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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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EgyptAir Flight Missing With 66 on Board, Sea Search Finds Nothing So Far

By Lin Noueihed and Eric Knecht CAIRO, May 19 (Reuters) – An EgyptAir jet carrying 66 passengers and crew on a flight from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean sea, Egypt’s national airline said. French President Francois Hollande confirmed the aircraft “came down and is lost”. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced

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Police Car Surrounded and Set Alight in Central Paris

PARIS, May 18 – A police car was set ablaze in Paris on Wednesday after an angry crowd surrounded the vehicle as tensions ran high over accusations of police brutality against protesters, police officials and witnesses said. The police officers who were inside fled. The incident occured on a central Paris street a few hundred

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Italy Arrests Two People Suspected of Planning Attacks in Rome, London

BARI, Italy, May 10 – Italian police on Tuesday arrested two people as part of an investigation into a militant cell suspected of planning attacks in Rome and London, an investigative source said on Tuesday. The cell had been established in Puglia, in southeastern Italy, “to carry out violent attacks with the purpose of international

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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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U.S. Airports on Edge After Deadly Belgium Bombings

By Barbara Goldberg and Joseph Ax NEW YORK, March 22 – Airports in major U.S. cities were on high alert on Tuesday, with police out in force after at least 30 people were killed in suicide bombings on a Brussels airport and subway, though officials said there was no specific threat to the United States.

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“I Was A Suicide Bomber”: Paris Suspect Charged In Belgium

By Alastair Macdonald and John Irish BRUSSELS/PARIS, March 20 – The prime surviving suspect for the Nov. 13 Paris attacks planned to blow himself up at a sports stadium with fellow Daesh militants but changed his mind, he told Belgian investigators on Saturday. The admission by Salah Abdeslam came a day after he was shot

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Fire Hits Renovated Paris Ritz Weeks Before Reopening

PARIS, Jan 19 – Flames ripped through the top floor of the luxury Ritz Paris hotel on Tuesday, as around 60 firefighters battled to put out a fire which threatened the work of a 3-1/2 year restoration programme just weeks ahead of a planned re-opening. Some 150 workers were evacuated from the site in the

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Morocco Says it Has Arrested Belgian National Tied to Paris Attacks

RABAT, Jan 18 – Moroccan authorities have arrested a Belgian national of local origin directly linked to the attackers who carried out the Paris shootings and bombings in November that killed 130 people, the government said in a statement on Monday. The interior ministry gave only the suspect’s initials in Arabic and said he fought

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