logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Eiffel Tower Reopens After Bomb Alert

About 1400 people, including tourists and staffs, were evacuated from France's most famous landmark - The Eiffel Tower on Saturday evening, after the local police received a bomb threat from an anonymous caller.

Police said an anonymous call had been received from a phone booth in a Paris suburb warning that explosives had been place around the tower.

The tower was reopened around two-and-a-half hours later after police searches failed to find any suspicious objects.

The anti-terrorism unit is investigating.

French authorities have stepped up counter-terrorism measures in recent weeks amid heightened concern about threats to France over its military campaign against al-Qaeda-linked fighters in Mali which began more than two months ago.

The 1,050ft tall iron lattice tower was built for the 1889 World's Fair, and soon turned into a prestige symbol of modern France.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Saudi Arabia is reportedly considering to list its state-run oil behemoth Saudi Aramco in New York Stock Exchange. According to a WSJ report, citing people familiar with the matter, Aramco prefers to float its shares on the NYSE, or in London or Toronto after discussion to list on an Asian stock exchange... Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton plc reported Tuesday a profit in its first half, compared to last year's hefty loss on sharply lower one charges. Underlying EBITDA, a key earnings metric, climbed 65 percent with higher production and prices. The company further lifted its dividend by 150 percent. Shares of HSBC Holdings Plc declined around 4 percent in Hong Kong trading after the Asia-focused lender reported wider net loss in its fourth quarter amid weak net interest income. Further, the company maintained its dividend, and said its Board plans a further $1.0 billion share buy-back, which is expected to complete in the first half of 2017.
comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT