The prime surviving suspect for the Nov. 13 Paris attacks planned to blow himself up at a sports stadium with fellow Islamic State militants but changed his mind, he told Belgian investigators on Saturday.
World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.
Leaders of nations responsible for about 90 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions have come bearing pledges to reduce their carbon outputs.
The United States and 18 other nations will pledge Monday to double their investment in renewable energy technology by 2020.
The Paris attacks on “soft” targets like the restaurant and the concert hall — places with minimal security — should signal to local governments in the U.S. that they, too, could be at risk.
French President Francois Hollande will find a reluctant partner in President Barack Obama when the two leaders meet Tuesday at the White House.
Police watched the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks being led by a woman into an apartment the evening before both died there in a raid by special forces, a police source said on Friday.
If there’s one thing American politicians are good at, it’s rounding up fear in the name of safety.
Officials: Seven people were arrested in the operation, which started with a barrage of gunfire, including three people who were pulled from the apartment.
Some cities disappoint you. Some cities you visit and that thing they are known for, that thing people come from around the world to experience, turns out to be exaggeration, myth or mirage. Paris is, in reputation and in fact, the City of Light.
As the Paris attacks and their aftermath have played out this weekend, once again we stare dazed at the cable news screen, facing questions we never imagined — questions we suspect have no answers.
The choice of soft targets was the “game changer,” and not just for the French. American law enforcement has taken note. And so should ordinary Americans.
Police believe one attacker is on the run, and are working on the assumption that at least four people helped organize the mayhem, the worst atrocity in France since World War Two, which appears to have been organized in neighboring Belgium.
Paris’ famed Notre Dame cathedral hosted thousands of people Sunday night for a memorial service honoring the at least 129 people killed in gun and bombing attacks carried out Friday in two Paris districts by the Islamic State group.
Preventing such attacks in a free society is a daunting security challenge, experts caution, even for nations like France with considerable experience fighting extremist groups and infiltrating militant cells.
At least 127 people are dead after a coordinated series of terror attacks throughout Paris Friday night. President François Hollande called the attacks an “act of war,” and declared a state of emergency.