#Strasbourg, #France Security Alert: Massive Manhunt: Police operations continue to locate the subject responsible for the incident on Tuesday evening: Movement within several areas of the city remains restricted and authorities request that the public remain sheltered in place as search for gunman is still underway after authorities confirmed that he was known as 29-year-old male born in Strasbourg, was on a French watch list called a “Fiche S” surveillance file #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.12: massive hunt is underway for a gunman who opened fire near a popular Christmas market in the center of the French city of Strasbourg Tuesday, killing three people and injuring 13 othersMore than 350 police gendarmes and soldiers supported by air units have been mobilised to find the suspect, who was already known to security services as a possible threat, police said #AceNewsDesk reports

Police motorcycles drives in the streets of Strasbourg, eastern France, after a shooting breakout, on December 11, 2018. - One person has been killed and ten people injured in a shooting today near a Christmas market in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, police said, adding that the suspected gunman was on the run. (Photo by Frederick FLORIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Speaking to French radio station Inter on Wednesday, the county’s Deputy Interior Minister, Laurent Nunez, said that authorities could not confirm that the suspect has “terrorist motivations.” Nunez added that while authorities have secured the border and set up a perimeter around Strasbourg, they are not sure if the suspect is still in France……….Nunez’s comments come after the Paris Prosecutor’s office confirmed to CNN that their anti-terror section was in charge of the investigation.

Strasbourg’s famed Christmas Market is one of the oldest in Europe and draws millions of visitors each year: The suspect entered the perimeter of the market by the city’s Corbeau Bridge, and began shooting at passers-by on the Rue des Orfèvres at 8 p.m. local time, when many were in the middle of their Christmas shopping. 

Anti-terror police descended on the market and attempted to apprehend the suspect, who exchanged fire with security forces on at least two occasions between 8:20 p.m. and 9 p.m: French media reported the gunman was injured in one of the exchanges. He is then believed to have jumped into a taxi and fled the scene…………The attack prompted France to raise its national security threat level to its highest “emergency terror attack” status, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said at a press conference……….Eight people were seriously wounded, Strasbourg police said on Wednesday, with five others suffering from minor injuries.

Police secure a street and the surrounding area after a shooting in Strasbourg.

Police secure a street and the surrounding area after a shooting in Strasbourg.

The suspected gunman, who was identified by CNN affiliate BFM as a 29-year-old male born in Strasbourg, was on a French watch list called a “Fiche S” surveillance file…………..The “Fiche S” is a French terror and radicalization watch list that includes thousands of people, some of whom are under active surveillance, meaning they are on law enforcement’s radar…………..The suspect was also “unfavourably known” by police authorities in France and Germany, Castaner told reporters on Wednesday, adding that he was known for non-terror related offences……………..French gendarmes had attempted to bring him in for questioning Tuesday morning before the attack but found he wasn’t home, a spokesperson for France’s National Police told CNN, without providing further details.

Issam Fares, who sells chestnuts at the Strasbourg Christmas market, told AFP he heard several shots and thought they were fireworks “or they’re attacking a store.” “I saw a lot of people running, scared, crying kids and all. Then I said, in my opinion it must be very, very serious, and then … I saw people crying and the crowd leaving,” he told AFP. “They said it was shooting right next door, so I ran away. I went to hide in a restaurant, not far from Gutenberg Street.”……………The injured were taken to a Strasbourg hospital.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted early Wednesday in solidarity with the French people. “Solidarity of the whole Nation for Strasbourg, our victims and their families,” he said.
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(LA SEYNE-SUR-MER, France.) JUST IN: At least 2 people wounded as woman carries out knife attack in southeast on Sunday after woman shouted Allah Akbar and assaults employee at a store according to BFM TV #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – June.18: A woman reportedly shouting “Allahu Akbar” has attacked and injured two people at a supermarket in La Seyne-sur-Mer, southeastern France: She was detained after assaulting an employee and a customer with a cutter knife at a store in the Var department on Sunday, BFM TV reports, citing a local prosecutor #AceNewsDesk reports

The woman shouted “Allahu Akbar” at the moment of the attack, according to an AFP reporter who spoke with witnesses: She could have a mental disorder, according to the prosecutor.

