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France church attack: Authorities close to identifying second attacker

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Officers are said to have found an ID card at the home of Kermiche belonging to an individual named as Abdelmalik P, from Aix-les-Bains in eastern France. It is not known whether this is the second attacker, whose face was badly disfigured by the ...
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France church attack: Second Normandy priest killer named

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎16 hours ago‎
The second attacker who cut the throat of a village priest in an attack claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant named on Wednesday as Abdel Malik P., a 19-year-old from Savoie, south-eastern France. A source close to the police investigation told ...

Why France is the jihadis' prime western target

Financial Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
Why France? Why has the home of the Enlightenment, of liberty, equality and fraternity become the prime western target for terrorists acting in the name of Isis?
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France church attack: Killers 'pledged allegiance to IS' in video

BBC News - ‎14 hours ago‎
The so-called Islamic State (IS) has released a video it says shows two men who murdered a priest in France, pledging allegiance to the group.

To beat Islamist terror, France must close the gulf between church and state

Spectator.co.uk - ‎5 hours ago‎
At the beginning of his war memoirs, Charles de Gaulle famously wrote, 'All my life I have had a certain idea of France' and its 'eminent and exceptional destiny'. It was not only an abstract concept: the picture in his mind was of 'the Madonna in ...
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Tourists in France 'to get armed guards' as backpacks banned from beaches amid bomb fears

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Armed police and soldiers are set to protect holidaymakers visiting France this summer amid fears terrorists could try to strike the tourist industry.

France's wildest festival gets underway amid tight security

The Local.fr - ‎14 hours ago‎
One of France's most famous festivals kicked off on Wednesday and promises to be as wild and raucous as ever, despite the tight security.
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Air France warns of 'concern about France as a destination'

BBC News - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Air France-KLM has warned there is concern about "France as a destination" as recent terror attacks affected sales in the second quarter of the year.
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Tourists banned from taking bags onto Cannes beaches in France over terror attack fears

The Sun - ‎16 hours ago‎
HOLIDAYMAKERS soaking up the sun in Cannes have been banned from taking bags on the beach - amid fears ISIS are planning to hit France with further terror attacks. Security chiefs in the country are concerned jihadis might try to smuggle “weapons or ...
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Flamanville: France's beleaguered forerunner to Hinkley Point C

The Guardian - ‎18 hours ago‎
France's state-controlled energy giant, EDF, is expected to announce on Thursday whether it will go ahead with its investment into the £18bn Hinkley Point C power station in Somerset, where two EPR-style reactors are proposed.
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France must 'do everything to defend the Republic' in wake of attacks

euronews - ‎11 hours ago‎
The wave of attacks in France is not only ramping up pressure on Francois Hollande's government over security - it's also putting inter-faith unity in the spotlight.
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French leaders pay tribute to slain priest at Notre-Dame cathedral

FRANCE 24 - ‎11 hours ago‎
Hamel, 86, was killed while giving Mass on Tuesday in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in northern France, in an attack that was later claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.
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Second French church attacker was known to police: source

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
PARIS Police have identified the second assailant who attacked a church in northern France this week as a 19-year-old known to security services as suspected of having Islamist militant links, sources said on Thursday.
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Holidaymakers warned of Black Saturday of congestion in France

The Guardian - ‎16 hours ago‎
Rosie Sanderson, of the AA's international motoring team, urged drivers to allow extra time for potential delays at Channel ports as well as within France. “This weekend marks the end of the July holiday for many French families and the beginning of ...

France prepares for travel chaos as 'Black Saturday' looms

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Thousands of holidaymakers in France could be hit by travel chaos this weekend as the country prepares for its first "Black Saturday" of the summer.

Ottawa Second World War vet to receive France's highest honour

MetroNews Canada - ‎10 hours ago‎
On Friday, surrounded by his five children, Commerford will receive the prestigious French National Order of the Legion of Honour for his efforts in the liberation of France. It's the country's highest national order. He was among 156,000 Canadian ...

House Hunting in ... France

New York Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
This Renaissance Revival-style chateau on about 25 acres, built in the 1850s, is about nine miles from the city of Laval in the Mayenne department of northwest France, neighboring the Loire Valley. It was sold by descendants of its original owners in ...

William, Kate, George, and Charlotte Jet to France for Semi-mysterious Vacation

Vanity Fair - ‎19 hours ago‎
Such is the case with their most recent voyage, reportedly to France. Initial reports said that Kate had flown, with children George and Charlotte, into the airport in Pau-Pyrenees earlier this week.
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France could cancel summer events over terror fears

The Local.fr - ‎20 hours ago‎
France's interior minister has told local authorities in towns and villages around the country that if security measures are not adequate then they should cancel the event.
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Elena Delle Donne, US best France in rematch of 2012 gold-medal game

ESPN - ‎5 hours ago‎
Before heading to Rio, Delle Donne got an opportunity to celebrate at home in Delaware with a lot of the fans who have been watching her play since she was in eighth grade.
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