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  • UKIP's Steven Woolfe seriously ill after party 'altercation'

    10/06/2016 5:26:35 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | Sky News
    Sky sources say Steven Woolfe has suspected bleeding on the brain after being punched in the face by a fellow MEP. ...-A party spokesman said Mr Woolfe was "taken suddenly ill" in the European Parliament building in Strasbourg on Thursday morning.
  • French police thwart terror plot, seven arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille

    11/21/2016 6:02:34 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 21 NOV 2016 | wire
    France said it had foiled a militant plot and arrested seven people in the southern port city of Marseille and the eastern city of Strasbourg. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the seven people of French, Moroccan and Afghan origin, aged 29 to 37, had been detained on Sunday. Two were arrested in Marseille. Most of the others, he said on Monday, were arrested in Strasbourg - a city where one of oldest and largest Christmas markets is set to open this week. “An attack has been foiled ... The scale of the terrorist threat is enormous and it is not...
  • Suspect in Frankfurt terror trial tells court he spent six months in Afghanistan training camps

    09/17/2002 2:44:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 337+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | September 16 2002 | MELISSA EDDY
    FRANKFURT, Germany - One of four Algerians accused of plotting to blow up a French Christmas market told a German court Monday that he had spent six months in training camps in Afghanistan, and said he met two of the other defendants in neighboring Pakistan. In nearly four hours of questioning by Judge Karlheinz Zeiher, Salim Boukari said that on his journey back to Europe, he met co-defendants Aeurobi Beandalis and Fouhad Sabour in a guest house in Pakistan that was a base for people traveling to and from the Afghan camps. The three, along with fourth defendant Lamine Maroni,...
  • Prison Time Sought at German Bomb Trial (Algerians wanting to kill 'enemies of allah')

    02/11/2003 4:48:48 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 206+ views
    Europe Daily ^ | Februari 11 2003 | AP
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors sought prison sentences Tuesday of up to 12 1/2 years for four Algerians accused of plotting to bomb holiday crowds they considered ``the enemies of God'' at a French Christmas market two years ago. In nearly five hours of closing arguments, prosecutors disputed claims laid out in testimony by Aeroubi Beandalis, Salim Boukari, and Fouhad Sabour that they, along with Lamine Maroni, had planned to attack an unoccupied synagogue. ``They were fully aware that many innocent people — including children — could die or at least be injured,'' said prosecutor Volker Brinkmann. He asked...
  • UK: Sheffield asylum seeker jailed (Algerian plotting bomb tourists at a French Christmas market)

    03/10/2003 12:11:34 PM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 334+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | March 10 2003
    An Algerian who sought asylum in Sheffield has been jailed for plotting to bomb tourists at a French Christmas market. Lamine Maroni has been sentenced to 11 years in Germany. Three other men were also jailed for between 10 and 12 years each. They were found guilty by a Frankfurt court of conspiracy to murder scores of people outside Strasbourg Cathedral on New Year's Eve 2000. Prosecutors said they were part of a network of mostly North African extremists called the Non-aligned Mujahadeen, with ties to al-Qaida. Maroni had arrived in Sheffield as an asylum seeker in August 2000 and...
  • Europe Has Imported Its Own Death Squads

    08/21/2016 11:39:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Advice Goddess Blog ^ | August 20, 2016 | Amy Alkon
    Stoyan Zaimov writes at Christian Post of a Muslim man, the 16-year-old son of Imam Sheikh Alami, a local radical cleric with Dutch and Moroccan citizenship, who had voiced some nice gentle thoughts while he marched around Verviers, Belgium:
  • BREAKING: Jewish rabbi stabbed by man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' in French religious attack

    08/19/2016 6:30:34 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 29 replies
    The Express (UK) ^ | August 19 | Tom Batchelor
    The attacker, who is understood to have been arrested, shouted the Islamic phrase meaning God is great during the attack, according to reports in French media. The 62-year-old victim, who is described as belonging to the orthodox Hasidic sect, was injured in the attack in the Jewish Quarter, 500 metres from the Great Synagogue of Strasbourg. Named locally as Chalom Levy, he took refuge in a nearby bar befofe being taken to hospital. Mendel Samama, a Strasbourg rabbi who visited him at the hospital, said Mr Levy described surviving the attack as a “miracle”.
  • EU Security Scare: Islamic State Propaganda Found on Parliament Drivers (i.e. chauffeurs)

