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France: Threat of a jihadist attack is inevitable, permanent -- "The number of targets has exploded."

French soldiers patrol in a shopping center in Lyon on January 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Philippe Desmazes)

Paris (AFP) – The threat of a jihadist attack in France has reached a level “without precedent” and new attacks are inevitable, according to top counter-terrorism officials. 490 more words

It's calçotada time!

One of the things that food-loving Spaniards have to look forward to in the long winter stretch until spring finally decides it’s here to stay are… 162 more words

Spanish Foods

France: Hello, is that the state?

Given the way the Internet is sagging already under the weight of posts about the Charlie Hebdo affair, I was going to avoid adding anything to the oversupply of instant analysis already on view.  368 more words


Report: Netanyahu guard shoved French PM


French newspaper claims member of security detail ‘blocked’ Manuel Valls; Shin Bet denies report.

Lior Zilberstein

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls had an uncomfortable encounter with one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security guards on Sunday at the Great Synagogue of Paris, according to French newspaper Le Canard Enchainé. 192 more words

PM: France 'still under threat' from attack by Paris gunmen's associates

France’s prime minister, Manuel Valls, warned on Tuesday that the country was still under threat from accomplices of the gunmen who terrorised Paris last week and from global terrorist networks. Continue reading…


France deploys 10,000 troops in search for attack accomplices




PARIS (AP) — France ordered 10,000 troops into the streets Monday to protect sensitive sites — nearly half of them to guard Jewish schools — as it hunted for accomplices to the Islamic militants who left 17 people dead as they terrorized the nation. 858 more words

Charlie Hebdo: French police name suspects as massive manhunt continues

Mourad Hamyd, 18, surrendered at a police station in Charleville-Mezieres — Others, armed and dangerous, remain at large

The Associated Press

PARIS — Police hunted Thursday for two heavily armed men, one with possible links to al-Qaida, in the methodical killing of 12 people at a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammed. 1,695 more words