However, police have not ruled out the possibility that the woman had been radicalised.

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IRAN: ‘ Lawmakers Chanting “Death to America” Vote to Ban Access to Military sites, documents & scientists as part of Nuclear Deal ‘

#AceBreakingNews – IRAN:June.22: With some lawmakers chanting “Death to the America,” Iran’s parliament voted Sunday to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.

The bill, if approved into law, could complicate the ongoing talks in Vienna between Iran and the six-nation group (#P6+Iran) the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany — as they face a self-imposed June 30 deadline. The talks are focused on reaching a final accord that curbs Iran’s nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.

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AUSTRIA: #Bilderberg Conference forum of discussion, so why behind closed doors seems like #conspiracyforum ‘

#AceNewsReport – AUSTRIA:June.13: The #Bilderberg conference, which bills itself as a “forum for informal discussions” held by the world’s top brass, has drawn fire from protesters gathered near the Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol in Austria, accusing the attendees of corruption and elitism.

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‘ Bilderbergs meet behind closed doors ‘

After a rally on Friday, anti-Bilderberg activists re-emerged on Saturday afternoon to protest what many of them refer to as a gathering of criminals. Thousands of protesters are expected to assemble outside the hotel where the #Bilderberg group meeting is taking place.

“What we have seen is a very tight police cordon. It has been very difficult for many people to get to this area. Some journalists have been subject to rather humiliating police tactics,”RT’s Peter Oliver reported.

Austrian police officers stand guard at a street check point before the Bilderberg meetings at Interalpen Hotel in the Austrian village of Buchen, June 12, 2015. (Reuters / Leonhard Foeger)

Austrian police officers stand guard at a street check point before the #Bilderberg meetings at Interalpen Hotel in the Austrian village of Buchen, June 12, 2015. (Reuters / Leonhard Foeger)

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Some like it hot, but those gathered for the #Bilderberg meeting in Austria seem to prefer it “top secret.” According to the published agenda, a total of around 140 participants from 22 countries have confirmed their attendance this year, including German Defense Minister Ursula van der Leyen, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, UK Chancellor George Osborne and former President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, just to name a few. One of its past participants is the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss Kahn, accused of sexual assault by a New York hotel maid in 2011.

The key rule of participation is the so-called “Chatham House Rule”, which states that while attendees are free to use the information received, “neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor of any other participant may be revealed.”

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‘ TALES ALONG THE WAY SAYS THANK YOU CLAUDE MONET ‘

#AceFriendsNews – Featured Writers Post – Nov.14 – My friend Anne’s superb post of Monet. 

Thank You , Claude Monet!

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Claude Monet would be 174 years old today.  He was born in Paris, France and is, today, one of  the world’s most famous and popular artists.  His style and work lead to the name of an art movement, “Impressionism.”  Themes in  his prolific body of work  were capturing , light, reflection and natural form. This lead an art critic of his day to insult him with the name “Impressionist” .  The name stuck and an art movement born.

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Monet, like many artists during their lives, struggled with depression, poverty and illness. For the last 40 years of his life, he lived and painted at his beloved farmhouse in Giverny, France.  Below you see a model of the house, a quick shot of an incredible Gift Shop, and  the heavenly gardens that you have visited in art galleries or museums.

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Here is the garden. I chose this video because of the beauty and  calmness of the music and the  flowers.  You will see the original sites for many of Monet’s paintings.   a-visit-to-monet-paintings-culture-blog-benetton-1

Let me tell you a personal story. We were driving from Paris to visit the holy ground of Normandy.  As some of you may remember, my oldest brother was a paratrooper who jumped the night before D-Day,  the invasion, and later died of non-life threatening injuries.   I wanted so much to visit Giverny and of course it was not a priority of the architect.  But what a grand surprise when he detoured and we arrived for a half day visit.  It is a very popular day trip from Paris and there were a number of buses, too many for the parking lot,  with many were just parked along the small road.

