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President Francois Hollande vowed Friday to destroy the "army of fanatics" behind the Paris attacks but also said France would respond with more songs, concerts and shows as the nation paused to honour the 130 killed. "On November 13, a day we will never forget, France was hit at its very heart," Hollande told a solemn ceremony in the courtyard of the historic Invalides, the 17th-century complex housing Napoleon's tomb. "To all of you, I solemnly promise that France will do everything to destroy the army of fanatics that committed these crimes," he said before a crowd of 2,600 dignitaries and some of those injured in the violence.
By James Davey and Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - Britons splashed out on "Black Friday" bargains on Friday but many opted to go online rather than head to the shops for an event imported from the United States that has become a key feature of the UK retail calendar. Researcher Conlumino is forecasting the event will generate UK sales, both in stores and online, of 1.6 billion pounds, up 20 percent on 2014. "There’s been plenty of anecdotal evidence around...to suggest that Black Friday, in terms of store-based retail, has been something of a damp squib in the UK this year," said Bryan Roberts of researcher Kantar Retail.