Michele Alliot Marie

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French Pols Receive Death Threats—Along With Bullets

(Newser) - Seven French politicians, including President Nicolas Sarkozy, have received death threats accompanied by live ammunition, the Independent reports. The letters, which included 9mm rounds, were signed by an unknown group called Solidarity Earth. Though the name perhaps suggests an environmental group, and anti-terrorism officials are investigating, those in the know... More »

Cops Find 5 Bombs in Paris Dep't Store

Tip-off to news agency warns of explosives

(Newser) - French police found and disarmed five explosive devices this morning at one of Paris's biggest department stores, reports the BBC. The Printemps store, on one of the capital's best known shopping streets, was evacuated and cordoned off after a group calling itself the Afghan Revolutionary Front warned the AFP news... More »

Bomb Explodes in Paris Office, Kills 1

Target was Sarkozy's law firm's building

(Newser) - A bomb exploded in a Paris office building today, killing a secretary and seriously injuring at least one other person, Bloomberg reports. The parcel was addressed to the fourth floor, which houses the Shoah Foundation, a Holocaust research group. The building is also home to Nicolas Sarkozy’s former law... More »

Massive Paris Police Action Quells Riots

But amateur video contradicts cops' story about boys' death

(Newser) - The Paris suburb of Villiers-le-Bel was relatively calm last night as hundreds of police dressed in riot gear restored order and a helicopter with searchlights hovered over the town. France's interior minister visited the suburb late last night, where a few rioters burned cars but no mass action took place,... More »

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