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‘Radicalized fanatics’: French police arrest 3 women planning terror attack on Paris train station
French police have arrested three radicalized women who were reportedly planning to bomb the populous Paris Gare de Lyon railway station to avenge the death of top Islamic State leader Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, France’s interior minister said. Read Full Article at
421 points by Russia Today | Notre Dame de Paris France Train station French language Gare du Nord Paris Woman Lyon
IS gas canister plot spurred by group of women
A teen who pledged allegiance to IS stabbed a cop and was shot in the leg Thursday evening in a raid south of Paris        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Paris France Police 1998 FIFA World Cup Notre Dame de Paris Saint-Denis Stade de France Extremism
Paris gas canister suspect linked to Islamic State
One of the seven people arrested in connection with gas canisters found in a car near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris allegedly pledged allegi...       
7 points by USA Today | Notre Dame de Paris Associated Press Crime Arrest Police Radicalization Terrorism Paris
Paris suspect linked to Islamic State
One of the seven people arrested in connection with gas canisters found in a car near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris allegedly pledged allegi...       
7 points by USA Today | Notre Dame de Paris Associated Press Crime Arrest Radicalization Police Terrorism Paris
Dozens rescued after spending night in cable cars high above French Alps
A series of cable cars carrying tourists stopped working at high altitude over the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps on Thursday, prompting a major rescue operation and leaving 45 people trapped in midair overnight, France’s interior minister said.
43 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Rescue Mont Blanc Graian Alps Alps Swiss Alps Paris Mont Blanc Massif France
Mystery Surrounds Car With Gas Containers Found in Paris Near Notre Dame
The car did not contain detonators, but the police have arrested four people — all suspected of being Islamist extremists — in connection with the case.
222 points by The New York Times | Paris Notre Dame de Paris Peugeot Seine France Police Automobile Police officer
Police Officer Stabbed in Paris Terrorism Sweep
A French police officer was stabbed and a suspect shot as authorities detained three women Thursday in connection with a terrorism investigation into a car found in Paris loaded with cooking gas canisters.
30 points by The Wall Street Journal | Notre Dame de Paris Paris Automobile Police Constable Île de la Cité Gothic architecture French Revolution
3 women arrested for planning 'imminent and violent' attack
Three young women who were planning an "imminent and violent" attack were arrested near Paris on Thursday, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.
1139 points by CNN | Notre Dame de Paris French Revolution Paris Automobile Île de la Cité Gothic architecture Van Roman Catholic Marian churches
Several arrested after car with gas cylinders found in Paris: sources
PARIS (Reuters) - French police investigating the abandonment of a car packed with gas cylinders near Paris's Notre Dame cathedral have arrested several suspects and also established that the vehicle contained 3 jerry cans of diesel fuel, judicial and police sources said.
633 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters Notre Dame de Paris Paris Peugeot News agency Arrest News
Drug Traffickers Target Argentina
Smugglers of cocaine and other drugs have begun flying their products south into Argentina from Bolivia, outmaneuvering authorities and turning this largely peaceful country into an international narcotics hub.
59 points by The Wall Street Journal | Nicaragua North America France South America Central America Caribbean Paris Indigenous peoples of the Americas
Couple held after gas canisters found near Paris' Notre Dame
PARIS — A criminal terrorist investigation was opened in Paris on Wednesday following the discovery of a car parked near Notre Dame Cathedral with seven gas canisters and pages written in Arabic inside, prosecutors said.The Paris prosecutor's office said a couple it described as radicalized —a 34-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman— was arrested a day earlier in a highway rest area near the southern town of Orange and transferred to Paris to be questioned in the case.
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ISIS planned more attacks across Europe after Paris massacre of November 2015 – CNN
The scale of the November 2015 attacks in France could have been much worse, as Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists had planned more attacks in Europe, CNN reported, citing thousands of pages of newly-obtained European intelligence. Read Full Article at
360 points by Russia Today | Terrorism France Paris Reign of Terror Mobile phone Europe Attack World War II
Amuse Bouche: Mistaken identity sees small French cafe awarded Michelin star
A humble workmen’s café in the French city of Bourges was swamped with customers and TV crews after mistakenly being awarded the prestigious Michelin star for excellence. Read Full Article at
44 points by Russia Today | Paris Michelin Guide Laughter Chef Michelin
Police use tear gas during anti-cop violence protest in Paris (VIDEO)
Police have deployed teargas during a protest against police brutality in Paris after the protesters hurled stones at security forces. Read Full Article at
576 points by Russia Today | Police Constable Police officer Paris Train station Police brutality Crime Violence
Eiffel Tower to be surrounded by $20M bulletproof glass wall by year's end
Donald Trump isn't the only leader building a wall, and this one is just as controversial.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Paris Terrorism France Eiffel Tower Gustave Eiffel Roger Waters 7th arrondissement of Paris Louvre
Hang out where Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Stein did on a literary tour of Paris
Explore Ernest Hemingway’s Paris on a literary tour that goes “In Search of the Lost Generation,” the vibrant counterculture of students, artists, intellectuals and writers who migrated to the City of Light after World War I. “The tour will be our own version of Hemingway's ‘A Moveable Feast,’...
