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  • Taking of hostages in northern France not linked to Paris attacks

    16 hours ago

    Armed men who took hostages on Tuesday in the northern French town of Roubaix appeared to have no link to the Nov. 13 attacks by Islamist militants in Paris but were probably planning a robbery, police sources said on Tuesday.

    "This is apparently not a terrorist attack, it's apparently a robbery," one police source said.

    France remains on high alert after the Nov. 13 attacks in and around Paris in which 130 people were killed.

  • ADL denounces top GOP hopefuls over anti-Muslim remarks

    5 days ago

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Friday voiced concern over recent comments made by the three top Republican presidential candidates about Muslim refugees in the aftermath of the deadly terror attacks in Paris.

    On Thursday, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump...

  • We’ll always have Paris

    1 week ago

    Our third president has been often quoted as having said, “Every man has two countries — his own and France.” What Thomas Jefferson actually said, quoting directly from his autobiography, is:

    “So ask the travelled inhabitant of any nation, In what country on Earth would you...

  • French Jewish teacher wounded in anti-Semitic stabbing in Marseille

    1 week ago

    A Jewish teacher in the French city of Marseille was stabbed by a man wearing an Islamic State T-shirt who shouted anti-Semitic profanities at him with two other men.

    The victim, a history teacher at a Jewish school, suffered injuries that were not considered life threatening,...

  • The Paris attacks: Through a photographer’s lens

    1 week ago

    The weekend appeared calm. I had the evening off and was at home, Philippe Wojazer was “on call,” Benoit Tessier and Gonzalo Fuentes were covering the France v Germany friendly at the Stade de France, while Jacky Naegelen was editing the game from home in Alsace using remote...

  • Islamic State attack on ‘Crusader France’ also killed Muslims

    1 week ago

    Among the dead in last week's Paris attacks were two sisters celebrating a birthday, a promising architect, a talented musician and a woman shot while out doing some late shopping.

    What they had in common was that they were Muslims killed in the random slaughter carried out by...

  • Eagles of Death Metal returns home, suspends all shows, after Paris attack

    1 week ago

    The California-based rock band Eagles of Death Metal, whose Paris concert was turned into a bloodbath by gunmen opening fire on the audience during their performance, has returned to the United States and suspended all further shows, the group said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Paris attack suspect eludes police, complicating probe

    1 week ago

    French police had three opportunities to catch a Belgian suspect in the Paris attacks and each time let him go, a defence lawyer said on Tuesday, adding to the missed signals complicating efforts to track down those behind an onslaught in which 129 people were killed.


  • After Paris attacks, English soccer fans salute France by roaring out the ‘Marseillaise’

    1 week ago

    English soccer fans saluted France on Tuesday by roaring out the 'Marseillaise' national anthem at a friendly match watched by British politicians and royalty in a show of solidarity just days after Islamic State militants struck Paris.

    As armed police looked on, David Cameron,...

  • France, Russia strike Islamic State; new suspect sought

    1 week ago

    France and Russia bombed Islamic State targets in Syria on Tuesday, punishing the group for attacks in Paris and against a Russian airliner that together killed 353 people, and made the first tentative steps toward a possible military alliance.

    Islamic State has claimed...

  • French-Israelis, reeling from attacks, relieved to be out

    1 week ago

    It was 2 a.m. when Illana Attali’s friend’s screams woke her. Her friend had just heard about the series of coordinated terror attacks on Paris — a wave of violence that would kill at least 129 people on Friday.

    A Paris native who moved to Tel Aviv five years ago, Attali, 31, had...

  • Anonymous hackers declare war on Islamic State after Paris attacks

    1 week ago

    Anonymous, a loose-knit international network of activist hackers, is preparing to unleash waves of cyber attacks on Islamic State following the attacks in Paris last week that killed 129 people, a self-described member said in a video.

    A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask appeared on...

  • Crowded skies over Syria

    1 week ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    In response to the Paris terror attacks that have so far claimed 129 lives and wounded 300 more, French warplanes have for the first time attacked Islamic State (ISIS) targets inside of Syria.  Until now, France had limited its...

  • Europe, ISIS and us: Now what?

    1 week ago

    Simon Wiesenthal Center officials sat across from French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace some 18 months ago, sometime between the Toulouse Day School and the Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher massacres. His words were devastating: “I can confirm that 1,000 French...

  • The Left has failed us

    1 week ago

    If anything, Friday  night’s attacks confirm how correct George W. Bush was in taking the fight to Al Qaeda and winning. He assembled the largest contingent of nations in world history —over 40 (significantly, France didn’t join)— 23 democrats, including Hillary Clinton and future...

