Hotel in Tunisia beach attack is Spanish-owned
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has confirmed that one of the two beachside hotels where tourists were shot in Tunisia, killing at least 27 people, is owned by a Spanish company.
Rajoy said from Brussels that the attacks Friday in Tunisia and in France were both acts of terror but did not provide more details.
Tunisian officials identified the hotel Rajoy referred to as the Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba in the Port El Kantaoui neighborhood of Sousse. It is owned by Spain's RIU Hotels & Resorts, which has more than 100 hotels in 19 countries.
The company's media office said RIU's board of directors was holding an emergency meeting following the attack.
The media office had no immediate comment on what happened or the nationalities of victims but said the company planned to issue a statement.
Attack in southeastern France
PARIS (AP) - The latest on the attack in southeastern France:
Air Products says all its employees are accounted for after an attack on a factory in southeastern France. It has not confirmed whether its staff were among the two people reported injured and one dead. The company says in a statement that all employees have been evacuated from the site, which is secure.
It says "our crisis and emergency response teams have been activated and are working closely with all relevant authorities."
A car rammed the gate and plowed into gas canisters, touching off an explosion, at the factory near Lyon on Friday morning. A decapitated body and flags with Arabic writing were found at the scene.
Air Products, which is based in the U.S., makes gases used by a wide range of industries, including food production, medicine and the oil and gas. It has more than 20,000 employees in 50 countries, mostly in the Americas, Europe and Asia.