Tag: France

Trump Meets With G7 Leaders In Italy

President Trump is at a G7 summit in the Sicilian coastal town of Taormina Friday with the leaders of Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Britain, and Canada. He started the day with a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the only leader who wasn’t with Trump in Brussels for a NATO summit on Thursday. The…

Emmanuel Macron Beats Marine Le Pen For French Presidency

Emmanuel Macron was elected as the next president of France on Sunday, handily defeating far-right populist Marine Le Pen with around 65 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results. Macron’s campaign was thrown into chaos late Friday when it announced just before a moratorium on campaigning that it was the victim of a cyberattack.…

Macron, Le Pen Advance To 2nd Round In French Election

Centrist independent Emmanuel Macron led the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday, and will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff. With nearly all of the ballots counted, Macron led the 11-candidate field with just under 24 percent of the vote, followed by Le Pen with 21.4 percent. The…

John Oliver To France: ‘Don’t F*ck Up, Too’ [VIDEO]

Last night John Oliver sent a message to France: “Don’t fuck up, too.” talking about the upcoming French presidential election. “It is way more important than you might realize,” he said. In next Sunday’s first-round election, multiple candidates are proposing a French exit from the European Union, which would destroy the EU and fracture modern…

Wikileaks: New Docs Dump Contains Hacking Files & CIA Material

On Tuesday WikiLeaks released a mass of new data about the CIA’s hacking arsenal in what the website called the “largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency.” Wikileaks said the document dump from the CIA Center for Cyber Intelligence represents a new series of leaks it had code-named “Vault 7.” The website says…

French Cop Kills Machete-Wielding Attacker At The Louvre [VIDEO]

A machete-wielding man and carrying two bags tried to enter the gift shop under the Paris Louvre museum, attacked one of the soldiers who told him he couldn’t enter, and yelled “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) before a soldier opened fire and shot him five times, including once in the abdomen Friday morning. “It was…

Kim Kardashian West Held At Gunpoint In Paris, Robbers Took $10 Million

While in Paris for Fashion Week, Kim Kardashian West was held up at gunpoint Sunday night in her hotel room by “two armed masked men dressed as police officers,” her representative said. “She is badly shaken but physically unharmed.” French police say the reality star had more than $10 million worth of jewelry stolen. Her…

8 New Arrests in Bastille Day Attack

8 new arrests connected to the Bastille Day attack in Nice, France have been made according to a prosecutors’ office. The suspects are said to be French and Tunisian, and were linked by investigators to attacker Mohamed Lahouiej Bouhlel, who killed 86 people who were watching a holiday fireworks display. The attack—on July 14—also injured…

Top French’s High Court Suspends Burkini Ban [VIDEO]

The highest administrative court in France has suspended the controversial ban on burkinis in a test case brought by human rights organizations. The suspension—applicable only to the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet, near Nice—is still pending a definitive ruling, but temporary judgments in France’s legal system are often handed down even if a court elects to…

Trump Delays VP Announcement After France Attack

Donald Trump is postponing unveiling his vice-presidential pick by at least a day. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee had scheduled a news conference in New York on Friday to name his running mate. But in a tweet, Trump said he would postpone the event because of Thursday’s attack in southern France that left several dozen…

France Truck Attacker Identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel [VIDEO]

According to French media, the 31-year-old male suspected of ramming a truck through a crowd Thursday evening in Nice, killing at least 80, has been identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a Frenchman of Tunisian descent. Local outlet Nice-Matin reported that Bouhlel was a delivery driver who has previous misdemeanor convictions. Officials reportedly searched his apartment…

U.K. Arrest Five Tied to Brussels, Paris Terror Attacks [VIDEO]

British anti-terror police with officials from Belgium and France have arrested five people with alleged links to recent terror attacks in Europe. Four men and one woman were arrested in Birmingham and at Gatwick Airport. Law-enforcement authorities say they are being held under suspicion of involvement in the terrorist acts. “The arrests were pre-planned and…