  • Before bloodbath, Paris’ Bataclan theater received threats over pro-Israel events

    2 weeks ago

    Before Friday’s bloodbath at Paris’s Le Bataclan concert venue, this centrally-located hall from the 19thcentury had received numerous threats over pro-Israel events hosted there.

    In 2006-2009 at leat, Le Bataclan hosted the annual fundraising gala of the French Jewish Migdal...

  • France vows ‘merciless’ response after attacks kill 127

    2 weeks ago

    An angry President Francois Hollande on Saturday promised a "merciless" response to a wave of attacks by gunmen and bombers that killed 127 people across Paris, describing the assault claimed by Islamic State as an act of war against France.

    In the worst attack, a Paris city hall...

  • World shows solidarity, tightens security after Paris attacks

    2 weeks ago

    World leaders responded to deadly attacks in Paris with defiant pledges of solidarity and Europe tightened security after Islamic State said it was behind an assault by gunmen and bombers that left 127 dead in the French capital.

    From Barack Obama to Vladimir Putin and across...

  • Are the Paris Attacks The World’s Much Needed Wake-Up Call?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    If there’s one condolence after a terror attack it’s solidarity. As a nation tries to overcome the shock and gather the pieces the individuals who call it “home” let go all personal differences and help each other get through the tragedy. Some help clear the wreckage, some rush...

  • Hollande: France to decree state of emergency, shut borders

    2 weeks ago

    French President Francois Hollande said a state of emergency would be declared across France and national borders shut following a spate of attacks in Paris on Friday evening in which he said dozens were killed and several wounded.

    "It is horror," Hollande said in a brief...

  • Obama calls Paris attacks ‘outrageous attempt to terrorize’ civilians

    2 weeks ago

    President Barack Obama pledged his government's support to France on Friday after a series of attacks in Paris, but said he did not yet know the details of what had happened and that the situation was still unfolding.

    "Once again we've seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize...

  • At least 140 killed in Paris attacks

    2 weeks ago


    Gunmen and bombers attacked busy restaurants, bars and a concert hall at locations around Paris on Friday, killing dozens of people in what a shaken President Francois Hollande described as an unprecedented...

  • Far-right French Jews assault BuzzFeed journalist

    October 23, 2015 | 12:28 pm

    Members of the French branch of the far-right Jewish Defense League attacked a prominent French journalist outside the Paris offices of the Agence France Presse news agency.

    Armed with batons, dozens of violent Jewish activists who had gathered to protest the news agency’s Israel...

  • Powers struggle to agree on Syria; Russia urged to strike Islamic State

    September 29, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    France challenged Russia to back its words with deeds over fighting Islamic State militants in Syria as major powers on Tuesday struggled to resolve differences between Moscow and the West over ending the civil war in the Middle Eastern country.

    After Russian President Vladimir...

  • French school identifies non-pork, non-meat eaters with yellow tags

    September 29, 2015 | 10:16 am

    A French municipality launched a probe into an elementary school’s use of red and yellow tags to identify pupils who do not eat pork and meat, respectively.

    The city of Auxerre, located 105 miles southeast of Paris, opened the investigation on Friday after parents complained to...

  • Paris calls public school map showing Israel as ‘Palestine’ a ‘production error’

    September 29, 2015 | 9:46 am

    Responding to parents who complained about the distribution at public schools of a map which labeled Israel as “Palestine,” the City of Paris said it was the result of “a simple production error.”

    The city’s media department gave the explanation in a statement it published Friday...

  • Marine Le Pen Faces trial for comparing Muslim prayer to Nazi occupation

    September 22, 2015 | 2:20 pm

    French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen will go on trial for comparing Muslim street prayers to wartime Nazi occupation, a party official and the prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.

    Le Pen, whom polls see likely to win a regional election in northern France in December, has...

  • Preserved remains of Jews used for Nazi medical experiments laid to rest

    September 10, 2015 | 3:30 pm

    The preserved remains of two Holocaust victims subjected to gruesome Nazi medical experiments finally received proper burial rites last weekend after being kept in a Nazi laboratory for 72 years.

    The remains — belonging to a Polish Jew named Menachem Taffel and another...

  • France honors Americans, Briton who disarmed train gunman

    August 24, 2015 | 10:30 am

    French President Francois Hollande on Monday awarded France's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur, to three U.S. citizens and a Briton who helped disarm a machine gun-toting suspected Islamist militant on a train last week.

    "Faced with the evil called terrorism there is a good,...

  • France train gunman identified as Islamist militant

    August 23, 2015 | 8:31 am

    Fingerprint evidence shows that the gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France is a Morrocan known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant, according to a source familiar with the case.

    Two people were wounded in the struggle to subdue the...

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