Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Paris Gets Kicked Out of French Africa

Mali’s government spokesman Colonel Abdoulaye Maïga, who was the country’s prime minister in 2017, announced in a televised address that the African country was tearing up defense agreements with France. Although Paris has called the decision “unjustified”, France is nevertheless continuing to withdraw its military from Mali, following the Malian government’s earlier call for Paris to […]

Paris Admits it is Unable to Stand up to Militants in Mali as it Withdraws Troops

Spearheaded by Paris and Canada, Europeans recognized the futility of their activities in Mali within the ill-fated anti-terrorist Operation Barkhane that lasted for 9 years since 2014, and on February 17 decided to begin a coordinated military withdrawal from this African country. French president Emmanuel Macron said that after pulling out of Mali European troops […]

Expelled Egyptian-Palestinian activist arrives in Paris

Egyptian-Palestinian human rights activist Ramy Shaath arrived in Paris on Saturday after he was released from prison in Egypt and deported. Shaath, the son of a well-known Palestinian politician, was reunited with his wife, Céline Lebrun Shaath, a French national. “I am very excited to be here,” Shaath said. Speaking in English, he described the […]

Algeria’s Ambassador to return to Paris after 3-month hiatus

Algeria announced, on Wednesday, that its ambassador to Paris will return to his post on Thursday, three months after being pulled back for “consultations”, Anadolu News Agency reports. According to an Algerian Presidency statement, “President Abdelmadjid Tebboune​​​​​​​ received Algeria’s Ambassador to France, Mohamed Antar Daoud, who will resume his duties in Paris on Thursday.” In […]

Man arrested after taking woman hostage in Paris shop overnight

A man who had kept a woman hostage overnight in a Parisian shop was arrested on Tuesday morning. The incident, at a hardware store in Rue d’Aligre in Paris’ 12th district, started at around 15:30 on Monday, according to police. Two women were initially held hostage but one was freed in the late evening with […]

Saudi official arrested in Paris over Jamal Khashoggi murder

A Saudi diplomat accused of being involved in the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was arrested on Tuesday at a Paris airport. Khalid Al-Otaibi, 33, was arrested by border police on the basis of a Turkish arrest warrant as he tried to board a flight to Riyadh, Saudi capital, French police told Euronews. A […]

Iran nomadic people, lifestyle under spotlight in Paris show 

Iran nomadic people, lifestyle under spotlight in Paris show  – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A photo exhibit showcasing the costumes and traditions of different Iranian ethnic groups is currently underway in Paris, IRIB reported on Saturday.  Entitled “People of Iran”, the exhibit displays a selection of 27 photos by 18 Iranian artists, the report added.  The […]

Thousands march in Paris over violence against women

Tens of thousands of protesters marched on Saturday through Paris and other French cities to demand more government action to prevent violence against women. The demonstrations come amid growing outrage in France over women killed by their partners, and as French women are increasingly speaking out about sexual harassment and abuse. Protesters, mostly women, marched […]

Twelve to stand trial for Kardashian West jewel heist in Paris

Twelve people will stand trial in Paris over a $10 million jewellery heist targeting Kim Kardashian West in 2016, authorities said Friday. The reality TV star said she was tied up at gunpoint and locked in a bathroom after armed robbers forced their way into her rented Paris apartment during fashion week. After five years […]

Washington and Paris are Forming a Front Against Turkey in Greece

The arrival of the new US administration sparked increased friction with Turkey in 2021, leading to an even greater split in Ankara-Washington relations. In this context, as well as Washington’s blatantly growing disdain for Ankara, it is more imperative than ever to answer the following: “What do we expect to happen first: the removal of […]

Fallen former PM François Fillon appeals fraud conviction in Paris

Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon returned to court on Monday to try to clear his name in a corruption scandal that caused his downfall during the presidential elections of 2017. After five years under François Hollande’s presidency, the conservative former PM who served from 2007 to 2012 was the favourite to win back the […]

Protesters at climate demo in Glasgow, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Istanbul

A rain-soaked Glasgow was bracing for a second day of protests on Saturday as part of a global mobilisation against what campaigners say is a lack of urgency to address global warming at a crunch UN climate summit. From Paris to Sydney, Nairobi to Seoul, dozens of events are planned worldwide to demand immediate action […]

Glasgow Climate Talks Are, In Many Ways, ‘Harder Than Paris’

Above Photo: An interior view of part of the Scottish Event Campus where the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) will be held in Glasgow, United Kingdom this week. (Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Success Of The Two-Week Negotiations Rides On Wealthy Nations Committing To Fast Emissions Cuts And Paying Promised Aid To Poor […]

Muslims Warn Jews To Leave Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris ‘No-Go Zone’ — Jews Cry ‘Antisemitism’

(Algemeiner) The Jewish press is attempting to put an antisemitic spin on a turf war between Muslims and tiny remnant of Jews in what has become a Muslim-dominated neighborhood of Paris: Residents of a heavily Jewish neighborhood in Paris have been targeted in separate incidents this week that involved antisemitic hate mail delivered to their […]

Commemoration to mark 1961 Paris massacre of Algerians

Commemorations were held on Oct 17 to mark the 60th anniversary of a bloody Paris police crackdown on a demonstration by Algerians that occurred during the final year of the struggle for independence from the colonial power France. Human rights and anti-racism groups as well as Algerian associations staged a tribute march in Paris on […]

