Category: Europe

Fire erupts in north London warehouse

LONDON, England (Reuters) — London Fire Brigade said on Monday (September 18) it was responding to a large fire at a warehouse and storage units on White Hart Lane in Tottenham district in North London. Social media users shared a video from the scene where 20 fire engines and around 120 firefighters were working, according to the London Fire Brigade. Station manager Sam Kazmanli described said the fire was large and had produced a lot […]

Eiffel Tower starts work on anti-terror upgrade

PARIS, France (AFP) — Works began Monday to boost security at the Eiffel Tower as an anti-terrorism measure, city hall said, with bulletproof glass walls set to go up around the world’s most visited monument. The changes come after a string of jihadist attacks in the French capital over the past two years in which more than 200 people have died. A bulletproof glass wall will be installed around the monument’s gardens under the 30-million-euro […]

Spanish foreign ministry says to expel North Korean ambassador

MADRID, Spain (Reuters) — The Spanish foreign ministry said on Monday (September 18) it had asked North Korea’s ambassador to leave Spain before the end of the month due to his country’s repeated refusals to renounce its nuclear weapons program. “Today, the North Korean ambassador was summoned and was told of the decision to consider him as a persona non grata, therefore he must stop working and abandon the country before Sept. 30,” the foreign […]

Britain lowers threat level after second arrest over London attack

  by Alice Tidey Agence France Presse LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain downgraded on Sunday the nation’s terrorism threat from its highest level, after police made a second arrest in their probe days after the bombing of a London Underground train. The bomb went off during Friday’s morning rush hour in a packed carriage and although the device is thought to have malfunctioned, it still wounded 30 people. It was Britain’s fifth terror attack […]

Bomb scare forces BA flight evacuation in Paris

PARIS, France (AFP) — A London-bound British Airways flight was evacuated at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport on Sunday after a bomb scare, but was later cleared for take-off. A woman in her 50s was taken into custody on suspicion of claiming that the Heathrow-bound plane, with 130 passengers onboard, was going to explode, a source close to the inquiry said. She was refused access to the plane because she did not have a valid […]

JUST IN: British police arrest second suspect over London train attack

  LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — A second man has been arrested in connection with the bombing of a London Underground train, police said Sunday after announcing that they were hunting for more suspects. The 21-year-old man was detained late Saturday in Hounslow, on the western rim of the capital, a statement said. Officers had earlier arrested an 18-year-old man over Friday’s attack at Parsons Green station, which injured 30 people. British police were hunting […]

Police arrest teenager over London train attack; hunt for other potential suspects

by Alice Tidey Agence France Presse LONDON, United Kingdom — British police were hunting Sunday for further potential suspects after arresting an 18-year-old man in the ferry departure area of the port of Dover on suspicion of involvement in the bombing of a London Underground train. The man, who has not been named, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of committing, preparing or instigating an act of terrorism after an attack in which 30 people were […]

British police make ‘significant arrest’ in train attack probe

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British police said they arrested an 18-year-old man on Saturday at a Channel port in their investigation into the bombing of a London Underground train. “The 18-year-old man was arrested by Kent Police in the port area of Dover this morning, Saturday, 16 September, under section 41 of the Terrorism Act,” police said in a statement that described the arrest as “significant.” “Although we are pleased with the progress made, […]

Terror threat raised after London bomb attack

by Alexandra del Peral Agance France-Presse LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain raised its threat level to maximum on Friday and announced troops would be deployed to key sites after a bomb detonated on a packed London Underground train, injuring at least 29 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. The explosion — Britain’s fifth terror attack in six months — sparked a “wall of fire” that left passengers with burns and caused a stampede […]

22 injured in London Underground bomb attack

  by Alexandra del Peral Agence France Presse LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — At least 22 people were injured after a bomb detonated on a packed London Underground train during the morning rush hour on Friday in what police are treating as a “terrorist incident.” Witnesses reported seeing passengers covered in blood and with facial burns and hair coming off at Parsons Green station in west London after the explosion on the train. “At 8:20 this […]

Passengers badly burned in London Underground train terrorist ‘incident’

by Alexandra Del Peral Agence France Presse LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Passengers were seen “badly burned” following a possible explosion on a London Underground train, eyewitnesses said on Friday, as emergency services said they were responding to an “incident.” British police are treating an incident on a London Underground train on Friday as an act of terrorism, saying “a number of people” had been injured. “Terrorist incident declared at Parsons Green Underground Station,” police […]

Emergency services attending to ‘incident’ at London Underground station: police

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – Police and ambulance services said they were responding to an “incident” at an Underground station in west London on Friday, following media reports of an explosion. “We are aware of an incident at Parsons Green tube station. Officers are in attendance,” London’s Metropolitan Police said on Twitter. The station was closed, as well as an entire section of the District Line where it is located. A reporter at the scene was quoted […]