I won’t try to describe the garden as the paintings and video are much clearer , but I did have a couple of memories about the house. From the little pop-up book model, you see the four main rooms.  I loved the casement windows that open  outwards and let the flowers, sun, and fragrances into the house which is set right in the middle of the garden!   I also remember the color yellow which is shown in the model.  I think these aspects of the house were to help him fight the never ending depression.  Another thing that struck me was that there were none of his paintings on the walls, not a one that I noticed, but there were lots of Japanese paintings of water color and lithographs.   Could this artist who is probably the most recognizable in the world today, have suffered with low self-esteem?     Amazing. . . . . and yes, for the shoppers. . . . the gift shop is so complete that it will take you at least an hour.  Never I have seen so many examples of an artist’s work for sale except at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona  where Frank Lloyd Wright lived and worked.

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FRANCE: ‘ RIOT POLICE CLASH WITH PROTESTERS AFTER DEATH OF ACTIVIST ‘

#AceNewsServices – FRANCE – November 02 – Riot police have clashed with protesters as crowds rallied against police brutality in several French cities after the death of an ecology protester, apparently caused by a police stun grenade.

Violent clashes in France after protester killed ‘by police grenade’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Violent clashes in France after protester killed ‘by police grenade’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Following the death of 21-year-old ecology protester Rémi Fraisse, rallies took place in Nantes, Toulouse, Lille, Bordeaux and Avignon on Saturday.

The Nantes and Toulouse demos turned violent, with masked and hooded protesters throwing projectiles and tearing down street signs. Security forces retaliated by firing tear gas and rubber bullets at the crowds.

Police clash with protesters on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)

Police clash with protesters on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)

At least nine people – including four police officers – were injured in the confrontations, and 34 arrested, according to the interior ministry. Demonstrators hurled acid-filled bottles and stones at security forces, wounding an officer, Henri-Michel Comet, the regional governor, told Reuters.

“These are groups who have come in search of violent altercations with the police,” Comet said on BFM Television.

Police officers spray tear gas on November 1, 2014 in Nantes (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)

Police officers spray tear gas on November 1, 2014 in Nantes (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)

Rémi Fraisse was killed while he was taking part in a protest over a dam project in the Testet wetlands, near the southwestern town of Lisle-sur-Tarn on October 26. After a tense standoff between security forces and protesters, he was discovered dead with a wound in his back. Fraisse’s death was the first during a protest in mainland France since 1986, AFP reported.

French President Francois Hollande has urged an investigation. The initial results announced on Tuesday by a state prosecutor showed that Fraisse had been killed by a so-called “stun grenade.This type of device is used by police to crack down on serious riots, and was previously considered non-lethal.

Protesters carry a gate on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)

Protesters carry a gate on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)

Protesters across France have demanded the resignation of the country’s interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, but he dismissed the calls.

French Premier Manuel Valls described the latest riots as “an insult to the memory of Remi Fraisse”and condemned any deliberate acts of violence.

Protesters stand as flaming objects hit the ground during clashes with police on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)

Protesters stand as flaming objects hit the ground during clashes with police on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)

Police officers face protesters on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)

Police officers face protesters on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)

Protesters throw stones on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)

Police officers face protesters on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)

Protesters throw stones on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France…………..

Police officers and gendarmes walks with their shields on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)

Police officers and gendarmes walks with their shields on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France (AFP Photo / Georges Gobet)

Police officers and gendarmes walks with their shields on November 1, 2014 in Nantes, western France ……. !

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‘ SIX CONSULATE’S RECEIVED PACKETS OF YELLOW POWDER BUT TEST FREE OF BIOLOGICAL AGENTS ‘

#AceNewsServices – October 27 – Hungary’s consulate in Istanbul received packets of an unidentified yellow powder on Monday, Reuters reported, citing the city governor’s office.

Similar envelopes sent to five Western consulates in Turkey’s largest city last week prompted security alerts.

Sixteen people from three of the missions of the US, Canada, France, Germany and Belgium were hospitalized as a precaution.

The package at the Hungarian consulate is believed to have been sent at the same time as the others but was not opened until Monday morning.

The yellow powder sent to a number of consulates in Istanbul showed no initial signs of a biological threat, Turkey’s health ministry said Monday.

“There was no sign of anthrax, plague, tularaemia, ricin or botulinum toxin or any other biological warfare substance,” the ministry said, as cited by Reuters.

Further tests are being carried out for other possible substances after the consulates of the US, Canada, France, Germany, Belgium and Hungary received suspicious packages containing powder.

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