Interpol's Secretary General, Ronald Noble, told The Independent that almost all member states are putting themselves at risk of a major terrorist attack because they are not checking passports against the Interpol database which contains details of 15 million suspicious passports.

"So many basic steps aren't being taken, which could lead to another September 11, another July 7, another March 11 in Madrid," Mr Noble said.

The Schengen agreement allows cross border tr...

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