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French president pokes at Trump for leaving Paris accord

French president pokes at Trump for leaving Paris accord

Technology
French President Emmanuel Macron took a jibe at President Donald Trump on Sunday for his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Macron did not name Trump while speaking at the first meeting of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi. But while hailing the "solar mamas," a group of women trained as solar engineers, he said the women had continued their mission to promote solar energy even after "some countries decided just to leave the floor and leave the Paris agreement." Trump announced last June that the U.S. was withdrawing from the Paris accord, which aims to slow the rise in global temperature by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. At a separate weekend event in India, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also regretted Trump's decisio...
Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Real Madrid (2-5 on aggregate): Ronaldo eases pressure on Zidane

Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Real Madrid (2-5 on aggregate): Ronaldo eases pressure on Zidane

Sports
Holders Real Madrid eased into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-1 win at 10-man Paris St Germain.Cristiano Ronaldo's 12th goal in the competition and Casemiro's late strike ensured Zinedine Zidane's side progressed 5-2 on aggregate in the French capital on Tuesday evening.Leading 3-1 from the first leg, Real never looked in danger against the sedate hosts despite Edinson Cavani's fortunate second-half equaliser.Zidane's side put aside their LaLiga blues - they are 15 points behind arch rivals Barcelona - to reach the quarter-finals of the competition they won last June.Marco Verratti was sent off for PSG in the second half as their hopes of a maiden Champions League title ended.They are also likely to face UEFA punishment after the game was briefly halted at the start of the se...
Paris terror suspect: 'I am not afraid of you'

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

World
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

World
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

World
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