Paris

French Police Arrest Another Teenager Suspected of Plotting Attack

PARIS, Sept 14 – French police on Wednesday arrested a 15-year old suspected of planning an attack and using encrypted social media channels to communicate with a French Islamist militant believed to be in Syria or Iraq, sources said. In an operation led by France’s domestic intelligence agency, police swooped on the teenager in Paris’

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Second Couple Arrested After Car with Gas Cylinders Found in Paris

PARIS, Sept 8  – French police investigating the discovery of a car packed with gas cylinders near Notre Dame cathedral in Paris have arrested a second couple and also established that the vehicle contained three jerry cans of diesel fuel, a judicial source said. The discovery last Saturday night of the Peugeot 607 loaded with

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Police Hold Two After Car With Gas Cylinders Found in Paris

PARIS, Sept 7  – A car, whose owner is on an intelligence services watch list of people suspected of religious radicalisation, was discovered near Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Saturday night with seven gas cylinders inside, police and judicial officials said on Wednesday. The car owner was taken into custody but later released, one judicial

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Paris to Open First Migrant Camp by October

PARIS, Sept 6 – Paris will house close to 1,000 migrants in two camps to tackle the growing number of men, women and children fleeing war and poverty who are sleeping rough on the French capital’s streets, the city’s mayor said on Tuesday. The building of the two camps in the capital comes as the

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Global Tourism GDP Resilient This Year, but Woes for France, Turkey

BERLIN, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Travel and tourism will contribute less than previously forecast to the economies of France, Turkey and Brazil this year, hit by attacks, political and economic turmoil, though globally the sector is resilient, the World Travel and Tourism Council said. Brazil is hosting the Olympic Games this year but its travel

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Paris Tourism Lost 750 mln Euros after Attacks

PARIS, Aug 23 – Daesh attacks, strikes and floods kept foreign tourists away from the French capital in the first half of the year and cost the Paris region tourism industry some 750 million euros ($849.38 million) in lost revenue, officials said on Tuesday. “It’s time to realise that the tourism sector is going through

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Two Attackers Killed, One Hostage Dead in French church Attack

By Marine Pennetier and Chine Labbé PARIS, July 26 – Two attackers killed a priest with a blade and seriously wounded another hostage in a church in northern France on Tuesday before being shot dead by French police. There were no immediate details on the identity or motives of the two assailants but the investigation

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Assad’s Uncle Under Investigation in France

PARIS, June 28 – A French judge has placed an uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad under formal investigation on suspicion of tax fraud and money-laundering, a source close to the case said on Tuesday. Suspected of having acquired his wealth in France illegally, Rifaat al-Assad, a political opponent of his nephew, was placed under

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Why Wall Street Stands With Clinton

Clinton promises ‘business as usual’ versus protectionist Trump BY Christopher Dembik Who would be better for U.S. investors, Democratic Party frontrunner Hillary Clinton or her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump? How would the S&P 500 evolve with Donald Trump as president? What would be its evolution if Hillary Clinton becomes president? These are the questions we

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Man Stabs Paris Police Commander to Death; Daesh Claims Attack

By Mathieu Rosemain and Simon Carraud PARIS, June 14 – A knife-wielding attacker stabbed a French police chief to death in front of his home late on Monday and his partner’s body was found inside, officials said, killings Daesh’s Amaq news agency said were carried out by a member of the group. The attacker repeatedly

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