Posts Tagged ‘marseille’

Teenager shot dead and two others injured in Marseille housing estate

A 14-year-old teenager was shot dead and two other minors were injured on Wednesday evening in a housing estate in Marseille. The two wounded children are aged 14 and 8. The local prosecutor said that “it was a motorbike with two people armed with at least one assault rifle — Kalashnikov type — who fired […]

WATCH: French police break up ‘unauthorized’ carnival in Marseille after thousands of revelers defy Covid-19 restrictions

A street festival in Marseille that attracted crowds of merrymakers ended with tear gas and fines after local authorities declared the event unlawful and dispatched police to clear out the area. A huge crowd of people, most of them young and without masks, paraded through the southern port city as they played music and danced. […]

Franco-British duo walk from Marseille to Paris collecting thousands of discarded face masks

A Franco-British duo is walking from Marseille to Paris collecting discarded face masks, plastic bottles and fast food waste. Edmund Platt and Frédéric Munsch set off from the southern city on October 1 and should arrive in the French capital on Saturday (November 28). They will walk as close as possible to the TGV train […]

Protests call for closure of migrant detention centre in Marseille

Dozens of people descended on a migrant detention centre in the French city of Marseille on Saturday, demanding its closure. Undocumented migrants are being held in the administrative detention centre (CRA), where several have begun a hunger strike. Most of the demonstrators are immigrant rights activists from Solidaires, Education Without Borders Network, or El Manba, […]

Marseille suspect had 7 identities, was released by police day before attack

Last Friday, the man was detained in Lyon on suspicions of shoplifting, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said at a press conference Monday. He was nabbed at Lyon Part-Dieu shopping center after being accused of stealing a jacket, but was released the following day due to insufficient evidence. In Lyon, the man showed a Tunisian passport […]

Police shoot dead knife attacker at Marseille train station – media

The incident took place at the Saint-Charles train station in Marseille on Sunday. The French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said on Twitter that he immediately went to the scene of the attack. The attacker was allegedly shouting “Allahu Akbar” during the incident, La Provence reports. At least one person was killed by the assailant, who […]

US Students Sprayed With Acid In Marseille, France

Four young American female students had hydrochloric acid thrown in their faces by a stranger in the city of Marseille on Sunday. French authorities believe that the 41-year-old woman attacker, arrested at Marseille’s Saint-Charles station, was not motivated by extremist views. SiLive reports: Boston College, a private Jesuit university in Massachusetts, said in a statement […]

One dead after car crashes into Marseille bus shelters

     Police have arrested a driver following an incident in the Old Port area of Marseille in which one person died when a car crashed into two bus shelters. The incident is not believed to be terrorism-related. A 35-year-old was arrested following the woman’s death, after he hit two bus shelters in the area. At […]

‘Price to pay for US’: Beijing ready to confront Washington if it intervenes in S.China Sea dispute

The American military build-up in the South China Sea, including the deployment of two carrier strike groups, comes in defiance of China’s vital interests and represents “a direct threat to national security,” the state-run Global Times said in strongly-worded editorials in its Chinese and English editions on Tuesday.  Beijing should accelerate developing its strategic deterrence capabilities […]

New Study Finds That High Cholesterol Does Not Cause Heart Disease

New research has found that high cholesterol does not cause heart disease in the elderly leading experts to claim what many in alternative fields have been saying for years…. that trying to reduce it with drugs like statins is not only a waste of time but can actually increase the risk of  cardiovascular problems. Research […]

Iran deal fallout clarifies the geopolitics of apartheid and genocide – Veterans Today

Tensions over the Iran deal… a shift in US foreign policy for the Middle East I was interviewed by Kourosh Ziabari of Truth NGO about the American Enterprise Institute announcement that it would grant its Irving Kristol Award for 2015 to Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli prime minister’s recent visit to the USA to see […]

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