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5 detained as France hunts Christmas market terror suspect

Dec. 12, 2018 3:05 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French authorities detained five people as they hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire at one of Europe's most famous Christmas markets in the eastern city of Strasbourg, killing three and wounding at least 13 and putting the whole country on edge anew. The...

The Latest: 5 held as French police hunt Strasbourg attacker

Dec. 12, 2018 2:38 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 8:35 a.m. A senior French government official says that five people have been detained as police hunt for the man who attacked the Strasbourg Christmas market, but the gunman remains at large....

Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12

Dec. 12, 2018 1:14 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, killing three people, wounding up to a dozen and sparking a massive manhunt when he got away. France immediately raised its terror alert...

The Latest: French minister says Strasbourg gunman killed 3

Dec. 11, 2018 8:38 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg (all times local): 2:40 a.m. France's interior minister says a gunman "sowed terror" in three parts of the eastern city of Strasbourg with a shooting spree that killed three people and left six others with serious injuries....

Interior minister says France upping security alert level, sending extra security forces to Strasbourg after attack

Dec. 11, 2018 8:24 PM EST
PARIS (AP) — Interior minister says France upping security alert level, sending extra security forces to Strasbourg after attack.

France's interior minister says suspect in Strasbourg shooting has been identified, has criminal record

Dec. 11, 2018 3:59 PM EST
PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister says suspect in Strasbourg shooting has been identified, has criminal record.

France's interior minister says 2 dead in Strasbourg shooting, up to 8 wounded with several in critical condition

Dec. 11, 2018 3:57 PM EST
PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister says 2 dead in Strasbourg shooting, up to 8 wounded with several in critical condition.

French Interior Ministry calls on public to remain indoors in Strasbourg amid 'serious security event' in the city

Dec. 11, 2018 2:50 PM EST
PARIS (AP) — French Interior Ministry calls on public to remain indoors in Strasbourg amid 'serious security event' in the city.

The cost of France's protests running into billions

Dec. 11, 2018 2:22 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's wave of protests and violence over the past month or so has already cost the eurozone's second-largest economy a fortune. Road blockades, demonstrations and successive weekends of rioting in Paris and other towns have left supermarket shelves empty, stopped shoppers from buying...

The Latest: Macron promises tax relief for workers, retirees

Dec. 10, 2018 7:50 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in France (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he's partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year. In a televised address to the...