Tag: Paris

French Court Convicts Two in Paris Attack Terror Trial

PARIS (AP) — A French court on Wednesday acquitted a man charged with harboring Islamic extremists after they carried out the 2015 Paris attacks, bringing a surprising end to the first criminal trial linked to the country’s deadliest extremist violence since World War II.

Candles, flowers and messages at a makeshift memorial around the commemorative plaque outside the Bataclan concert hall

Only Surviving Paris Terrorist Refuses to Stand for Trial

BRUSSELS (AP) – The only surviving member of the Islamic State cell that attacked Paris in November 2015 refused to rise for a Belgian court on Monday, or answer questions about his actions, during his first appearance in public since his arrest nearly two years ago.

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Obama to Meet Chinese, Indian Leaders on Asia Tour

On Tuesday, former President Barack Obama embarked on a five-day trip to China, India, and France, where he will meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi before speaking at the introductory session of the Les Napoleons Summit in Paris.

Olympic Double: IOC Says Yes to Paris in 24, and LA for 28

LIMA, Peru (AP) — This was one of those rare Olympic moments where everyone walked away a winner.
Paris for 2024. Los Angeles for 2028. And the International Olympic Committee for transforming an unruly bidding process to lock down its future by choosing not one, but two Summer Olympics hosts at the same time.