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MH17 probe 'biased', Moscow 'disappointed': foreign ministry

Moscow - Moscow on Wednesday described as "biased" and "politically motivated" the Dutch-led inquiry into the downing of Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine, which concluded the plane was shot down by a missile transported from Russia.

Two teenage girls held in France over 'terror plot'

Paris - Two teenage girls from the French city of Nice are being held on suspicion of planning an attack directed by a notorious Syria-based French jihadist, a source close to the investigation said Sunday.

FBI mulls probe into Brad Pitt plane allegations

Los Angeles - The FBI says it is gathering information before deciding whether to launch a federal probe into an alleged incident on a plane carrying Brad Pitt and his children.

Risk of genocide in Burundi: UN probe

Geneva - Burundi's government is behind systematic human rights violations, including executions and torture, UN investigators said Tuesday, warning of the looming risk of "genocide".

Latest US attacks show new face of terror

Washington - The weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey and a stabbing spree in the Midwest are the latest example of the new terror threat faced by the United States along with much of the West: diffuse, unsophisticated and very hard to counter.

Greek central banker denies rift with government

Atenas - Greece's central banker on Saturday denied that the leftist government of Alexis Tsipras was seeking to squeeze him out as he probes the loans of a politically sensitive bank.

New York to open inquiry into Trump foundation

Washington - New York state's top law enforcement official said he has opened an investigation into the Donald J Trump Foundation, citing worries the Republican presidential nominee's charity has been involved in "impropriety.

Woman charged over failed jihadist Paris attack

Paris - French anti-terror judges charged a woman Saturday over a failed jihadist attack near Paris's Notre Dame cathedral, where a car full of gas canisters was found last weekend.The mother of three, named as 29-year-old Ornella G.

France probes suspected jihadist women in new terror plot

Ch - French investigators were on Saturday probing a group of women arrested on suspicion of plotting new jihadist attacks, including an attempted car bomb near Paris's Notre Dame cathedral.

France foils IS terror attack by female cell: prosecutor

Paris - French authorities have foiled an attack by three heavily radicalised women who were being guided by the Islamic State jihadist group from Syria, France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday.

Woman held after 'foiled' Paris attack was IS follower

Paris - A 19-year-old woman arrested in a probe into a car found laden with gas cylinders in Paris had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and was preparing an imminent attack, officials said Friday.

French police shoot, arrest 'IS' gas car suspect

Paris - French police investigating a car containing six gas cylinders in Paris have arrested three female suspects said to have been planning fresh attacks, shooting one of them in the process.

Suspect shot by police hunting 'radicalised' women over Paris gas cylinders car

Paris - French police investigating the discovery a car containing six gas cylinders in Paris, on Thursday arrested three female suspects said to have been planning new acts of violence, shooting one of them in the process.

Two 'radicalised' women sought over gas cylinders in Paris car

Paris - French police were searching Thursday for two "radicalised" women linked to a car containing six gas cylinders found near the Notre Dame cathedral in central Paris.

Terror link after gas cylinders found in car near Notre Dame cathedral

Paris - French police were holding two suspects Wednesday after gas cylinders were found in a car near Paris's famous Notre Dame cathedral, sources close to the investigation said.

Japanese probe finds no bribery in Tokyo 2020 bid

Toukyo - A formal investigation found no evidence of bribery by Japanese officials on Thursday after probing a $2 million payment made during Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics.French prosecutors said in May that they were investigating the 2.

Teenage cop attacker linked to IS charged in Germany

Berlin - German federal prosecutors said Monday they had brought charges against a 16-year-old girl who allegedly stabbed a policeman in February in an operation for the Islamic State jihadist group.The German-Moroccan teenager, identified only as Safia S.

South Africa documents may offer clues on UN chief's death

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday pushed for a further inquiry of the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed ex-UN chief Dag Hammarskjold, saying documents from South Africa may help shed light.

Dutch general to report on UN response to South Sudan attacks

New York - A retired Dutch general will lead an independent investigation to establish whether UN peacekeepers failed to protect civilians during heavy fighting in South Sudan's capital last month, the UN announced Tuesday.

NASA may have less than two minutes to rescue lost spacecraft

Twenty-two months ago, NASA lost contact with its Stereo-B spacecraft during a routine 72-hour test. The long silence ended on Sunday, when the probe — some 189 million miles away from Earth — finally said "hello" again to the space agency.

Argentine judge to probe murder of Spanish poet Lorca

Madrid - An Argentine judge known for investigating crimes committed during Spain's civil war will probe the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca, a victims' association said Thursday.

IS claims Belgium police machete attack

Brussels - A machete-wielding man who wounded two policewomen in Belgium was a 33-year-old Algerian, prosecutors said Sunday as the Islamic State group, behind a string of deadly attacks in Europe, claimed the assault.

Former LA county sheriff indicted for cover-up in abuse probe

Los Angeles - A former Los Angeles county sheriff has been indicted on charges that could result in a 20-year prison sentence for his role in obstructing a probe into abuses at the county jail.

Police numbers adequate on night of Nice massacre: probe

Paris - An internal probe has found the security contingent in Nice was "not undersized" on the night of the Bastille Day truck attack that killed 84 people, the French authorities said Wednesday.

First signs of attack plans in Nice eight months ago

Paris - The first sign that the Nice truck attacker was planning something violent came about eight months ago, when he snapped a picture of a news story headlined: "Man deliberately rams car into cafe terrace.

Police tell of showdown with Nice truck killer

Nice - The police officers who confronted Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel in Nice pumped around 20 bullets into his truck in the shootout that ended his bloody Bastille Day rampage, it emerged Sunday.

No charges in Clinton email probe, Trump cries foul

Washington - No charges will be brought against Hillary Clinton for using a private email server while secretary of state, the Justice Department announced, prompting Donald Trump to accuse his presidential rival of "crooked" dealings.

Clinton 'pleased' to speak with FBI in email probe

Washington - Hillary Clinton says she was "pleased" to speak with the FBI about her use of personal email while serving as secretary of state, but refused to discuss reports that she will not face charges.

Clinton interviewed by FBI over private email use

Washington - The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton on Saturday about her use of personal email while serving as secretary of state, an issue that has dogged her campaign to become America's first female president.

Google's Madrid offices 'raided in tax probe'

Madrid - Google's offices in Madrid were being searched in a tax probe Thursday, an internal source said, just over a month after police raided the Internet giant in Paris in a similar investigation.
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