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Charlie Hebdo has gone soft on extremists: quitting journalist

Paris - One of Charlie Hebdo's most outspoken journalists said on Friday she is quitting the French satirical magazine because it has gone soft on Islamist extremism.

Charlie Hebdo feels a target two years after attack

Paris - The editor of Charlie Hebdo believes the world has become less tolerant of the French satirical newspaper's black humour but he staunchly defends the right to offend, two years after jihadist gunmen killed many of its staff.

Charlie Hebdo marks 2nd anniversary of massacre with black humour

Paris - Charlie Hebdo has marked the second anniversary of the jihadist massacre that almost wiped out its staff with a piece of typically defiant graveyard humour.

'Ich bin Charlie': French satire mag hits Germany

Berlin - Some put Chancellor Angela Merkel on a pedestal, but French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo placed her on a toilet seat in seeking to conquer Germany with its provocative brand of humour.

Charlie Hebdo in bid to find German funny bone

Paris - There are no prizes for guessing whose face features on the poster for the first German edition of Charlie Hebdo which will appear on newsstands in Berlin and Vienna on Thursday.

Italian Minister tells Charlie Hebdo to 'stick it'

Rome - Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano weighed into the row over Charlie Hebdo's earthquake cartoons Saturday with an unusually undiplomatic outburst against the French satirical weekly.

Charlie Hebdo Italy quake cartoon sparks fury

Rome - A Charlie Hebdo cartoon depicting victims of the Italian earthquake as lasagna has sparked outrage in the country which is still mourning the nearly 300 people who died in last week's tragedy.

Relative of Charlie Hebdo killer held on terror-linked charges

Paris - The brother-in-law of one of the jihadists who attacked French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last year faced terrorism charges on Saturday for allegedly trying to join Islamic State fighters in Syria, a judicial source said.

Bulgaria approves extradition of Charlie Hebdo killer relative

Sofia - A Bulgarian court ordered Tuesday that the brother-in-law of one of the men who attacked French magazine Charlie Hebdo be extradited to France after he was caught allegedly trying to join Islamic State fighters in Syria.

Syria-bound relative of Charlie Hebdo killer arrested

Paris - A relative of one of the jihadist killers of journalists at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been arrested in Turkey on his way to Syria, a judicial source said Sunday.

French police probing new Charlie Hebdo threats

Paris - French police are probing new threats against satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the target of a jihadist attack in January 2015 that left 12 dead, a legal source said Wednesday.

Jordan queen hits back at cartoon of drowned Syria boy

Amman - Jordan's Queen Rania has hit back at a cartoon in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo depicting drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi as a grown-up committing sexual harassment in Germany.

Defiance as Charlie Hebdo march remembered one year on

Paris - A year after a million and a half people thronged Paris in solidarity with the victims of the attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, the few thousand who attended the anniversary ceremony vowed France would not be intimidated.

One year on, France remembers victims killed at kosher supermarket

Paris - France on Saturday paid hommage to four Jewish hostages killed at a kosher supermarket in Paris a year after a spate of jihadist attacks that began with a deadly assault on the Charlie Hebdo weekly.

Fake suicide vest attacker identified by family: French investigators

Paris - The man shot dead by police after trying to storm a Paris police station brandishing a meat cleaver appears to have been identified by his family, a source close to the investigation said Friday.

French police seek identity of fake suicide vest attacker

Paris - French anti-terror investigators were on Friday seeking to identify a man shot dead while trying to storm a Paris police station brandishing a meat cleaver and wearing a fake suicide vest.

Attacks in France since Charlie Hebdo slayings

Paris - Thursday's failed attack on a Paris police station is the latest incident in France inspired by radical Islam since the massacre at satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo exactly a year ago:- January 7-9, 2015: Two men armed with Kalashnikov rifles storm the P...

Paris attacker had pledged allegiance with IS: investigation source

Paris - A man who was shot dead Thursday while trying to attack a Paris police station had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, a source close to the investigation said.

Paris attacker identified, had previous theft conviction

Paris - The man shot dead trying to attack a Paris police station on Thursday was convicted of theft in 2013, a source close to the investigation told AFP.

Resist 'religious correctness', press body urges on Charlie anniversary

Paris - Press campaign group Reporters Without Borders marked Thursday's first anniversary of the attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo by warning against what it called "religious correctness".

Paris attacker was carrying emblem of Islamic State group: Prosecutor

Paris - A man carrying a meat cleaver who was shot dead as he tried to attack a police station in Paris on Thursday was carrying the emblem of the Islamic State (IS) group, a prosecutor said.

French police kill knife-wielding man on Charlie Hebdo anniversary

Paris - A man wielding a meat cleaver and carrying the emblem of the Islamic State group was shot dead as he tried to attack a police station in Paris Thursday, a year to the day since jihadists killed 12 people at Charlie Hebdo newspaper.

Hollande urges better ties between French security services

Paris - President Francois Hollande called on Wednesday for better cooperation between French security services to prevent terror attacks, a year after the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris.

France to mark anniversary of attacks on defiant Charlie Hebdo

Paris - France will on Thursday hold official ceremonies marking a year since a jihadist attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, with the French satirical magazine defiantly reasserting its provocative spirit.

Editor vows a Charlie Hebdo 'worthy' of slain colleagues

Paris - From their bunker at an undisclosed address in southern Paris, the staff of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo are soldiering on a year after coming close to annihilation in a jihadist attack.

A year after attack, Charlie Hebdo pokes fun at God

Paris - One year after a jihadist attack wiped out most of its staff, French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday published a typically provocative special edition featuring a gun-toting God, sparking protests from the Vatican.

Charlie Hebdo's anti-God cover is unfair, says Vatican paper

Vatican City - The Vatican's newspaper on Tuesday criticised French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo for a front cover portraying God as a gun-wielding terrorist to mark the first anniversary of a terror attack on the publication.

Charlie Hebdo widow 'furious' over typo on commemorative plaque

Paris - The widow of one of the cartoonists slain in last year's attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo said she was "furious" to see her husband's name misspelled on a plaque unveiled Tuesday by President Francois Hollande.

Year after attack, France's Jews learn to live under armed guard

Paris - Ever since a jihadist attack on a kosher store left four people dead a year ago, France's Jews have grown used to soldiers patrolling their neighbourhoods and schools.

France marks first anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attack

Paris - French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday honoured the victims of the jihadist rampage a year ago in Paris that began with an assault on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, but the widow of a slain police bodyguard said she was taking legal action over...
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