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Trial opens of 10 accused over 2016 Brussels suicide attacks

Sep. 12, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — More than six years after the deadliest peacetime attack on Belgian soil, the trial of 10 men accused over the suicide bombings at Brussels airport and an underground metro station opened Monday amid high security. The only survivor among the Islamic State...

Emotions raw before Nice Bastille Day attack trial begins

Sep. 04, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — It was Bastille Day on the French Riviera. A lawyer was strolling with her mother, friends and a colleague along the beachfront boulevard in Nice to celebrate France's national day. Four young sisters from Poland had spent a day of sightseeing. Two Russian...

French prosecutor warns of elevated terror attack threat

Sep. 02, 2022 05:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — There is an elevated threat of terror attacks on French soil by Islamic extremists coming from Iraq and Syria, France's national anti-terrorism prosecutor warned Friday. Jean-Francois Ricard said in an interview on French news broadcaster BFM TV that terrorist acts...

Lawyers: Man convicted in 2015 Paris attacks won't appeal

Jul. 12, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The only surviving attacker from the November 2015 terrorist massacre in Paris has renounced the right to appeal his murder conviction and life prison sentence, his lawyers said Tuesday. Salah Abdeslam was found guilty last month of murder and attempted murder in...

Lawyer for Paris attacker questions life term with no parole

Jun. 30, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The lawyer for the only surviving attacker from the November 2015 terrorist massacre in Paris criticized her client's murder conviction and life prison sentence without the possibility of parole, saying Thursday the verdict “raises serious questions.” Olivia Ronen...

Lone surviving attacker in Paris massacre guilty of murder

Jun. 29, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The lone survivor of a team of Islamic State extremists who terrorized Paris in 2015 was convicted Wednesday of murder and other charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history. The special terrorism court...

20 convicted in Paris terrorist attacks trial: Who they are

Jun. 29, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A total of 20 men were convicted Wednesday over the 2015 Paris attacks by Islamic State extremists on the Bataclan theater, Paris cafes and the national stadium. Most attention has focused on the lone surviving member of the attack team, Salah Abdeslam. Others were...

'I am not a murderer,' Paris attacks defendant maintains

Jun. 27, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The only surviving suspected member of the Islamic State attack team that terrorized Paris in 2015 pleaded for leniency during his final appearance in court on Monday, acknowledging he had “made mistakes," but declaring: "I'm not a murderer.” Salah Abdeslam is a...