Tagged: France

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THREE TERRORISTS AND FOUR HOSTAGES DEAD: Bloody end to French sieges as commandos storm kosher deli and printing firm where magazine assassins and policewoman’s killer were holed up

Three Islamic jihadists were dead tonight after special forces brought an end to more than two days of slaughter which have left at least 17 dead and spread terror across France. Said and Cherif Kouachi, the brothers who had assassinated 12 people at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, died in a...

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Terrorists Fired RPG Inside Charlie Hebdo Office

The terrorists who attacked Charlie Hebdo staff fired a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) inside the magazine’s office, according to a high-level military source in France associated with the French National Police. At least one RPG was detonated inside the Charlie Hedbo building, the source said, confirming previous reports by the Daily...

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Third French Police Officer Killed As Terror Suspects Reportedly Spotted

The manhunt for two men suspected in the massacre at a satirical newspaper’s Paris headquarters appeared to be honing in on its targets northeast of the French capital Thursday. There were reports that the French-Algerian brothers, Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34, wanted in the Charlie Hebdo attack, might...

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Thousands rally in France in support of terror attack victims

In Paris, crowds of people swarmed into the Place de la Republique that lies barely a kilometre (half a mile) from the scene of the bloodbath that has shocked France. At least 20,000 people also gathered in the French cities of Lyon and Toulouse, police said, after 12 people were...

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Massive hunt underway for gunmen in Paris terror attack

Three masked gunmen shouting Islamic phrases stormed the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the editorial director and four cartoonists whose work included controversial drawings of the prophet Mohammed. The gunmen, wearing hoods and armed with Kalashnikov automatic rifles, killed a receptionist to...

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12 Dead In Islamic Terror Attack In Paris

Hooded, black-clad gunmen burst into the office of provocative French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing 12 — an attack that could be a game changer, given that the terrorists appeared well-armed, well-coordinated and, since they escaped onto the streets of Paris, capable of striking again. While Europe is...

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French jobless total at new record high

The number of people seeking work in France has risen to a record high, official figures show. The jobless total rose by 27,400 in November to 3,488,300 – the highest level yet seen. That means the number looking for a job has risen by 5.8% in the past year. The...

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France drifts into deflation as ECB ‘pea-shooter’ falls short

France is sliding into a deflationary vortex as manufacturers slash prices to keep market share, intensifying pressure on the European Central Bank to take drastic action before it is too late. The French statistics agency INSEE said core inflation fell to -0.2pc in November from a year earlier, the first...

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French homeless forced to wear ‘yellow triangles’

Authorities in France’s second-largest city have come under fire for issuing its homeless with ID cards that detail their health issues. Human rights groups and government ministers have slammed the “yellow triangle cards”, comparing them to the Nazi-era Star of David that was sewn onto Jewish people’s clothes during the...

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French parliament votes to recognize Palestinian state

France’s Socialist-led parliament has passed a symbolic vote to recognize Palestinian statehood, despite staunch objections from Israel. MPs in Britain and Spain have already passed similar motions. The proposal was passed with 339 votes in favor and 151 against, meaning that it was supported by more than two-thirds of French...

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French parliament to vote on Palestinian state

French lawmakers will vote on November 28 on a proposal by the Socialist Party urging the government to recognise Palestine as a state, a parliamentary source said Wednesday. The non-binding but highly symbolic vote would follow a similar vote in the British parliament and after Sweden announced it formally recognised the state of Palestine. A draft of the proposal states that the lower house National Assembly “invites the French government to use the recognition of the state of Palestine as an instrument to gain a definitive resolution of the conflict”.

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One in six French people say they support ISIS

Two polls released this week both ask a question that you would hope wouldn’t need asking: how many people support the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)? Unfortunately, in all four countries surveyed, the answer is greater than zero, and by a lot.