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    France On High Alert Ahead Of Euro 2016
    Jun08

    France On High Alert Ahead Of Euro 2016

    France is on a high terror alert as it prepares to host Euro 2016 from Friday with the month long event predicted to attract two million visitors. With matches spread across 10 venues in nine cities, the country is under a state of emergency and security forces have launched an enormous operation to prevent any repeat of the jihadist attacks in...

    France on high alert two days prior to Euro 2016
    Jun08

    France on high alert two days prior to Euro 2016

    Warnings mounted on Wednesday over potential terrorist attacks just two days before the start of Euro 2016, with France on high alert as it readies to host two million foreign football fans. The French government was set to launch a smartphone app which would warn visitors of any “major crisis”, a day after Britain warned that fans could be...

    The Euro 2016 terror threat explained
    Jun08

    The Euro 2016 terror threat explained

    French police take part in a mock suicide attack exercise ahead of the Euro 2016 football championship, at the fan zone in Lyon, on June 7, 2016. – AFP Photo PARIS: France is on a high terror alert as it prepares to host Euro 2016 from Friday with the month long event predicted to attract two million visitors. With matches spread across 10 venues...

    UK warning adds to Euro 2016 security fears
    Jun08

    UK warning adds to Euro 2016 security fears

    PARIS: Britain warned Tuesday that stadiums and fan zones could be targeted during Euro 2016, adding to security fears over the football extravaganza in France. The warning came a day after Ukraine announced the arrest of a suspected far-right French extremist with a massive weapons cache who was allegedly planning a string of attacks to coincide...

    NATO irks Russia with massive war games in Poland
    Jun08

    NATO irks Russia with massive war games in Poland

    TORUN, Poland: US, British and Polish soldiers parachuted to the ground in Poland on Tuesday in a mass show of force as NATO launched its biggest war games in eastern Europe since the Cold War. The exercises — staged against the backdrop of a military and diplomatic standoff between Russia and the West — have rattled the Kremlin. NATO says the...

    Russia deploys troops
    Jun08

    Russia deploys troops

    Standoff with Nato deepens KLINTSY, Russia: Russia is building an army base near its border with Ukraine, the latest in a chain of new military sites along what the Kremlin sees as its frontline in a growing confrontation with Nato. While there have been no clashes between the former Cold War rivals, Russia is building up forces on its western...

    Raids in Germany, Switzerland in MH17 probe
    Jun08

    Raids in Germany, Switzerland in MH17 probe

    THE HAGUE: German and Swiss authorities have carried out raids seizing documents after learning a German private detective had investigated the MH17 air disaster, Dutch officials and media said Tuesday. Among the objects seized during last week’s raids were “apparently explosive papers” which Dutch investigators hope may narrow down the...

    Development of Armenia-Russia Air Defense is a Step with Serious Implications: Nickolay Kapitonenko
    Jun07

    Development of Armenia-Russia Air Defense is a Step with Serious Implications: Nickolay Kapitonenko

    “NATO will strive to return Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to a frozen status,” Nickolay Kapitonenko, Director at the Kyiv-based Center for International Relations Research, Ukrainian analyst, told this at online press conference launched by “Region” research center, touching upon “NATO and the South Caucasus security issues,” “Regions of primary...

    Britain warns Euro 2016 stadiums could be terror targets
    Jun07

    Britain warns Euro 2016 stadiums could be terror targets

    Britain on Tuesday warned its citizens travelling to the Euro 2016 football championships in France that stadiums, fan zones and transport hubs “represent potential targets for terrorist attacks”. “There is a high threat from terrorism,” the foreign ministry said in a travel advisory for supporters. “During Euro 2016, stadiums, fan zones, venues...

    French officials doubt Ukraine arrest linked to football bomb plot
    Jun07

    French officials doubt Ukraine arrest linked to football bomb plot

    French investigators believe a Frenchman detained in Ukraine with a cache of weapons and explosives was more likely involved in arms smuggling than tied to a militant group, the prosecutor leading the case said on Tuesday. …read more Source: Channel...

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