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19/11 – Today’s headlines from across the EU


FTPolice raids in manhunt for Paris killers. Police stormed an apartment in Paris early yesterday as part of the hunt for suspects behind last week’s terrorist attacks and killed at least two people they said were preparing another assault.

WSJETwo die in Paris raid for suspects. Police working to see if mastermind is among dead; woman blows herself up.

INYTFierce raid disrupts heavily armed cell. 8 arrested and 2 die in hide-out near Paris.

BBC – The suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, has been killed, the Paris prosecutor says. His body was found riddled with bullets and shrapnel in an apartment in the northern Paris suburb on Wednesday. The Belgian national, 27, was identified from his fingerprints.


Le MondeFrench police hunts jihadists. A raid was launched on Wednesday against terrorists in Saint-Denis. A woman blew herself up during the raid. Suspects have been arrested.

Les EchosThe permanent threat. The anti-terrorist police raid in Saint-Denis “killed at least two” terrorists. The group of Islamists was about to take action, according to the Paris State Prosecutor.


Frankfurter AllgemeineCasualties in anti-terrorist raid in France. Seven men arrested in the Paris suburb. More attacks were planned. De Maizière: the situation is serious.

Suedeutsche ZeitungMassive raid against terrorist cell in Paris. Police forces besieged yesterday for several hours an apartment where several masterminds of the Paris attacks were hiding. Two suspects were killed, while seven were arrested.


La RepubblicaThe FBI raises the alarm in Italy. “In Paris, the mastermind was killed.” While in Saint-Denis, the special forces’ intervention killed three people, including a female suicide bomber and Abaaoud, the FBI warned about possible attacks in Rome and Milan.

Il Sole 24 OreEU agreement: bigger security budget. Matteo Renzi is on the same line, for Italy bonus of €500 million. EC President Jean-Claude Juncker approves increase in the security budget.


Gazeta WyborczaPiS has a recipe for Poland. Yesterday, two Exposés were delivered in the Sejm – the first one by Prime Minister Beata Szydło, containing a set of election promises, and the second one by PiS Chairman Jarosław Kaczyński, who presented a programme of revolution that PiS prepares for Poles.


El PaisFrance neutralises another commando and prevents a new attack. Eight people arrested and two dead in a raid of a flat in Paris. The French government demands controls for Europeans entering the EU territory.

ExpansionCepsa gets out of CLH. The oil company entrusts BBVA with the sale of its 9% share for €300 million.


The TimesSecond Paris attack foiled as police close in on terror cells. Europe’s first female suicide bomber killed during dawn siege. Plots targeted business district and Charles de Gaulle airport.

The GuardianDawn raid: 5,000 bullets, explosions and two deaths as France launches assault on terror cell. Police attack group that was ready to strike. Raid targeted alleged ringleader of Paris killings. No proof chief suspect was in building.




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