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Louvre attack: Egyptian man, 29, believed to be assailant

Louvre attack: Egyptian man, 29, believed to be assailant

Image copyright AP Image caption This image has been circulating on French media – said to show the suspect on the floor of the Louvre museum French authorities say they believe the man who tried to attack the Louvre museum in the capital Paris on Friday was a 29-year-old Egyptian man. Prosecutor Francois Molins said […]

Former Norwegian PM says he was held at US airport over Iran visit

Former Norwegian PM says he was held at US airport over Iran visit

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Bondevik had travelled to Iran to speak against extremism for a human rights group The former prime minister of Norway, Kjell Magne Bondevik, said he was detained at a US airport earlier this week because he had visited Iran in 2014. Mr Bondevik, who said he was travelling on […]

Louvre attack: French soldier shoots machete-wielding man

Media captionPolice spokeswoman Johanna Primevert: “The man threw himself at the soldier” A French soldier guarding the Louvre in Paris has shot a man who tried to attack a security patrol with a machete shouting “Allahu Akbar”, police say. The man, who tried to gain entry to the Louvre’s shopping centre, was shot in the […]

Migrant crisis: EU leaders agree plan to stop Libya influx

Migrant crisis: EU leaders agree plan to stop Libya influx

Image copyright AP Image caption Many thousands of migrants each year make a perilous journey across the Mediterranean to get to Europe European Union leaders meeting in Malta have agreed on a plan to reduce the flow of migrants from Libya. Libya’s UN-backed government will receive €200m ($215m, £171m), including funding to reinforce its coastguard. […]

Is Sweden’s deputy PM trolling Donald Trump in Facebook photo?

Is Sweden’s deputy PM trolling Donald Trump in Facebook photo?

Image copyright Isabella Lovin: Facebook Image caption Isabella Lovin’s photo posted on Facebook is being compared to an image of President Trump Sweden’s deputy PM is causing a stir after posting an image appearing to parody Donald Trump’s signing of an anti-abortion executive order. Isabella Lovin, who is also the country’s climate minister, published a […]

Norway institutions ‘targeted by Russia-linked hackers’

Norway institutions ‘targeted by Russia-linked hackers’

Image copyright PA Image caption Norwegian deputies have been warned to take special caution with their electronic communications Several institutions in Norway have been targeted by hackers believed to be linked to Russia, the security service (PST) has warned. The Labour Party, defence and foreign ministries and the security service itself were among those hit, […]

France elections: Fillon setback as wife video resurfaces

Media captionHow is the scandal being viewed in France? The campaign of French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon has suffered a setback with a fresh revelation regarding alleged payments to his wife. In a 2007 interview aired on television news on Thursday evening, Penelope Fillon explains: “I’ve never been actually [Francois’s] assistant or anything like that.” […]

French soldier shoots attacker outside Louvre

Media captionPolice spokeswoman Johanna Primevert: “The man threw himself at the soldier” A French soldier guarding the Louvre in Paris has shot a man who tried to attack a security patrol with a machete shouting “Allahu Akbar”, police say. The man, who tried to gain entry to the Louvre’s shopping centre, was shot in the […]

Trump’s tipped EU ambassador is "malevolent", say European leaders

Media captionTed Malloch looks on the future of the UK-US special relationship, and future US-EU links. European Parliament leaders have condemned US President Donald Trump’s potential choice as envoy to the EU. Businessman Ted Malloch is believed to be the favourite for the role. In a letter, the leaders of the main parliamentary groups say […]

Migrant crisis: EU summit seeks action plan with Libya

Migrant crisis: EU summit seeks action plan with Libya

Image copyright AP Image caption Many thousands of migrants each year make a perilous journey across the Mediterranean to get to Europe European Union leaders are meeting in Malta to discuss how to stem the influx of migrants from North Africa. Boosting the Libyan coastguard and tackling people smugglers are the main proposals. Hundreds of […]