Abdeslam Will ‘Cooperate’ With France

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam wants to cooperate with the French authorities, according to his lawyer. It is unclear whether that means he will rat out his ISIS terror-associates. Abdeslam was arrested after a months-long manhunt, and he’ll reportedly be questioned by a Belgian prosecutor Thursday at the facility in Bruges, Belgium, where he is…

Ninth Arrest Made in Paris Attacks [VIDEO]

Another arrest has been made in the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, bringing the total number of suspects to nine. The 30-year-old Belgian allegedly communicated with the cousin of the lead planner of the attacks. Authorities say the man, identified only as Abdoullah C., is facing murder and terrorism charges. He…

France Beheading Suspect Kills Himself

A terror suspect in France who allegedly decapitated his boss and took a selfie with the head has killed himself while in prison awaiting trial, The Guardian reports. Yassin Salhi, 35, was arrested in June. He was also accused of attempting to blow up an industrial gas factory. Officials have said Salhi was being held…

IMF Chief to Stand Trial for Negligence [VIDEO]

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde was ordered Thursday to stand trial in France for alleged negligence in a $432 million payment to a businessman while she was the French finance minister. The order was made by France’s Court of Justice of the Republic, which is responsible for investigating current and former ministers. While Lagarde was finance…

Third Bataclan Bomber Identified [VIDEO]

A third suicide bomber who blew himself up at the Bataclan concert venue in the Paris attacks has been identified, according to media reports Wednesday. Two unnamed French officials told the AP the man was a French national who went to Syria in 2013. Le Parisien newspaper identified the man as Fouad Mohamed-Aggad, a native…

Cafe Attacked in Paris Re-opens [VIDEO]

The first of the restaurants hit in last month’s terror attacks in Paris re-opened on Friday. Five people were killed at the Bonne Biere cafe. “What are we going to do to start again, to bounce back? We have carried out some work, repainted the walls to wipe away the signs of this nightmare,” the…

Obama At The Global Climate Conference In Paris [VIDEO]

Appearing at the global climate conference north of Paris on Monday, President Obama said the United States is partially to blame for anthropogenic climate change and that he intends to have America lead an international effort to reverse the negative effects. “The United States not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace…

Vice Interview With Eagles Of Death Metal Discussing Paris Attacks [VIDEO]

The U.S. rock band playing the Bataclan concert hall where 89 people were killed on the night of the November 13 Paris terror attack have praised the heroism of their fans in their first interview since the tragedy. During a conversation with Vice founder Shane Smith, members of Eagles of Death Metal recounted harrowing details…

New Video Shows Attack on Paris Eatery [VIDEO]

Video footage obtained by The Daily Mail purports to show the inside of a Paris restaurant where attacks opened fire last Friday evening. As bullets spray the interior of the eatery, patrons and staff duck for cover. A woman runs from outside and takes shelter behind the bar with a waitress, who offers her comfort…

2 Suspects Dead in Paris Raid & 7 Others Arrested [VIDEO]

Two suspects are dead in France and at least five others arrested after an hours-long standoff during a raid on suburban apartments where the mastermind of Friday’s attacks was believed to be hiding. The fate of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who was initially thought to be in Syria, is not immediately clear. Police say one of the…

2 Charged Over Paris Terror Attack [VIDEO]

Belgium on Tuesday charged two people with terror offenses relating to Friday night’s attacks in Paris. The charges are the result of more than 120 overnight raids looking for people linked to the attackers. The Brussels suburb of Molenbeek has been at the center of Belgian inquiry.

France Launches New Strikes on Raqqa [VIDEO]

France launched a new round of air raids on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, early Tuesday, the French defense ministry confirmed. The French military told the AFP that 10 Rafale and Mirage 2000 fighters, in coordination with U.S. forces, dropped a total 16 bombs and reportedly destroyed a command center and a training center.…

‘Mastermind’ of Paris Attacks Named [VIDEO]

A French official has told the Associated Press that they suspect the Parisian terror attacks were planned and orchestrated by a Belgian citizen named Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Police say they believe he was linked to previous train and church attacks that were foiled. Seven people have been arrested in Belgium in the wake of Friday’s massacre…