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Ex-Georgian minister on the lam detained in France

French authorities have detained a former Georgian defence minister wanted in his homeland on corruption charges, a police source said Tuesday. Davit Kezerashvili, a close ally of outgoing president Mikheil Saakashvili, was detained Monday at the Nice airport just before 1:00pm (1100 GMT), as he was trying to board a…

Eiffel Tower evacuated after terrorism threat called into police

Visitors to the Eiffel Tower have been evacuated from Paris’s iconic monument, following an anonymous phone call announcing an attack Saturday night, a police source told AFP. About 1,400 people were evacuated and a security perimeter has been set up around the monument, the source said. The call came from…

Bomb explodes near Greek Acropolis

A bomb exploded on Wednesday near the Acropolis, apparently targeting the house of a Greek shipowner, a police source said, adding that there were no immediate reports of injuries. “An anonymous caller contacted a Greek daily at 8:10 pm (1810 GMT) and said the bomb would explode at 8:30 pm…

France suspect dead after resisting arrest: police source

The alleged Al-Qaeda militant believed responsible for a killing spree is dead, a police source said Thursday, after he resisted a raid on his besieged home in southern France. Three police were wounded in the assault, one “fairly seriously”, with journalists able to hear sustained gunfire from at least two…

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