German authorities slammed as manhunt continues

German authorities slammed as manhunt continues

  German authorities were under fire Thursday after it emerged that the prime suspect in Berlin’s deadly truck attack, a rejected Tunisian asylum seeker, was known as a potentially dangerous jihadist. German prosecutors have issued a Europe-wide wanted notice for 24-year-old Anis Amri, offering a 100,000-euro ($104,000) reward for information leading to his arrest and […]

Authorities take teen in for questioning over fake Paris terror alert

Authorities take teen in for questioning over fake Paris terror alert

French authorities took a teenager in for questioning on Monday over a false terror alert that mobilised dozens of police officers in Paris on Saturday. Two adolescents had been brazenly bragging about the hoax online. On Saturday, French police received a call from a certain “Father Mathis” claiming ten armed men had entered Saint-Leu-Saint-Gilles church […]

French authorities report ‘spectacular’ rise in Calais migrant camp population

French authorities report ‘spectacular’ rise in Calais migrant camp population

Local authorities in the French port city of Calais on Friday said the number of migrants living in the infamous “Jungle” camp has seen a “spectacular” rise over the summer, increasing by 53 percent in just two months. At the middle of August, authorities counted more than 6,900 people in the camp – the highest […]

French authorities identify real leader of Paris attacks, report says

French authorities identify real leader of Paris attacks, report says

French authorities say they have identified the commander of the Nov. 13 Islamist militant attacks on Paris and know that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, cornered and killed days later by police, played a lesser role. Newly published official documents cite testimony by Bernard Bajolet,France’s head of external security, to a closed-door parliamentary inquiry into France’s anti-terrorism activities […]