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PARIS (Reuters) - Paris' police chief said on Monday he would be receiving thousands of reinforcements ahead of the Euro 2016 football tournament and that his force was as prepared as it could be to face the risk of a militant attack in the French capital.
PARIS (Reuters) - Security failures exposed at France's football cup final over the weekend will be sorted out before the start of Euro 2016 contest in three weeks' time, the government said on Monday.
BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Last week's Paris killings have raised fears about the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, a country with so little history of terrorism that the president has played down the chance of an attack and legislators long resisted bills to make it a crime.
BERLIN/MAINZ, (Germany) (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans not to be cowed by the threat of Islamist attacks, saying a concrete security alert had forced officials to cancel Tuesday's soccer match against the Netherlands.
SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has staked his personal and political prestige on February's Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi, yet despite the $50-billion price tag the Games could still be an embarrassing flop.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives' intelligence and homeland security panels on Sunday warned of a serious threat of attacks in Russia during the Winter Olympics, though U.S. officials say the Olympic grounds are secure.
DAMATURU Nigeria (Reuters) - An explosion tore through a venue in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu where fans had gathered to watch a World Cup football match on Tuesday, a police official said, declining to give further details.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Grain exporters in southern Russia are seeking government assurances that shipments will not be disrupted during the World Cup football finals because of tight security on roads and at ports, industry sources said.