Tag Archives: France

27Sep/17

Congo ban on non-biometric passports sparks outcry

Democratic Republic of Congo’s decision to ban semi-biometric passports by October 16th has sparked criticism with many saying they were not given sufficient time to prepare for new passports. The new passports are among the most expensive in the world and a Reuters investigation showed that one-third of the sticker price goes to a company believed to be controlled by a close relative of President Joseph Kabila.
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27Sep/17

Interpol approves membership for State of Palestine: Interpol on Twitter

LYON, FRANCE (REUTERS) – Palestine joined Interpol as a member state on Wednesday (September 27), a move opposed by Israel, in a vote at the international police organisation’s general assembly in Beijing, Interpol said. Continue reading

25Sep/17

BNP Paribas subject of full-scale Rwanda probe in France

PARIS, FRANCE, (REUTERS) – French judicial investigators have opened a full-scale inquiry into allegations of complicity in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, an official at the public prosecutor’s office said on Monday (September 25). Continue reading

19Sep/17

Germany on high alert over cyber attacks at election nears

SHOWS: BERLIN, GERMANY (REUTERS) – Germany is on high alert ahead of the Sept. 24 election, but government officials say they have not seen signs of any new cyber attacks or suspicious news leaks despite months of warnings about possible foreign meddling. Continue reading

17Sep/17

Police nab second suspect over London bombing

A second man has been arrested over Friday’s bomb attack on a London underground train. Police detained him in west London, and also raided a house about four miles away. Continue reading

16Sep/17

Forensics team searches property in Sunbury after London train blast

SUNBURY, SURREY, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 16, 2017) (BBC) – British police arrested an 18-year-old man in the port of Dover and raided a house in a small town outside London on Saturday (September 16) as they hunted for whoever planted a bomb on a commuter train that injured 30 people a day earlier. Continue reading

16Sep/17

‘Significant’ arrest made over London bombing

British police have arrested an 18-year-old man in what they’re calling a “significant” detention as they hunt for the perpetrators of Friday’s London underground bombing. Lucy Fielder reports. Continue reading

07Sep/17

Climate change takes toll on Chablis wine of central France

As harvest time begins in France, wineries are worried about their output as extreme and unpredictable weather becomes the new “normal.” Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

06Sep/17

Barcode scanner helps you recycle

BERLIN, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – A barcode scanner that helps sort your recycling has gone on display at the IFA technology fair in Berlin.
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31Aug/17

Paris opens its first nudist park

PARIS, FRANCE (AUGUST 31, 2017) (REUTERS) – Paris opened its first nudist space on Thursday (August 31) in the Bois de Vincennes park in the east of the capital.
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