40 points by Los Angeles Times | Lost Generation Gertrude Stein Ernest Hemingway F. Scott Fitzgerald Paris World War I Eiffel Tower Gustave Eiffel
Oscar nominee Ruth Negga's red carpet style blends demure and bold
Ruth Negga's starring role as Mildred Loving in "Loving" earned the film its only Oscar nomination, launching the Ethiopian-Irish actress on an intercontinental jet stream of red carpet appearances. At each, Negga has arrived fully in character - as Ruth Negga, force of nature. Though she's a petite...
14 points by Los Angeles Times | English-language films Louis Vuitton Paris Prada Mildred and Richard Loving Red carpet Joel Edgerton Future
Teenage protester rescues girl from burning car in Paris riots
A 16-year-old protester has been deemed a hero after he rescued a child from a burning car set alight at the Saturday riots in the Bobigny suburb of Paris. The rioting spilled over from anti-brutality protests linked to the alleged rape of a black man by police. Read Full Article at
-2 points by Russia Today | Police Paris Protest Assault Riot Demonstration Constable Police officer
Reporter attacked, 2 cars burned out as anti-police protests rage on in Paris suburbs (VIDEO)
The Paris suburb of Argenteuil saw violent scenes and arrests as dozens of people took to streets to protest police brutality, as the “accidental” sexual assault of a 22-year-old man by a police officer continued to rile up French youth. Read Full Article at
699 points by Russia Today | Police Paris Police brutality Protest Police officer Protests Nicolas Sarkozy Civil disobedience
Protest turns violent over Paris police rape allegation
Allen ConeFeb. 12 (UPI) -- A peaceful protest turned violent in Paris over rape allegations of rape by a police officer nine days earlier.
5 points by UPI | Police Police officer Police brutality Protest Crime United Press International Constable Paris
Paris rally over alleged police rape descends into riot
Anger over rape of 22-year-old black youth worker boils over as more than 2,000 gather outside courthouse in Bobigny.
6443 points by Al Jazeera English | Police Riot Protest Riot control Police officer Demonstration Police brutality Paris
Disney to invest big money on a struggling Euro Disney
Hoping to turn around a struggling Euro Disney, the Walt Disney Co. announced plans Friday to buy out all other shareholders, take control and invest $1.6 billion to make improvements to the Paris resort. The financial bailout is the second in three years for the European theme park, which has...
157 points by Los Angeles Times | The Walt Disney Company Walt Disney Paris Al-Waleed bin Talal Disneyland Paris Walt Disney Parks and Resorts United States Disneyland Resort
Paris authorities propose to replace metal fence with glass wall around Eiffel Tower
PARIS — Paris authorities say they want to replace the metal security fencing around the Eiffel Tower with a more visually appealing glass wall.
3 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Paris France Eiffel Tower Gustave Eiffel 7th arrondissement of Paris London England Eiffel Tower
Disney Seeks Full Ownership of Disneyland Paris
Disney is looking to buy out the remaining shares in Disneyland Paris, the theme park that has struggled with attendance since the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. Disney disclosed on Friday that it is poised to raise its ownership stake in the Euro Disney parent company to 85.7% after cutting a deal to buy... Read more »
333 points by Variety | Paris Disneyland Paris France Walt Disney Parks and Resorts The Walt Disney Company European Union Europe Euro Disney S.C.A.
France thwarts suspected new terror attack
Four people were arrested Friday, including a 16-year-old girl.       
11673 points by USA Today | Paris France Louvre Eiffel Tower Gustave Eiffel Terrorism Musée d'Orsay Mona Lisa
Paris to build €20mn bombproof wall to guard Eiffel Tower against terrorist attacks
An 8-foot-tall reinforced glass barrier will be erected around the base of the Eiffel Tower, as security forces say that the iconic Paris landmark remains a top target for terrorists, following a series of attacks throughout France in the past two years. Read Full Article at
1944 points by Russia Today | Paris Eiffel Tower Terrorism Gustave Eiffel France 7th arrondissement of Paris Exposition Universelle Eiffel Tower
Paris to construct $22M permanent barrier around Eiffel Tower
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 9 (UPI) -- Officials in Paris will spend about $22 million to construct a protective barrier -- possibly a clear, bulletproof glass structure -- around the Eiffel Tower.
