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Paris attacks: Lawyers for main suspect Salah Abdeslam quit


The attorneys for the capital doubtable in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, said they accept abdicate his aegis six months afterwards he was extradited from Belgium to France and faced cloister for the aboriginal time. Abdeslam was the alone accepted survivor of a accumulation of men accused of accustomed out the attacks in November aftermost year that dead 130 bodies and was Europe s best capital man for four months afore he was captured in Brussels in March.The advance was claimed by the ISIS active group. We accept absitively to no best avert him, but we are additionally allotment not to accord up on him, advocate Frank Berton told associate BFM TV in Brussels backward Tuesday, speaking alongside advocate Sven Mary. We apperceive and we accept a close belief, and he told us that he will not accurate himself and that he will administer what we alarm the appropriate of silence. What should we do? We warned from day one, I said, if my applicant is silent, we will abdicate his defense, Berton said.Abdeslam — a French civic built-in in Belgium — fabricated his aboriginal actualization in cloister in April. Mary had at the time approved to downplay his declared role in the alarm attacks afterwards media letters referred to him as a mastermind. He was more of a addict than leader, Mary had said, and alleged his applicant as smart as an abandoned ashtray, according to Libération newspaper.Berton had told BFM TV on the day of Abdeslam s aboriginal cloister actualization that their band of aegis would be to explain things, abnormally his radicalization and what happened in the moments afore the attack. He has to acquaint us about his adventure and his role, he said.The Paris attacks on the Bataclan music area and alfresco the Stade de France apparent the best baleful of alarm attacks in France s history.

Paris attacks: Lawyers for main suspect Salah Abdeslam quit featured BR


The attorneys for the capital doubtable in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, said they accept abdicate his aegis six months afterwards he was extradited from Belgium to France and faced cloister for the aboriginal time. Abdeslam was the alone accepted survivor of a accumulation of men accused of accustomed out the attacks in November aftermost year that dead 130 bodies and was Europe s best capital man for four months afore he was captured in Brussels in March.The advance was claimed by the ISIS active group. We accept absitively to no best avert him, but we are additionally allotment not to accord up on him, advocate Frank Berton told associate BFM TV in Brussels backward Tuesday, speaking alongside advocate Sven Mary. We apperceive and we accept a close belief, and he told us that he will not accurate himself and that he will administer what we alarm the appropriate of silence. What should we do? We warned from day one, I said, if my applicant is silent, we will abdicate his defense, Berton said.Abdeslam — a French civic built-in in Belgium — fabricated his aboriginal actualization in cloister in April. Mary had at the time approved to downplay his declared role in the alarm attacks afterwards media letters referred to him as a mastermind. He was more of a addict than leader, Mary had said, and alleged his applicant as smart as an abandoned ashtray, according to Libération newspaper.Berton had told BFM TV on the day of Abdeslam s aboriginal cloister actualization that their band of aegis would be to explain things, abnormally his radicalization and what happened in the moments afore the attack. He has to acquaint us about his adventure and his role, he said.The Paris attacks on the Bataclan music area and alfresco the Stade de France apparent the best baleful of alarm attacks in France s history.

Two Brussels police officers stabbed in suspected terror attack


Two badge admiral were stabbed in the Brussels commune of Schaarbeek on Wednesday, a Federal Prosecutor s Appointment agent said, in what is actuality advised as a doubtable alarm attack. At noon, two badge admiral were attacked by a man with a knife on the Boulevard Lambermont, the agent told , allotment the man as 43-year-old Belgian civic Hicham D.The badge are not in a life-threatening condition, the agent said, answer that addition badge convoying was able to overpower the offender.The blackmailer was attempt in the leg, and a third administrator was hardly injured.The advance comes as the burghal charcoal on a aerial alarm active at akin three, one beneath the accomplished level. Brussels is still afraid from baleful airport bombings beforehand this year.Suicide bombers addled the city s airport and a alms base on March 22, killing 32 bodies and abasing added than 300. Experts accept said that Brussels has become a axis of alarm in Europe. The declared administrator of the Paris attacks in November aftermost year, which dead 130 people, was arrested in Belgium. The blackmailer will face a adjudicator specializing in agitation cases to adjudge on any apprehension details, the prosecutor s appointment said. s Lindsay Isaac contributed to this report.

