Mar 7, 2015

Three Europeans shot dead in Mali restaurant

Three Europeans and two Malians were shot dead on Saturday in a busy restaurant in the Malian capital in what security sources described as a terrorist attack. At least one gunman entered La Terrasse in an area of Bamako popular with expatriates shortly after ...

Mar 4, 2015

More drone sightings over Paris stoke public's concern

Paris police on Wednesday said the public had reported around a dozen drone sightings over sensitive areas of the French capital — the latest in a baffling series of overflights. Authorities are now scrambling to work out “if all the reports were really drone ...

Taxis block Brussels in Uber protest

Mar 4, 2015

Taxis block Brussels in Uber protest

Hundreds of taxi drivers from Belgium and France brought central Brussels to a virtual standstill Tuesday with their vehicles in a protest targeting the Web-based taxi app Uber. Police said a go-slow procession of 627 cabs several kilometers long drove through the city before ...

Mar 1, 2015

Eight convicted over Harry Winston jewel heists in Paris

Eight people have been convicted in connection with a spectacular 2008 holdup at a Harry Winston jewelry shop in Paris, in which three cross-dressing gunmen stole about $92 million in loot, a defense lawyer said Saturday. Lawyer Philippe Stepniewski said sentences ranged from nine ...

Multiple drones spotted over Paris landmarks; police puzzled

Feb 24, 2015

Multiple drones spotted over Paris landmarks; police puzzled

Paris police say they spotted at least five drones flying over the French capital overnight, and an investigation is under way into who was flying them and why. France’s BFM television reported that they were seen flying over the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum ...

Indonesian president says no delay to executions despite mercy pleas

Feb 24, 2015

Indonesian president says no delay to executions despite mercy pleas

Indonesia’s president said on Tuesday the planned execution of 11 convicts on death row, most on drugs charges, would not be delayed. He warned foreign countries not to intervene in Jakarta’s right to use capital punishment. President Joko Widodo has denied clemency to the ...

Feb 24, 2015

France seizes passports of would-be jihadis

Six French citizens have had their passports confiscated and 40 more will be banned from leaving the country as Europe cracks down on would-be jihadis planning to travel to Syria and Iraq. This is the first time France has resorted to the measure since ...

Feb 23, 2015

France bans six people from traveling to extremists in Syria

France has barred six people from leaving the country because they wanted to join extremists in Syria, the first such travel ban under a new law aimed at keeping French radicals from gaining violent experience abroad. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says some 40 others ...