    04/19/2016 6:24:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 18, 2016 – 11:07 AM | Peter Müller
    The administrative authority of the European Parliament has expressed security concerns after the discovery of CDs containing Islamic State (IS) propaganda in the possession of two chauffeurs with its external driving service. Several sources with knowledge of the situation told Spiegel that one of the discoveries had been made in Strasbourg, where the parliament holds its plenary sessions, and the other in Brussels, where most of its work is conducted. Both employees of the private chauffeur service were fired and police are investigating. After obtaining information that other chauffeurs in the service had criminal records, the European Parliament Presidium made...
  • Third bomber at Paris's Bataclan music hall identified

    12/09/2015 1:09:58 AM PST · by csvset · 3 replies
    France24 ^ | 2015-12-09 | AFP
    23-year-old man from the eastern French city of Strasbourg has been identified as the third bomber involved in the Nov. 13 attacks at Paris's Bataclan music hall, police sources said Wednesday. Foued Mohamed Aggad went to Syria with his brother and a group of friends at the end of 2013, according to a source close to the investigation. Most of the others were arrested in spring last year upon their return to France but Aggad stayed on in Syria, the source said. The Bataclan shootings were part of a co-ordinated attack that killed 130 people in Paris and which was...
  • French Authorities Arrest Tunisian

    10/21/2002 4:29:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 179+ views
    Mainichi Daily News ^ | October 21 2002 | AP
    PARIS (AP) — Authorities in the south of France have arrested a Tunisian who is allegedly part of a group with links to the al-Qaida terrorist network, officials said Monday. The suspect, who was not identified, was arrested on Oct. 14 in Marseille — four days after Italian police arrested four alleged accomplices, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. A fifth man was arrested on Oct. 11 on the Mediterranean island of Malta. The group was based in Italy and provided logistical help to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network, ministry officials said. The suspect arrested in France also allegedly...
  • BREAKING: Five dead as high-speed train derails near French city

    11/14/2015 8:06:49 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 74 replies
    UK Express ^ | November 14 | Rob Virtue
    AT LEAST five people have died and seven have been injured after a high-speed train derailed near the French City of Strasbourg, local media has reported.
  • Strasbourg strikes blow against British 'Naked Rambler'

    10/29/2014 10:44:49 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 28.10.2014 | Deutsche Welle
    Strasbourg has denied a British man’s request to have public nudity declared a human right. The court has ruled that UK authorites have the power to repeatedly arrest "Naked Rambler" Stephen Gough. On Tuesday, Europe's high court in Strasbourg ruled that Stephen Gough's legal woes had come about as the result of conduct that could prove "alarming and morally and otherwise offensive" to others, rather than through repression by UK authorities. Gough, a 55-year-old former Royal Marine nicknamed the "Naked Rambler," has twice walked the length of Britain nude to protest laws requiring the wearing of clothes. His activism has...
  • Europe spurns the beloved Obama

    03/30/2009 6:41:27 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 70 replies · 3,445+ views
    Financial Times ^ | March 30 2009 | Gideon Rachman
    Europeans have long worshipped Barack Obama from afar. Now the beloved one is paying his first visit as US president to the old continent. Yet there is every indication that Europe’s leaders are about to stiff him. Mr Obama is on a rapid-fire tour that will take him from the Group of 20 meeting in London to a Nato summit in Strasbourg, then on to a US-European Union meeting in Prague and, finally, a state visit in Turkey. But he will be lucky to return from Europe with much more than commemorative photos and some presents for the kids. (“I...
  • Jew Attacked With Knife, Iron Rod In France

    05/01/2010 2:03:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 733+ views
    YNET ^ | Published: 05.01.10, 07:57 / Israel News | n/a
    Anti-Semitism "Jew attacked with knife, iron rod in France" SNIPPET: "Anti-Semitic incident in Strasbourg: Man wearing skullcap assaulted by two men in djellabas. Victim hospitalized with serious injuries after being hit in back, stabbed in chest; assailants arrested" Ynet Published: 05.01.10, 07:57 / Israel News SNIPPET: "A Jewish French citizen was seriously hurt Friday after being assaulted with an iron rod and a knife in the center of Strasbourg. The DPA news agency reported that the man, 42, was attacked by two men wearing djellabas, robes traditionally worn in North Africa. Eyewitnesses reported that the Jew, who was wearing a...
  • News Conference By President Obama (Thinks Austrian is a language!!!)

