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‘No plan B’ for Paris opening ceremony after knife attack – sports minister

‘No plan B’ for Paris opening ceremony after knife attack – sports minister

There is no "plan B" for the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Summer Games, the French sports minister said, after a man armed with a knife and hammer killed a German tourist and left two people wounded near the Eiffel Tower. "We have no plan B, we have a plan in which there are several sub-plans with a certain number of adjustment variables," Amelie Oudea-Castera told France Inter radio. The 26-year-old suspect, a French national arrested after the attack, had pledged allegiance to Islamic State in a video recorded beforehand, anti-terrorism Prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said on Sunday. The attack occurred…
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Paris attack near Eiffel Tower leaves German tourist dead and two hurt

Paris attack near Eiffel Tower leaves German tourist dead and two hurt

A German tourist died and two other people, including a British citizen, were hurt after an attack by a man armed with a knife and hammer near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, in what President Emmanuel Macron described as "a terrorist attack". Police quickly arrested the 26-year-old man, a French national, after subduing him with a Taser stun gun, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin told reporters on Saturday. The suspect had in 2016 been sentenced to four years in prison for planning another attack, and had been on the French security services' watch list, the minister said, adding that he was…
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