Violence rattles Ecuador as a nightclub arson kills 2 and a bomb scare sparks an evacuation

QUITO, Ecuador — A bomb threat sent an anti-explosives unit scrambling into a bustling area of Ecuador’s tense capital Thursday while authorities in an eastern city reported a nightclub arson killed two people as the South American country staggers under a spike of violence blamed on drug gangs. Police in the capital, Quito, said they … Read more

French officials suspect pranksters in a rash of fake bomb threats and warn of heavy punishments

PARIS — The sumptuous Palace of Versailles was forced to evacuate visitors for the fourth time in less than a week for a security check after a bomb alert. Airports and schools around France also fell victim to bomb alerts and forced evacuations after similar warnings a day earlier. Even a nuclear research institute received … Read more

France’s Macron holds security meeting amid heightened alert after deadly school stabbing

ARRAS, France — French President Emmanuel Macron was holding Monday a special security meeting amid heightened alert against feared terror threats, as a high school where a teacher was fatally stabbed in an attack last week has been evacuated over a bomb alert. Several hundreds of students and teachers could be seen going back into … Read more

Bomb threat forces U-turn of Scoot plane traveling from Singapore to Perth, airline says

Singapore low-cost airline Scoot says one of its planes made a U-turn back to the city-state an hour after taking off for Perth due to a bomb threat ByThe Associated Press October 12, 2023, 8:18 AM KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Singapore low-cost airline Scoot said Thursday that one of its planes made a U-turn back … Read more