    04/05/2009 2:16:20 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 191 replies · 9,222+ views
    Q Sonja Sagmeister from a little country, Austria, from Austrian Television. Mr. President, you said you came here to learn and to listen. So a quite personal question -- what did you learn from your personal talk with the European leaders? And did this change in a certain way your views on Europe and its politics? PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's an interesting question. I had already formed relationships with many of them. ... There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian -- wheeling and dealing -- and, you know, people are pursuing their interests, and...
  • Rioters force Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni to cancel Strasbourg cancer hospice visit

    04/04/2009 7:17:42 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 43 replies · 1,495+ views
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 04 Apr 2009 | Peter Allen in Strasbourg
    Molotov cocktails and scaffolding poles were thrown at police in the eastern French city as hundreds of anarchists and other demonstrators went on the rampage. "We've had to cancel a planned visit to the hospice because of the danger to all involved," said a spokesman for the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy. His glamorous wife, former model Miss Bruni, had been due to visit the sick and the dying in the centre of the ancient city, on France's border with Germany. But determined thugs, many wearing balaclavas and ski masks to hide their faces from police were doing everything they could...
  • Obama Connects With Young Europeans [tells cheering crowd in France, "America is changing"]

    04/04/2009 12:09:00 PM PDT · by ETL · 41 replies · 1,825+ views
    New York Times (aka NY SLIMES) ^ | April 3, 2009 | HELENE COOPER
    STRASBOURG, France — President Obama, appearing on the eve of a NATO summit meeting here, told a cheering crowd of young people on Friday that “America is changing, but it cannot be America alone that changes.” The gathering resembled any of the countless, similar rallies held during his presidential campaign. But this one took place in the Alsatian border region of France and Germany, not in a gymnasium in Des Moines, and Mr. Obama seemed bent on repairing soured trans-Atlantic relations that began with the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
  • A Town Hall in Strasbourg (including complete transcript)

    04/04/2009 8:37:59 AM PDT · by cc2k · 11 replies · 841+ views
    White House Web Site ^ | Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 1:22 pm A Town Hall in Strasbourg "This is our generation. This is our time. And I am confident that we can meet any challenge as long as we are together," President Obama told a town hall in the Rhenus Sports Arena in Strasbourg, France. Having met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy immediately before, he reiterated a consistent theme of his trip, telling the audience he felt it was "important was for me to have an opportunity to not only speak with you but also to hear from you, because that's ultimately how we can learn about each other."Before taking questions,...
  • NATO protesters storm hotel, light fires

    04/04/2009 8:18:23 AM PDT · by boughtwithaprice · 54 replies · 3,779+ views
    STRASBOURG, France - Black-clad protesters attacked police and set a customs station ablaze Saturday on a bridge linking France and Germany that served hours earlier as the backdrop for a show of unity by NATO leaders. AP photographers saw other protesters storm a nearby Ibis hotel, setting fires and pilfering alcohol from its bar. Stacks of old tires were also set ablaze, unleashing thick plumes of black smoke that could be seen from across the river. Near the bonfire was a sign welcoming visitors to Strasbourg. First lady Michelle Obama and other spouses canceled a visit to a cancer hospital...
  • Barack Obama's New World Order (Time mag - Behold the 're-branding' of America)

    04/03/2009 7:16:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies · 2,323+ views
    Time on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/09 | Michael Scherer
    The United States is still the same country it was a year ago, give or take about 6 million jobs. But its international branding campaign, as led by the new President, Barack Obama, is so different that the rest of the world might be forgiven if it has to do a double take. Most of the hallmarks of the foreign policy of George W. Bush are gone. The old conservative idea of "American exceptionalism," which placed the U.S. on a plane above the rest of the world as a unique beacon of democracy and financial might, has been rejected. At...