Paris reacts to Pakistani President Arif Alvi

Reports According to President Arif Ali, “When you insult the Prophet, you insult all Muslims.” Paris, France: The French Foreign Ministry has summoned Pakistan’s ambassador to protest President Arif Ali’s claims that a French bill has toughened fundamentalist Islam and defamed Muslims. Addressing a conference on religion on Saturday, Alvi said: “This is a dangerous […]

UN chief, climate envoy Kerry to mark US return to Paris accord

Return to 2015 climate agreement comes as Biden administration seeks to re-engage in international organisations. United States Special Presidential Envoy on Climate John Kerry and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres are to “celebrate” the US’s return to the Paris Agreement, the US state department has announced. The event on Friday will mark Washington’s official return […]

Senegalese Student Missing in Paris Is Said to Be Safe, but Questions Abound

PARIS — A star student from Senegal who went missing without a word in Paris earlier this month, setting off an outpouring of concern, is said to have turned up, but the mystery surrounding her disappearance is, if anything, deeper than ever. Senegalese officials in France said the student, Diary Sow, had been found “safe […]

World leaders welcome US return to the Paris climate accord

World leaders and diplomats have welcomed newly elected US President Joe Biden’s decision to rejoin the 2015 Paris agreement, with the new administration likely to pursue a more ambitious environmental agenda, including global warming. In one of his first acts as president, Biden issued an executive order on Wednesday to bring the United States, the […]

Biden signs orders to end ‘Muslim ban’, rejoin Paris climate deal

United States President Joe Biden has signed a string of executive orders, memorandums and directives that will reverse some of his predecessor Donald Trump’s most divisive policies, including rescinding the so-called “Muslim ban” and rejoining the Paris climate accord. Just hours after his inauguration at the US Capitol on Wednesday, Biden signed 15 executive actions […]

Biden moves to have US rejoin Paris Accord, halt Arctic leasing

Hours after he was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden took steps to undo some of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies. United States President Joe Biden took steps to return the US to the international Paris Agreement to fight climate change on Wednesday, the centrepiece of a raft of […]

Paris Saint-Germain appoint Mauricio Pochettino as coach

Pochettino, who played for PSG as a defender and also captained the side, has been out of a job since being dismissed by Spurs in November 2019. French football champions Paris Saint-Germain have announced the hiring of coach Mauricio Pochettino to replace the recently fired Thomas Tuchel. Pochettino, who took Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions […]

Christmas Eve concert held in Paris’ fire-wrecked Notre Dame

Author:  Associated Press article author:  AP ID:  1608841068361079200 Thu, 2020-12-24 15:19 PARIS: Wearing hard hats and protective suits, the choir of Notre Dame Cathedral sang inside the medieval Paris landmark for the first time since last year’s devastating fire for a special Christmas Eve concert. Accompanied by an acclaimed violinist, a rented organ and a […]

Macron gave el-Sisi highest French award on Paris visit: Official

A presidential official says the controversial gesture was an unavoidable part of protocol on a state visit. French President Emmanuel Macron gave his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi France’s highest award on his state visit to Paris this week, a presidential official has said, adding to the controversy over the hugely contentious trip. Activists who […]

UEFA to open investigation into racism at Paris football match

Players from PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir walked off during a match after the Turkish club accused an official of racism. UEFA has opened a disciplinary proceeding into Tuesday’s Champions League match between Paris St Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir when players walked off during a match after the Turkish club accused a match official of racism. […]

France: Violence erupts in new Paris protest against security law

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said 22 people had been detained in Paris so far. Violence erupted in Paris for the second consecutive weekend at a mass protest against a new security law and police brutality, as demonstrators clashed with police, set alight vehicles and smashed shop windows. The weekly nationwide protests are becoming a major […]

Condemnation after photojournalist wounded during Paris protest

Ameer Alhalbi was covering Saturday’s demonstrations opposing police violence and the French govt’s plans to restrict sharing images of officers. News organisations and media rights advocates have denounced and expressed shock at the injuries suffered by award-winning Syrian photojournalist Ameer Alhalbi during a protest in Paris against police brutality. Alhalbi, a freelance photographer who has […]

Paris police beat Black man, sparking fresh outrage in France

Officers suspended after being filmed attacking the man identified as Michel in the incident which comes as France tries to criminalise filming police. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin ordered several Paris police officers suspended after the publication of videos showing them beating up a Black man and using tear gas against him with no apparent […]

France on edge five years after Paris attacks #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Ceremonies held as France is again under high alert after three attacks since September, which have killed four people. Five years after ISIL waged the deadliest attack during peacetime in modern-day France, Prime Minister Jean Castex paid tribute to those killed, with the country once again on its highest security alert. The attackers killed 130 […]