15 points by UPI | Paris Eiffel Tower Gustave Eiffel United Press International 7th arrondissement of Paris Summer Olympic Games France Helen Thomas
Protests against police brutality heat up in central Paris, while alleged victim calls for peace
The French capital and surrounding suburbs continue to be gripped by protests after a police officer was charged with the aggravated rape of a young man. The alleged victim, a black man named as Theo, has reportedly called on protesters to remain calm. Read Full Article at
495 points by Russia Today | Police brutality Paris Police officer Police French people France Nicolas Sarkozy Socialist Party
8 months after becoming a model, I was anorexic and suicidal
At 17, Victoire Dauxerre was scouted by a top model agent and told she was going to be the next Claudia Schiffer. But just eight months later, the brutal fashion industry and a devastating eating disorder drove the French model to attempt suicide. At her worst, when Dauxerre weighed little more than 98 pounds, her...
37 points by New York Post | Fashion Vogue Milan Clothing Fashion week Paris Model
Peru prosecutors seek arrest of ex-president Toledo in graft inquiry
LIMA (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Peru asked a judge to order the arrest of former President Alejandro Toledo on Tuesday for suspected involvement in a bribery scheme linked to scandal-plagued Brazil construction conglomerate Odebrecht SA.
-2 points by Reuters | Louvre Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency Paris Investment Finance Mutual fund
City plans street redesign for Fulton Market historic district
The City of Chicago will break ground next month on a street redesign in the Fulton Market historic district to make the area more pedestrian-friendly. The improvements will include a full reconstruction of Fulton Street, which is currently full of potholes, and provide hook-ups for water and electricity...
156 points by Chicago Tribune | Road City Chicago New York City Northeastern Illinois University Paris Fulton Street Street
Sarkozy to stand trial on charges of illegal campaign financing
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing a criminal trial on charges that he illegally filled his coffers with $20 million in his failed 2012 campaign bid. Sarkozy, 62, who served as the country’s leader from 2007 to 2012, has been dogged by accusations that his political party falsified business records to conceal his spending...
4 points by New York Post | Nicolas Sarkozy Public relations Jacques Chirac Union for a Popular Movement Paris France Campaign finance in the United States Economics
Paris resident’s ‘fact check’ of Trump tweet goes viral
A Facebook message by a French woman picking apart a tweet from US President Donald Trump about the recent attack on soldiers near the Louvre museum in Paris has been shared hundreds of thousands of times within days of posting. Read Full Article at
602 points by Russia Today | Louvre Paris Museum Musée d'Orsay Mona Lisa Attack France The Da Vinci Code
Cars torched as Paris suburb seethes over alleged police violence
PARIS (Reuters) - Cars and rubbish-bins were set ablaze in a night of violence in a tense Paris suburb following allegations of police brutality in the arrest of a 22-year-old local man.
-2 points by Reuters | Police Reuters Thomson Reuters Paris Police officer Nicolas Sarkozy News agency Arrest
Nicolas Sarkozy to Stand Trial Over Campaign Financing
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly breaking campaign financing rules in his failed bid for reelection in 2012, a judicial official said.
34 points by The Wall Street Journal | Nicolas Sarkozy Judge France Jacques Chirac Paris Prime Minister of France President of France Élysée Palace
Riots & clashes erupt in Paris suburb after man ‘raped with baton’ by police (VIDEOS)
The Parisian suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis was gripped by a night of protests and rioting amid the outrage at the sexual assault a 22-year-old black man allegedly suffered there at the hands of four police officers during a routine ID check. Read Full Article at
1293 points by Russia Today | Paris Riot control Riot Baton Sit-in American films English-language films Crime
4 French cops accused of sexually assaulting 22yo man with baton
Four police officers were detained in Seine-Saint-Denis, a suburb northeast of the French capital, on charges of having sexually assaulted a 22-year-old man with a baton. The charges were later changed to “voluntary violence," sparking controversy. Read Full Article at
1255 points by Russia Today | Police Prosecutor Constable Lawyer Paris Prosecutors Police officer Police brutality
Rodin Museum fetes sculptor with passion-themed installation
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Auguste Rodin's sensuous piece "The Kiss" will, fittingly, form the core of an installation at Philadelphia's Rodin Museum centered on the theme of passion to mark the 100th anniversary of the French sculptor's death.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Sculpture Auguste Rodin Mother Jacques Gréber The Kiss Woman Marble sculpture Paris
Alleged Louvre attacker's father says son is not a terrorist
The father of an Egyptian man accused of attacking French soldiers guarding Paris' Louvre museum says he trusts the French judiciary to find out the truth behind his son's alleged involvement. Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy told The Associated Press late Saturday that his 28-year-old son Abdullah is not...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Cairo Egypt Nile Nile Delta Paris Museum Suez Canal English-language films
France: Bollore and the media
A look at the tension between business and journalism as French media is concentrated in fewer corporate hands.
