terror attacks

Paris court convicts 14 for helping January 2015 terror attacks

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A Paris court on Wednesday handed 14 defendants jail sentences ranging from four years to life imprisonment for their part in helping terrorist gunmen in their shooting massacres over three days in January 2015 at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine and of hostages at a Jewish supermarket, and the murder of a trainee policewoman, killing a total of 17 people.

Macron urges stronger EU border controls after terror attack

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The French president said that France alone will bolster its border controls by doubling police numbers to 4,800.

French interior minister announces two foiled 'terror attack plots'

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French interior minister Gérard Collomb said on Sunday that two planned attacks in the name of the so-called Islamic State group, one against a 'major sporting facility', and the other against troops on anti-terrorism patrols on urban streets, had been uncovered this year and the suspected would-be perpetrators arrested.

Tourists return to Paris in record numbers after terror attacks

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Visitor figures in French capital hit a 10-year high after ‘catastrophic’ 2016, say tourism officials. 

French tourism rebounds two years after start of terror attacks

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The last three months of 2016 saw tourism in France rebound by nearly 4 percent, after a dramatic downturn last year.

France launches smartphone terror alert app

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The app will alert geo-located users to a suspected terrorist attack and advise on how to stay safe but will not cause the phone to vibrate or emit any sound.

Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam to face French investigators

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Abdeslam, thought to have played a key role in November 13th attacks, will be questioned for first time in France after transfer from Belgium.

How plan to remove French nationality has become a farce

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On Friday February 5th, 2016, the National Assembly began debating plans to alter the French Constitution, including adding the power to strip convicted terrorists of their French nationality. It was supposed to be President François Hollande's grand response to the Paris terror attacks of 2015. Instead, amid general confusion, the government has become bogged down and endlessly changed its mind over the issue. To the point, argues Mediapart's Mathieu Magnaudeix, where the entire affair has become a national farce.

Woman in hiding tells why she blew whistle on Paris attacker

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She says she heard that Abdelhamid Abaaoud entered France with 90 others and planned attacks on creche, police station and shopping mall.

France issues public guide on actions to take amid a terrorist attack

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The cartoon, similar to aircraft safety instruction cards, available online and to be posted in public places, advises people to flee, hide and raise the alarm.

Fights against climate change and terrorism linked says Hollande

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French president said at Paris climate summit they are 'two big global challenges we have to face up to' and that: 'World peace is at stake in the talks'.

France remembers Paris attack victims

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Presisent Hollande told Paris memorial service that while terrrorists who killed 130 on November 13th had 'the cult of death, we have the love of life'.

France holds memorial service two weeks after massacre

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Friday's service in central Paris will bring together 1,000 people, including President François Hollande as well as survivors and victims' families.

President Hollande calls on French to display national flags

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France's head of state will lead a ceremony during a day of mourning on Friday for the 130 people killed by jihadists on 13 November 13th.

Paris climate conference protests to go on despite ban on march


Following the recent terror attacks, public demonstrations have been banned in Paris. This includes the huge march for the climate planned for Sunday November 29th, on the eve of the opening of the COP 21 climate change conference in the French capital. Some groups have described the ban as an attack on civil liberties. Meanwhile the march organisers, the Coalition Climat 21, have vowed that some form of public demonstration – within the law – will still take place. Jade Lindgaard reports.