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  • FILE - In this hand out file photo distributed on Sunday, May 25, 2014 by the Belgian Federal Police, a surveillance camera shows a man shooting at the Jewish museum in Brussels, Belgium, on Saturday, May 24, 2014. The Paris prosecutor's office said a man has been arrested Friday May 30, 2014 in the investigation of the shooting at the Jewish museum in Brussels that left at least three people dead. (AP Photo/Belgian Federal Police, File)

    Suspect in Jewish museum killings went to Syria

    A suspected French jihadist who spent time in Syria has been arrested over the shooting deaths of three people at a Belgian Jewish museum, prosecutors said Sunday, crystalizing fears that European radicals will parlay their experiences in Syria into terrorism back home.


  • French Prosecutor Francois Molins, during a news conference in Paris on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, describes the discovery of bomb-making materials believed to belong to a suspected terrorist cell. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Prosecutor: French terror cell planned Syria trip

    A network of French Islamists behind a grenade attack on a kosher market also planned to join jihadists fighting in Syria, a state prosecutor said Thursday, calling the suspected terrorist group potentially the most dangerous established in France since the 1990s.


  • Elite police officers and riot police (left) guard on Wednesday a parking lot in Torcy, east of Paris, where police found bomb-making material after police broke up a suspected terrorist cell last week. Potassium and sulfur were recovered. (Associated Press)

    Terror cell planned to join jihadists fighting in Syria

    A network of French Islamists behind a grenade attack on a kosher market also planned to join jihadists fighting in Syria, a state prosecutor said Thursday, calling the suspected terrorist group potentially the most dangerous established in France since the 1990s.


  • French Prosecutor Francois Molins, during a news conference in Paris on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, describes the discovery of bomb-making materials believed to belong to a suspected terrorist cell. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    French police find bomb material during terror probe

    French police discovered bomb-making materials in an underground parking lot near Paris as part of a probe of an "extremely dangerous terrorist cell" linked to an attack on a kosher grocery, a state prosecutor said Wednesday.


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    13 members of French Islamist group calling for jihad face charges

    Preliminary charges were filed against 13 Islamist radicals in France, a prosecutor announced Tuesday, saying some had been calling for Muslim Shariah law in the country while stashing weapons and hatching plots, including one to kidnap a judge.


  • Mohamed Merah

    French official: Islamists planned to kidnap judge

    Preliminary charges were being filed against 13 Islamist radicals in France, a prosecutor announced Tuesday, saying some had been calling for Muslim Shariah law in the country, stashing weapons and hatching plots, one to kidnap a judge.


  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy pays respect during a ceremony Wednesday for three slain paratroopers. Authorities think they were killed by the gunman also thought to be responsible for the deaths of three Jewish children and a rabbi. A 24-year-old Frenchman of Algerian descent is the chief suspect in the seven slayings.

    Suspect in 7 killings in Franceholed up in police standoff

    In a tense, daylong standoff, French riot police surrounded a building in southwest France on Wednesday, demanding the surrender of a man they suspect of slaying seven victims in an al Qaeda-linked terrorism spree.


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