French premier warns of "maximum" terror threat

The threat of a terrorist attack in France is at its highest level following a foiled car-bomb plot by three radicalized Islamist women, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told Europe1 radio on Sunday.

In France, there were currently 1,350 people under arrest and being investigated for terrorism, while 293 were suspected of being in direct contact with a terrorist organization, Valls said.

Police arrested three women on Thursday, accused of planning to blow up a car filled with gas canisters near Notre Dame Cathedral in the centre on the city.

One of the women was charged on Saturday.

Some 15,000 radicalized people were under investigation, Valls said.

Last update: Sun, 11/09/2016 - 14:02

More from Europe

No agreement reached between Russia, Ukraine on gas deliveries

Russian and Ukrainian officials failed to reach an agreement on gas deliveries this winter in a first round of EU-...

Britain jails man for posting Islamic State video on Facebook

A British court sentenced a 31-year-old man to two years in prison on Friday after he was convicted of encouraging...

Latvian police fine couple after monumental public sex session

A pair of tourists were fined 250 euros (263 dollars) on Friday after being caught having sex on the Freedom...

Terror suspect arrested in Rotterdam in possession of Kalashnikov

A special Dutch police unit on Friday arrested a terror suspect in Rotterdam.

OSCE meeting fails to reach agreement amid "marked differences"

A meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Hamburg ended on Friday with...