Tag: Paris

Commuters wait for the departure of a RER regional train at the Denfert-Rochereau station in Paris on June 24, 2010 as a mass strike against the French government's plan to raise the retirement age disrupted transport. The bill raising the retirement age from 60 to 62 is due to be …

Lesbian Couple Attacked in Paris No-Go Suburb

A lesbian couple was attacked in the Paris suburb of Val-d’Oise over the weekend after a group of young men shouted slurs at them calling them “lesbian whores”.

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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.

PARIS, Oct. 13, 2017 -- Audrey Azoulay delivers a speech at the headquarters of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, on Oct. 13, 2017. French candidate Audrey Azoulay was nominated as candidate for next Director-General of UNESCO on Friday by the executive board. (Xinhua/Chen Yichen …

Israel Formally Submits Withdrawal Notice to UNESCO

Israel has formally notified the UN’s culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organization, two months after it announced it would follow the US by walking out over resolutions critical of the Jewish state.