France

Refugee

Jihadi Defence Lawyer Arrested for Financing Terrorism

A French lawyer, well-known for taking on cases in which he defended radical jihadists, has been arrested by French security services after being accused of helping to finance terrorist activity.

A police officer checks the box for the accused during the trial of Mehdi Nemmouche at the Justice Palace in Brussels, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Mehdi Nemmouche is accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium in 2014. (Emmanuel Dunand, Pool Photo via AP)

Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum Attack Refuses to Testify

BRUSSELS (AP) — A French citizen charged with “terrorist murder” for the slayings of four people at a Jewish museum in Belgium refused to testify at his trial Tuesday, saying he didn’t commit the killings but the court had barred witnesses who could have spoken on his behalf.

Macron

Macron Hands a Billion Euros to Iraq as Paris Burns

BAGHDAD (AP) — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says France is committing 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) to help Iraq rebuild after its war against the Islamic State group.

France

Macron Braces for Another Day of Protests Across France

PARIS (AP) – Paris brought in armored vehicles and the central French city of Bourges shuttered shops to gird for possible violence between police and yellow vest protesters Saturday, as the movement seeks new arenas and new momentum for its weekly demonstrations.

Paris

Paris Building Blast Blows Out Windows, Flips Cars

PARIS (AP) – A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured several people, blasted out windows and overturned cars, police said.