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Paris protesters, police clash around Champs-Elysees after parade

Jul 14, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Officers attempt to disperse dozens of protesters, who chanted anti-government slogans, knocked down security barriers erected for the parade, and set fire to refuse bins

Military vehicles to roll through Washington in parade

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:53 AM

The idea for a parade appears to have been rekindled when the president visited Paris for Bastille Day in July and made no secret of his awe for the pomp and ceremony of the occasion

MILITARY. Members of the U.S. military march down Pennsylvania Ave. during an inaugural parade rehearsal on January 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Pomp and mourning as Macron, Trump mark France's Bastille Day

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:09 PM

Macron invites Trump to be his guest of honor at the pomp filled military parade down the Champs Elysees which the two men watched with their wives

BASTILLE DAY. US President Donald Trump (C), flanked by (from L) French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, US First Lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2017. Photo by Joel Saget/AFP

Trump accepts Macron invite to July 14 parade – France

Jun 28, 2017 - 11:54 PM

Trump will attend the traditional military parade on the Champs Elysees avenue where US soldiers will march alongside French troops to commemorate the centenary of America joining World War I Macron s office says

MACRON AND TRUMP. The two leaders, both neophytes, are set to meet once again in July. File photos from Mandel Ngan and Eric Feferberg/AFP

Hollande to honor Nice attack victims 3 months on

Oct 15, 2016 - 1:16 PM

The homage to the dead as well as more than 400 injured in the July 14 attack has been postponed until a day after the 3 month anniversary because of storms in the region

TRIBUTE. French President Francois Hollande will take part on October 14, 2016 in a national tribute to victims in Nice, three months after the Bastille Day truck attack. File photo by Eric Gaillard/AFP

Pope urges 'sincere dialogue' as he meets Nice attack victims

Sep 24, 2016 - 11:00 AM

UPDATED The pope who this week denounced violence in the name of religion meets with 180 people who were wounded or left traumatized or bereaved by the July 14 Bastille Day attack which claimed 86 lives

DEADLY ATTACK. Soldiers, police officers and firefighters walk near dead bodies covered with a blue sheets on the Promenade des Anglais seafront in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. File photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Killer and suspected accomplices in Nice: What we know

Jul 22, 2016 - 9:45 AM

Here is what we know so far about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel and his alleged accomplices

DEADLY ATTACK. Police secure the area where a truck drove into a crowd during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, July 15, 2016. File photo by Andreas Gebert/EPA

France truck attack was planned for months, with accomplices

Jul 22, 2016 - 8:30 AM

The revelations come as government continues to be plagued by questions over possible security failings prompting authorities to launch an investigation into potential oversights

SILENCE. In this file photo, French soldiers patrol in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral during a minute of silence held for the victims of the recent attack in Nice. File photo by Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

5 detained over Nice attack to face judge

Jul 21, 2016 - 3:48 PM

The government is scrambling to reassure a jittery population after the country s third major attack in 18 months killed 84 people out celebrating Bastille Day

A banner reading 'Solidarite avec Nice' (Solidarity with Nice) is displayed on a bridge, six days after deadly attack of the Bastille day at the Promenade des Anglais in the French riviera city of Nice, during the 184,5 km seventeenth stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 20, 2016 between Berne and Finhaut-Emosson. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

France National Assembly votes to extend state of emergency

Jul 20, 2016 - 9:17 AM

UPDATED It is the fourth time that parliament has proposed prolonging the state of emergency and the move now needs to be approved by the Senate

A picture taken on July 15, 2016 shows the French National Assembly illuminated with the colors of the French National flag in tribute for the victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice in Paris. Matthieu Alexandre/AFP

France to fall silent for Nice victims as politicians bicker

Jul 18, 2016 - 3:52 PM

While previous attacks saw grand displays of national unity any semblance of cohesion quickly unravelled after the Nice massacre

TRIBUTES. This photo taken on July 16, 2016 in Nice shows a make-shift memorial for victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack. Valery Hache/AFP

Attacker staked out Nice site, accomplice suspected

Jul 17, 2016 - 10:05 PM

3rd UPDATE Seven people are now being held over the carnage

epa05429146 A slow shutter-speed picture taken 16 July 2016 shows two young women as they hold each other in tears near the site of a casualty, flags flying half-mast in the background, on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. According to reports at least 84 people died and many were injured after a truck drove into the crowd on the famous promenade during celebrations of Bastille Day in Nice, late 14 July. EPA/IAN LANGSDON (ALTERNATIVE IMAGE REPEAT)

5 children still critical after France truck attack

Jul 17, 2016 - 1:03 AM

The French health ministry reports that a total of 121 injured people remained in hospital

The Fondation Lenval paediatric hospital in Nice, where 5 children are still fighting for their lives, two days after the truck attack in Nice. Boris Horvat/AFP

ISIS claim of attack in Nice 'vague' – analysts

Jul 17, 2016 - 12:37 AM

The claim does not allow us to know if the attack was commanded or only inspired by ISIS calls to hit France says one analyst

STATE OF EMERGENCY. Wounded people are evacuated by emergency teams from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, July 14, 2016. Olivier Anrigo/EPA

