Tag: France

Paris Attacks and Other Assaults Seen as Evidence of a Shift by ISIS

The recent attacks in Paris and Beirut and the downing of a Russian airliner in Egypt were the first results of a centrally planned terrorism campaign by a wing of the Islamic State leadership that oversees “external” targets, according to American and European intelligence officials.   The Islamic State’s overseas operations planning cell offers strategic […]

Paris Attacks Force European Union to Act on Border Controls

If Europe’s system of passport-free travel was not under enough pressure after a summer of chaotic migration, then last week’s attacks in Paris have fortified doubts over how much longer that freedom of movement — one of the most cherished accomplishments of the European Union — can survive.   The Nov. 13 massacres in Paris […]

The Paris attacks have shifted the momentum in the privacy-surveillance debate

The job of the United States’ intelligence agencies is, at its simplest, to know everything about any potential threat to or opponent of the country. It is to know what the premier of China said to his assistant right before dinner and to know where two Islamic State terrorists are headed in their car. It’s […]

After Paris, Pope Francis Tells Christians to Be Ready for the End of the World

In his Angelus message Sunday, the Pope invited the ten thousand pilgrims gathered in Saint Peter’s Square to think about their death, the day they will meet God and give an accounting for their life.The Pope also explicitly addressed the Paris carnage, expressing his “deep sorrow for the terrorist attacks that bloodied France late on […]

Hollande, Obama lack the troops and will for total war on ISIS. Mid East rulers are even more reluctant

When French President Francois Hollande declared war on ISIS and called the attack in Paris an “act of war,” he gave the terrorist organization’s leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi an unexpected boost. He upgraded the Muslim caliphate to a fully-fledged state against which France is now at war. US President Barack Obama was more cautious, declaring at […]

Republicans demand US lead a new war to ‘eradicate Isis’ after Paris attacks

Following a Democratic television debate on Saturday that was dominated by calls for a tougher response to Islamic State radicals, leading Republicans joined the fray on Sunday in a series of political interviews that also saw linked attacks on immigration and calls for more intelligence surveillance.   “This is clearly an act of war and […]

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 […]