Sunday, 18 February 2018

Tag Archives: Paris

Heavy snowfall halts public transport in Paris

Heavy snowfall in Paris

PARIS: Exceptionally heavy snowfall brought public transport in Paris and surrounding regions to a near halt Wednesday, spelling misery for commuters after hundreds were forced to abandon their cars to sleep in emergency shelters overnight. Icy streets were largely empty as officials urged people to leave vehicles at home following ...

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Trump orders Pentagon to plan Bastille Day-style military parade

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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered Pentagon and White House officials to begin planning a military parade in Washington similar to the Bastille Day parade he witnessed in Paris in July, the Washington Post reported. At a meeting at the Pentagon on Jan. 18 that included Defense Secretary Jim ...

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Mallika Sherawat evicted from Paris flat over unpaid rent

Mallika Sherawat

PARIS: A French court has ordered that Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat be evicted from an apartment in a posh part of Paris for failing to keep up with the rent. In a December 14 ruling, the court told Sherawat and her French husband Cyrille Auxenfans to pay 78,787 euros ($94,000) ...

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Palestine’s Abbas rules out US peace plan after Jerusalem decision

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GAZA: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said that he would “no longer accept” any peace plan proposed by the United States, dealing a pre-emptive blow to a new initiative expected by Washington next year. The comments in Paris came hours after 128 members of the United Nations voted to condemn US ...

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50,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled president

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BRUSSELS: Around 50,000 protesters have taken to the streets outside EU institutions in Brussels in support of Catalan independence. The demonstration is partly in solidarity with exiled and disputed president Carles Puigdemont, who has himself fled to the EU capital in Belgium and is resisting extradition attempts. But the Thursday ...

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Two Britain-based EU agencies to be relocated to Amsterdam, Paris

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BRUSSELS: After hours of fierce bargaining and compromising, ministers of 27 European Union (EU) members voted on Monday to relocate Britain-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) to Amsterdam and Paris respectively. Amid a lingering deadlock of Brexit talks, Monday’s relocation is largely seen as an ...

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US and Israel to withdraw from UN body

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UNITED NATIONS: The United States is pulling out of Unesco after repeated criticism of resolutions by the UN cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit. While the US stopped funding Unesco after it voted to include Palestine as a ...

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Kardashian wants to hire more security

Kim Kardashian

LOS ANGELES: Kim Kardashian West wants to hire ‘’four more security’’ to stand outside her room whilst she sleeps. The ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ star admits to still suffering from anxiety after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris last year and is considering increasing the number of people ...

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Princes William and Harry to visit Diana’s memorial garden

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LONDON: The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are to pay tribute to their mother, Princess Diana, with a visit to her memorial garden on the eve of the 20th anniversary of her death. Joined by the Duchess of Cambridge, they will tour the White Garden in the grounds of ...

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