Latest Civil service News

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Oct. 14, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona's airport Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Officers fired foam...

The Latest: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Oct. 14, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Tempers flared in Spain's Catalonia region after the country's...

The Latest: Trump doubts public wants US involved in Syria

Oct. 10, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments on the Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria (all times local): 12:05 a.m. As Turkey's military incursion into Syria continues, President Donald Trump is telling reporters the U.S. has only two choices: Hit Ankara hard with financial...

Paris prosecutor: attacker had 'likely' links with Salafists

Oct. 5, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The perpetrator of a deadly knife attack at a Paris police headquarters was likely in contact with members of an ultra-conservative Islamic movement, the Paris prosecutor said Saturday. In a press conference, Jean-Francois Ricard said the civilian employee, who killed four of his colleagues...

Paris police force attack treated as possible terror act

Oct. 4, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors opened an investigation Friday that treats the fatal knife attack that a civilian employee carried out at Paris police headquarters as a potential act of terrorism. The longtime police employee stabbed four colleagues to death Thursday before he was shot and killed. A...

The Latest: Terror probe opened in Paris police attack

Oct. 4, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the knife attack at Paris police headquarters (all times local): 6:20 p.m. French prosecutors are investigating the fatal stabbings at Paris police headquarters as a potential act of terrorism. The Paris prosecutors' office said Friday that investigators looking into the civilian...

Prosecutors are opening a terror investigation into a civilian employee's knife attack at Paris police headquarters

Oct. 4, 2019 12:16 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Prosecutors are opening a terror investigation into a civilian employee's knife attack at Paris police headquarters.

Civilian employee kills 4 in knife attack at Paris police HQ

Oct. 3, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A civilian employee raged through Paris police headquarters with a knife Thursday, stabbing four police colleagues to death before he was shot and killed, French authorities said. The man, a technology administrator in the police intelligence unit, launched the attack in his office then moved...

Israel quietly lets in Gaza workers in bid to ease tensions

Oct. 1, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel is quietly allowing thousands of Palestinians to enter from the Gaza Strip to conduct business and work menial jobs, apparently as part of understandings with the ruling Hamas militant group aimed at preventing a fourth war in the blockaded territory. Israel effectively...

France's retirement overhaul: Macron's greatest challenge?

Sep. 26, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The fate of Emmanuel Macron's presidency of France may lie in the fate of his planned overhaul of the retirement system, which has already prompted strikes and protests. Knowing that it's not going to be the easiest of sells following the yellow vest movement that brought France to a...