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Paris: One week after the attacks

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By Britta Schmitz, November 21 – One week after the Paris attacks of November 13, Parisians are slowly going back to everyday life. Friday night as well as Saturday after the attacks many citizens followed official recommendations by the police and stayed at home. Nevertheless, people started gathering on Place de la Republique as early as Saturday. The square is not only near one of the sites of the attacks, it is also a symbol of French liberty.   “Life in Paris has changed a little: People are a bit more suspicious, people take the subway less, for instance my friends [Read More]

Ban Ki-Moon comments on Charlie Hebdo Attack

Jan 8, 2015 News, Secretary General, United Nations , , , , , , 0 Comments

Photo by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire United Nations, January 07 2015 – The Secretary-General of the United Nations said the attack on Parisian magazine Charlie Hebdo was a “direct assault on a cornerstone of democracy, on the media and freedom of expression.” Speaking at the United Nations Correspondents Association in New York today, Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon said the attack was a “horrendous, unjustifiable and cold-blooded crime.” “It was a horrendous, unjustifiable and cold-blooded crime. It was also a direct assault on a cornerstone of democracy, on the media and freedom of expression. I extend my deepest condolences to the families of [Read More]

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