Student Planned Terror Attack at Paris Church

Terror Attack avoided after shooting himself in leg FRANCE is to go about reinforcing security outside churches throughout the country, after police accidentally foiled an apparent terror plot targeting Christian places of worship on the outskirts of Paris. A 24-year-old Franco-Algerian IT student, Sid Ahmed Ghlam, who lived in an ultra modern student hostel in …

Paris Plans renovation of its Churches

PARIS city authorities have drawn up a plan to invest €80million in some major overdue renovation works for 19 of the capital’s churches between now and 2020. The improvements, were one of Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s election manifesto pledges.  The French Government have also pledged a further €11million, towards the renovation costs. Since the separation of …

Young People Can Now Work At Heights

Two decrees which relax the rules on hazardous work for young people in vocational training and allow under 18 year olds to carry out temporary work at height, were published Sunday in the Official Journal. The first decree allows “the allocation of young people under the age of eighteen, to be able to do temporary …

Paris Cracks Down on Cigarette Butts

Later this year, Paris is going to be almost doubling fines for dropping cigarette butts as it is faced with having to collect around 350 tonnes of them each year. The current fine is €35 but as of September, this is going to be increased to €68. The fine, doesn’t just apply to smokers who …

France unveils plan to fight racism

The Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented on Friday his plan to fight against racism and anti-Semitism with 40 measures structured around justice, the Internet and education. Yesterday, the French government announced a list of 40 measures for how it plans to crackdown on racism and anti-Semitism. The measures that they announced will set the government …

Nina Ricci heiress jailed for fraud

The heiress of the fashion and perfume house Nina Ricci was sentenced Monday to three years in prison, two of which were suspended, a one million euro fine and the consfiscation of two properties for tax fraud. Arlette Ricci, the heiress of the famous fashion house is one of the first to be charged and …

Russia will not penalize France over Mistral decision: Putin

I was reading earlier an article on Reuters, that Russia will not impose penalties against France over its failure to fulfill a 1.2 billion euro contract to supply two Mistral helicopter carriers, Russian President Vladimir Putin said today, Thursday. During his annual televised call in show, President Putin said “We do intend to seek any penalties …

Air Controllers Call Strike Off

Air Traffic Controllers Call strike action off FRENCH air traffic controllers have called off this week’s planned strike, which be a relief for families going away for the school spring break, after talks with the DGAC national aviation authority.  However, they have maintained their threat of a new strike from April 30 to May 2 …