France vows crackdown after New Year attack on police Jan 03, 2018 0 53 12345 afpParisThe French government vowed a crackdown on urban violence Tuesday after shocking video footage emerged of a policewoman being beaten on New Year's Eve.She was one of two officers attacked by a crowd of youths after police were called to a party in the Paris suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne, in an assault President Emmanuel Macron called"a cowardly and criminal lynching".A third officer was beaten up Monday while trying to inspect a stolen scooter inside a sprawling housing estate in the suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois.More than a thousand cars were burned across France on New Year's Eve, a ritual for youths living in deprived high-rise suburbs."This violent society cannot continue in the years to come. It must be stopped," Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told Europe 1 radio on Tuesday, calling the attacks against police"unacceptable".Officers had been called to clear a crowd of three or four hundred people attempting to see in 2018 at a warehouse party in Champigny-sur-Marne.They fired tear gas after"a group of particularly violent individuals laid into the police," local security chief Jean-Yves Oses said, with revellers beating and kicking two officers.Videos of the policewoman writhing on the floor as she is kicked by the crowd, as well as revellers flipping over a car, have gone viral on social media.Two people were detained on suspicion of vandalism, but no one has been arrested for attacking the police. Macron vowed that the culprits would be"found and punished".A total of 1,031 cars were torched across France as the country welcomed the New Year -- up from 935 a year ago -- while arrests rose from 456 to 510, according to the interior ministry. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES German far-right lawmaker faces police complaint over hate tweet Jan 03, 2018 0 404 German conservatives call for age tests of minors seeking asylum Jan 03, 2018 0 43 France to instal phones in prison cells in bold shift Jan 03, 2018 0 40 Moldovan court suspends president's powers over minister refusal Chisinau The Moldovan constitutional court temporarily suspended the powers of President Igor Dodon on Tuesday following his refusal to approve the appointment of several pro-Europe ministers. Dodon repeatedly .. Police probe Berlin knife attacker for Islamist motive Berlin Police said Tuesday they were unable to rule out an Islamist background after a"deranged" Syrian knifeman was arrested over an attack in one of Berlin's underground stations. Witnesses said the .. French President Macron to visit China next week Beijing French President Emmanuel Macron will visit China for 3 days starting Jan 8, the Chinese foreign ministry said Tuesday, after the young leader declared the need for a stronger Europe to"face China". This will be .. Monkeys killed in UK safari park blaze AFP London A British safari park's entire troop of 13 Patas monkeys was killed in a fire that ripped through their shelter on Tuesday. Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire, southern England, said staff were .. Bulgaria president vetoes anti-corruption law REUTERS SOFIA President Rumen Radev on Tuesday vetoed anti-graft legislation passed by Bulgaria's parliament, saying the bill failed to offer the means to effectively investigate corruption networks. Radev .. Britain wants financial services included in EU trade deal: Davis REUTERS LONDON Britain wants to include financial services in a trade deal with the European Union which covers a full sweep of economic areas, Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday. Davis said that any deal that ..