The Champs Elysees gunman who killed one cop and wounded two others had a heavy police record but was not on France's terror watch list, the Paris prosecutor said.
After the panic on the Champs-Elysée, with the killing of a policeman and the wounding of two others, it is time for reflection and debate.
Taking on the terrorists the 21st century way, on Twitter. France revolts against bad times by inviting people to post beautiful things on social media.
The investigation into the background of the Champs Elysees killer continues with the arrest of family members and the surrender of a second suspect to Belgian police.
The temptation to embrace Islamophobia has never been stronger in French society which is now divided over how to deal with Islamic extremism.
The world was struck with distraught in April 2014 when Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram raided a school's dormitories at night in the northern town of Chibok and abducted 276 schoolgirls.
Russia’s response to the 2004 Beslan school siege had ‘‘serious failings’‘ and breached human rights laws, one of Europe’s top courts has said.
The so-called Islamic State group now only controls less than a fifth of the territory it held in Iraq in 2014, according to an Iraqi military spokesman.