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First US airstrikes in Iraq under new IS plan

First US airstrikes in Iraq under new IS plan

The US has carried out airstrikes in Iraq in support of troops who were being attacked by Islamic State (IS) fighters, the US military has said. It said that the attacks took place on Sunday and Monday near Mount Sinjar and south-west of Baghdad. They were the first made as part of expanded efforts outlined...

Coalition set for IS talks in Paris

Coalition set for IS talks in Paris

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet foreign ministers from around the world in Paris on Monday to discuss how to defeat Islamic State (IS) militants. French President Francois Hollande said the beheading of a British aid worker showed the world must act against IS. About 40 countries, including 10 Arab states, have signed...

Malaysia Airlines crew member accused of sexual harassment

Malaysia Airlines crew member accused of sexual harassment

Beleaguered Malaysia Airlines today admitted it is working with French authorities after one of its cabin crew members was accused of sexual harassment on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Paris, reports Travel Pulse. The alleged incident happened on August 4 on Flight MH 320. An Australian woman had expressed her fear of flying to...

Ethical fashion changing lives of Africa's poor

Ethical fashion changing lives of Africa's poor

The muddy streets of Kenya's crowded Korogocho slums are a far cry from the fashion boutiques of Paris, Milan, New York or London. But beneath a tin roof, workers from some of the country's poorest communities sew buttons and stitch cloth for top international designers, part of a not-for-profit "ethical fashion" project. "Before Ethical Fashion,...

Gaza strikes spark London, Paris protests

Gaza strikes spark London, Paris protests

Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators turned out on the streets of London and Paris on Friday to call for an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza. Several thousand people crowded the streets outside the Israeli Embassy in west London, waving placards that read "Gaza: End the Siege" and "Freedom for Palestine." The crowds blocked an...

Sarkozy 'held' over influence claims

Sarkozy 'held' over influence claims

French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling. The decision to detain him at Nanterre, near Paris, is an unprecedented step against a former president. Sarkozy's lawyer was questioned on Monday on suspicion of seeking inside information about a case against the former leader. The latest developments are seen as a...

Cruise pushes 'Edge of Tomorrow' to its limits

Cruise pushes 'Edge of Tomorrow' to its limits

Three premieres in three cities on one day. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are pushing their own limits to promote their latest movie "Edge of Tomorrow." The tour starts Wednesday with an early London premiere, moving on to Paris and ending in New York. Our #EOTLive premiere event is LIVE from London! Follow all of...

City of Light

City of Light

ONE may ask, why visit Paris in December? It was at times gray, gloomy and grim with an overcast sky and the intermittent rain. Given precious few days in a capital that offers scores of enticement; winter daylight hours do run short. Yes, there were moments of reflecting grayness in countless shades of...

Paris restricts car use after pollution hits high

Paris restricts car use after pollution hits high

Alternative driving days are being introduced in the French capital, Paris, in an attempt to tackle dangerous levels of air pollution. From Monday, drivers will only be able to use their vehicles every other day. This is only the second time since 1997 that such a restriction has been enforced. The French government made the decision...

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