Deadly knife attacks at a church in France

October 29, 2020

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Several police are shown at the end of a street with the Notre Dame church in the distance and the sun setting.

Police work behind a restricted zone near the Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, after a knife attack took place, Oct. 29, 2020.


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A series of knife attacks on French citizens at the Notre Dame Basilica in the Mediterranean city of Nice on Thursday prompted the government to raise its security alert status to the maximum level. And, much of the chocolate that trick-or-treaters eat this weekend will have come from cocoa farms in West Africa that use child labor. Also, Japan's prime minister this week announced a goal of making the country carbon-neutral by 2050.

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French society confronts deadly religious tensions; France and Germany announce new lockdowns; China and US engage in crisis communication

Three people were killed in a knife attack in the southern French coastal city of Nice, France. And, France and Germany have both announced national lockdowns again, declaring that the coronavirus is out of control. Also, China’s Defense Ministry has said that Chinese and US military chiefs held video meetings this week about crisis communication.