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Orly airport: Attacker phoned father to say ‘I screwed up’

Orly airport: Attacker phoned father to say ‘I screwed up’

Image copyright AP Image caption Riot police inside Orly airport after the resumption of flights The gunman who attacked soldiers at Orly airport in Paris on Saturday told his father he had “screwed up” earlier and wanted forgiveness. Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, was killed after he put a gun to a soldier’s head saying he […]

Orly airport: Attacker phoned father to say ‘I screw up’

Orly airport: Attacker phoned father to say ‘I screw up’

Image copyright AP Image caption Riot police inside Orly airport after the resumption of flights The gunman who attacked soldiers at Orly airport in Paris on Saturday told his father he had “screwed up” earlier and wanted forgiveness. Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, was killed after he put a gun to a soldier’s head saying he […]

Orly airport: Man killed after seizing soldier’s gun

Media caption“The attacker was holding the soldier by her neck” A man has been shot dead after trying to seize a soldier’s weapon at Paris’s Orly airport, French officials say. The 39-year-old was killed by the security forces after attacking a patrol in the airport’s south terminal. The airport has now partially reopened after what […]

William and Kate meet French attack survivors

William and Kate meet French attack survivors

Image copyright AP Image caption The royal couple travelled to Paris at the request of the Foreign Office The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met survivors of the 2015 Bataclan terror attack during a visit to Les Invalides military hospital in Paris. Praising the survivors for their bravey, the duke told them: “We think […]

Orly airport: Man killed after taking soldier’s gun

Orly airport: Man killed after taking soldier’s gun

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police with bomb disposal equipment are now combing the airport A man has been shot dead after grabbing a soldier’s gun at Orly airport in Paris, French officials say. He was killed by the security forces in a shop after seizing the weapon in the airport’s southern terminal. The airport […]

Germany to use voice recognition to identify migrant origins

Germany to use voice recognition to identify migrant origins

Image copyright AFP Image caption The software enables German immigration officers to determine a migrant’s country of origin Germany is to begin testing new voice recognition software that can tell which country migrants without documentation come from, officials say. The Federal Office for Migrants and Refugees said the automated new system would begin within two […]

Dutch election: European relief as mainstream triumphs

Dutch election: European relief as mainstream triumphs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption After party: Dutch politicians now have to work out who will form the new government European leaders have welcomed the result of the Netherlands election, which saw the anti-immigration party of Geert Wilders fail to become the largest in parliament. Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right VVD won by some […]

Dutch election: Wilders defeat celebrated by PM Rutte

Media captionHow they celebrated: The BBC’s Anne Holligan checks out the parties’ headquarters on election night Dutch people rejected “the wrong kind of populism”, Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said, as he celebrated victory in Wednesday’s election. “The Netherlands said ‘Whoa!’” he declared after his centre-right VVD party’s lead positioned him for a third successive […]

Dutch election: PM Rutte celebrates ‘rejection of populism’

Dutch election: PM Rutte celebrates ‘rejection of populism’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said voters had chosen a path of safety and stability Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the Netherlands has rejected “the wrong kind of populism” as he celebrated victory in parliamentary elections. With nearly all votes counted his governing centre-right VVD party easily beat […]

Dutch election: PM Rutte sees off anti-EU Wilders challenge

Dutch election: PM Rutte sees off anti-EU Wilders challenge

Image copyright AP Image caption Analysts say a high turnout may have benefited pro-EU parties, including Mark Rutte’s party Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party has won the most seats in parliamentary elections, exit polls say. Early results confirmed the exit polls, with his centre-right VVD Party on course for 31 out of 150 seats. […]