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French police watchdog defends operation on night of Nice attack


PARIS The scale of the police operation tasked with securing Nice's Bastille Day celebrations was appropriate given there was no specific warning of a terror threat before a Tunisian drove his truck into a crowd of revelers, France's police watchdog said on Wednesday.

Wary of turmoil in holiday hotspots, Germans flock to 'safe' Denmark

COPENHAGEN Put off by militant violence and political upheaval in traditional sun-and-sea holiday hotspots like Tunisia and Turkey, German tourists are flocking to nearby Denmark this summer counting on peace and quiet within secure borders.

World, Turkey, Jul 26 2016

Tunisia's ruling parties set to oust PM in confidence vote

TUNIS Tunisia's parliament looks set to sack technocrat Prime Minister Habib Essid next week after the parties in the ruling coalition said they would not back him in a confidence vote.

World, Jul 22 2016

Paris prosecutor says Bastille Day killer had help preparing attack

PARIS The Tunisian man who killed 84 people on the French Riviera by plowing his truck into Bastille Day crowds had been planning the attack for months with the help of at least five accomplices, the Paris prosecutor said on Thursday.

World, Jul 21 2016

Tunisia stops militant cell plotting attacks in Sousse: interior ministry

TUNIS Tunisian authorities dismantled a cell linked to the Islamic State militant group that was planning attacks against sites in the coastal town of Sousse, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

World, Jul 20 2016

Italy probes man who spoke to Nice attacker hours before massacre

BARI, Italy Italian counter-terror officials are investigating a Tunisian living in the southern city of Bari who spoke to Nice attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel hours before he killed 84 people, investigative sources said on Monday.

World, Jul 18 2016

Wounded fight for life in Nice as killer's brother tells of pre-attack call

NICE, France/TUNIS The man who mowed through a crowd with a truck, killing 84 Bastille Day revelers in Nice on Thursday, had phoned home hours earlier and sent a 'laughing' picture from the French city, his brother told Reuters. | Video

World, France, Jul 18 2016

With 84 dead, France investigates whether truck attacker acted alone

NICE, France French authorities were trying to determine on Friday whether a Tunisian who killed at least 84 people by plowing a truck into Bastille Day crowds had acted alone or with accomplices, but said the attack bore the hallmarks of Islamist militants.

World, Jul 17 2016

Exclusive: Brother of Nice attacker says he sent 'laughing' photo amid crowds

TUNIS The Tunisian man who killed at least 84 people in France by mowing down Bastille Day revelers with a lorry had phoned his brother hours earlier and sent a picture of himself laughing as he mingled with the crowd, the brother told Reuters.

World, France, Jul 17 2016

From idealism to disillusion, the shifting profile of Islamist attackers

PARIS As authorities investigate the motives for a mass killing claimed by Islamic State in Nice late Thursday, analysts say the case appears to highlight a shift in the profile of those launching attacks in the name of hardline Islamist groups.

World, Jul 16 2016