14 points by Al Jazeera English | Mass media Journalism Newspaper Journalist Paris Télévision Numérique Terrestre CanalSat News media
Demonstrations tied to Trump policies are held in the U.S. and other nations
Spirited protests against President Trump and his policies, particularly his administration’s controversial travel ban, were held around the world and across the United States again Saturday. The largely peaceful rallies overseas drew thousands of people in places such as London, Paris, Berlin,...
5075 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Brandenburg Gate World War II President of the United States Berlin Wall Paris Der Spiegel Federal government of the United States
#NoBanNoWall: Anti-Trump protests continue throughout Europe & US
Worldwide resistance to Donald Trump’s travel ban shows no signs of abating with protests taking place across parts of the US and Europe. Read Full Article at
961 points by Russia Today | Eiffel Tower Protest Paris Demonstration
Louvre reopens as Egypt identifies machete attacker
PARIS — The Louvre Museum reopened to the public Saturday morning, less than 24 hours after a machete-wielding assailant shouting “Allahu akbar!” attacked French soldiers guarding the sprawling building and was shot by them. The worldwide draw of the iconic museum in central Paris, host to thousands of artworks including the “Mona Lisa,” was on...
79 points by New York Post | United Arab Emirates Paris Dubai Abu Dhabi France Louvre Mona Lisa Friday
Louvre reopens a day after Paris soldiers shot machete-wielding a
The Louvre in Paris reopened to the public Saturday, less than 24-hours after a machete-wielding assailant was shot by soldiers.
200 points by Daily News | United Arab Emirates Paris Dubai Abu Dhabi France Louvre Musée d'Orsay Mona Lisa
Louvre museum reopens as Egypt identifies machete attacker
The Louvre in Paris reopened to the public Saturday morning, less than 24-hours after a machete-wielding assailant shouting “Allahu Akbar!” ...       
43 points by USA Today | United Arab Emirates Dubai Abu Dhabi Paris France Sharjah Persian Gulf Dubai International Airport
Louvre attacker believed to be a 29-year-old Egyptian
Mobile phone data suggests man who tried to attack Paris museum entered France on a tourist visa on January 26.
1136 points by Al Jazeera English | Mona Lisa Louvre Paris Tourism Attack Attack! France KILL
Oscar Nominee Timo von Gunten to Direct Heist Actioner ‘Eiffel’
Oscar nominee Timo von Gunten will direct “Eiffel,” an action/heist film that chronicles the exploits of international con man Victor Lustig, Variety has learned exclusively. Swiss director von Gunten and Giacun Caduff are nominated for a 2017 Academy Award in the live-action short film category for “La Femme et le TGV,” starring Jane Birkin in the title... Read more »
263 points by Variety | Eiffel Tower Victor Lustig Paris France Academy Award Jane Birkin Gustave Eiffel Film
Soldiers thwart attack on Louvre, tourists held in lockdown
Paris was plunged into panic Friday – again – when soldiers guarding the Louvre Museum shot an attacker who lunged at them with a machete and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” as the historic landmark went into lockdown.The threat appeared to quickly recede after the assailant was hospitalized, but it cast a...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Louvre Paris Mona Lisa Attack Museum Musée d'Orsay
Tale of 2 attacks: Trump slams Louvre, quiet on Quebec
Last Sunday night, a French-Canadian man allegedly killed six people and injured five others during a shooting at a mosque in Quebec City.
18331 points by CNN | Paris Louvre Pierre Trudeau Canada White House Press Secretary Quebec Musée d'Orsay Mona Lisa
Machete-wielding 'terrorist' shot near Louvre
Police said the attacker, who was shot five times, was hospitalized after injuring a soldier.       
14250 points by USA Today | Paris Louvre Mona Lisa France Musée d'Orsay Attack Museum The Da Vinci Code