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.


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.


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.