Latest in Tag: Paris Highlight

Latest in Tag: Paris

Breeding intolerance: Turkish football fans disrespect ‘Islamic State’ victims

Twice in two months, Turkish fans disrupted the moments of silence for victims of “Islamic State” (IS) attacks in Ankara and Paris in a demonstration. It showed a kind of intolerance bred by religiously-cloaked authoritarianism in countries like Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The fans demonstrative support with IS was clear when they shouted “Allahu Akbar” …

James Dorsey

Déjà vu in Paris: 21st time lucky? Of course not

If you do not learn from history, you are bound to repeat it. Here in Saint-Denis, northern Paris, a history lesson is sorely needed. Thousands are gathering here for the 21st international global warming meeting. Hotels are already near-full, broadcasters are setting up, protestors are preparing to roar. All because this summit is “the last …

Bjorn Lomborg

Climate protesters in Paris form human chain amid demo ban

Hundreds of thousands of people across the world have joined in events to urge action on climate change, a day ahead of a landmark climate summit. In Paris, protesters were forced to be inventive amid a marching ban. Organizers said more than 2,000 events were planned worldwide on Sunday as normal citizens joined forces to …

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Lake Chad recedes to ‘catastrophic’ levels

Countries that share Lake Chad will be asking world leaders at the climate talks in Paris to help them transfer water from the Congo basin. The once rich lake has lost 90 percent of its water due to climate change. Kanada Souley casts his nets in the low waters of Lake Chad. The 40-year-old is …

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Financing climate protection

Money will be a big topic at the upcoming climate summit talks in Paris. Countries are negotiating who will pay for climate safety measures, how much money will be on the table, how to raise it – and how to spend it. Will the world stop emitting enormous quantities of carbon soon enough to avoid …

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Is tourism in crisis?

The terrorist attacks in Paris and the Sinai airplane crash affect everyone – tourism as well. Do vacationers feel insecure? Here’s an appraisal.Terror attacks in Paris, Brussels on the highest level of security alert: the tourist industry is feeling the effects. Terrorists have struck in popular tourist destinations this year.

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France extends ban on travelling fans

French authorities have extended a measure banning away fans from attending top football matches in France until mid-December with the country in a state of emergency following the Paris attacks and in view of the forthcoming Climate Summit in the capital

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Climate pledges still too low for 2-degree limit

The UN climate summit in Paris has some tough nuts to crack: With global temperatures and CO2 emissions breaking records, greenhouse gas cuts pledged so far will not keep global warming to the agreed-upon limit. Britain’s Met Office recently announced that average global increase in temperature is likely to pass the milestone of 1 degree …

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Paris ‘may have provided a spark’ for Mali attack

On Friday morning gunmen attacked the Radisson Blu hotel in the Malian capital, Bamako, taking 170 guests and staff hostage. Malian special forces stormed the hotel to free the captives. Several people were killed. The attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako came one week after the multiple attacks in Paris claimed …

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France seeks help from its EU partners

For the first time, an EU member country has activated a largely unknown solidarity clause. France also wants military aid from its partners – and EU defense ministers have pledged support. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini described the meeting as “emotional” after the first morning session in Brussels. She had called the terrorist attacks …

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Anonymous hacktivists say they’ve taken down IS Twitter accounts

The international hacking network Anonymous has “declared war” on the “Islamic State” following Friday’s fatal attacks in Paris. Now the movement reports that more than 5500 Twitter accounts of ISIS are down. They attack websites, crack servers and take down extremists’ social media accounts. In a video posted on YouTube# on Saturday, the hacktivist group …

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What travelers need to know about Paris

Three days after the terror attacks the French capital is under nationwide state of emergency. Anyone traveling to Paris is likely to encounter restrictions. The Eiffel Tower, according to its own webpage, will remain closed to the public until further notice. Usually this Paris landmark has an average of 15,000 to 20,000 visitors a day. …

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Germany’s friendly against Netherlands a ‘symbol of freedom’

Germany are set to face the Netherlands in what is one of the hottest rivalries in international football. Following the terror attacks in Paris though, the heat is bound to be turned way down on this one. Both national team head coach Joachim Löw and manager Oliver Bierhoff used their pre-match press conference near Hanover …

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Blaming Arabs

Who created terrorism? Who used jihadists and fed them with hatred towards humanity? Who lit the fire that will burn everything and everybody? Who is driving us into a third world war? Is this the new Middle East that American political books talked about? Did weapons’ prices fall that much to awaken the devils and …

Emad El-Sayed

Opinion: Football friendlies must go on

European football associations have decided to proceed with friendlies in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. DW Sports’ Jefferson Chase says that it was the only justifiable decision. The final scores of France’s friendly versus England and Germany’s test against the Netherlands on Tuesday will be utterly irrelevant, and the national coaches involved can …

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Germany-Netherlands friendly to go ahead

German football authorities have decided that the national team will play a friendly as planned against the Netherlands on Tuesday. The decision is clear refusal to be cowed by the terrorist attacks in Paris. The German Football Association (DFB) has confirmed that the country’s national team will play its Tuesdday friendly against the Netherlands in …

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Paris, Syria overshadow G-20 summit in Turkey

World leaders have come together for a two day G-20 summit in Turkey starting on Sunday. The usually economic- and trade-heavy agenda is expected to center around Syria, the refugee crisis and security. Leaders and delegates from industrialized countries representing 85 percent of global economic output will meet in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya …

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A terrible case of deja-vu in Paris

After the January attacks on “Charlie Hebdo,” Paris has become the target of terrorist attacks for the second time this year. The cold-bloodedness of the assailants has shocked the French. Barbara Wesel reports. Standing at the corner of Rue Oberkampf and Boulevard Richard Lenoir in Paris on Saturday is like having a deja-vu experience. Barriers, …

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Tightened security, arrests in Europe after Paris attacks

Belgian police have arrested several suspects and opened a terrorism probe linked to the Paris terror attacks, in which 129 people were killed. Italy and other European countries have bolstered security in response. Belgian police arrested several suspects in Brussels on Saturday during raids connected to the Paris attacks, including one who was in the …

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