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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]

Merkel: “Germany shares your pain and your grief”

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After the Paris attacks of November 13, Europe is shocked by the brutality that struck the French capital. “We have just experienced one of the worst nights Europe has seen for a long time”, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a press statement Saturday. “We will fight by your side against those who have inflicted such inconceivable suffering on you.” The attacks started with suicide bombings outside the Stade de France, a football stadium in the outskirts of Paris where an international friendly between Germany and France took place Friday night. French President François Hollande was present at the football [Read More]

All Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Effective Immediately in Honor of Victims of Terror Attacks in Paris

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  New York, November 14 2014 – As a mark of respect for the scores of lives lost in the terror attacks in Paris, France, on Friday, November 13, 2015, all flags shall be flown at half-staff – effective immediately – by order of the Mayor of the City of New York, Bill de Blasio. This includes all flags – the American flag, the New York State and City flags, and the POW-MIA flag – on all City buildings as well as stationary flagstaffs throughout the five boroughs of the City of New York. An additional memo will follow concerning [Read More]

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