Truck attacker 'radicalized very quickly' – French interior minister

Jul 16, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Bernard Cazeneuve says the massacre in Nice France was a new type of attack which showed the extreme difficulty of the fight against terrorism

INVESTIGATION. Forensics officers and policemen look for evidences in a truck on the Promenade des Anglais seafront in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, after it drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

ISIS claims Nice massacre as France defends security

Jul 16, 2016 - 5:00 PM

UPDATED Police say they have arrested 4 more people linked to suspect Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel as well as his estranged wife

TERRORIST ATTACK. Police officers stand guard near the truck after it crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, July 14, 2016. Photo by Franck Fernandes/EPA

France mourns 84 dead in truck attack, motives probed

Jul 16, 2016 - 3:11 PM

France begins a period of national mourning for the 84 people killed in the attack as investigators try to establish if the attacker was motivated by radical Islam

This photo taken on July 15, 2016 in Nice, shows a French flag at a make-shift memorial for victims of the deadly Bastille Day attack. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

France mourns 84 dead in truck attack in Nice

Jul 16, 2016 - 10:40 AM

President Francois Hollande says the country would observe 3 days of mourning as he warns the death toll could rise further with more than 50 people fighting for their lives

MOURNING. People gather in front of the memorial set on the 'Promenade des Anglais' where the truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations, in Nice, France, July 15, 2016. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

Tunisian 'terrorist' kills 84 in Nice truck attack

Jul 16, 2016 - 12:25 AM

UPDATED Anti terrorism prosecutor Francois Molins says Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel is completely unknown to the intelligence services but that the assault is exactly in line with calls from jihadist groups to kill

TRUCK ATTACK. Police officers and rescue workers stand near a van that ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 14, 2016. Photo by Valery Hache/

Stars react, offer prayers for Nice Bastille Day attack

Jul 15, 2016 - 7:50 PM

Mia Farrow Simon Cowell Justin Timberlake and more express grief after the Nice France attack while Rihanna cancels her Nice concert

PRAYERS. Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, and Sophia Bush are some of the popular personalities who reacted on social media to the Nice Bastille Day attack. Photos by Justin Lane/Nina Prommer/Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

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Jul 15, 2016 - 12:34 PM

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After Nice attack, Google makes calls to France free

Jul 15, 2016 - 11:30 AM

To help people check on their loved ones Google is making calls to France from Google Hangouts Google Voice and Project Fi free from anywhere in the world those services are supported

UN condemns attack in Nice; world leaders offer support

Jul 15, 2016 - 11:24 AM

4th UPDATE The attack is the 3rd major strike against France in less than 18 months

'TERRORIST' ATTACK. People react in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

France to extend state of emergency by 3 months following Nice attack

Jul 15, 2016 - 10:51 AM

France will mobilize 10 000 soldiers French President Francois Hollande says

STATE OF EMERGENCY. Wounded people are evacuated by emergency teams from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, July 14, 2016. Photo by Olivier Anrigo/EPA

#PrayForNice: Netizens mourn deaths in France truck 'attack'

Jul 15, 2016 - 9:08 AM

What is happening in the world? Netizens express shock and grief at the latest attack to hit France – this time during Bastille Day celebrations in the French Riviera city of Nice

GRIEF. People react in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Attack in Nice: What we know so far

Jul 15, 2016 - 9:08 AM

5th UPDATE Here is what we know about the attack in Nice France during Bastille Day

DEADLY ATTACK. Soldiers, police officers and firefighters walk near dead bodies covered with a blue sheets on the Promenade des Anglais seafront in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 15, 2016, after a van drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Obama condemns 'what appears to be horrific terrorist attack' in Nice

Jul 15, 2016 - 8:55 AM

UPDATED US President Barack Obama offers assistance to France to help investigate the attack which left at least 80 people dead and bring those responsible to justice

RESCUE. Police officers and rescue workers stand near a van that plowed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 14, 2016. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Screams, flying debris as truck plows into crowd in Nice

Jul 15, 2016 - 8:33 AM

3rd UPDATE Bodies lay covered in sheets on what is usually a bustling 7 kilometer strip curving along Nice s clear blue coast

BASTILLE DAY ATTACK. Wounded people are evacuated from the scene where a truck crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. Photo by Olivier Anrigo/EPA

At least 84 dead in 'terrorist' truck attack in Nice

Jul 15, 2016 - 7:29 AM

9th UPDATE Details begin to emerge about the driver identified as 31 year old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel who drove a truck through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice

ATTACK? Police officers stand guard near the truck after it crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, July 14, 2016. According to reports, at least 60 people died and hundreds were wounded after a truck drove into the crowd at the famous Promenade des Anglais during celebrations of Bastille Day. Photo by Franck Fernandes /EPA

Marion Cotillard given France's highest honor

Jul 15, 2016 - 12:09 AM

Marion is among the 650 names from politics culture sport and public life given the Legion d Honneur

epa05316485 French actress Marion Cotillard poses during the photocall for 'Juste la Fin du Monde' (It's Only the End of the World) at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 19 May 2016. The movie is presented in the Official Competition of the festival which runs from 11 to 22 May. EPA/SEBASTIEN NOGIER