Tag: France

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 […]