Category Archives: France vis-à-vis

La chute de Barcelone

What you are about to read is no April Fool’s joke.

March 24, 2015, 148 people boarded Germanwings A320 in Barcelona, Spain. Forty minutes later, the co-pilot deliberately crashed the airplane in the French Alps, never reaching its destination in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Sunday, March 29th, Air Canada A320 had a “hard landing” and skidded off the runway when landing in Halifax, leaving more than 20 people injured and some of the 133 passengers terrified.

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Attentat à Paris

The cover of Jan 7, 2015 issue of <Charlie Hebdo>

January 7, 2015, this is my ninth day in France.

Ten journalists and two policemen were killed today in an gun attack in Paris. This morning at around 11 o’clock during an editorial board meeting, two gunmen entered Charlie Hebdo and fired gunshots. The gunmen are still at large.

Francois Hollande, the French president, has called it an terrorist attack. Officials from the United States, Britain, Germany and Spain gave speeches showing sympathy and concern over this issue.

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