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FRANCE: Prime Minister Warns of New Attacks

Reuters/yahoo.com reported French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday there would be new attacks in France but proposals by former president Nicolas Sarkozy to boost security was not the right way to deal with threats. The French capital was put on high alert last week when French officials said they dismantled a “terrorist cell” that planned to attack a Paris railway station under the direction of Islamic State. “This week at least two attacks were foiled,” Manuel Valls said in an interview with Europe 1 radio and Itele television on Sunday. Read Article

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Riviera France: Firecracker explosion thought to be gunfire causes stampede

france24.com reported a noise that sounded like gunfire sparked panic at a French Riviera resort as people rushed to flee what they believed was a terror attack, causing a number of injuries, the fire service said. The noise was caused by firecrackers thrown from a car, local radio France Bleu Azur reported, adding that around […]

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France: Bad Summer for Tourists, Fires, violence, transportation strikes, terrorism

dailymail.co.uk reported can this summer get any worse in France? Four-day Eurostar strike adds to tourist woes after wildfires, strikes, football violence and terror attacks Eurostar workers in Britain have gone on strike for four days It comes as France struggles to get to grips with wildfires near Marseille The fires came in the wake […]

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Massive Traffic delays from England to France

enews.earthlink.net/AP reported British border agents moved in Sunday to help French officials ease the gigantic backups for travelers trying to cross the English Channel into France. By Sunday afternoon, police said the backlog that saw some motorists waiting up to 10 hours or more had eased but that delays and disruptions can be expected on […]

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Nice France: Bastille Day attack kills 70

‘The worst catastrophe our region has seen’ theguardian.com/ Jessica Reed reported Minutes ago the president of the Nice region, Christian Estrosi, held a press conference. He said: This is the worst catastrophe our region has seen in modern history. We now have to mobilise all of our services, all the psychologists, volunteers who are trained […]

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Paris France: Dozens hurt in street violence, massive protests

PARIS, June 15 (Reuters- reported) – French leaders told the hardline CGT labour union on Wednesday it would be denied permission for further street rallies unless it rooted out troublemakers, a day after violent battles between masked youths and police during protest marches in Paris. Prime Minister Manual Valls accused the CGT of doing little […]

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Disneyland Paris France: Gunman detained with weapons and copy of Koran

nydailynews.com reported Disneyland Paris guards stopped a gunman carrying two weapons and a copy of the Koran inside the park’s hotel, local media reported.The man was arrested after hotel security spotted him with a pair of low-caliber handguns, a box of ammo and the religious text. Read Article

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Paris France: Ritz Hotel engulfed in fire (under renovation)

The top floor of Paris’s famous Ritz hotel was reportedly engulfed in fire as the establishment prepared to reopen its doors to guests after a three-year restoration effort. People in the French capital have been posting photos of the hotel with smoke pouring out of its windows. French media cited firefighters as saying that the […]

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France: Three dead in avalanche at ski resort

bbc.com reported two French schoolchildren and a Ukrainian tourist have been killed in an avalanche at a ski resort in the French Alps, officials say. Three others – two pupils and a teacher – were seriously injured. The two pupils were found in state of cardiac arrest and the teacher was unconscious. All members of […]

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American Airlines delays flights to Paris, United still departing to France

Reuters.com reported…American Airlines Group, the world’s biggest carrier by passenger traffic, said on Friday it was delaying flights to Paris in response to the explosions and shooting attacks there, even though French airports remained open. “Currently Charles de Gaulle International Airport is open, however, we are holding our remaining departures this evening to Paris until […]

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