Tag Archives: Paris

Paris To Ban All Gas And Diesel Cars By 2030

Reuters reports: Paris authorities plan to banish all petrol and diesel-fueled cars from the world’s most visited city by 2030, Paris City Hall said on Thursday. The move marks an acceleration in plans to wean the country off gas-guzzlers and switch to electric vehicles in a city often obliged to impose temporary bans due to surges in particle pollution in …

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PARIS: Cops Shoot Attacker At Notre Dame [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Police in Paris have asked members of the public to stay away from Notre Dame Cathedral during an ongoing incident. There were unconfirmed reports that a man had been shot after attempting to attack a police officer. The man attacked an officer with a hammer before one of his colleagues opened fire and “neutralised” him, French media …

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FRANCE: Posthumous Wedding For Gay Cop Slain In Paris Terror Attack, Former President And Mayor Attend

France’s The Local reports: The partner of a gay policeman gunned down by a jihadist on Paris’s Champs-Elysees avenue in April has married him posthumously, according to reports on Wednesday. Former president Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo attended the wedding on Tuesday of the late Xavier Jugele and Etienne Cardiles. Jugele, 37, was shot dead on April 20 …

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FRANCE: Partner Of Slain Paris Police Officer Delivers Moving Remarks At Memorial Ceremony [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The two candidates in France’s hotly contested presidential election called a brief truce Tuesday to honor a police officer gunned down last week on the Champs-Elysees. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen attended an emotional memorial ceremony for Xavier Jugele, a 37-year-old officer who was gunned down Thursday while sitting in a …

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FRANCE: Cop Killed In Last Night’s Paris Terror Attack Was Member Of French LGBT Police Officers Group

The Independent reports: The police officer killed by a gunman in Paris has been identified as a man who responded to ISIS’ previous attacks on the French capital in November 2015. Xavier Jugelé, 37, was one of hundreds of officers deployed to the Bataclan as militants massacred 90 people with guns and suicide vests. He returned to the concert hall …

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Paris Mourns Orlando’s LGBT Victims

Tonight the Eiffel Tower has been illuminated in the rainbow colors in solidarity with Orlando’s LGBT victims. The American flag is being projected onto a giant glowing balloon hanging from the middle level.

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EgyptAir Flight From Paris Crashes [VIDEO]

CNN reports: EgyptAir Flight 804 vanished from radar on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard, the airline said Thursday. The plane was flying at 37,000 feet when it lost contact overnight above the Mediterranean Sea, the airline tweeted. Although investigators are still trying to figure out what happened, French President Francois Hollande said he had been …

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CAPTURED: Paris Terror Attack Organizer

The Guardian reports: Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been shot and arrested in an ongoing raid in the Molenbeek area of Brussels, Belgian police have told AFP. Police sources told AFP that Abdeslam was injured in the leg and was arrested. French president François Hollande said an operation was under way in Brussels linked to the Paris attacks, but …

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Madonna Sings Imagine In Paris [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Madonna stepped off the stage after her Paris concert on Wednesday night and headed to another performance. But unlike her sold-out show at the AccorHotels Arena, this one had just a small crowd of onlookers, swaying and snapping photos with their cell phones. It started with an announcement the Material Girl sent to fans on Twitter, inviting them …

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CONFIRMED: Paris Attacks Ringleader Killed In Raid

Yesterday afternoon the Washington Post was one of the few major outlets standing by their report that the ringleader in the Paris attacks had been killed in a raid by French police. This morning their report has been confirmed: The body of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected ringleader of the deadly suicide bombings and shootings that left 129 people dead in …

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REPORT: Paris Attack Ringleader Killed In Raid
UPDATE: CNN Says He’s Still At Large

Via the Washington Post: A massive police raid Wednesdays killed the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks during a blitz-style sweep, two senior European intelligence officials said, after investigators followed leads that the fugitive militant was holed up north of the French capital and could be plotting another wave of violence. More than 100 police and soldiers stormed the building …

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Pastor Steven Anderson: Paris Concertgoers Had It Coming For Attending “Death Metal” Show [VIDEO]

Pastor Steven Anderson is best known for calling for the genocide of gay people and for openly praying for God to murder President Obama. The Friendly Atheist has the latest: Christian Pastor Steven Anderson spent part of his sermon yesterday telling his congregation that, while he doesn’t condone the actions of the Paris attackers, the concertgoers at the Bataclan theater …

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John Oliver On ISIS: Fuck Them Sideways! [VIDEO]

Gothamist recaps: John Oliver took full advantage of the linguistic freedoms afforded by HBO to unload an incredulous, obscenity-filled rant against the perpetrators of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night. Kicking off his Sunday broadcast of “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver warned viewers that their ears were about to be scorched by a “moment of premium cable profanity,” …

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ISIS Threatens Attack On Washington

In a propaganda video issued today, ISIS has threatened to “strike America at its center in Washington.” The video, by an Iraqi sub-group calling itself Wilayat Kirkuk, uses television footage showing Francois Hollande speaking and police operations in the wake of the shooting and suicide bombings that killed at least 129 people in the French capital on Friday. It showed …

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Madonna Cries For Paris [VIDEO]

Madonna halted her concert in Stockholm on Saturday night for a tearful declaration in support of Paris before launching into an acoustic version of Like A Prayer. TIME recaps: “It’s been very hard for me to get through this show up to this point and not forget about what happened last night, so I need to take this moment to …

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