Christopher Woolf

News Editor
I've been fascinated by the outside world since I can remember. Even as a kid, growing up in the UK, I remember being enthralled by pictures on the nightly news from the war in Vietnam. As a teenager I served as a part-time infantry soldier in Britain's Territorial Army. At college I specialized in international relations. I've worked in global news since 1986 when I joined the BBC World Service. I've reported for the BBC from places like Afghanistan and southern Africa. I like working for ‘The World’ because of the satisfaction I get from bringing international news to new audiences. 

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Conflict & Justice

Prosecutor: Raid stopped another terror act in Paris


Paris is a city still on edge. People aren't sure what comes next. Wednesday morning — before Parisians had even woken up — a new disturbing chapter to this story: Police raided an apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis looking for the suspected mastermind behind Friday's attacks. After a seven-hour standoff, two of the apartment's occupants were dead. One of them a woman who blew herself up. Seven people were arrested during the operation. But in the end the fate of the alleged mastermind remains unknown.