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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 '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.

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.

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.Is he an Islamic extremist who wanted to wage a jihadi attack?

On packed French train, it was fight, flight or freeze

Paris - The foiled attack on a crowded Paris-Amsterdam train provoked a range of reactions from passengers, but the military training of two young Americans who tackled the gunman proved decisive, psychiatrists say.

Father says French train attacker was 'good boy'

London - The father of a Moroccan man accused of a foiled attack on a crowded Amsterdam-Paris train described his son on Sunday as a "good boy" who worked hard and never talked politics.

Hollande 'to give France's highest award to train heroes on Monday'

Paris - French President Francois Hollande will present three Americans and a Briton with the country's top Legion d'Honneur medal on Monday in recognition of their bravery in stopping a gunman on a packed train, an Elysee source said.

Don't ever 'stand by', U.S. 'heroes' plead after train attack

Paris - Three American friends who overpowered a heavily-armed gunman in a train poured cold water Sunday on his claim that he had no intention of waging a bloody attack and asked people never to stand by in these types of incidents.

France train attack puts rail security in spotlight

Paris - Since 9/11, airports around the world have implemented tougher security checks for travellers, but the foiled attack on a packed high-speed train in Europe raises questions whether railway stations should also follow suit.

French president awards train heroes Legion d'Honneur for preventing "carnage"

Paris - French President Francois Hollande awarded three Americans and a Briton the Legion d'Honneur on Monday, saying their actions in overpowering a Moroccan gunman on a train prevented "real carnage"."A terrorist decided to commit an attack.

France train gunman quizzed by counter-terrorism officers

Paris - French counter-terrorism officers were on Sunday questioning a suspected jihadist gunman who was overpowered by passengers on a packed train, as it emerged he had been flagged by intelligence services in at least four European countries.

French train attacker: Extremist who moved around Europe

Paris - The Moroccan suspect in the attack on a high-speed train as it travelled between Amsterdam and Paris had lived in Spain and briefly in Belgium and spent time in Syria, according to intelligence services.

Train attack shows impossibility of tracking all jihadists

Paris - The thwarted attack by a gunman on a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris has underlined the difficulty faced by intelligence services in tracking the unprecedented numbers of potential jihadists, experts say.

Five who foiled an attack on a European train

Washington - Three American friends on a European vacation found themselves hailed as heros Saturday after subduing a gunman on a train as it sped through the countryside on its way to Paris, with assists from a British businessman and a French passenger.

Belgium steps up security measures after train attack

Brussels - Belgium decided Saturday to step up security measures across its national railway network the day after a thwarted attack aboard an Amsterdam-Paris train by a suspected jihadist gunman.

Train gunman went from France to Syria: Spanish intelligence

Madrid - The suspected gunman who wounded two during an attack aboard an Amsterdam-Paris train travelled from France to Syria, a Spanish anti-terror source said on Saturday.

'Give me back my gun,' train attacker pleads with Americans

Paris - A gunman tackled by young Americans on a train between Amsterdam and Paris pleaded with them to hand back his Kalashnikov after they overpowered him, one of the group said.

'Click-click-click' then 15 seconds of terror on French train

Arras - Amy and her husband Joe were sitting quietly on the Amsterdam-Paris Thalys train when the window behind her was shattered by a bullet, showering her with glass.
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