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No details yet: Security forces surround Eiffel Tower after terrorist threat

The Eiffel Tower, France’s top tourist draw, was evacuated on Sunday and the area ringed by security forces. A police source said the action followed a threat delivered over the telephone but did not give any details. Evacuations have been staged regularly at the Paris landmark, usually after bomb threats.…

Eiffel Tower evacuated after terrorism threat called into police

Visitors to the Eiffel Tower have been evacuated from Paris’s iconic monument, following an anonymous phone call announcing an attack Saturday night, a police source told AFP. About 1,400 people were evacuated and a security perimeter has been set up around the monument, the source said. The call came from…

Lights go off for Earth Hour

The Eiffel Tower, the Acropolis and the Sydney Opera House were plunged into darkness on Saturday for the annual Earth Hour campaign, leading a global effort to raise awareness about climate change. In a twist to this year’s Earth Hour, Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers will observe from the International Space…

Earth Hour to be watched over from space as the lights go out

The event will have a live commentary from space as landmarks from the Eiffel Tower to the Sydney Opera House switch off their lights Earth Hour, the environmentally symbolic annual switch off of lights for one hour this Saturday night, is to extend into space this year, with the International…

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