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France says it has foiled 'major' terrorist attack

French police source said four suspects had been arrested on suspicion of acquiring weapons 'with a view to committing a terrorist act'.

Paris attacker named as naturalised Chechen

The knifeman who killed one man and wounded four other people in a rampage in a central Paris street on Saturday evening, and who was subsequently shot dead by police, has been named as Khamzat Azimov, born in Chechnya in 1997 and given French nationality in 2010.

Former radical-left party candidate hails gendarme's death on Twitter

Stéphane Poussier, a parliamentary candidate in elections in 2017 for the radical-left France Insoumise (France Unbowed) party, has been arrested after sending a message via Twitter rejoicing over the death of gendarmerie officer Arnaud Beltrame, who voluntarily took the place of a hostage during Friday's terrorist shootings in south-west France and who subsequently died from gunshot and stab wounds.

Dozens dead or wounded in attacks on Burkina military HQ, French embassy

Eight members of the armed forces were killed, and 80 people were wounded, while security minister said eight attackers had been shot dead.

Twenty-eight French nationals injured in Spain attacks, eight critically

France’s foreign affairs minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has confirmed that 28 French nationals were injured in the terrorist attacks in Spain on Thursday, with eight of them in a serious condition on Friday, including four children.

Twenty killed in terrorist attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

The attack by gunmen on diners sitting at a restaurant terrace in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou on Sunday left 20 dead, according to local officials, including at least one French national, 18 months after 30 people died in a jihadist attack on a nearby café. 

Court orders magazine Paris Match not to further publish Nice photos

A Paris court has refused a public prosecutor's demand that the latest issue of French weekly Paris Match be withdrawn from sale over its publication of gruesome CCTV images of the 2016 Bastille Day terrorist attack in Nice when a truck ploughed into seafront crowds, killing 86 and injuring hundreds more, but has ordered the magazine not to republish the photos.

France pays tribute to victims of Nice July 14th terrorist rampage

President Emmanuel Macron, joined by his predecessors François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy, travelled to the Riviera city of Nice on Friday to take part in commemorations of the terrorist attack committed last year by a Tunisian national, and claimedt in the name of the Islamic State group, who drove a heavy truck into seafront crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86 people and injuring more than 450 others.

Move to pull Paris Match from newsstands over Nice attack photos

The Paris public prosecutor's office has asked for a court order to remove the weekly magazine from sales points in France on Thursday over its publication of gruesome images from CCTV footage of the terrorist attack in the Rivierra city in July last year when a man acting in the name of Islamic State drove a truck into seafront crowds killing 86 people and injuring more than 450 others. 

Cannes film festival marks Manchester bombing with minute's silence

Cannes Film Festival Director Thierry Frémaux joined staff on the red carpet of one of the world's most high-profile cinema festivals to say that the victims of the Manchester Arena attack were 'doing exactly what we are doing here at Cannes ... being together, rejoicing in the freedom to love and sharing their passion'.

Eiffel Tower joins world landmarks in tribute to Manchester victims

The illumination of the Eiffel Tower in Paris was switched off on Tuesday evening in a tribute, alongside landmarks around the globe, to the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester late Monday which killed 22 people and wounded 59 others.

Louvre knife attack sparks fresh warnings of French terror threat

Suspect who shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ is said by police to be an Egyptian visitor who arrived in France in January on a visa from Dubai.

French soldier shoots attacker outside Louvre

Police say the man who was shot and injured had tried to attack a security patrol with a machete shouting "Allahu Akbar".

Charlie Hebdo tribute marks two years of Islamist attacks on France

Murder of journalists, police officers and shoppers at kosher store in 2015 by Islamist gunmen was first of a wave of bloody militant attacks.

Berlin market attack suspect found to have fled to Italy via Lyon

Tunisian national Anis Amri, 24, who was shot dead by Italian police in Milan on December 23rd, was caught on CCTV footage at a central rail station in the French city of Lyon after escaping from Germany where he was wanted on suspicion of killing 12 people in an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin.