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Radical Islamists to Face Attempted Murder, Terrorism Charges

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A French prosecutor says he will pursue attempted murder and terrorism charges against seven suspected radical Islamists who he says posed the biggest danger to France in years. Francois Molins said Thursday the suspects were part of an active terrorist cell that was, as he put it,”probably the most dangerous in France since 1996.” At […]

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French Police Extend Detention for Terrorist Suspects

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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French police have extended by 24 hours the detention of a group of terrorist suspects, after finding bomb-making materials in an enclosed parking lot in a Paris suburb. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters Wednesday that the detention of 12 suspected radical Islamists was extended after what he called “particularly significant developments” in the investigation. […]

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French Police Find Bomb Making Materials

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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French police have found bomb making materials and weapons as part of an investigation into a suspected terrorist cell. 3342654 Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters Wednesday that police recovered several items, including potassium nitrate, sulfur, saltpeter, pressure cookers and headlight bulbs – all products and instruments that are useful for the manufacture of what […]

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French Police Fire Tear Gas at Labor Protesters in Paris

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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French riot police fired tear gas Tuesday at hundreds of protesters trying to storm a Paris auto show, during nationwide protests over mounting job losses in a moribund economy with 10 percent unemployment. Thousands of other demonstrators marched in Lyon, while operations the ports of Le Havre and Marseille were disrupted. The protests, organized by […]

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French Police Fire Tear Gas at Labor Protesters in Paris

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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French riot police fired tear gas Tuesday at hundreds of protesters trying to storm a Paris auto show, during nationwide protests over mounting job losses in a moribund economy with 10 percent unemployment. Thousands of other demonstrators marched in Lyon, while operations the ports of Le Havre and Marseille were disrupted. The protests, organized by […]

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France Beefs Up Security at Religious Sites After Anti-Jewish Attacks

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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French police carried out another raid Sunday in Cannes as part of a nationwide terrorist crackdown after attacks on a Jewish grocery store and a synagogue. So far, police have arrested 11 suspects in Cannes, Paris and Strasbourg, where a suspect was killed during a gunfight with police. French President Francois Hollande says he is […]

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Anti-Terror Sweep in France Leaves 1 Dead

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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French officials say the man who was killed Saturday during a countrywide crackdown on terror suspects is linked to a grenade attack on a Jewish market outside Paris last month. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins identified the man as Jeremy Sidney and said he was a 33-year-old delinquent who had converted to radical Islam. Sidney was […]

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Suspect Dead in French Anti-Terrorism Raids

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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French officials say one person is dead after police carried out raids across France Saturday while investigating a grenade attack on a Jewish market outside Paris. Police conducted the raids after DNA on the grenade led police to a suspect in the eastern city of Strasbourg. When confronted, police say the suspect opened fire on […]

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Islamic Wing Opens at Louvre in Paris

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the world’s best-known museums is opening a wing dedicated to Islamic art, its first major addition in a generation. The Louvre in Paris opened its Islamic wing Saturday, featuring thousands of Islamic artifacts dating from the 7th to the 19th century. The artifacts come from around the world, demonstrating the breadth of Islamic […]

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French High Court Clears Way for More Bullfights

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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France’s highest court Friday rejected a challenge from animal rights groups asking that the practice of bullfighting be banned throughout the country. The groups argued bullfighting should be banned based on French laws that prohibit cruelty to animals. But the French Constitutional Court cited sections of the country’s constitution that allows for exceptions to such […]

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