ROAD TRANSPORT – CROSS BORDER LORRIES CHECKED BY POLICE

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keywords: road police, heavy goods transport, trucks, waste transport, road safety, france, belgium, germany, luxembourg. The controls of the Grand Ducal Police on road transport are increasing. It is now on the N31 and RN11 that the Road Police control trucks in border areas with France, Belgium and Germany. National Roar 31 (Nationalstrooss 31) connects Luxembourg to Longwy via Pétange, Dudelange, Esch-sur-Alzette and Differdange. National Road 11 (N11) connects Luxembourg to Echternach and the German border to Irrel and Bitburg. 49 offenses sanctioned in two days of road checks  …

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POLICE – CREDIT CARD BANK FRAUD IN ORGANISED GROUP

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keywords: credit card fraud, europol, grand-ducal police, luxembourg. On 4 February 2017, simultaneous ATM withdrawals in organised group in four countries (Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland) made it possible to divert several million euros. The Grand-Ducal Police and Europol are looking for people on these photos taken in Luxembourg who may have participated in the fraud. The origin of the fraud would be in the hacking of a computer of a bank in Central Africa. Any information on these persons has to be reported urgently to 4997-6125 or by e-mail to fmp@police.etat.lu….

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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – CYANOBACTERIA IN MOSELLE FRANCE

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keywords: ministry of health, cyanobacteria, blue-green bacteria, moselle, luxembourg. The Ministry of Health calls for vigilance after the discovery of a proliferation of cyanobacteria (blue-green bacteria) in the stagnant waters of the rivers of Moselle, France. Cyanobacteria can release toxins that can pose a risk to public health (skin irritations, headaches, nausea, gastroenteritis, cramps, paralysis, liver damage). The excessive presence of cyanobacteria is identifiable by the formation of colored carpets (greenish-blue coloration or pea mashed color). It comes from a high water temperature. It is recommended not to swim in…

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WOLF LUXEMBOURG – FRANCE AUTHORISES 40 WOLVES SLAUGHTER

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keywords: wolf, hunting ban, leudelange, garnich, france, luxembourg. While the arrival of the wolf in Luxembourg made a great noise and with it significant potential damage (the wolf would have decimated a sheep farm in Garnich), the new Minister of Ecological Transition and ecologist Nicolas Hulot and the Minister of the Agriculture and Food Stéphane Travert jointly authorize the slaughtering of 40 wolves per year as a result of the damage caused to the herds by their proliferation as a protected species. In Luxemburg, killing a wolf is prohibited by…

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POLICE – MOTORWAYS CLOSED TO TRUCKS TRAFFIC TOMORROW

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keywords: trucks, france, grand ducal police, luxembourg. In its role of prevention, the Grand Ducal Police remind that the trucks transit traffic to France is prohibited tomorrow July 14, 2017, date of the French national day. At the last German “Fronleichnam” (or “Corpus Christi”) on 15 June, non-compliance with traffic rules resulted in an 11-kilometer traffic jam at the border and a closed motorway lane. Failure to comply with these provisions may result in a fine of € 250 for the offender. The Grand-Ducal Police will react to this situation by…

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FRANCE – JUSTICE MINISTER LEAVES GOVERNMENT

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After the announcement of the resignation by press release of the French Minister of Defense yesterday, it is in person on television that the Minister of Justice François Bayrou announces on Wednesday he is leaving the government. President of the MoDem, the same political party to which the former Minister of Defense belongs, François Bayrou is impacted by the investigation on the supposed employment of parliamentary attaché paid by the parliament who would have worked for the party and not for parliamentarians . Following this announcement, Marielle de Sarnez, Minister…

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FRANCE – DEFENSE MINISTER LEAVES GOVERNMENT

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keywords: defense minister, president macron, france. In a press release French Defense Minister Sylvie Goulard announces Tuesday morning her resignation from the government due to an ongoing justice investigation into the employment of his parliamentary attaché paid to be his assistant and who would possibly have worked for her political party, the MoDem. Share this page with:

