Archive for: March 2016

French Authorities Thwart Suspected Terror Attack

At least four have been arrested as a French anti-terrorism police group arrested three men and a woman with ties to Islamic militants. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said their intelligence suggested one person with ties to violent actions in France. The person in question was one of the four individuals arrested during the morning along with people tied to the possible operation.

During the arrests, French authorities found an unused magazine of an automatic rifle, computer equipment and other devices. However, no other weapons have been found in the area.

According to Hollande, their intelligence suggests that the Islamic terrorist cells are looking for a target. However, they are present near and even inside France.

At least four have been arrested as a French anti-terrorism police group arrested three men and a woman with ties to Islamic militants. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said their intelligence suggested one person with ties to violent actions in France. The person in question was one of the four individuals arrested during the morning along with people tied to the possible operation.

During the arrests, French authorities found an unused magazine of an automatic rifle, computer equipment and other devices. However, no other weapons have been found in the area.

According to Hollande, their intelligence suggests that the Islamic terrorist cells are looking for a target. However, they are present near and even inside France.

London’s Environmental Groups Call For Next Mayor’s Environmental Decisions

As London Mayor Boris Johnson’s tenure approaches to a close, the UK’s best-known environmental groups the National Trust, RSPB, WWF and Greenpeace wish the next mayor’s decision making to involve enriching the green environment remaining in the United Kingdom. They also wish the next mayor to consider creating an environmentally healthier city for its residents.

As The Greener London Week approaches, the NGOS said that 20 policy suggestions to help improve London’s environment. The policies include phasing out all diesel black cabs and private taxis by 2020, the creation of an energy-efficiency loan scheme for London’s small businesses and the 10-fold increase delivery of London’s renewable energy grid.

Greenpeace UK Executive Director John Sauven said London has one of Europe’s highest air pollution levels.

“Any serious vision for a cleaner London must include a plan to swap these two records around,” he said in a statement. “From transport to energy, our dependence on dirty fossil fuels is holding London back. The capital has all the resources it needs to break free from it. It’s time for the next mayor to give this cutting edge city the cutting edge power and transport systems it deserves.”

Meanwhile, Matthew Spencer, director of environmental think tank Green Alliance, said London was at risk of becoming a victim of its own success. “London is a dynamic city, but if it’s to remain a healthy place to live and work it also has to become a greener city,” he said. “London is unusual in the UK in having most of the powers it needs to make itself greener without waiting for central government. We’ve suggested 20 practical ways the next mayor can use their power on behalf of London citizens seeking a more liveable city.”