Keyword: Terror

France to extend state of emergency to Euro 2016 soccer tournament

Prime minister Manuel Valls said it was necessary to extend emergency powers for two months as France prepares to host football tournament.

French terror suspect fights Dutch extradition

Dutch court must decide within 90 days whether to grant a request from Paris to extradite the 32-year-old to France over terror allegations.

Dutch police arrest French citizen over 'terror attack plans'

The 32-year-old was arrested in Holland at the request of the French authorities and is suspected of planning attacks in France.

French police make arrest over 'advanced' terror plot

Minister says 'high level suspect' involved in planning an attack on French soil that was at 'an advanced stage' arrested at Argenteuil, Paris.

France and Britain unveil drone plans ahead of 'terror' summit

Paris and London to spend £1.5bn developing next generation of drones, as summit in France discusses security and Calais migrant crisis.

France to boost security measures at churches during Christmas

Interior minister urges local parishes to strengthen protection measures next week; in April a plot to attack a church near Paris was foiled.

France feels increasingly isolated in fight against terror

Paris worries its allies, including Germany, may not have the will to confront the militant threat head on, says The Wall Street Journal.

Police raid: suspects had 'planned attack' on Paris business district

Sources say suspected Islamist militants raided in a Paris suburb were planning attack on French capital's La Defense business district.

French terror suspect 'took selfie with beheaded victim'

Reports claim that the photograph was then sent to unspecified person now in Syria, where the radical Islamic State group controls territory.

France increases defence spending 'to counter extremism'

President Hollande says spending will rise by nearly €4bn over four years from 2016 to tackle threats 'at home and overseas'.

France has 'foiled five terror attacks' says prime minister

Manuel Valls also revealed 1,573 French citizens or residents had been implicated in 'terror networks', 442 of whom are believed to be in Syria.

France faces 'unprecedented' terror threat

High-level official in the French defence ministry says the threat comes from 'pros, not dropouts' and that new attacks are inevitable.

'Terror cells' said to have been 'activated' in France

Police source says officers were told to erase their social media presence and carry weapons at all times because of terror sleeper cell threat.

Hollande steps up France security over Mali and Somalia

French president orders security to be stepped up around public buildings and transport because of military operations in Africa.

One man killed in French anti-terror raid

Police question 11 members of a suspected terrorist cell after a series of raids across the country, while another suspect was shot dead in Strasbourg.