Tag: France

John Oliver On Paris Deadly Attacks [VIDEO]

John Oliver started his last show with a rampage about ISIS, “Sadly, we must begin with a few words about France which, on Friday, suffered the deadliest attack on its soil since World War II,”. “Look, it’s hardly been 48 hours and much is still unknown, but there are a few things we can say…

2nd Day French Jets Bomb ISIS Stronghold Of Raqqa, Syria [VIDEO]

The French air force carried out bombing missions on ISIS targets in Raqqa, Syria, for a second day in a row. France is retaliating against Islamist extremist terror attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris. ISIS claims Raqqa as the capital of its so-called caliphate. On Monday, France targeted a command center, a…

France Launches More Than 150 Anti-Terror Raids [VIDEO]

French authorities carried out more than 150 anti-terror raids across the country early Monday morning, in a crackdown against potential co-conspirators of the men who carried out Friday night’s terror attack. “We are at war with terrorism,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls told a radio station. “The terrorists can strike again.” The raids have reportedly turned…

U.S. Heroes Get France’s Highest Honor [VIDEO]

The three childhood friends who tackled and disarmed a suspected radical Islamist gunman on a French train were awarded the country’s highest honor by President François Hollande on Monday. Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler received the award at the Elysee Palace, alongside Briton Chris Norman. “In the name of France, I would like…

Armed Men Attack Shopping Centre Near Paris Primark [VIDEO]

Eighteen people have been evacuated from a shopping centre north of Paris, after up to three armed men entered the building early on Monday. A police source said they had been hiding in a canteen in the Qwartz centre in Villeneuve-la-Garenne. It was unclear whether anyone else was still trapped in the centre or whether…

Man Decapitated in French Factory Terror Attack [VIDEO]

French officials suspect terrorism in an attack on an American gas factory in Grenoble that left one person decapitated and several others injured. The AP reports the head of the victim was found on a gate at the factory entrance. Local news reports say one of two attackers was carrying an ISIS flag. A vehicle…

Man Busted for Planning Inminent Church Attacks In France [VIDEO]

French police arrested a man armed with heavy weapons who they say was planning an “imminent” attack against at least one church Sunday. The suspect is a 24-year-old French-Algerian IT student. Police said he also had plans to travel to Syria—and is the prime suspect in the recent murder of a dancer. “On Sunday morning…

Germanwings A320 Black Box Found in French Alps with Plane Wreckage

UPDATE: Cockpit Audio File Recovered and “Usable” French rescue workers have discovered a flight recorder from the Germanwings A320 jetliner, which crashed in the in the French Alps on Tuesday, local media report. France Info radio station cites parliamentarian Christophe Castaner, who said that one of the black boxes from flight 4U 9525 has been…

[NEW VIDEO] Incredible New Footage Of Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack

New video has emerged of the Paris gunmen on the streets of the city after carrying out their attack on Charlie Hebdo last week. The footage shows the two masked figures calmly returning to their getaway vehicle after murdering staff at the satirical magazine. The pair appear to swap weapons, before one shouts: “We have…

[VIDEO] France to Boost Police at Jewish Schools

France plans to tighten security at Jewish schools, sending in almost 5,000 forces and police following the attack at a kosher supermarket, officials said Monday. Amedy Coulibaly, who killed a policewoman and then four hostages in southern Paris on Friday, was likely to have had an accomplice, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said, vowing “the hunt…

Turkey: Hayat Boumediene Is In Syria [VIDEO]

Turkey’s foreign affairs minister confirmed that the common-law wife of the terrorist who attacked a kosher supermarket in Paris crossed into Syria on Jan. 8. Hayat Boumediene, the spouse of Amedy Coulibaly, arrived in Istanbul on Jan. 2 and stayed in a hotel. That was nearly a week before the attacks in Paris that killed…

Al Qaeda: We Ordered Charlie Hebdo Attack [VIDEO]

Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen said Friday it directed the attack on Charlie Hedbo that killed 12 on Wednesday. The Kouachi brothers, who were killed earlier on Friday by police, claimed during the office massacre to be part of the al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP. Yemeni officials said that one of brothers,…

Terror in France: 3 Terrorist Killed in Raid, 1 On The Run [VIDEO]