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FRANCE – SHOTS FIRED AT NOTRE DAME DE PARIS CATHEDRAL

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keywords: cathedral notre dame de paris, terrorism, police, france. Gunfire was heard this afternoon near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, in the heart of the French capital. A man allegedly attacked a Policeman in the forecourt of the Cathedral with a hammer, the Policeman opened fire on the perpetrator who did not die. Panic scenes seen on the forecourt. 4:45 The Prefecture of Police locks down the neighborhood. The police evacuate the square. 4:50 The assailant is wounded by bullets (still alive). 5:00 900 visitors are inside the Cathedral and…

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CATTENOM – FIREFIGHTERS INTERVENTION AFTER SMOKE ALERT

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keywords: cattenom, nuclear power station, firemen, france. EDF, which operates the Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant, communicates this morning on the intervention of French firefighters and the absence of any risk on the safety of the installation: “On Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 9:00 am, a fire alarm was detected in the Nuclear Auxiliary building of production unit No. 2, currently in operation. EDF teams immediately went to the site to carry out the first gestures And confirmed the release of smoke, the firefighters were called in accordance with our procedures….

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FRANCE – FESSENHEIM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SOON CLOSED

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keywords: nuclear power plant, edf, france, president macron, minister Hulot. The closure of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant was an election campaign engagement of the future President Hollande in 2012. But its closure did not finally take place during its 5-year mandate. The new President Macron takes over this commitment on his own account. In a televised interview, the new Minister in charge of Ecologigal Transition Nicolas Hulot confirmed the closure of the nuclear plant, the oldest in France. The Minister nevertheless insisted on taking into account the human element, the…

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CYBER ATTACKS – MAIN PRESS WEBSITES IN FRANCE UNAVAILABLE

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keywords: cyber attack, ddos, cyber-security, press, france. After the massive attacks on the Luxembourg State servers, several French press websites such as Le Monde, Le Figaro, Sud Ouest, 20 Minutes, L’Obs were unavailable for about an hour on Wednesday afternoon. The cause is an IT attack, not to these titles directly, but to their IT provider. The situation was back to normal at 17:40. Cedexis company is the provider (a sort of web control tower that routes traffic based on network overload) that suffered a large DDOS attack. The main French media sites are…

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EXPATRIATES – THE FRENCH IN LUXEMBOURG VOTE MACRON AT 89.56%

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keywords: france, presidential election, luxembourg. The French established in Luxembourg voted 89.56% for Emmanuel Macron according to the final results of the vote of French from abroad. The French were called on Sunday, May 07, 2017 to vote for the second round of the presidential election. It is Emmanuel Macron who is elected President of the French Republic for the next 5 years. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – HIGH SECURITY FOR THE FRENCH VOTERS

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keywords: french election, security, security agents, terrorism, luxembourg. This Sunday, April 23, 2017 is the day of the first round of the French presidential election. And the French living in Luxembourg are also called to the polls to elect the next President of the Republic who will lead the country for the next 5 years. After the recent events on the Champs-Elysées in Paris clear instructions were given by the Ministry of the Interior to strengthen the security of the polling stations in France. There is no exception for the…

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COMMUTERS – FRANCE SNCF ON STRIKE FROM FRIDAY TO TUESDAY

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keywords: sncf, strike, commuters, luxembourg. The CFDT calls SNCF railway workers and controllers to a national strike from Friday, April 14 at 4 pm to Tuesday, April 18 at 8 am. The disturbances announced by the SNCF are minimal: the TGV traffic must be normal, that of the TER must be normal to 90%. Of course the reality may be different from SNCF estimates. And the disruptions can begin on Thursday evening (today) and continue part of the day Tuesday before a return to normal on the entire French network….

