Tag: France

World leaders vow to seek 2C degree climate deal in Paris

Antalya (Turkey) (AFP) – World leaders have vowed to seek a comprehensive climate deal at an upcoming UN conference in Paris, a draft statement seen by AFP said Monday.   “We affirm our determination to adopt a protocol, another legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force,” at the COP21 talks, the statement said […]

Some events linked to Paris climate talks to be cancelled: French PM

Upcoming UN climate talks in Paris will focus on the negotiations, with “concerts and festive events” linked to the conference “without a doubt cancelled”, the French prime minister said Monday.   Speaking three days after Paris was hit by devastating jihadist attacks, Manuel Valls said the city would be the “capital of the world” when […]

Manhunt for suspected Paris killer underway as his brother talks

As the manhunt unfolded for a suspect in the Paris massacre Monday, his surviving brother said he had no idea where the fugitive was hiding.   Police were seeking the suspected attacker Salah Abdeslam, 26, and any possible associates. Officers set off explosions in Molenbeek, a suburb of Brussels, Belgium, but they say they failed […]

ISIS Claims Responsibility, Calling Paris Attacks ‘First of the Storm’

President François Hollande of France said on Saturday that the Islamic State was responsible. Analysts said the nature of the attacks was more in keeping with actions of the Islamic State than with those of Al Qaeda, and the timing and extent of the celebration expressed online by the group’s supporters added weight to the […]

Obama huddles with Putin, backs France’s pursuit of deadly terrorists, on sidelines of G-20 summit

President Obama said Sunday at an international summit that America stands with France in its pursuit of those who committed the “horrific” terror attacks in Paris and met informally with Russian President Vladimir Putin.   “We stand in solidarity with (France) in hunting down the perpetrators of this crime and bringing them to justice,” Obama […]

France promises ‘merciless’ response to attacks

Four gunmen slaughtered at least 87 young people at a rock concert being held at the Bataclan concert hall. Dozens of survivors were rescued, and bodies were still being recovered on Saturday morning. The Christian Post notes 40 more people were killed in five other attacks in the Paris region, including an apparent double suicide […]

France Seeks United US-Russia Assault On Islamic State

France wants to bring the United States and Russia together in a grand coalition dedicated to smashing the Islamic State group, President Francois Hollande told lawmakers Monday in a rare joint session in the Palace of Versailles as authorities worldwide struggled to pinpoint those responsible for the deadliest attacks on French soil since World War […]

Several governors refuse to relocate Syrian refugees after Paris attacks

Several governors say that they will not resettle any refugees from Syria in their states, amid reports that at least one of the Paris attackers slipped through Europe’s immigration system and concerns about “gaping holes” impacting America’s screening process.   On Monday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he sent a letter to President Obama […]

Paris attacks put dagger through heart of liberal Europe

The Paris attacks that killed at least 128 people on Saturday night will put renewed pressure on Europe Schengen agreement and threaten the “very essence” of the European way of life, as far-right parties seek to capitalise on the attacks, analysts have warned. With Paris now enduring this second major terror bloodbath in under a […]

Paris attacks: Dozens dead, held hostage

PARIS — Several people were killed attacks in Paris late Friday.   At least 60 people are dead in the attacks, CNN reports. As many as 100 people are being held hostage in the Paris Bataclan concert hall, according to Fox News.   Police were outside a restaurant in the 10th arrondissement, where the incident occurred. […]