Two brothers suspected of carrying out a shooting attack on the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo have been killed along with a suspected accomplice who took hostages in a Paris supermarket after near-simultaneous tactical police raids Security forces tracked brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, suspected of the Charlie Hebdo terror attack to a printworks…

2 Hostage Standoffs Unfold In France [VIDEO]

At least two are dead after a terrorist took five people hostage inside a kosher grocery store in Paris on Friday, hours before the Jewish sabbath begins at sundown. The gunman, armed with an AK-47, is reportedly the same man who killed a French policewoman Thursday and is reportedly linked to the Charlie Hebdo killers.…

Paris Shooting Terrorists At Printing Plant Near Airport With Hostage [VIDEO]

The Islamist terrorists suspected of killing 12 people in an attack on a French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were surrounded inside a printing house northeast of Paris Friday morning and appeared to have taken a hostage, officials said. “The perpetrators haven’t been arrested yet, but the operations are ongoing,” President Francois Hollande said. “This is…

France Prime Minister Aim To Soften Fears On City Attacks [VIDEO]

Manuel Valls French Prime Minister, said in an interview that there is “no link” between recent attacks in three cities that have left more than 20 people injured. Despite, he said he understood the public’s “strong concerns” and urged “vigilance”. In the latest incident, 10 people were hurt when a van was driven into a…

Bans Clowns Now! French Town Bans Clowns

Apparently France is facing a bizarre crisis of fake clowns terrorizing its citizens. Pranksters dressing up as scary clowns have been causing problems on the streets, scaring children and the general population, sometimes armed with pistols, knives, or bats, and sometimes beating people up. As a result, the village of Vendargues in southern France has…

French author Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Patrick Modiano of France won the Nobel Prize in literature Thursday. The Swedish Academy gave the 8 million kronor ($1.1 million) prize to Modiano “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.”

France considers airstrikes against ISIS in Syria after beheading

France on Thursday opened the door to possibly joining airstrikes in Syria just hours after an Algerian Islamist group beheaded a French tourist in retaliation for Paris’ military action against ISIS militants in Iraq. France has repeatedly ruled out taking part in air action in Syria where ISIS has its power base. It fears that…

Muslim Engineer Banned From Working At Nuclear Sites In France

A French court has upheld the decision to prohibit a 29-year-old Muslim engineer from working at nuclear test sites because of his alleged links to a jihadist terrorist group, officials say. However, the unnamed man’s lawyer, Sefen Guez Guez, told Agence France-Presse that the court’s decision on Monday was a result of “Islamophobia” and that…

World honors D-Day’s fallen, 70 years on

Men who stormed Normandy’s shore 70 years ago joined world leaders Friday in paying tribute to the 150,000 Allied troops who risked and lost their lives in the D-Day landings in Nazi-occupied France, in a day of international commemorations of history’s biggest amphibious invasion. They are honoring the troops and civilians who fell in mighty…

Former French President Sarkozy and wife suing over secret audio recordings

“Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy and Mrs. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy cannot accept that remarks made in private were recorded and published without their consent,” lawyers Thierry Herzog and Richard Malka said in a statement. … Critics say the move will fuel speculation that the tapes may contain something more serious that could put the breaks on a possible…

Google hit with a ONE BILLION euro tax bill in France after tax inspectors’ search web giant’s Paris offices

France’s tax authorities have launched a 1 billion euro tax claim against Google, it was reported today. It follows financial inspectors searching the Paris offices of the internet giant in June 2011 as it investigated their accounting. Google has reduced the amount of tax it pays in France by channelling its revenue through a Dutch-registered…

Constitutional Council To Tax Millionaires 75% In France

France’s Constitutional Council gave the green light on Sunday to a ‘millionaire’s tax’, to be levied on companies that pay salaries of more than 1 million euros (S$1.75 million) a year. The measure, introduced in line with a pledge by President Francois Hollande to make the rich do more to pull France out of crisis,…

Bob Dylan investigated, suspected of inciting hatred with Croatia remark

U.S. singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is being investigated on suspicion of inciting hatred in Paris over comments he made in Rolling Stone magazine, French prosecutors said Tuesday. An organization representing Croatians in France pressed charges against Dylan for allegedly comparing the conflict between Croatians and Serbs to the Nazis’ persecution of Jews in an interview last…