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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  Villeurbanne Event:  French media is reporting that an attack by two men has resulted in one dead and eight injured near the Laurent Bonnevay metro station in Villeurbanne, a suburb of Lyon. The police have  suspects in custody and continue to search for others. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Seek secure shelter, if ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  French-Spanish border from  Hendaye  to  Biarritz  in France and areas in and around  Irun, Spain .    Event:  Large demonstrations by the “Gilets Jaunes” (yellow vests) and other political activist groups are expected in advance of and during the G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France on August 24-26.  Demonstrations could turn violent.  A large police presence is expected in the region ...
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Secretary Pompeo on U.S. Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO August 2, 2019 U.S. Withdrawal from the INF Treaty August 2, 2019 On February 2, 2019, the United States provided its six-month notice of withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty due to the Russian Federation’s continuing violation of the treaty. The U.S. withdrawal pursuant to Article XV of the ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

July 19, 2019 Location:  Paris, Marseille, and other major cities including, but not limited to Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, and Toulon. Event:  Large gatherings in Paris, Marseille, and other major cities in France are expected on Friday, July 19, 2019, following the Africa Cup of Nations final soccer match between Algeria and Senegal. The match begins at 9:00 ...
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Press Statement by Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo on the Occasion of France’s National Day

State Department JULY 14, 2019 Today, I congratulate France on the celebration of Bastille Day. France is one of our closest allies, with 230 years of friendship between our two nations. France’s support was instrumental in the success of the American Revolution, and those bonds hold strong to this day. Most recently, France hosted our ...
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