US puts Paris, Brussels attack suspect on terror list

US puts Paris, Brussels attack suspect on terror list

The United States on Tuesday added three senior Islamic State (IS) group figures on its terror watch list, including a French national believed to have planned bloody attacks in Paris and Brussels. The US State Department named Abdelilah Himich, known under the nom de guerre Abu Suleiman Al-Faransi, as the founder of a 300-strong “European […]

Scottish leader’s plea to stay in Europe rebuffed in Brussels

Scottish leader’s plea to stay in Europe rebuffed in Brussels

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon got a “sympathetic” hearing in Brussels on Wednesday as she pleaded her case for Scots to stay in the EU, showing how Britain’s vote to leave the bloc could splinter the United Kingdom. But she drew a rebuff from Spain and a mixed response from European officials. EU leaders met for […]

We want to stay! Nicola Sturgeon arrives in Brussels to plead with EU officials to find a way for Scotland to stay in after Brexit – but she WON’T see Council President Donald Tusk after he refuses to schedule talks

We want to stay! Nicola Sturgeon arrives in Brussels to plead with EU officials to find a way for Scotland to stay in after Brexit – but she WON’T see Council President Donald Tusk after he refuses to schedule talks

Nicola Sturgeon is meeting Jean Claude Juncker and other EU officials today – but has been snubbed by European Council President Donald Tusk. The First Minster has vowed to protect Scotland’s place in the EU after the referendum after no part of the country backed Leave. The SNP leader was greeted by Martin Schulz, the […]

Bomb alert at Brussels shopping centre sparks anti-terror operation

Bomb alert at Brussels shopping centre sparks anti-terror operation

Belgian authorities on Tuesday closed off a major shopping centre in the centre of Brussels following a bomb scare. Police detained a potential suspect around the City 2 shopping centre, but later said the man had been wearing a fake suicide vest. “No bomb has so far been found. The suicide vest found on a […]