Giant refugee puppet ‘Amal’ reaches Paris en route to UK

“Little Amal”, the 3.5-metre-tall puppet depicting the journey of a Syrian refugee, arrived in the French capital on Wednesday. She met on Friday with children at Place du Trocadero near the Eiffel tower, Anadolu Agency reported. Her stop in Paris is part of “The Walk“, an 8,000-kilometre journey across Europe hoping to raise awareness about the plight of millions of young Syrian refugees making […]

Climate protesters invade the Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris

Climate activists from the Extinction Rebellion stormed the runway of Louis Vuitton’s show at Tuesday’s Paris Fashion Week to denounce the industry’s impact on the environment. “Overconsumption = extinction,” read a banner held up by a protester from the international civil disobedience movement against climate change. She climbed onto the podium set up in the […]

French tightrope walker completes 600-meter walk on slackline in Paris

A French daredevil wowed crowds in the centre of Paris by walking 600 meters on a tightrope between the Eiffel Tower and Trocadero Square. Nathan Paulin, a famous tightrope artist, relied on a narrow strip of rope just 2.5cm (one inch) wide to keep him safe. Thousands of people watched him start the walk from […]

Paris’ Arc De Triomphe Wrapped In Fabric Per Christo And Jeanne-Claude’s 1961 Vision

PARIS (AP) — The city of Paris is unveiling a monumental artwork built around an actual monument: the Arc de Triomphe completely wrapped in silver and blue fabric. The installation by late artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who conceived the project in 1961, will open on Saturday. Visits will take place for almost three weeks. […]

Paris: Notre-Dame now stable enough for rebuilding

France’s Notre Dame Cathedral is finally stable and secure enough for artisans to start rebuilding it, more than two years after the shocking fire that tore through its roof, knocked down its spire and threatened to bring the rest of the medieval monument down, too. The government agency overseeing the reconstruction announced in a statement […]

Paris recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over anti-Chinese AUKUS alliance

Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs. [Source: Wikimedia Commons] Last night, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian recalled France’s ambassadors to the United States and Australia after the announcement Wednesday of the AUKUS (Australia-UK-US) alliance. Australia had repudiated a massive €56 billion arms deal with France for attack submarines, to instead obtain […]

Trial Of 20 Men Accused In 2015 Paris Attacks Begins

PARIS (AP) — In a custom-built secure complex embedded within a 13th-century courthouse, France on Wednesday began the trial of 20 men accused in the Islamic State group’s 2015 attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead and hundreds injured. The defendants were taken one by one into a glass-enclosed box at the side of […]

PARIS TERRORISTS WORKED FOR THE SPOOKS

  One of the people above is Abdelhamid Abaaoud, suspected of being the ‘mastermind’ of the Friday 13th attack in Paris. Abdelhamid Abaaoud is on the left. One of the people above (the one on the left) is an innocent gentleman living in Tel Aviv, in Israel. Salah Abdeslam The Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has […]

Passport Protests – Paris & Berlin 8/28/21

Ruptly is live from Paris on Saturday, August 28, as several groups of protesters, including Yellow Vests, gather for a new round of demonstrations against the COVID health pass. The measure was imposed by the government in July amid a surge in infections. In order to visit cultural venues and sports matches, people are required […]

Josephine Baker Is 1st Black Woman Given Paris Burial Honor

PARIS (AP) — The remains of American-born singer and dancer Josephine Baker will be reinterred at the Pantheon monument in Paris, making the entertainer who is a World War II hero in France the first Black woman to get the country’s highest honor. Le Parisien newspaper reported Sunday that French President Emmanuel Macron decided to […]

Video – Live Protest Coverage – Paris Protest Of Covid Lockdowns

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Reuters: HALF of Paris Cafes And Bars Refusing to Comply With Vaccine Passport Scheme

Though you wouldn’t know it from watching the media’s highlight reels of compliant sheep going along with France’s vaccine passport rollout, half of Paris cafes and bars are reportedly refusing to comply with the control scheme despite the government’s terroristic threats. From Reuters, “Coffee and croissant in a French cafe? You’ll need a COVID pass […]

Vaccine Police Begin Patrolling The Streets Of Paris Slapping Fine As High As 9000 Euros

French Vaccine Police have started patrolling the streets of Paris enforcing a Virus Pass and slapping fines as high as 9,000 Euros. France took a big step on Monday requiring people to show a QR code proving they have a special virus pass before they can enjoy restaurants and cafés or travel by plane, train, or bus […]

‘Dystopian Nightmare’: Paris Cops Demand Outdoor Diners Show Their Vaccine Passports

By Chris Menahan Reuters on Monday shared video of police in Paris going from diner to diner at outdoor cafes and restaurants demanding to see everyone’s vaccine passports. The “Health Pass is mandatory as of today,” Reuters reported. Scofflaws face fines anywhere from 135 euros “up to 9,000 euros in the event of a repeat […]

Summer Olympics say Sayonara Tokyo and Bonjour Paris

After 17 days of sporting action held a year late and with the spectre of COVID-19 hanging over them, the Tokyo Summer Olympics came to an end on Sunday. They will mostly be remembered for the empty stadiums but there were plenty of other noteworthy events including athletes taking a stand on mental health and […]

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