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Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed in Belgium

Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam jailed in Belgium

World
Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect from the 2015 Paris attacks, has been jailed for 20 years in Belgium over a gunfight that led to his arrest.Abdeslam, 28, and co-defendant Sofien Ayari were both convicted of terror-related charges of attempted murder.Ayari, 24, was also given a 20-year sentence. Both fired on officers who raided a flat in Brussels in 2016.He is being held in a jail in France and is due to face trial there over the Paris attacks themselves.He had refused to answer questions from the judge in the trial in Brussels, and eventually refused to attend the hearings. Neither he nor Ayari, 24, was in court as the verdict was read out on Monday. Both received the maximum 20-year term requested by prosecutors.The judge, Marie France Keutgen, said that "there can be no doubt...
French president pokes at Trump for leaving Paris accord

French president pokes at Trump for leaving Paris accord

Technology
French President Emmanuel Macron took a jibe at President Donald Trump on Sunday for his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Macron did not name Trump while speaking at the first meeting of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi. But while hailing the "solar mamas," a group of women trained as solar engineers, he said the women had continued their mission to promote solar energy even after "some countries decided just to leave the floor and leave the Paris agreement." Trump announced last June that the U.S. was withdrawing from the Paris accord, which aims to slow the rise in global temperature by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. At a separate weekend event in India, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also regretted Trump's decisio...
Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Real Madrid (2-5 on aggregate): Ronaldo eases pressure on Zidane

Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Real Madrid (2-5 on aggregate): Ronaldo eases pressure on Zidane

Sports
Holders Real Madrid eased into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-1 win at 10-man Paris St Germain.Cristiano Ronaldo's 12th goal in the competition and Casemiro's late strike ensured Zinedine Zidane's side progressed 5-2 on aggregate in the French capital on Tuesday evening.Leading 3-1 from the first leg, Real never looked in danger against the sedate hosts despite Edinson Cavani's fortunate second-half equaliser.Zidane's side put aside their LaLiga blues - they are 15 points behind arch rivals Barcelona - to reach the quarter-finals of the competition they won last June.Marco Verratti was sent off for PSG in the second half as their hopes of a maiden Champions League title ended.They are also likely to face UEFA punishment after the game was briefly halted at the start of the se...
Paris terror suspect: 'I am not afraid of you'

Paris terror suspect: 'I am not afraid of you'

World
The last surviving suspect of the Paris terror attacks has told a court he is "not afraid" as he refused to speak at the first day of his trial.Saleh Abdeslam is accused of driving three of the suicide bombers to the Stade de France as part of the November 2015 attacks, and is understood to have intended to carry out an attack himself before changing his mind.Image:Abdeslam is standing trial in Brussels charged with attempted murderHe is standing trial in Brussels' Palais de Justice charged with attempted murder in a terrorist context following a shootout with police that led to his capture four months later in March 2016.He fled the gun battle, and a man who covered for his getaway was killed with a spray of automatic gunfire. Abdeslam's escape was short-lived as he was captured days late...