• France September 10, 2018 7:57 pm

    Unlikely Weapon: Petanque Balls Help Disarm Paris Attacker

    They only went out to play a calm game of petanque and enjoy some late summer warmth by a Parisian canal. By the end of the evening, the three friends had neutralized a knife-wielding attacker who had stabbed seven people, with an unlikely weapon: the game’s clanking — and hefty — metal balls. Lobbing them in their dozens at the...

  • France August 23, 2018 8:50 pm

    Man Kills Mother, Sister in Knife Attack West of Paris; France Sees No Apparent Terror Tie

    A man with severe psychiatric problems killed his mother and sister and seriously injured another woman in a knife attack Thursday in a town near Paris, officials said. French police shot and killed the man soon afterward. The Islamic State group, which has a history of opportunistic claims, swiftly claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • NBC News May 13, 2018 2:43 am

    Paris Stabbing: Assailant and 1 Other Killed, 4 Injured

    A knife-wielding assailant killed a 29-year-old man and injured four others in a lively neighborhood near Paris’ famed Opera Garnier before he was killed by police Saturday night. The Islamic State group claimed the attacker as one of its “soldiers.” Counterterrorism authorities took charge of the investigation, and President Emmanuel Macron vowed that France would not bow to extremists despite...

  • Associated Press March 24, 2018 7:51 am

    French Hero Officer Who Swapped Himself for Hostage Dies

    A French police officer who offered himself up to an extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage has died of his injuries, the interior minister said Saturday. Col. Arnaud Beltrame was among the first officers to respond to the attack on the supermarket in the south of France on Friday. His death, announced by French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, raises...

  • NBC News April 9, 2018 5:21 pm

    Extremist Killed by Police, 3 Dead After Rampage in Southern France

    A gun-wielding extremist went on a rampage Friday in a quiet corner of southern France, killing three people as he hijacked a car, opened fire on police and took hostages in a supermarket, where panicked shoppers hid in a meat locker or ran through the aisles. After an hours-long standoff, the 25-year-old attacker was slain as elite police forces stormed...

  • France October 1, 2017 11:26 pm

    Man With Knife Kills 2 at French Station, Yells ‘Allahu Akbar'

    A man with a knife killed two women at the main train station in the French city of Marseille on Sunday, shouting “Allahu akbar” during an attack that French authorities were working to determine had links to Islamic extremism. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, who went to Marseille to meet with local authorities and troops on the scene, said local police...

  • food September 9, 2017 10:40 pm

    A Look at the Damage From Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean

    Homes were splintered and schools were destroyed in St. Martin, where at least five people died. In Barbuda, 90 percent of the buildings were severely damaged and another hurricane was on the way. Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said entire houses disappeared in the British Virgin Islands, where he rode out the storm. Here is a look at the impact of...

  • Florida September 9, 2017 4:48 am

    Category 5 Irma Pushes on Toward Florida as Storm Victims in Caribbean Brace for Jose

    Thousands of Irma victims across the Caribbean fought desperately to find shelter or escape their storm-blasted islands altogether Friday as another hurricane following close behind threatened to add to their misery. Irma regained Category 5 status late Friday, and with its 160 mph (260 kph) winds battering Cuba and taking aim at the Miami metropolitan area of 6 million people,...

  • Donald Trump September 7, 2017 12:19 pm

    Family of NBC 5 Photographer Begins Desperate Trek Out of Florida Ahead of Hurricane Irma

    The family of an NBC 5 photographer is desperately trying to get out of Florida as Hurricane Irma continues on a path toward the state, leaving massive destruction in its wake.

  • The Associated Press September 6, 2017 11:44 pm

    Explosive Used by ISIS Militants Found in Apartment Near Paris

    A peroxide-based explosive that has been employed by Islamic State extremists was found Wednesday in an apartment outside Paris that authorities suspect might have been in use as a lab for possible attacks, two French officials said. A police official told The Associated Press that some 100 grams of usable triacetone triperoxide, better known as TATP, were found in the...

  • European Union May 25, 2017 9:11 pm

    UK Bomber Told His Mother ‘Forgive Me' Before Blast: Libyan Official

    Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester’s police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over U.S. leaks about the investigation to the media....
    Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters the eight suspects detained so far are “significant” arrests, and...

  • European Union May 24, 2017 10:02 am

    Donations Pour in for Homeless Men Who Helped Manchester Victims

    Crowdfunding campaigns have been launched to help two homeless men who reportedly rushed to help victims in the moments after a blast from a suicide bomber killed 22 at an Ariana Grande concert in England Monday night. Stephen Jones was sleeping near the venue in Manchester when he heard the blast, he told NBC News’ partners ITV. Jones told ITV...

  • European Union May 25, 2017 12:10 pm

    Raids, Arrests as On-Edge UK Seeks ‘Network' of Attackers

    Security forces rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to national landmarks as an on-edge Britain tried to thwart the possibility of additional attacks. Officials scoured the background of the British-born ethnic Libyan identified as the bomber, saying he was likely part of a wider terrorist network. Additional arrests...

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