Tagged: paris

Mitsotakis to meet French Economy Minister Macron in Paris

The President of New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis has arranged to meet with France’s Minister of Economy, Industrial Renewal and Information Technology Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday. As expected, the negotiations over the Greek bailout program review, as well as the prospect of a ‘fourth bailout’, as the main opposition claims it to be, will […]

French protesters call for end to state of emergency

President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government adopted state of emergency legislation following the Nov. 13 Islamist militant attacks that left 130 people dead, and it plans to extend the measures for a further three months after they expire next month. Opponents say the increased police powers and restrictions on public gatherings damage democracy and are ineffective […]

Climate summit inches towards deal until Saturday

Negotiators at the Paris climate summit have worked through the night on a draft agreement to curb global warming. There was a widespread expectation that the deal would be signed on Friday, although reports suggest it could be postponed until Saturday. Delegates have been working on the latest draft since Thursday, in an attempt try […]

Leaders begin work in Paris UN Climate Change talks

Senior negotiators have arrived in Paris to begin work at a summit level to curb climate change on Monday, as part of a UN global meeting. The United Nations conference begins on Monday, when more than 150 heads of state and government – including US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping – will […]

Syrian passport in Paris may be planted, German minister says

A Syrian passport found next to a suicide bomber in the Paris terror attacks may have been planted, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said. Reports that the identity in the passport may have been registered in several countries along the so-called Balkan route raise the suspicion that it could be a deliberate attempt to […]

Two dead in Paris siege, including woman who blew herself up

Witnesses have reported gunfire and explosions amid a police raid in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis as authorities hunt for suspects from Friday’s deadly terrorist attacks who are believed to be at large. Paris police is hunting suspects of Paris attacks lay siege to an apartment and reports are saying that two terrorists are […]

Greece gives details of Syrian passport holder linked to Paris raids

The holder of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the gunmen who died in Friday night’s attacks in Paris was registered as a refugee in several European countries last month, authorities said. Greece identified the man as 25-year old Ahmad Almohammad, from the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, and said he […]

Greece Takes Precautionary Measures in Light of ISIS Attack in Paris

The Greek government had an emergency meeting and decided on precautionary measures in light of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas, Immigration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas and National Intelligence Service (EYP) Commander Yiannis Roumbatis decided on emergency security measures. In addition, there was an emergency meeting at […]

Jihadists claim blame for Paris attacks in chilling document

The manifesto released by Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the bloodshed in Paris at dawn on Saturday, November 14. The document, issued in French, reads: “Eight brothers carrying explosive belts and guns targeted areas in the heart of the French capital that were specifically chosen in advance: the Stade de France during a match […]