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  • Donald Trump heads to Paris to meet Macron, attend Bastille day celebrations

    Washington, The President of the United States departed the White House for a two-day trip to Paris on Wednesday to meet with his French counterpart. Donald Trump will be welcomed by Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday, and will attend the annual July 14 Bastille Day celebrations on Friday, Efe reported.

  • Man wounded in Nice attack dies, taking toll to 85

    Nice (France): A man wounded in the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice has died of his injuries, hospital officials said, taking the death toll from the massacre to 85. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian, rammed a 19-tonne lorry into revellers enjoying a July 14 fireworks display on Nice’s seafront Promenade des Anglais before he was shot dead by police.

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    Church attacker threatened France in new video

    Paris : A jihadist involved in the brutal killing of an elderly priest pledged to attack France in a newly released video, as Catholic bishops called for a day of prayer in a nation shaken by the latest assault. The assailant has been named as 19-year-old Abdel Malik Petitjean, who was listed in June on France’s “Fiche S” system of people posing a potential threat to national security after he tried

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    Kalashnikov found in raid linked to Nice attack

    Nice (France): French police found a Kalashnikov rifle and a bag of ammunition in the basement of a man held in connection with the Bastille Day truck massacre, a source close to the case said today. The raid was carried out as part of the investigation into a 22-year-old man believed to have received text messages from Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel on the night of the attack, discussing the supply of weapons.

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    Rio 2016 chief: Nobody can control what is happening in world today

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s top Olympic official Carlos Nuzman has said there was no way to completely guarantee public safety during next month’s Rio Games.  But Nuzman vowed on Saturday that organisers would provide the best possible security to athletes, officials, local residents and an estimated 500,000 visitors, reports Xinhua.

  • Nice terror attack: 5 kids still critical

    Nice: Five children were fighting for their lives after the truck attack in Nice, including an unidentified 8-year-old boy who is possibly a foreigner, said a hospital spokeswoman.

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    France attacker called volatile, showed no jihadist links

    Nice: The man responsible for turning a night of celebration into one of carnage in the seaside city of Nice was a petty criminal who hadn’t been on the radar of French intelligence services before the attack. The Islamic State group claimed Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel as a “soldier” today, but what is known so far about Bouhlel suggests a troubled, angry man with little interest in Islam.

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    IS claims responsibility for Nice attack

    Paris: The Islamic State (IS) on Saturday claimed responsibility for the terror attack in the French city Nice that left 84 people dead.  The IS issued a statement to press agency Amaq, BFMTV reported. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who ran over the victims in Nice with a truck, was described as a “soldier” of the IS.

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    Four people in custody after Nice attack: judicial source

    Paris: Four men believed to be linked to the Tunisian man who killed 84 people when he drove a truck into a Bastille Day crowd in Nice were arrested overnight, a judicial source said today.

  • Nice attack points to dangers at home, but no quick fixes

    Paris: The Bastille Day attack at Nice that killed at least 84 people brings to life the worst nightmare of the French security forces. President Francois Hollande and his security forces must have heaved a big sigh of relief with the safe and successful organisation of the Euro 2016 football championship, which ended on July 3 with the French football team in their first appearance in a European championship final since 2000.

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    Senior IS leader had exhorted supporters to ‘run over filthy French’

    Nice: A senior Islamic State leader, Abu Mohammed al Adnani, had urged his supporters to “run over” the “filthy French” two years before the devastating attack in Nice, France. Adnani exhorted his followers to attack Western citizens in countries such as France, Britain and America. He advised IS supporters to use a variety of methods to kill people, including “run him over with your car”, reported.

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    France declares three days of national mourning

    Paris: France on Friday announced three days of national mourning after the terror attack in Nice city where a truck driver mowed down at least 84 Bastille Day revellers. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the national mourning would be observed from Saturday, July 16-18. Flags on government buildings will fly at half-mast.