January 17, 2021

Paris ‘gas explosion’ kills three in city centre

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From BBC Two firefighters and a Spanish woman have been killed after a huge blast at a bakery in France’s capital, Paris. The emergency services were responding to a gas leak when “a dramatic explosion” occurred, said Interior Minister Christophe Castaner. Forty-seven people were injured, 10 seriously, in the blast on rue de Trévise at […]

Boy, 12, dies after falling from cliff in French ski resort of Avoriaz

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From BBC A 12-year-old boy has died after falling off a cliff near the ski resort of Avoriaz in the French Alps. The boy and his 10-year-old brother, who were on a skiing holiday, went down a mountain and strayed off-piste for an unknown reason on Saturday. They appear to have got lost, removed their […]

100 investigators raided Google’s Paris HQ at 5am in search of evidence of €1.6 billion in unpaid taxes

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Reuters From Business Insider PARIS (Reuters) – French investigators raided Google’s Paris headquarters on Tuesday  (24) as part of a probe over tax payments, a source close to the finance ministry told Reuters. Investigators have been probing Google’s offices in central Paris since 0500 am (0300 GMT), said the source, who declined to be named. […]