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COMMUTERS – 19:50 TRAIN TRAFIC TO FRANCE BACK TO NORMAL

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17:30 Following an aout of order train in Bettembourg on SNCF network, trains between Thionville and Bettembourg are delayed. 17:50 Trafic between Luxembourg and Thionville stopped. 18:00 The CFL invite to take 18:15 bus departing from Luxembourg train station. 18:40 Trafic to France starts. 19:50 Trafic to France back to normal. Share this page with:

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FRANCE – FESSENHEIM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT CLOSURE POSTPONED

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keywords: nuclear power plant, edf, france, president hollande. The Board of Directors of EDF voted today to postpone the closure of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant, the oldest in France. The closure of Fessenheim was one of the commitments of President Hollande during the 2012 election campaign and will therefore not take place during his term. The Nuclear Safety Authority, an independent authority responsible for controlling nuclear installations in France, has on several occasions confirmed the good condition of the power station, built in Alsace 1.5 km from the border with…

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FRANCE – SECURITY INCREASED IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTS AFTER RUSSIA

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keywords: security, attack, terrorism, train, bus, metro, france. After the Saint-Petersburg metro attacked today the French Minister of the Interior announced a security increase in public transports in Paris area from now forward. France is continuously targeted by terrorists. On 18 march 2017 an attack in Paris Orly Airport shocked all the country. Share this page with:

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FRANCE – EVACUATION DE L’AEROPORT DE PARIS-ORLY APRES ATTAQUE D’UN SOLDAT EN PATROUILLE – L’ATTAQUANT ABATTU

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mots-clés: paris, attaque, terrorisme, forces de sécurité, équipe de déminage.   06:50 Un contrôle d’identité du suspect sur une route au nord de Paris tourne mal, le suspect ouvre le feu sur les policiers avec un pistolet à grenailles et réussit à s’échapper. 08:30 Le suspect attaque une soldate de l’opération “sentinelle” patrouillant dans le hall de l’aéroport d’Orly Sud, réussissant à lui prendre son arme et la menaçant avec, abattu par les collègues de la soldate. 09:00 L’aéroport d’Orly est fermé et 3000 personnes évacuées. 09:30 Le trafic aérien est…

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FRANCE – PARIS-ORLY AIRPORT EVACUATED FOLLOWING SOLDIER ATTACKED – TERRORIST SHOT DEAD

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keywords: paris, attacks, terrorism, security forces, bomb squad. Local time. 06:50 The suspect identity check in north Paris street went wrong and he opened fire on a policeman and then escaped. 08:30 The suspect attacks on-duty soldier (female) to take gun without succeeding at Paris-Orly airport, put out of harm’s condition, shot dead by soldiers. 09:00 The airport is closed and 3,000 people evacuated. 09:30 The air traffic is stopped on both terminals. 11:00 The deminors/bomb squad finish their intervention, no explosives found. 11:20 French Interior Minister statement : “The individual is known to…

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FRANCE – FUSILLADE DANS UN LYCEE DE GRASSE – DEUX BLESSES – MOTIVATION TERRORISTE EN QUESTION

mots-clés: france, grasse, lycée, attentat, terrorisme, fusillade.   Après la lettre piégée ayant explosé ce matin lors de son ouverture au bureau parisien du FMI, c’est une fusillade dans un lycée de Grasse (sud de la France) qui fait deux blessés légers selon le proviseur. Selon le Ministère de l’Intérieur français la motivation terroriste ne fait pas de doutes. Après 15:00 les motivations terroristes ne sont plus certaines. La Police a procédé à l’interpellation d’une personne de 17 ans portant un fusil, 2 armes de poing et des grenades. Une…

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FRANCE – 1 BLESSE APRES EXPLOSION ENVELOPPE PIEGEE BUREAU FMI PARIS

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According to French Police an enveloppe exploded after being open at IMF office in Paris, France. The IMF building didn’t get damaged. French law enforcement action is still underway. This explosion comes after many terrorists threats in Germany last week and yesterday when explosives were discovered at the Finance Ministry. More to come – Stay tuned. Share this page with:

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