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#France

# france - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Air raids in Syria take out 33 jihadists in 72 hours

Dozens of Islamic State fighters were also wounded in the raids on weapons depots, barracks and checkpoints.

Two Air France flights to Paris diverted after ‘bomb scare’ Anonymous Threats This post contains videos

Two Air France flights to Paris diverted after ‘bomb scare’

The flights were en route from Los Angeles and Washington.

# france - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

From The42 Excellent strikes from Alli and Rooney give England friendly win over France Dele Boy

Excellent strikes from Alli and Rooney give England friendly win over France

Players and fans from England and France paid tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks before Dele Alli and Wayne Rooney got the goals.

From The42 We now know the 24 teams who will compete at Euro 2016 Euro 2016

We now know the 24 teams who will compete at Euro 2016

And here’s which pots they will be in for next month’s draw.

The goodness on show in Wembley Stadium tonight will send shivers down your spine Minute's Silence This post contains videos

The goodness on show in Wembley Stadium tonight will send shivers down your spine

La Marseillaise and a minute’s silence were both beautiful.

From The42 Wembley singing La Marseillaise tonight was truly a beautiful moment Fraternité This post contains videos

French police issue photo of suicide bomber as Europe remains on high alert

An international football match and a concert have both been cancelled in Hannover, Germany this evening.

From The42 ‘We were on the bus raring to go when the game was postponed’: Ulster fresh and fit ahead of Saracens visit Champions Cup

‘We were on the bus raring to go when the game was postponed’: Ulster fresh and fit ahead of Saracens visit

Ulster’s fullback tells us about the squad’s mood after their away clash with Oyonnax was postponed on Saturday morning.

From The42 ‘Obviously I want to stay on for the Euros’ – Keane to meet O’Neill and discuss Ireland future Dynamic Duo

‘Obviously I want to stay on for the Euros’ – Keane to meet O’Neill and discuss Ireland future

The Corkman is loving his time with the international set-up but still plans to return to club football in the future.

Struggling to finance a trip to the Euros? There’s a loan for that…

Ireland’s credit unions are not averse to financing the holiday of a lifetime.

Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees

Obama has criticised “shameful” calls to screen the refugees based on their religion.

France has dropped 16 more bombs on the Islamic State group in Syria

Meanwhile, the hunt for Salah Abdeslam continues.

# france - Monday 16 November, 2015

Explainer: Who are Islamic State?

What are the roots of the militant group, and why are people talking about its ‘new phase’?

What we know about the suspected mastermind of the Paris terror attacks

Once a happy-go-lucky student at a Belgian high school, Abdelhamid Abaaoud is the presumed ringleader of the attacks.

How is our government responding to the Paris attacks?

The Taoiseach and several ministers have been speaking about what precautions Ireland is taking in recent days.

Mother and daughter among victims of carnage at Bataclan concert

More details of the 129 victims of the Friday terror attacks have been emerging today.

# france - Sunday 15 November, 2015

France has launched ‘massive’ airstrikes on Isis in Syria

Some 20 bombs are reported to have been dropped, and an ISIS command centre and training camp destroyed.

What we know so far about the Paris attackers

Investigators believe three teams were behind the attacks.

Paris attack survivor played dead for over an hour as gunmen opened fire

Isobel Bowdery was at the Bataclan concert hall when gunmen opened fire on young people attending a rock concert.

First Paris attack suspect named, family members arrested

The man was identified as 29-year-old Omar Ismail Mostefai.

# france - Saturday 14 November, 2015

As it happened: Paris on high alert after slaughter of 129 people by ‘three teams of terrorists’

One Irish person was injured in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II.

Tears and tricolours as Irish and French stand together in solidarity

Thousands marched in Dublin with vigils elsewhere to remember the dead.

More than 80 people killed in attack at Paris concert venue

Attackers detonated suicide vests as police closed in, killing themselves and setting off explosions.

‘They were just firing into the crowd…There was blood everywhere, corpses everywhere’

Witnesses describe the “bloodbath” at the Bataclan concert hall.

Irish citizen being treated for injuries after Paris attacks

There is no indication of any other Irish casualties at this time.

French train derails killing at least seven TGV

French train derails killing at least seven

There is no indication that it is linked to the attacks in Paris.

‘Under no circumstances do I condone the likes of Isis’ – Mick Wallace defends Paris attack tweet

The Wexford TD’s comments about last night’s Paris attacks were heavily criticised on social media.

‘To kill so many people, so deliberately, in such a short time shows determination and training’

This will not be the last such attack in France or elsewhere in the EU, writes columnist Tom Clonan.

Timeline of terror: What happened in Paris last night

127 people died when at least 8 terrorists wreaked havoc on the city.

The world shows solidarity with France with displays of colour

World landmarks have been lit in red, white and blue as a tribute to the victims of last night’s deadly attacks.

From The42 French football chief admits Euro 2016 concerns after Paris attacks Paris

French football chief admits Euro 2016 concerns after Paris attacks

Safety at Euro 2016 is a growing concern after Paris attacks, admits FFF president Noel Le Graet.

Irish people in Paris urged to stay indoors and “exercise extreme caution”

The Department of Foreign Affairs has set up a helpline for anyone concerned about loved ones.

French police hunt for accomplices of attackers who terrorised Paris

At least 120 people were killed and scores more wounded in last night’s attacks.

‘This time, it’s war’ – French media reacts to deadly Paris attacks

French newspapers reacted with horror to last night’s attacks.

# france - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Comedian’s show ruled to be a ‘demonstration of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial’

During his performance French comic Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala brought a prominent Holocaust denier onto the stage.

Irish World War II veteran awarded France’s highest military honour

The 98 year old dedicated the award to all the Irish soldiers who fought in the war, saying they remain in his memory to this day.

# france - Thursday 5 November, 2015

From The42 Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema charged in team-mate sex tape case Charged

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema charged in team-mate sex tape case

The 27-year old was charged with with “complicity in an attempt to blackmail.

# france - Friday 30 October, 2015

From The42 ‘It’s better to switch off from it completely’ – World Cup now at the back of Iain Henderson’s mind The Big Strong Man

‘It’s better to switch off from it completely’ – World Cup now at the back of Iain Henderson’s mind

Henderson says he still hasn’t watched back the full game of Ireland’s World Cup exit.

# france - Saturday 24 October, 2015

It could take weeks to identity victims of horror French bus crash

Experts from a police victim identification unit set up a tented centre overnight.

# france - Friday 23 October, 2015

Young child among 43 killed when bus carrying elderly day-trippers crashed with lorry

Many of the victims are thought to have died after a fire broke out on the bus.