Crime

France begins marathon trial over November 2015 Paris attacks

The biggest trial in France's modern legal history begins on Sept. 8 over the November 2015 attacks on Paris that saw 130 people killed at bars, restaurants and the Bataclan concert hall.

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The suicide bombing and gun assault by three teams of jihadists, planned from Syria and later claimed by the Islamic State group, was France's worst post-war atrocity.

Top German court rejects appeals in neo-Nazi killings case

Germany's highest court has rejected the appeals of three people who were convicted in one of the country's most high-profile murder trials involving a far-right group.

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The decision announced Thursday by the Federal Court of Justice confirms the life sentence given three years ago to Beate Zschaepe, the only known survivor of the National Socialist Underground.

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