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French church attackers pledged allegiance to ISIS in video

2016-07-28 07:09

Two jihadists who attacked a French church and killed a priest pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, a video has shown, as investigators worked to identify the second assailant.

Church attack: Suspect wanted by anti-terror police

2016-07-27 20:58

French investigators probing an attack on a Catholic church believe one of the assailants is a young man who was wanted by anti-terrorism police, sources close to the investigation say.

France left soul-searching after brutal church attack

2016-07-27 17:42

France is seeking to understand how a jihadist awaiting trial on terror charges could attack a small-town church in broad daylight, killing a priest in the latest atrocity claimed by ISIS.

French media pull photos of attackers over 'glorification' fears

2016-07-27 16:07

France's Le Monde daily says it will no longer publish photographs of killers responsible for terror attacks to avoid giving them "posthumous glorification".

One French church attacker IDed

2016-07-26 22:41

French Prosecutor Francois Molins says one of two jihadists who attacked a church in a Normandy town, and slit a priest's throat, was 19-year-old Adel Kermiche.

Hollande vows war on ISIS 'by every means' after church attack

2016-07-26 21:22

President Francois Hollande has vowed to wage war against Islamic State "by every means" within the law after two men linked to the jihadist group killed a priest in a French church.

ISIS: France church attackers were its 'soldiers'

2016-07-26 18:01

ISIS says two assailants who stormed a church in France and killed an elderly priest, were its "soldiers".

Priest's throat slit in French attack

2016-07-26 12:34

A priest was killed when men armed with knives seized hostages at a church near the northern French city of Rouen, a police source said.

French ambassador to Libya summoned

2016-07-25 07:19

Libya's government has summoned France's ambassador amid concern over the French military presence in the troubled country.

15-hour tailbacks in UK at French border

2016-07-24 16:26

British officials have been drafted in to help French border police after 15-hour queues built up at the port of Dover due to heightened entry checks.

 

Enough police on night of Nice massacre - probe

2016-07-27 21:52

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 say.

France priest killer was 'Syria-obsessed time bomb'

2016-07-27 19:20

One of the assailants who slit the throat of an elderly French priest had dreamed of going to Syria and threatened to attack churches - but seldom visited his local mosque, neighbours say.

World at war, but not a religious war - pope

2016-07-27 17:42

Pope Francis says the world is at war, but argued that religion was not the cause, as he arrived in Poland a day after jihadists murdered a priest in France.

Libya unity government demands explanation over French troops

2016-07-27 06:28

The head of Libya's unity government has asked for an official explanation from Paris about the presence of French troops in the conflict-ridden country.

One of France church attackers faced terror charges, out on bail

2016-07-26 21:49

One of the two attackers who stormed a church in France and slit a priest's throat, had been charged with terror links and held before being freed on bail, a source close to the investigation says.

French priest's killers recorded attack

2016-07-26 19:07

A nun who was in the French church where an 86-year-old priest was killed, says he was forced to kneel before his throat was slit.

Police arrest two more suspects with links to Bastille Day attack

2016-07-26 14:36

French police have arrested two men in connection with the Bastille Day massacre in Nice which left 84 people dead, a source close to the investigation has said.

Assailants take hostages in France

2016-07-26 11:26

A French security official says police have killed two attackers who used knives to seize hostages in a church in the northern city of Rouen. One hostage is reported dead.

Police officer claims minister pressured her on Nice attack

2016-07-24 22:13

A new crisis has hit France's government after a senior police officer claimed the interior minister pressured her to alter a report into security at the Nice fireworks display where 84 were killed when a man rammed a lorry into the crowd.

Police ask Nice to delete surveillance images of attack

2016-07-22 18:27

Authorities in Nice have refused a request from French anti-terror police to delete surveillance camera images of last week's deadly truck attack, amid growing questions over the scale of the police presence at the time

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