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Paris Champs Elysees attack gunman named as Karim Cheurfi

The gunman killed after shooting dead a policeman on the Champs Elysees has been named by the Paris prosecutor as Karim Cheurfi, a convicted criminal. He used a Kalashnikov assault rifle to kill the police officer with two bullets to the head, François Molins told journalists in the French capital. A note defending so-called Islamic State was found near his body. Candidates in Sunday’s presidential election have been accused of exploiting the attack politically. Cheurfi had four criminal convictions, the prosecutor said. Friday is the last day of campaigning before ...

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Paris shooting: Gunman was 'focus of anti-terror' probe

Media playback is unsupported on your device The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name. Local media say the 39-year-old lived in the city’s suburbs, and had been seen as a potential Islamist radical. The gunman also wounded two police officers before he was killed by security forces on the Champs-Elysees. President François Hollande is to chair a security cabinet meeting, as France readies for Sunday’s presidential poll. Mr ...

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Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris gun battle

Media playback is unsupported on your device One policeman has been shot dead and two others wounded in central Paris, French police say, with their suspected attacker killed by security forces. The Champs Elysees, where the shooting occurred, was sealed off. Reports suggest a single gunman fired on a police patrol before trying to escape. It happened as presidential candidates made their last pitches in a TV appearance before Sunday’s election. An anti-terrorist investigation has been launched. “On the face of it, the officers were deliberately targeted,” interior ministry spokesman ...

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Why Big Oil wants Trump to stay in Paris climate deal

Mulvaney: We’re not spending money on climate change President Trump could deal the landmark Paris climate agreement a massive blow this week. The U.S. president is huddling with advisers on Tuesday to explore whether he should yank America from the international accord aimed at slowing global warming. But some powerful forces — with real skin in the game — are urging Trump not to abandon the 2015 Paris deal brokered among more than 175 nations. Surprisingly, it’s the big oil companies who are vocally supporting the climate agreement, joining others ...

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Police 'shoot man' at Paris Orly airport

Man shot by French police after trying to seize a weapon from officer at Paris Orly airport, officials say This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App then details on how to do so are available on this help page. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. Let’s block ads! ...

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Rodin marble masterpiece 'Andromeda' up for auction in Paris

French sculptor Auguste Rodin’s newly re-discovered marble masterpiece titled “Andromeda” will be up for sale in Paris in May, auction house, Artcurial, said on Friday. The auctioning of the sculpture is of particular importance as it has remained in the hands of the same family for roughly 130 years, according to the director of Artcurial’s impressionist and modern art department, Bruno Jaubert. Rodin, renowned the world over for works like his bronze “The Thinker” and “The Kiss” made from marble, gave his sculpture of the mythical woman Andromeda to a ...

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge head to Paris for two-day visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to travel to Paris later, on a two-day official visit. The royal couple will meet survivors of the Bataclan and Nice attacks. The trip comes just after Prince William faced a media backlash for missing a Commonwealth celebration to take a skiing holiday with friends. It will be the Duke’s first official visit to the French capital since his mother Princess Diana’s death, in 1997. He was 15 and his brother Prince Harry was 12 when she was killed in a car ...

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Luxury tycoon Arnault to revamp Paris museum

By Dominique Vidalon| PARIS French luxury goods tycoon Bernard Arnault is expanding his art museum empire with plans to renovate a disused public building near his Louis Vuitton Foundation on the outskirts of Paris. The Musee National des Arts et Traditions Populaires, built in 1972 but sitting vacant since 2005, is to be turned into a arts and crafts center in a 158 million euros ($ 167 million) revamp by architect Frank Gehry. Arnault, who controls luxury group LVMH, told a news conference alongside President Francois Hollande, Paris Mayor Anne ...

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Paris museum gets an Airbus A380 superjumbo

By Tim Hepher| PARIS France honored the A380 superjumbo with a place in its national aerospace museum on Tuesday, granting it equal status with the Boeing 747 even as questions pile up over the future of the industry’s biggest jets. The A380 test plane, the fourth to be built and the second to actually fly in 2005, flew to Le Bourget near Paris from Toulouse with 50 technicians who will spend months adapting it for public view. It is the first time Airbus has transferred one of its test planes ...

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