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Austria’s Leader Seeks Crackdown on Islamist Terrorism After Attack – New York Times

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced a set of legislative proposals that would make it easier to keep terrorists behind bars, close mosques and clamp down on funding for terrorists. BERLIN — Austria would allow courts to extend the sentences of convicted terrorists and it would establish a new criminal offense for people who “create the breeding …

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Italy FM proposes EU ‘patriot act’ after attacks in Vienna and Nice – Al Arabiya

Italy’s foreign minister on Tuesday said the European Union should consider a US-style Patriot Act to boost anti-terrorism efforts, in the wake of attacks in Vienna and Nice. In a statement posted on social media, Luigi Di Maio said both the EU and Italy must raise their security levels, called for tighter controls on mosques …

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Vienna gunman: IS supporter who ‘fooled’ the system – Digital Journal

The gunman responsible for an attack in Vienna which left four people dead on Monday night was a convicted supporter of the Islamic State (IS) group who the government says “fooled” official de-radicalisation efforts. The 20-year-old, named as Kujtim Fejzulai, was shot dead by police and was armed with a shortened Kalashnikov, a handgun, a …

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Terror investigation launched as three killed in knife attack at Nice church – RFI

A man wielding a knife has killed at least three people in an attack at a church in the southern French city of Nice. The suspect was injured by police and detained after the attack. The attack took place around 9am Thursday morning at the Notre Dame Basilica in Nice. Three deaths have been confirmed, …

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