Heavily armed Ayoub El-Khazzani was tackled by vacationing US servicemen on a Amsterdam-to-Paris train last Friday. His lawyer claims that he was trying to rob passengers on the train.
Hundreds of thousands of immigrants, fleeing violence and poverty in Africa and the Middle East, are trying to find a better life in Europe – putting major strains on the EU and its member states.
The pursuit of terror charges against Yassin Salhi, a French national, highlights what is often described as a growing terror problem in the country.
US intelligence intercepts released by Wikileaks appears to show US eavesdropping on French presidents over the past decade. But France has long been renowned for its own spying prowess, particularly for economic gains.