Tag: France

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. […]

France to deploy largest warship in mission against IS

France is sending its largest warship to join operations against Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq. Its involvement in the campaign will shorten the time it takes for French jets to carry out air strikes. France has been targeting IS in Iraq as part of the US-led coalition since September 2014. In September this […]

France to reinstate border controls for UN climate meeting

France will reinstate controls on its borders — normally open to other countries in Europe’s free-travel zone — for the period around a major U.N. climate conference in Paris, the interior minister said Friday.   Authorities are on alert for violent protesters as well as potential terror attacks around the Nov. 30-Dec. 11 conference. Some […]

Paris climate summit goals a patchwork of confusion

Wildly differing promises by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions over the next 15 years have turned into a patchwork of confusion in advance of the United Nations-sponsored climate summit in Paris this month, making it unlikely that draconian global action to fight “climate change” will be implemented at the urgent pace that supporters say is needed […]