07272017

Paris suicide bomber tried to enter stadium

President Francois Hollande vowed to attack the Islamic State without mercy after the jihadist group took responsibility Saturday for orchestrating the deadliest attacks inflicted on France since World War II. (AP) PARIS – [...]

France-bound plane grounded after threatening tweet

An Air France flight was evacuated and searched Saturday afternoon at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport after threats were made on Twitter, Dutch police said. The Paris-bound flight was searched after a series of now-deleted tweets were [...]

High-speed test train derails in France, killing 7

Rescue vehicles park between a canal and the railway tracks after a high-speed train derailed in Eckwersheim, near Strasbourg. (AP) A high-speed train undergoing a test run derailed in northeast France, killing at least seven [...]

Thousands of Spain’s Guardia Civil protest in Madrid seeking better employment conditions

MADRID –  Around 10,000 personnel belonging to the Guardia Civil (Civil Guard) branch of Spain’s police forces have marched in Madrid demanding better employment conditions and workers’ rights. The Guardia Civil, which [...]

7 dead, 11 gravely injured after high-speed train derails, plunges into canal in NE France

ECKWERSCHEIM, France –  An official says a high-speed train undergoing a test run has derailed in northeast France, killing at least seven people and gravely injuring 11 others. The train burst into flames, split apart and plunged [...]

Turkish police detain 11 demonstrators in G-20 protests in Istanbul and Antalya

ISTANBUL –  Turkish authorities have detained 11 people who staged demonstrations in protest of the G-20 summit meeting near the Turkish Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya. The state-run Anadolu Agency says police nabbed four [...]

Tensions in Germany rise amid flood of asylum-seekers as public discourse increasingly heated

BERLIN –  As a local lawmaker in the east German city of Magdeburg who regularly speaks out against the far right, Soeren Herbst has endured years of animosity. But the sight that greeted him outside his home last week made the Green [...]

Islamic State group claims Paris attacks, says France at ‘top of the list of targets’

CAIRO –  The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks in Paris that killed 127 people and said France would remain at the “top of the list” of its targets. An online statement said [...]

Miners injured and arrested during 2012 labor unrest sue South Africa’s deputy president

JOHANNESBURG –  A lawyer representing miners injured and arrested during a strike in which at least 44 people were killed, most of them by police, says his clients are suing South Africa’s deputy president. Lawyer Andries Nkome [...]

New round of Syria talks begin in Vienna under pall of Paris terrorist attacks

VIENNA –  Foreign ministers from more than a dozen nations have begun meeting in Vienna to try to find a way to resolve the conflict in Syria. Overshadowed by Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the diplomats started discussions [...]