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Official: Cornered French Terror Suspects Want to Be Martyrs

This photo provided by The Paris Police Prefecture Thursday, Jan.8, 2015 shows the suspects Cherif, left, and Said Kouachi in the newspaper attack. (AP Photo/Prefecture de Police de Paris)

DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France -- Two brothers suspected in a newspaper terror attack were cornered inside a printing house northeast of Paris on Friday, taking a hostage and telling police they "want to die as martyrs," a lawmaker said. Security forces streamed into the small industrial town near Charles de Gaulle airport in a massive operation to... more

12 Dead in Attack on Paris Newspaper; France Goes on Alert

An injured person is evacuated outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Thibault Camus/AP

PARIS -- Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people before escaping, in France's deadliest terror attack in at least two decades. French President Francois Hollande said the attack on the Charlie Hebdo weekly, which has frequently drawn condemnation from Muslims, is "a terrorist attack, withou... more

France Sending 1K Troops to Central African Rep.

PARIS - France will send 1,000 troops to Central African Republic to keep growing chaos at bay, the defense minister said Tuesday, announcing his country's second military foray into a troubled former colony this year. The confirmation from Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian came a day after a top U.N. official warned of mass atrocities and po... more

French Police Arrest Suspect over Soldier Stabbing

PARIS - French police on Wednesday arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with a knife attack on a soldier in Paris. The man, who is suspected of having links to radical Islamists, was arrested in the southwestern Paris suburb of La Verriere, the Interior Ministry said. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins was to give further details at a press ... more

Veto May Address French Defense Ownership Concerns

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This article first appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology. France has maintained a degree of state control over its strategic defense industries for decades, but government bungling in managing its shareholdings has led to calls instead for U.S.-style veto power over ownership changes on national security grounds, a regulatory shift that ... more

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