Left in limbo by the state, Paris attacks informant awaits new identity

Left in limbo by the state, Paris attacks informant awaits new identity

More than a year after the Paris attacks, a Frenchwoman who risked her life to supply the security services with valuable intelligence that thwarted future attacks says she feels abandoned by the French state. On January 19, the night editor at French radio station RMC received a very strange phone call. It was a little […]

Bataclan to re-open with Sting concert, one year after Paris attacks

Bataclan to re-open with Sting concert, one year after Paris attacks

British rock star Sting will re-open the Bataclan concert hall on November 12, a day before the anniversary of the jihadist attacks that left 90 people dead there, the venue’s owner said Friday. The former frontman of rock band The Police confirmed the information on his website and Twitter account. “In re-opening the Bataclan, we […]

Lawyers will not defend Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam any more

Lawyers will not defend Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam any more

Lawyers for the only surviving suspect in last November’s attack in Paris say they will no longer defend him because he refuses to speak. Frank Berton and Sven Mary said they’ve decided to stop representing Salah Abdeslam, who has chosen to remain silent in a protest against his prison conditions, including the 24-hour video surveillance […]

French inquiry calls for intelligence overhaul after Paris attacks

French inquiry calls for intelligence overhaul after Paris attacks

A French parliamentary inquiry into the terror attacks that rocked Paris in 2015 on Tuesday recommended the fusion of the country’s myriad intelligence services into a single agency. The parliamentary inquiry was set up in February to probe possible security failings in the run-up to two major terror attacks in Paris in 2015 that left […]