04 Feb 2019

EU countries recognise Juan Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader

The UK, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, and Denmark have officially recognized Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, pushing the Maduro regime further into diplomatic isolation. The countries promised to recognize the opposition government if the Maduro regime did not call for elections within 8 days. The past few

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23 Jan 2019

French Defence Sec: ‘Cyber-war has begun’ and France will hack first

Shifting the general European tone on the subject from secretive to open, the French Defense Secretary recently declared in a speech that “cyber war has begun” and that the country has added cyber capabilities to its arsenal that it is prepared to use proactively. The speech invites close collaboration between

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07 Jan 2019

An estimated 50,000 joined France’s first yellow vest protest of 2019

“French security forces fired tear gas and flash-balls after a march through picturesque central Paris went from peaceful to provocative Saturday as several thousand protesters staged the yellow vest movement’s first action of 2019 to keep up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron. It was the first such attack on government

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07 Nov 2018

France arrests six right-wing extremists over plot to attack Macron

“French police on Tuesday arrested five men and a woman, all from the radical far right, suspected of plotting to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, an official close to the investigation said. The source said France’s domestic spy agency (DGSI) ordered the raids in three different regions after obtaining intelligence

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04 Nov 2018

Hackers obtain nuclear power plant plans in France

“Thousands of sensitive documents pertaining to nuclear power plants, prisons and tram networks have been stolen from the servers of a French company in a cyberattack, German and French media have reported Friday. A spokeswoman from Ingerop quoted by NDR said more than 11,000 files from a dozen projects were

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31 Oct 2018

France: Russia not helping to stabilize Central African Republic

France has accused Russia of working towards its own interests and not towards that of the country in the Central African Republic, where Russia has sent weapons and 175 trainers, with plans to send more. The Russian presence there is the largest on the continent in decades, and has been

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19 Oct 2018

ISIS vows Eiffel Tower drone attack

Only months after Paris installed a massive glass bullet proof wall and anti-terrorism defense system around its iconic landmark, ISIS propaganda has threatened a suicide drone attack on the Eiffel Tower. In a striking image released by an ISIS-affiliated group, the Tower sits within a set of crosshairs while a

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12 Oct 2018

Indictment Reveals ISIS-Backed Plans for Attacks in Kosovo, Belgium, and France

In a police statement, one of six ISIS-linked Kosovo nationals indicted for terrorism in the country described plans for attacks within Kosovo, Belgium, and France, plans that included suicide drones and automatic weapons. Targets included an Orthodox Church, a nightclub, and the Israeli football team during a match. Aspects of

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12 Oct 2018

Burkina Faso attacks open new front in France’s anti-terror fight

“An alarming increase in deadly jihadist attacks has led to expanded French military action in Burkina Faso, a marked shift after years of reticence by the west African nation to call in help from its former colonial master. Until now France’s 4,500-member Barkhane anti-terror force in West and Central Africa

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04 Oct 2018

France blames Iran for foiled Paris bomb plot

“French officials say Iran’s ministry of intelligence was behind a plot to bomb a rally of Iranian opposition groups in Paris in June. In a statement, the French government said it had frozen the assets of two senior Iranian officials. Iran insists the alleged plot is a fabrication, but has

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