France’s National Assembly votes to extend state of emergency in wake of Nice attack

France’s National Assembly votes to extend state of emergency in wake of Nice attack

France’s National Assembly voted in the early hours of Wednesday to extend the country’s state of emergency for six months following last week’s massacre in Nice. The state of emergency has been in place since the Paris attacks in November, and the extension would see the measures — which give the police extra powers to […]

French government faces backlash over Nice attack

French government faces backlash over Nice attack

French President François Hollande’s Socialist government has come under fierce criticism over last week’s horrific truck attack in Nice, with former president Nicolas Sarkozy accusing it of failing to do enough to combat terrorism. Less than a year before a presidential election, political opponents have abandoned the restraint that usually prevails immediately after such national […]

Nice attack: How solid are alleged IS group links?

Nice attack: How solid are alleged IS group links?

Two days after the IS group said one of its “soldiers” carried out the Nice attack, France says the suspect was radicalised, but that no direct links to the group have been found. How direct do such links need to be before the group claims ownership? On Thursday, Lahouaiej-Bouhlel killed 84 people and wounded nearly […]

Hollande extends state of emergency after Nice attack

Hollande extends state of emergency after Nice attack

At least 84 people were killed after a lorry ploughed into a crowd attending Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice on Thursday night, in what authorities said was terror attack. A lorry ploughed into a crowd of people in the southern French city of Nice at around 11pm local time Thursday night […]