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Multiple terror threats keep France on high alert

The scare that led to the evacuation of five commuter rail stations in Paris on Thursday evening was the latest in a series of threats that has the country’s intelligence services living on their nerves. A tip-off from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) led transport authorities to shut down the A line of the RER suburban rail network, which runs through the city centre, just after peak travel time. After searches of stations and checks on passengers lasting an hour and a half, the line was re-opened at 9.30 p.m. No suspicious items were discovered. The incident was a new sign of the terrorist jitters affecting all European capitals, following the March 11 bomb attacks in Madrid that killed more than 190 people. The Easter holiday period has long been seen as a danger hot point. Full Story

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