President Donald Trump is using the French terrorist attack near a Christmas market in Strasbourg on Tuesday night in which three people were killed and more than a dozen wounded to push his border security plan. “Another very bad terror attack in France,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning. “We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security!” Trump has criticized European nations for permitting an inflow of immigrants that he claims have taken over Europe and led to terrorist attacks, according to the Washington Examiner. However, although the French police say the suspect in the Strasbourg terrorist attack is an Islamic extremist and has a criminal record, he was born in France, the Independent reported, thus making the connection to border security unclear in this case. About 15 minutes after sending the first tweet, Trump followed it up with another one concerning the border wall. … [Read more...] about Trump Cites Fatal French Terrorist Attack to Push His Border Plan
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John Wagner and James McAuley, The Washington Post Published 5:41 am PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump sought Wednesday to gain leverage from a deadly terrorist attack at a Christmas market in France in a battle with Democratic congressional leaders over funding of his long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. In a morning tweet, Trump referenced the incident in the eastern French city of Strasbourg as he made an appeal to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for votes on border security. "Another very bad terror attack in France," Trump wrote. "We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security!" Trump's tweet came less than 24 hours after an extraordinary Oval Office meeting with Schumer and Pelosi in which they publicly sparred over Trump's demand for $5 billion for the border wall that he made a … [Read more...] about Trump cites French terrorist attack in seeking funding for US-Mexico border wall
A SUSPECTED terrorist attack has occurred near the Strasbourg Christmas market. But where is Strasbourg, and what happened? Here's what we know so far... Where is Strasbourg? Strasbourg is a city in north-east France. It is the capital of the Grand Est region, and the formal seat of the European Parliament. It sits very close to the German border, and Strasbourg Christmas Market is reportedly one of the oldest in Europe. CommentJACOB REES-MOGG Theresa May must end this Carry On farce and quit as PM TOT DEATH OUTCRY Thousands demand harsher sentence for mum and lover who killed 24-day-old MRI PLAN Men at risk of prostate cancer to be spared surgery thanks to 'breakthrough' scan CRASH DEATH Heir to £800m fortune, 31, to face charges over death of girl, 9 NO JOKE Comedian cancels uni gig after students ban sexist, ageist and classist jokes ExclusivePERVY PEER CLAIMS Lib Dem lord, 82, resigns amid further allegations of sexual harassment What happened at the Strasbourg Christmas … [Read more...] about Where is Strasbourg? And was there a terrorist attack at the Christmas market?
TUNIS — Six members of Tunisia’s security forces were killed on Sunday in a "terrorist attack" near the border with Algeria, the interior ministry said, the country’s deadliest such incident in over two years. The Tunisia-based division of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) late on Sunday claimed responsibility for the assault. The attack comes as Tunisia is hoping for its best tourist season since a spate of jihadist attacks in 2015 sent visitor numbers plunging. A national guard border patrol in the Ain Sultan area of the Jenduba border province "was hit in a landmine ambush that killed six agents" at 11:45 am (1045 GMT), the ministry said in a statement. Ministry spokesman General Sufyan al-Zaq said the blast was a "terrorist attack" and that assailants had "opened fire on security forces" after the mine exploded. "Combing operations" were under way, said Zaq, who had earlier said that eight guards were killed in the attack. AQIM said in a statement its … [Read more...] about ’Terrorist attack’ kills 6 Tunisia security forces
Tehran was accused of hypocrisy by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after a foiled Iran-led terrorist attack on an Iranian opposition group in France. An Austria-based Iranian diplomat is being held in Germany, one of four people arrested on suspicion of plotting to bomb a meeting of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).It is not clear whether the Israeli leader was hinting that the Jewish state was responsible for foiling the terror attack on French soil. “Against those who threaten to destroy Israel, we are taking strong action to ensure the future of Israel,” Mr. Netanyahu said during an address at the Underground Prisoners Museum in Acre. “Even when we are the few against the many and when it is necessary to stand against the entire world we do this here, in our region; we do it in the international arena, we break down wall after wall, and sometimes it is necessary to break down walls of hypocrisy,” the prime minister continued. … [Read more...] about Netanyahu: ‘Iran Planned a Terrorist Attack on French Soil’