on Wednesday he was already on the road to sainthood. Francis spoke at a special Mass for pilgrims from the Rouen area

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Paris Tourism Lost 750 mln Euros after Attacks

PARIS, Aug 23 – Daesh attacks, strikes and floods kept foreign tourists away from the French capital in the first half of the year and cost the Paris region tourism industry some 750 million euros ($849.38 million) in lost revenue, officials said on Tuesday. “It’s time to realise that the tourism sector is going through

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France’s Hollande Meets Religious Leaders Amid Row Over Attacks, Security

By Andrew Callus and Chine Labbé PARIS, July 27 – President Francois Hollande displayed interfaith solidarity with France’s religious leaders on Wednesday after two Islamist militants killed a Roman Catholic priest in a church, igniting fierce political criticism of the government’s security record. One of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist awaiting trial under

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Family of U.S. Student Killed in Paris Attacks Sues Social Media Companies

By Ben Klayman June 16 – The family of a California design student killed in November’s attacks in Paris sued Twitter Inc, Google and Facebook Inc, claiming the social media companies provide “material support” to the militant group Daesh. Nohemi Gonzalez’s family filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in federal court in San Francisco, asking the

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Prosecutor Seeks 10-Year Sentence for Brother of Paris Attacker

PARIS, June 7 – A French prosecutor on Monday demanded the maximum 10-year jail sentence for the brother of one of the Paris attackers, who is accused of travelling to Syria to train as a militant fighter. Karim and Foued Mohamed-Aggad were among a group that travelled to Syria in December 2013. Karim came back to

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Paris Attacks Suspect Extradited to France From Belgium

By Brian Love and Simon Carraud PARIS, April 27 – Salah Abdeslam, believed to be the sole survivor among a group of Islamist militants who killed 130 people in Paris in November, was extradited to France from Belgium on Wednesday. Abdeslam, 26, was Europe’s most wanted fugitive until his capture in Brussels on March 18

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Paris, Brussels Attackers: What Is Known So Far

BRUSSELS, April 14 – Following the Daesh attacks in Brussels on March 22, below is a list of principal suspects and, in some cases, their links to the Nov. 13 Paris attacks: * Khalid El Bakraoui, 27, Belgian, blew himself up on a metro train at Maelbeek station. He was handed a five-year prison sentence for

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Germany Denies Paris Attack Suspect Had Papers on Nuclear Research Center

BERLIN, April 14 – Germany’s domestic intelligence agency denied on Thursday its head had told German lawmakers a prime suspect in the Paris attacks had documents about the Juelich German nuclear research center. The Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND) media group had cited sources in a parliamentary committee as saying BfV intelligence agency chief Hans-Georg Maassen had

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