Euro 2016

The threat from Islamic State's 'fifth column' in Europe

France — Investigation

Jihadi veterans have been seeking to cause disarray among European intelligence agencies with hoax attacks that distract from real ones and attempts to infiltrate public agencies and companies. As a result security official are having huge difficulties in trying to measure the true scale of the terrorist threat that faces us. In the last of this lengthy series of investigations on Islamic State's intelligence operations, Matthieu Suc reports on the dangers still posed by jihadist agents operating within Europe despite Islamic State's major reverses in Iraq and Syria.

Gloom returns after France defeat at Euro 2016

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Portugal's win over France in football tournament final removes host nation's hopes of uplift after months of social strife and terrorist attacks.

France beefs up security ahead of Euro 2016 final

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Officials say police will patrol Stade de France stadium and fan zones in central Paris but rule out a victory parade if France win.

Euro 2016 win would boost French morale, says Hollande

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French president said sporting victories give a nation a feeling it can succeed in other areas such as the economy, culture, politics and diplomacy.

Russian fan leader sneaks back to France after deportation

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Alexander Shprygin, arrested in Toulouse only days after he was expelled from the country, is said to have 'crossed the Alps' to return to France.

Official Russian football supporters' head to be deported from France

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Alexander Shprygin was among 43 fans held on Tuesday in southern France after serious violence et Russia’s Euro 2016 clash with England in Marseille.

French ambassador to Moscow summoned after Russian fan detentions

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After interception of a coach carrying Russian football fans suspected of hooliganism, Moscow warns Paris against a 'significant aggravation' in bilateral relations.

Russia team given Euro 2016 'suspended disqualification', fans detained

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UEFA also fined the team 150,000 euros for rioting during match against England in Marseille, while Russian fans' coach was intercepted in Cannes.

Britain's Euro 2016 policing chief denounces 'tooled up' Russian gangs

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Assistant chief constable Mark Roberts said his police spotters saw Russian 'Ultras' putting on gum shields and martial arts gloves before Marseille violence.

More violent clashes in Marseille before England-Russia football match


French media reported three England fans were seriously injured in fierce fighting between English and Russian groups and locals.

Euro 2016 football tournament begins with France win

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The four-yearly football championship began Friday in Paris with a peaceful win for the French hosts 2-1 over Romania, while England fans battled police in Marseille.

Euro 2016 kicks off amid race row for France team

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Everyone loves a winner, but if France stumble at Euro 2016 race row tensions may spill over says founder of the US National Association of Black Journalists.

Euro 2016 football tournament terror fears focus on fan zones

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Security will be especially tight at the official fan zone at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where up to 90,000 fans at a time can assemble.

Rubbish piles up in Paris as binmen join anti-labour law reform protests

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Blockades at waste collection centres are preventing rubbish collection in the capital and other cities, while strikes are also disrupting rail services.

France launches smartphone terror alert app

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The app will alert geo-located users to a suspected terrorist attack and advise on how to stay safe but will not cause the phone to vibrate or emit any sound.