Tag: Paris

Trump speaks with Bach to express support for LA Olympic bid

President-elect Donald Trump has spoken by phone with the head of the International Olympic Committee to voice his support for Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2024 Games. The Los Angeles bid committee says on Twitter that Trump spoke with IOC President Thomas Bach "to express his strong support" for the Olympics and for the city’s "plans to host a great Games." Los Angeles, which is competing against Paris and Budapest, Hungary, is seeking to bring the Summer Olympics back to the U.S. for the first time since Atlanta hosted the 1996 Games. The IOC will select the host...

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Tour de France to continue as planned after attack in Nice

LA CAVERNE DU PONT-D’ARC, France (AP) — The Tour de France rode on as planned Friday, with thousands of fans lining the roads and amid reinforced security a day after the deadly attack in Nice. France was reeling again after a large truck mowed through a crowd of revelers gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display in the Riviera city of Nice, killing at least 84 people on Thursday night. The attack, on France’s national holiday, followed attacks last November in Paris that killed 130. But the carnage did not deter fans from showing up in numbers at the...

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Worldwide Search Continues for Paris Terror Attackers

The hunt is on for 26-year-old Salah Abdeslam, one of the suspected terrorists in Friday’s attack in Paris. Salah’s brother, Ibrahim, also involved, blew himself up in one of the attacks that left 129 people dead. Their family members now speaking out, saying they had no idea the two had become radicalized. “My brother, who has participated in this terrorist attack, was probably psychologically ready to commit such an act.” The worldwide search for Salah Abdeslam continues as coalition fighters intensify airstrikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. French President Francois Hollande announcing to the world, France will not...

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120 Believed to be Dead in Paris Attacks

As many as 120 people are believed dead after a massive and coordinated series of terrorist attacks in Paris. French President François Hollande says this is the deadliest attack in Paris since WWII. Here is what we know so far: police and medical crews responded to an explosion near a restaurant in Paris. As they responded, another explosion took place outside stadium during a soccer match between France and Germany. Take a listen… France’s President François Hollande was at the match and evacuated. Tonight he has declared a state of emergency and closing all borders. A separate incident happened...

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5 cities are competing for 2024 Summer Olympics

LONDON (AP) — The race is on for the 2024 Olympics: A five-city contest pitting four European bids against a two-time host from the United States. The International Olympic Committee announced the official field of candidates Wednesday, and there were no surprises as the previously declared bidders were all on the list – Budapest, Hungary; Hamburg, Germany; Los Angeles; Paris; and Rome. "We are welcoming five outstanding and highly qualified candidate cities," IOC President Thomas Bach said. The lineup features three capital cities (Budapest, Paris, and Rome), three previous Olympic hosts (Paris, Rome, and Los Angeles) and one first-time...

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