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Passengers stranded in dark after Eurostar trains suspended

Lille - Hundreds of passengers were left stranded in dark, stifling Eurostar trains in the early hours of Wednesday after several suspected migrants climbed onto the tracks near the French port of Calais.

Spain police search home of France train suspect's parents

Madrid - Police in Spain on Tuesday searched the family home of an alleged jihadist accused of launching a foiled attack on a French express train last month.

'We will never turn away those who need protection': EU official

Calais - Europe "will never turn away those who need protection," said Frans Timmermans, vice-president of the EU Commission, during a visit to the northern French port of Calais on Monday.

French sailors end Calais port blockade

Calais - Protesting French seamen ended their blockade of the northern port of Calais in the early hours of Monday, after stranding thousands of cross-Channel ferry passengers on a busy bank holiday weekend in Britain.

Hungary slams 'groundless' French criticism of border barrier

Budapest - Hungary on Sunday lashed out at French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius over his criticism of the country's new anti-migrant border barrier, accusing him of "shocking and groundless" judgements.

Ferry travel disrupted as Calais blockaded anew by French sailors

Calais - Protesting French seamen blockaded the port of Calais on Sunday, stranding thousands of cross-Channel ferry passengers on a busy bank holiday weekend in Britain.

Migrants fleeing war, persecution must be let in: French PM

La Rochelle - People fleeing war and persecution must be welcomed into France, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday as Europe faces a mounting migrant crisis.

Berlin, Paris, London seek urgent EU meeting on migrant crisis

Paris - Germany, France and Britain made a joint call Sunday for an urgent meeting of EU interior and justice ministers to find concrete measures to cope with the escalating migration crisis.

France: Stance of some E. Europe nations on migration is 'scandalous'

Paris - The attitude of a number of eastern European countries towards the migrant crisis facing the EU is "scandalous", French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday, pointing in particular to an anti-migrant barrier in Hungary.

Europe ministers call for more train patrols, named tickets after France attack

Paris - European ministers called on Saturday for more multinational patrols and tickets marked with passengers' names on major continental trains in the wake of last week's foiled jihadist attack.

French thieves posed as Gulf tourists to steal hotel safes

Paris - Two men have been arrested in France suspected of stealing safes out of a dozen hotel rooms by posing as wealthy Gulf tourists, armed with a chisel and a stethoscope, police said Saturday.

EU ministers to talk security in Paris after train attack

Paris - European ministers gathered in Paris on Saturday to discuss beefing up security on public transport following last week's foiled jihadist attack on a high-speed train.

French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king

Paris - Two French investigative journalists were charged with blackmail for demanding two million euros ($2.2 million) from the king of Morocco not to bring out a book purportedly containing damaging revelations about the monarch, legal sources said Saturday....

European ministers to talk security in Paris after train attack

Paris - European ministers gather in Paris Saturday for security talks following last week's "targeted and premeditated" jihadist attack on a high-speed train that was foiled by passengers.

2 French journalists held for 'attempted blackmail of Morocco king'

Paris - Two French investigative journalists were arrested on Thursday in Paris on suspicion of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco, legal sources in both countries said.

European ministers to talk security in Paris after train attack

Paris - European ministers will gather in Paris for security talks at the weekend following last week's "targeted and premeditated" jihadist attack on a high-speed train that was foiled by passengers, it was announced Wednesday.

Forty terrifying minutes on the 15:17 from Amsterdam

Paris - He watches one last YouTube video of an Islamist preacher, then alone in the bathroom of a high-speed train he removes his shirt and grabs his assault rifle.

French train hero to earn U.S. Army's top non-combat award

Washington - One of the American servicemen who helped subdue a gunman on a high-speed French train last week will receive the US Army's highest honor for non-combat activities.

France train gunman: Islamic extremist or homeless misfit?

Paris - Who exactly is Ayoub El Khazzani, the heavily-armed Moroccan man who was wrestled to the ground by passengers in a crowded high-speed train in France, potentially averting a bloodbath?

Moroccan charged with terror attack on French train

Paris - Prosecutors have charged a Moroccan man over last week's attack on a high-speed French train, accusing him of a "targeted and premeditated" jihadist assault that would have ended in carnage had passengers not intervened.

Baby, policeman killed in French gypsy camp shooting

Lille - A man shot dead four people "in cold blood", including a baby and policeman, at a gypsy camp in northern France on Tuesday, officials said.

France train attack was 'targeted and premeditated'

Paris - French prosecutors said Tuesday there was a raft of evidence suggesting that the man arrested for last week's train attack carefully prepared a jihadist assault that would have ended in carnage had passengers not intervened.

Belgian police raid two properties over France train attack

Brussels - Belgian police carried out searches at two properties in Brussels over suspicions that a Moroccan gunman who attacked a French high-speed train might have lived there, prosecutors said Tuesday.

French investigators to decide on train gunman charges

Paris - French investigators had just hours left Tuesday to decide whether to charge a suspect in a high-speed train attack that was foiled by passengers, as it emerged he watched a jihadist video just before boarding.

France offers to host international meeting on Boko Haram: Hollande

Paris - French President Francois Hollande offered Tuesday to organise an international meeting on tackling jihadist group Boko Haram that has killed thousands in Nigeria.

France 'must prepare for other attacks': Hollande

Paris - President Francois Hollande warned Tuesday that France must brace for further attacks, just days after a potential bloodbath on a train was foiled by passengers."We are still exposed," Hollande told diplomats gathered in Paris.

France investigators to decide on train gunman charges

Paris - French investigators had just hours left on Tuesday to decide whether to charge a Moroccan gunman who was overpowered by a group of Americans and a Briton when he opened fire on a crowded Paris-bound train.

French train gunman was 'minor hash dealer'

Madrid - Ayoub El Khazzani, a Moroccan man accused of a foiled attack on a crowded Amsterdam-Paris train, was a small-time hashish dealer who liked to play football, two young men from his former Madrid neighbourhood said Monday.

Migrant seriously hurt in France, likely hit by train

Lille - A man trying to get into Britain was seriously hurt Monday in northern France, most likely hit by a train, while the Channel Tunnel was temporarily closed after migrants flocked onto train tracks nearby.

The heroes who foiled the French train attack

Paris - Three young American friends on a European vacation and a British businessman who overpowered a heavily-armed man in a crowded, high-speed train to Paris were awarded France's highest honour on Monday.
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