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Pope says Europe attacks show 'world at war', religion not to blame


KRAKOW, Poland Pope Francis, starting a trip to Poland overshadowed by the killing of an elderly priest in France by suspected Islamist militants, said on Wednesday this and a string of other attacks were proof the "world is at war". | Video


French government faces security criticisms after church attack 27 Jul 2016

PARIS/SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France France's government faced criticism of its security record on Wednesday in the wake of revelations that one of the assailants who slit the throat of a priest at a church altar was a known would-be jihadist under police surveillance. | Video


SFR plans to shed 5,000 jobs from 2017 to 2019 - unions 27 Jul 2016

PARIS SFR Group, France's second-biggest telecoms operator, plans to shed 5,000 staff - a third of its workforce - between 2017 and 2019, two union representatives told Reuters on Wednesday.

Austria to extradite Pakistani over suspected Paris attack links 27 Jul 2016

VIENNA A Pakistani man suspected of links to the jihadists who killed 130 people in Paris in November will be extradited to France, an Austrian court spokesman said on Wednesday.


Air France-KLM says attacks hitting revenue 27 Jul 2016

PARIS Air France-KLM joined other European airlines in warning of the impact on revenue this year of recent attacks in France and political upheaval elsewhere as it reported a drop in sales and braced for a strike by its staff.

French church attacker had tried to reach Syria, was monitored 26 Jul 2016

PARIS One of the two knife-wielding men who attacked a church in France on Tuesday has been named as 19-year-old Adel Kermiche, who was under close surveillance after two failed attempts to reach Syria last year, France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said.


Libya's U.N.-backed government summons ambassador over French presence 26 Jul 2016

TRIPOLI Libya's U.N.-backed government said on Tuesday it had summoned France's ambassador to protest over the presence of French special forces in eastern Libya.


French government raps conservative opponents over Nice security row 25 Jul 2016

PARIS France's government closed ranks around Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve on Monday and accused conservative opponents of fanning allegations that his office sought to alter a report into policing on the night of the deadly Nice attack.

After truck attack in Nice, Italy frets about European security cooperation 25 Jul 2016

MILAN After the truck attack that killed 84 people in Nice, Italy tightened controls at four border crossings with France over fears an assailant could sneak across onto Italian soil.


French minister rejects charges of changing report on Nice attack 24 Jul 2016

PARIS France's interior minister rejected on Sunday an assertion by a senior Nice security official that his staff tried to change a report into policing on the night of the Bastille Day attack that claimed 84 lives.