Security in focus as Hollande marks year since Charlie Hebdo attacks

The question of how secure France is will be the focus of a speech Thursday when President Francois Hollande speaks to commemorate a year since the deadly Islamist attacks against satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

The 11 am (1000 GMT) speech at the Paris police headquarters will look at how the French security apparatus is faring a year after the attacks, which set off three days of terror in the city and served as a prelude to other attacks, ultimately leaving 17 dead, along with three terrorists killed as police closed in on them.

The sense of fear in Paris has only grown since a series of coordinated attacks in central Paris on November 13 that led to 130 deaths.

Last update: Thu, 07/01/2016 - 11:36

More from Europe

Man beaten to death in Germany after urinating near church

A man in Southern Germany was beaten to death by four men after he publicly urinated near a church, police said on...

EU's Tusk "deeply concerned" about fate of trade deal with Canada

One of the European Union's top officials said Thursday he was very worried about the possible failure of a major...

Japanese company to build robot factory in Slovenia

The Japanese Yaskawa Electric Corporation has decided to build its new industrial robots factory intended for the...

EU raises its voice against "unacceptable" Russian actions in Syria

The European Union on Thursday hardened its stance on Russia's "unacceptable" participation in Syrian regime-led...

Hitler salute is grounds for dismissal, German court rules

A German employment tribunal on Thursday ruled that a Nazi salute is grounds for dismissal after a driver for a...