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Paris terror suspect: 'I am not afraid of you'

Paris terror suspect: 'I am not afraid of you'

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The last surviving suspect of the Paris terror attacks has told a court he is "not afraid" as he refused to speak at the first day of his trial.Saleh Abdeslam is accused of driving three of the suicide bombers to the Stade de France as part of the November 2015 attacks, and is understood to have intended to carry out an attack himself before changing his mind.Image:Abdeslam is standing trial in Brussels charged with attempted murderHe is standing trial in Brussels' Palais de Justice charged with attempted murder in a terrorist context following a shootout with police that led to his capture four months later in March 2016.He fled the gun battle, and a man who covered for his getaway was killed with a spray of automatic gunfire. Abdeslam's escape was short-lived as he was captured days late...
First trial linked to 2015 Paris attacks begins

First trial linked to 2015 Paris attacks begins

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Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The first trial related to the November 2015 Paris terror attack began Wednesday for a man accused of harboring two militants who alleged carried out the shootings.Jawad Bendaoud appeared in a Paris criminal court for the first day of a trial that's expected to last three weeks. He was charged with providing shelter to Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Chakib Akrouh by renting them an apartment in Saint-Denis.Abaaoud was a senior Islamic State militant suspected of coordinating the Paris attacks, in which 130 victims and seven militants died.Dubbed the "landlord of Daesh," by the French media using an alternative name for the Islamic State, Bendaoud, 31, said he didn't realize the two men were involved in the attack when he offered them the place to stay.Five days after the Nov. 13, ...
Millions in gems stolen in gun raid at Paris Ritz

Millions in gems stolen in gun raid at Paris Ritz

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Armed robbers have raided the Ritz Hotel in Paris and stolen jewellery thought to be worth millions of euros.The axe-wielding thieves made off with the jewels after smashing the windows of the world-famous hotel in the French capital, police said.The stolen items are worth "several million euros", a police source added.TV station BFM said the jewels were worth €4.7m (£4.16m).Three suspects have been detained and two others are on the run, the source said.A witness told Sky News they heard "at least 10 rounds of gunfire".Video:Aftermath of Paris robbery Nik said: "My parents and I were sitting at the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz for a drink and we were about to leave when we heard shouting from the bartenders to get down."One man wearing a ski mask ran right from the bar door to the front righ
First CO2 rise in four years puts pressure on Paris targets

First CO2 rise in four years puts pressure on Paris targets

Science
Global emissions of CO2 in 2017 are projected to rise for the first time in four years, dashing hopes that a peak might soon be reached. The main cause of the expected growth has been greater use of coal in China as its economy expanded. Researchers are uncertain if the rise in emissions is a one-off or the start of a new period of CO2 build-up.Scientists say that a global peak in CO2 before 2020 is needed to limit dangerous global warming this century.The Global Carbon Project has been analysing and reporting on the scale of emissions of CO2 since 2006. Carbon output has grown by about 3% per year in that period, but growth essentially declined or remained flat between 2014 and 2016.The latest figures indicate that in 2017, emissions of CO2 from all human activities grew by about 2% globa...
Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

Paris climate aim 'still achievable'

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The 2015 Paris agreement's ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C remains within reach, a study suggests. The study is one of several to address the "carbon budget", which - among other things - determines how much CO2 the planet can emit and still reach a given limit for global warming.It indicates the 2015 target, perceived by some as tough, could be met with very stringent emissions cuts.It used computer models that project climate behaviour into the future.What is climate change?What is in the Paris climate agreement?The aim of the Paris deal was "holding the increase in global average temperature to well below 2C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit temperature increase to 1.5C."But scientists admit they were taken by surprise by the ambition of the 1.5...