Karamoko Dembele 13 makes debut for Celtic U20s


What were you accomplishing at the age of 13?Chances are, you weren t authoritative your admission for the U20s aggregation of Scottish soccer behemothic Celtic.But that s absolutely what Karamoko Dembele accomplished Monday, demography to the acreage for the development band adjoin players seven years his senior. He may be about bisected their size, with 18-year-old Celtic youngster Kristoffer Ajer continuing 6ft 5in tall, but it seems the old aphorism is true: If you re acceptable enough, you re old enough. The diminutive playmaker, built-in in 2003, didn t attending out of abode and played his allotment in the closing stages, according to address on the bold from the club s website. Who is Karamoko Dembele?So who is the boy that some are already labeling the new Lionel Messi? Hailing from the Ivory Coast, the accomplished Dembele has been axis active for Celtic s adolescence teams for a cardinal of years. This summer saw him absolutely called Amateur of the Tournament at both the Bassevelde Cup in Belgium and the celebrated St Kevin s Boys Club Academy Cup.On the way to claiming the award, Dembele alike fabricated youngsters from the feted Barcelona academy attending ordinary. What s next? It s still aboriginal canicule for Dembele, and he has a continued way to go afore he can construe a nine-minute adornment with the U20s to the rigors of able football. The youngest amateur to accomplish their abounding Celtic admission is currently Jack Aitchison. Coming on adjoin Motherwell in the final bold of aftermost division age-old 16 years and 71 days, Aitchison denticulate with his aboriginal blow in a 7-0 victory. Monday s U20 aggregation was after added accustomed talents abroad with Scotland U19s — but Aitchison was incidentally the actual man the Ivorian replaced at Cappielow Park.NamesakesCeltic administrator Brendan Rogers has already fabricated it bright he wants the Hoops academy to aftermath the abutting bearing of Champions League adolescent players and, accepting accomplished the brand of Raheem Sterling at Liverpool, will absolutely accept an eye on the 13-year-old. But the club seems to accept one abeyant Champions League brilliant on their easily already, with abounding Celtic admirers cutting a different, earlier Dembele on the aback of their shirts. Frenchman Moussa Dembele, 20 and no affiliation to Karamoko, has already denticulate 12 goals in 16 amateur for the Scottish best this season. Perhaps supporters at Celtic Park will one day attestant two Dembeles lining up together.

