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Macron security official filmed hitting protester

Paris - One of President Emmanuel Macron's top security officers was at the centre of an escalating scandal for the French leader on Thursday after being filmed assaulting a protester during a May Day demonstration.

Four activists held in France for escorting migrants over border

Brian - Four people accused of illegally helping migrants cross the border into France were being questioned by police on Tuesday, the latest case over aid provided to refugees on the move through Europe.

Peru declares state of emergency on Colombian border

- Peru has declared a 60-day state of emergency on its border with Colombia in order to guarantee security in a region rife with drug trafficking.

Clashes, road accidents mar French World Cup partying

Paris - Dozens of youths shattered windows at a popular store on the Champs Elysees avenue Sunday while hundreds of thousands of fans celebrated France's World Cup victory, according to an AFP journalist at the scene.

Scarred by World Cup attack, Uganda ups security for final

Nairobi - Uganda heightened security for Sunday's World Cup final and pushed a media campaign calling for vigilance among residents, many of whom remain scarred eight years after twin bombings left 76 people dead during the 2010 final.

France to deploy 110,000 police during World Cup weekend

Paris - Authorities will deploy 110,000 police and security forces across France this weekend to secure the huge street parties if "Les Bleus" win the World Cup on Sunday, after years of attacks targeting crowds and other so-called "soft" targets.

Terror fears high, Paris police brace for World Cup risks

Paris - Paris is preparing to deploy thousands of police to secure the massive street parties if France wins Sunday's World Cup after years of attacks targeting crowds and other so-called "soft" targets.

UK police say cannot offer safety guarantees after Novichok death

London - British police on Monday said they could not rule out further contaminations after a 44-year-old mother of three died in southwest England following exposure to the nerve agent Novichok.

France holds five migrants who rode Britain-bound 'solidarity' bus

Calais - French police on Sunday detained five of some two dozen migrants who took part in a "solidarity march" staged by rights activists who had set off from southern France headed for Britain in late April.

Riots ease as family of French police shooting victim plans lawsuit

Nantes - A relative calm began to return to the western French city of Nantes early Sunday after days of rioting over a police officer's fatal shooting of a black man, whose family plans to file a lawsuit over a killing which has cast a fresh spotlight on tensi...

UK police officer given all clear after Novichok tests

London - A police officer was tested for possible exposure to the nerve agent Novichok in connection with the poisoning of a couple in southwest England on Saturday but was given the all clear, the local force said.

Novichok, the military-grade toxin worrying England

Paris - The Soviet-designed nerve agent Novichok which has sickened a British couple four months after it was used in a failed plot to murder a Russian ex-spy, is a military-grade poison that is poorly known and hard to trace.

'What's going on?': English town once again mired in mystery

Amesbury - With police tape and masked investigators once again visible on the streets of Salisbury, residents of the quaint English town are asking the same question: "What is going on?

British police probe new Novichok nerve agent case

Salisbury - British police scrambled on Thursday to determine how a couple were exposed to the same nerve agent used on a former Russian spy earlier this year, leaving them critically ill.

French officer says shooting 'accidental' after 3 nights of riots

Nantes - A French policeman who shot dead a young black man in western France earlier this week, sparking three nights of rioting, changed his explanation of the death on Friday, saying he fired his weapon by accident.

Clashes after French police shoot young man dead

Nantes - Groups of young people clashed with police in the western French city of Nantes late Tuesday after a 22-year-old man was shot dead by an officer during a police check.

China firm develops 'laser gun'

Bejing - A Chinese firm has developed a laser gun designed for police use that can set fire to protesters' hair or banners from a range of almost one kilometre.

France charges two cannabis 'coffeeshop' managers after raids

Paris - Paris prosecutors said Friday that two people have been charged over illicit drugs following raids on two shops at the centre of an "ultralight" marijuana craze.

Treasure trove seized from ex-Malaysia PM worth up to $273 million

Kuala Lumpur - A vast trove of valuables seized in raids on properties linked to Malaysia's scandal-mired former leader, including cash, jewellery and luxury handbags, are worth up to $273 million, police said Wednesday.

'Gomorra' writer hits back after Salvini threat to lift protection

Rome - Italian journalist Roberto Saviano, who lives under armed guard since publishing his mafia best-seller "Gomorra" in 2006, lashed out Friday at the country's new far-right interior minister for threatening to lift his police protection.

Police killings of blacks exact mental health toll: US study

Paris - The disproportionately high rate at which unarmed black people die at the hands of police in the United States has a corrosive impact on the mental health of black Americans, researchers reported Friday.

Three killed in London after being hit by train

London - Three people died in south London after being hit by a train, police said Monday, amid reports they may have been graffiti artists.Police said they were treating the deaths as unexplained, but media said spray paint cans were found near the bodies.

Six police officers killed in central Mexico

Amozoc De Mota - Six Mexican police officers were murdered on Friday in the central state of Puebla which is ravaged by gangs active in drug trafficking, fuel theft and kidnapping, local officials said.

Germany arrests Tunisian man over 'toxic substances'

Frankfurt Am Main - German police have arrested a Tunisian man after discovering "toxic substances" at his flat in Cologne, officials said Wednesday, with prosecutors not ruling out a possible terror motive.

Ortega stays mum as Nicaragua continues violent downward spiral

Managua - Armed riot police and pro-government paramilitaries on Monday attacked barricades manned by anti-government activists in the Nicaraguan capital, plunging neighborhoods into violence and chaos in an attempt to stamp out a two-month-old uprising against ...

Violence erupts in Nicaragua capital as police dismantle blockades

Managua - Armed anti-riot police and pro-government paramilitary attacked barricades manned by anti-government protesters in eastern Managua, plunging city neighborhoods in violence and chaos in an attempt to stamp out a two-month-old uprising against the govern...

Germany issues arrest warrant for top Assad ally: report

Berlin - German prosecutors have issued an international arrest warrant for a top Syrian intelligence officer accused of overseeing the torture and murder of hundreds of detainees, a media report said Friday.

Polish police seek Baltic coast seal killer

Warsaw - Polish police on Thursday said they are investigating the deaths of four seals recently found dead on the Baltic coast around the port city of Gdynia.

London fire service probed over Grenfell tragedy

London - British police on Thursday said they were investigating London's fire service over their order for residents to "stay put" during the Grenfell Tower inferno that killed 71 people last year.

Five Kenyan police killed in roadside bombing

Nairobi - Five Kenyan paramilitary police were killed Wednesday when their vehicle struck a homemade landmine in Liboi, close to the eastern border with Somalia, a government official said.
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