Tag: France

84 killed as truck crashes into crowd in Nice

At least 84 people were killed and over 100 injured, among them 20 seriously, on Thursday night after a truck plowed into a crowd in the French city of Nice.   Eyewitnesses said the driver picked up speed to slam the lorry into people who were celebrating Bastille Day along the city’s famous Promenade des […]

Nice terror truck had bullet-resistant windshield

At least 84 people were killed when a huge truck drove into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera town of Nice on the famous Promenade des Anglais seafront Thursday night in a horrific Islamist terror attack.  Hundreds more were injured. From the initial investigation of attack in the French resort city of Nice, it is clear […]

France ‘informed of planned terror attack on Rio Olympic team’

A terrorist attack targeting the French delegation at the Rio 2016 Olympics has been foiled by security services, it has emerged.   The head of French military intelligence said “partner agencies” had issued an alert about the alleged plot by a Brazilian Islamist militant, according to a report into the Paris terror attacks in January and November, which killed […]

‘Man in the hat’ claims terror cells in Paris and Brussels part of a larger network

The terror cells that carried out the attacks in Paris in November and in Brussels in March were part of a larger network and Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect from the Paris attacks, played a bigger role than was previously thought, terror suspect Mohamed Abrini told Belgian police.   Abrini, who was identified as the “man in the […]

EU referendum: German and French to unveil European superstate blueprint post-Brexit

The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”.   Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those […]

The French government is certain there will be more attacks

France is doing all it can to prevent terrorist attacks but there will be more of them, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday following this week’s murder of a policeman and his wife by a Frenchman who pledged allegiance to Islamic State.   Valls said the intelligence and police services had foiled 15 attacks […]

Bracing for Terrorism: How France Is Preparing for Euro 2016

PARIS — With some 2.5 million people descending on France for the European Championship soccer tournament, which kicks off Friday, French officials have acknowledged that even as they take all possible steps to prevent and deter terrorist attacks, there is no such thing as zero risk.   In Paris, the police fear they will be […]

France convenes peace talks; Saudi’s Jubeir says Arab peace plan best option for Israel

PARIS – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday that the basis for any future peace plan between Israelis and Palestinians remained a 2002 Arab offer, and urged Israel to accept it.   “The Arab peace initiative has all the elements for a final settlement,” Adel al-Jubeir told reporters after a conference in Paris.   […]

French Jews flee Paris suburbs over rising anti-Semitism

Le Raincy (France) (AFP) – When Alain Benhamou walked into his apartment near Paris in July 2015 and saw the words “dirty Jew” scrawled on the wall, he knew it was time to leave.   It was his second such break-in in less than three months and the 71-year-old no longer felt welcome in Bondy, […]

PA rejects Netanyahu’s call for direct talks

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday dismissed an Israeli proposal for direct negotiations instead of a French multilateral peace initiative, calling it an attempt to “buy time”.   Hamdallah made the comments as he met French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who has held talks in Israel and the Palestinian Authority this week to push […]