Keyword: Paris terrorist attacks
Before performing at U2 gig, the US band paid hommage at Bataclan theatre where terrorists killed 90 people during their performance.
Most affected is tourism sector, with Air France estimating losses of 50 million euros, while Bank of France says fourth quarter growth cut by 0.1 pcnt.
Exactly three weeks after the street massacres by jihadist gunmen, Paris bar La Bonne Bière, where five people died, reopened on Friday.
Prosectors said two men were arrested, one a French national, in connection with the November attacks, bringing total of suspects held to eight.
News agency AFP reports text of draft law could make French government's exceptional three-month state of emergency powers 'indefinite'.
Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said they had been barred because of risk they could represent for 'public order and security in our country'.
The French parliament this week approved a three-month prolongation of the state of emergency introduced in the country immediately after the November 13th terrorist attacks in and around Paris which have left 130 people dead. The debate over the state of emergency powers is about its effectiveness, writes Mediapart editor in chief Edwy Plenel who argues here that the emphasis on security alone is a short-term response driven by an immediate political agenda which hands the perpetrators a symbolic victory, and which disarms French society as much as it protects it.
French and Belgian police on Monday carried out more than 180 anti-terrorist raids, with 23 people detained in France, but chief suspect still on run.
French President François Hollande announced a nationwide state of emergency on Saturday, granting the government exceptional powers in the wake of Friday’s terrorist attacks in and around Paris that left at least 132 people dead. The powers initially last for 12 days, and Hollande announced on Monday he will seek parliamentary approval to prolong it for a period of three months. So just what are the special powers announced on Saturday? Michel de Pracontal explains.
French media report says police found an email instructing Amedy Coulibaly to 'work alone', 'pick easiest targets' and to make repeated attacks.
The January terrorist attacks in which 11 people died at the satirical weekly's offices has left uncertain future for divided and fatigued survivors.
During the Paris terrorist attacks in January, four customers taken hostage in a kosher supermarket were shot dead, and four others seriously wounded, by a man claiming to have targeted the Jewish store in the name of Islamic State. The gunman, Amedy Coulibaly, was subsequently killed by police when they stormed the store. Mediapart can reveal that the automatic weapons found by his body were identified by Slovak police as having been bought late last year by a Lille-based dealer in decommissioned military arms, but who has astonishingly never been questioned about his eventual contact with Coulibaly. Karl Laske reports.
Following the January 2015 terror attacks in and around Paris which left 20 people dead, including the three gunmen, there were huge marches held across France to express public outrage over the events. On Sunday January 11th, an estimated four million people took to the streets of the country’s major towns and cities, with an estimated two million in Paris alone. The French government, and in particular Prime Minister Manuel Valls, has since coined the phrase ‘the spirit of January 11’, using it repeatedly as a rallying call for national unity, notably as it drove through its recent law to introduce mass surveillance powers for the security services. But the recurrent references to what was a remarkable day have now turned sour, amid a heightening debate, as critics on the Right and Left accuse the government of attempting to invent a false conception for cynical political gain. One of them is Christian Salmon, a writer and researcher with the Paris-based Centre for Research in the Arts and Language. In this opinion article he argues that the ‘spirit of January 11’ has “evolved into a confusing scrum, a macabre dance with a cortege of grimacing masks, heroic posturing and denunciations”.
Muslims and non-Muslims turn to 'Beur FM' phone-in chat programmes to debate tolerance, integration and violence in French society.