International officials in several countries doubt the veracity of a French claim that one of the bombs involved in the Yemen bomb plot was defused only 17 minutes before it was set to explode.
France arrested 12 suspects in three cities. Western governments are focusing on 'homegrown' terrorism amid concerns that Al Qaeda is tapping sympathizers with citizenship in Western countries.
Gypsies deemed to be illegally in France boarded planes for Romania today. Since late July, authorities have been shutting down gypsy camps and rounding up illegals in a high-profile initiative.
The note announcing the explosives lacked references to Islam, jihad, or the Taliban.
Three major firms agreed June 10 to purge images from their Web servers.