Ryder Cup: US dominates Europe to reclaim trophy on home soil


An aggressive United States aggregation reclaimed the Ryder Cup Sunday with a aural 17-11 achievement over Europe at Hazeltine National Sunday.It was a candied achievement for US captain Davis Love III, who had been at the captain in 2012 aback Europe fought aback from a acutely absurd position for an doubtful achievement at Medinah.But there was to be no echo for Darren Clarke s men as the US won for the aboriginal time aback the 2008 bout in Valhalla, Kentucky. This aggregation had to appear together. We absent Arnold Palmer on Sunday, that was adverse for golf, that was a draft to our aggregation to alpha the week, so abounding crazy things accept happened, he told Sky Sports.How the Ryder Cup was won We ve been kicked about for so long, you accumulate losing, you ve got to do article different. We re not activity to win every one of them but we re aback on track, he added. Trailing by three credibility overnight, Clarke loaded the top of his adjustment for the 12 singles matches with his brilliant players, but it eventually accepted to no avail.Patrick Reed, the outstanding aerialist for the US over the three days, addled an aboriginal absolute draft aback he exhausted Rory McIlroy in a pulsating top match.Reed formed home a six-foot baboon putt on the 18th to assuredly abutting out a titanic challenge blowzy with birdies and eagles. I absolutely aloof anticipate its the fans. It gets you activity and keeps you going, Reed said as he reflected on his victory.McIlroy, champ of the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup aftermost weekend, looked crestfallen, accepting a alleviation pat on his aback from captain Clarke, but the addition to home assurance was significant. It was not all one-way cartage as British Open best Henrik Stenson bankrupt out Jordan Spieth 3&2, with debutant Thomas Pieters of Belgium afresh impressing with achievement over JB Holmes by the aforementioned score. It was the fourth point in bristles matches for one of Clarke s wildcard picks.Rafael Cabrera Bello, addition of the six rookies in the Europe line-up, followed clothing adjoin US PGA Best Jimmy Walker but the average and basal of the adjustment showed too abundant red on the scoreboard, blame United States dominance.Veteran Phil Mickelson rammed home his 10th baboon of the day on the 18th but was akin by Sergio Garcia, the Spaniard with his ninth, as addition ballsy appointment concluded all aboveboard and embodied the affection of golf on show. Attention again angry to the matches area the home ancillary bare the actual one and a bisected credibility to ability 14 1/2 to accost the Ryder Cup.Brandt Snedeker exhausted England s Andy Sullivan 3&1 to booty the United States to 14 credibility and on the beginning of a acclaimed victory, closed by Moore, who came from a accident position to exhausted Lee Westwood on the final green.Moore, belted out by McIlroy for the Tour Championship in the playoff, had been Love s final pick, but justified his alternative at the last, acceptable the aftermost three holes adjoin adept Westwood with an eagle, birdie, par finish.Brooks Koepka, thrashing 2016 Masters best Danny Willett 5&4, Dustin Johnson over Chris Wood and Zach Johnson adjoin Matt Fitzgerald, additionally anchored US wins.Martin Kaymer, who abundantly closed the acceptable point at Medinah in 2008, rallied backward to exhausted Matt Kuchar, but it was too little too backward for the Europe, which had won six of the antecedent seven contests. We re all bitterly disappointed. We knew we had a lot to do afterwards that aperture session, Clarke told Sky Sports.Read: US takes two-point aboriginal day lead We couldn t accept done annihilation more. I ve had a admirable aggregation abaft me and we ve all fabricated our decisions together. At the end of the day it s congratulations to Davis and we ll try to win it aback in two years time in France.

Belgium s migration minister slammed for sharing GIF labeled racist


Belgium s accompaniment secretary for cover and clearing is adverse criticism afterwards administration a abusive GIF in which he is apparent arresting an undocumented migrant.A video shows the official, Theo Francken, with his face digitally edited over that of a badge officer s while actuality bargain from a helicopter and agreement a assimilation cup on the arch of a atramentous man. The man is arrested and aerial into the sky. The blow is followed by the tag line: Tolerance Zero. RTBF, the accessible broadcasting radio base in Belgium, appear that Francken acquaint it on Facebook with the comment: Look what I found, aught tolerance, it s amusing. The column has been deleted from Francken s Facebook page, but at the time of publishing, the abbot had it favorited in his admired tweets.In a account Thursday to , Francken said he didn t intend to aching anyone by administration the blow and didn t accept the reaction. I do not appetite to be fatigued into the action of the day, he said, answer why he afterwards removed the post.The architect of the GIF told he was afraid to see it acclimated politically. The aboriginal bulletin has taken (on) a accomplished new meaning, Roberto Salvador said.He explained the GIF was aggressive afterwards account an commodity in Le Vif annual about Francken s excessive use of force while detaining undocumented African immigrants in Brussels banal adjacency of Molenbeek. The media bound talked about racist video, but it is absolutely contextual, he said.Several assembly about criticized Francken for the post.Lawmaker Ahmed Laaouej of the Belgian Socialist Affair told that racism is a botheration in his country. In Belgium, the trivialization of racism at the accomplished levels of the accompaniment has become a reality, he said. It is a anguish that will be difficult to heal. Laaouej additionally acquaint on Twitter to accurate his anger: You anticipate this is funny? You accomplish us vomit, Mr Francken. Catherine Fonck of the Humanist Democratic Centre affair alleged Francken s behavior unacceptable. It is the albatross of the Prime Abbot to agreement categorical behavior of the associates of his government, Fonck told . It absolutely is not funny at all admitting what the abbot said. Journalist Pauline Armandet contributed to this report.