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 5, 2015

World Press Photo award withdrawn after controversy

World Press Photo withdrew one of its leading global awards for photojournalism on Wednesday after a controversy over standards that focused on allegations about the ethics of an Italian prizewinner. The Amsterdam-based organization said in a statement that Giovanni Troilo had been disqualified because ...

Call girls help close business deals

Feb 6, 2015

Call girls help close business deals

The trial of former French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn and several businessmen on pimping charges has shone a light on the world of high-end prostitution in which sex is often used to sweeten business deals. “I was considered a VIP and offered as a ...

Jan 23, 2015

Security concerns prompt Belgian museum to cancel Charlie Hebdo tribute

A Belgian museum dedicated to the creator of comic book hero Tintin said Thursday that security concerns prompted it to cancel an exhibition honoring the murdered Charlie Hebdo magazine cartoonists. The museum in Louvain-la-Neuve near Brussels said it took the decision after consulting Wednesday ...

Sixth person charged in foiled Belgium terror plot

Jan 22, 2015

Sixth person charged in foiled Belgium terror plot

Belgian prosecutors said Wednesday they have brought terrorism charges against a sixth person following a series of raids in Belgium last week that foiled a plot to kill police. The man, identified as Abdelmoumaim H. and who is in his 20s, was arrested Tuesday ...

Jan 18, 2015

No sign Greek anti-terrorism arrests are linked with Belgian probe

Belgian authorities said Saturday that information sent to them from Athens so far has not indicated the people detained by police in Greece were involved in a Belgian jihadi cell. A Greek police official earlier said four terrorism suspects had been arrested separately in ...

Dozens arrested in anti-terrorism raids across Europe

Jan 17, 2015

Dozens arrested in anti-terrorism raids across Europe

Belgium ordered its army into the streets and anti-terrorism raids across Western Europe netted dozens of suspects Friday as authorities rushed to thwart more attacks by people with links to Mideast Islamic extremists. As anxiety soared in the wake of last week’s bloody spree ...

Two dead as Belgium foils 'major' terror plot

Jan 16, 2015

Two dead as Belgium foils 'major' terror plot

Belgian police killed two suspected terrorists and arrested a third in a shootout in the eastern town of Verviers, preventing a possible “major” attack, authorities said. The raid, part of several anti-terror operations yesterday by the police, came after suspected Islamist gunmen last week ...