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TIME MAGAZINE – France’s Terror Crackdown Hurts Civil Liberties, Amnesty Finds

By |February 3rd, 2016|

Human rights groups say country's state of emergency is being abused by police and officials By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS The national state of emergency in France declared hours after ten gunmen killed 130 people in Paris has led to thousands of warrantless house searches and hundreds of curfew orders, wreaking havoc on the [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Europe to U.S. on Iran: You Snooze, You Lose

By |January 29th, 2016|

Europeans rush in where Americans fear to tread By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani whizzed around Rome and Paris this week with dozens of Iranian CEOs in tow, signing deals worth billions of dollars to export oil, overhaul his country’s airline fleet, manufacture cars, and more. On Thursday, Rouhani received a [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Belgium Races To Plug Its Holes In The War Against Terror

By |January 28th, 2016|

By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS  A cell phone chimed in Brussels’ heavily Muslim district of Molenbeek after midnight on Nov. 14, as much of the world watched the carnage in Paris, where dozens lay dead in Europe’s worst terrorist attack in years. “Come get me,” read the frantic text message from Salah Abdeslam to [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Paris Warily Marks a Year of Violence

By |January 11th, 2016|

By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS  A year after Paris’s spate of terror attacks began with the Charlie Hebdo massacre, French officials have held a series of ceremonies for the victims, both from those attacks last January, and from the far deadlier rampage on Nov. 13 on Parisian cafés, a concert hall, and the city’s biggest [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Obama Doesn’t Need Congress to Tackle Climate Change: U.S. Energy Secretary

By |December 10th, 2015|

Ernest Moniz says COP 21 is already a “substantial success.” By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS At the tail end of the U.N.’s mammoth climate-change negotiations outside Paris, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told Fortune the 11-day talks had already produced “substantial success” and that the conference known as COP 21 would prove a turning [...]

FORTUNE MAGAZINE – Obama Woos Climate Activists But ‘Once Bitten, Twice Shy’

By |December 1st, 2015|

Momentum Is Building But Paris Delegates Doubt U.S. Resolve By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS  During his 4o-hour stay in Paris, President Obama delivered impassioned pleas for the world’s leaders to cut down on greenhouse gases and stave off disastrous global warming of the planet. As head of the world’s biggest economy, Obama’s voice booms [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – The Hardest Question: Explaining the Paris Attacks to My Child

By |November 15th, 2015|

By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS How to explain the inexplicable? “Mama, were kids killed?” The question came two days after the devastating terror attacks in Paris killed 129 people, when I finally sat down to dinner with one Paris resident I had seen almost nothing of since Friday’s assault: my own 9-year-old son. Having [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – A Sister Rushes to Paris After Attacks Only to Find Out: ‘I Just Lost a Part of Myself’

By |November 14th, 2015|

One woman's frantic search for her sister By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS Slender and dark-haired, Aurélie de Peretti loved music, played the guitar and piano, and reveled living near the beach in her hometown of Saint Tropez in the South of France, where she worked at a beach resort during the summers. And when [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – Paris Terror Probes Focus on International Connections as Details About Attackers Emerge

By |November 14th, 2015|

Police found a Syrian passport on one attacker, and evidence that some came via Belgium By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS As Paris reeled from the worst terror attacks since World War II, French officials said Saturday that at least one of the seven assailants—now all dead—had a Syrian passport in his possession, and that [...]

TIME MAGAZINE – France in State of Emergency as Terrorist Attacks in Paris Kill at Least 128

By |November 13th, 2015|

The French prosecutor's office says eight extremists are dead, seven of them in suicide bombings By Vivienne Walt ~ PARIS In what appears to be the deadliest terror attacks in France in many decades, at least 128 people were feared killed in Paris on Friday night as a series of deadly attacks was staged [...]