Sense of Urgency Surrounds G20 Meet in Aftermath of Paris Attacks

BELEK, Turkey, Nov 15 – U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Turkey on Sunday for a summit of world leaders that has taken on a sense of urgency following deadly Paris attacks that pushed the fight against Daesh militants to the top of the agenda. Obama, who called the Paris attacks “an outrageous attempt to

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Clinton’s Iraq Vote Slammed at Democratic Debate

By John Whitesides and Amanda Becker DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov 14 – U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton came under heavy criticism in a debate on Saturday for her 2003 vote backing the U.S. invasion of Iraq, with rival Bernie Sanders linking it to regional chaos that aided the rise of Daesh militants. Sanders and

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How Will Global Markets Respond to Paris Attack?

By Christopher McCall and Hideyuki Sano SYDNEY/TOKYO, Nov 15 – Global stocks are set for a short-term sell-off on Monday after terrorists launched coordinated attacks across Paris that killed 129 people, but analysts said a prolonged economic impact or market reaction was unlikely. President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency, ordering police and

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Train Crash Kills Another Seven In France

ECKWERSHEIM, France, Nov 14 (Reuters) – A train undergoing a trial on a new high-speed line from Paris to Strasbourg derailed on Saturday near the German border, killing seven people, the local prefecture said. Another 11 people were seriously injured. All of the 49 people aboard the train were employees of the SNCF national railways.

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World Leaders Express Solidarity With Paris

LONDON, Nov 14 – World leaders responded to Friday’s bloody attacks in Paris with outrage and defiant pledges of solidarity, but several countries said they would tighten security, especially at their borders, and a few urged their citizens not to travel to France. Daesh claimed responsibility on Saturday for the coordinated assault by gunmen and

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France’s ‘Flawed’ Policy in Middle East to Blame For Attacks: Assad

BEIRUT/AMMAN, Nov 14 – Syrian President Bashar Al Assad on Saturday condemned Friday’s deadly attacks by Daesh in Paris but said the West’s “flawed” policies in Syria, especially that of France, was partly to blame. Daesh has claimed responsibility for a coordinated assault by gunmen and bombers that killed 127 people at locations across Paris.

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Daesh Claims Responsibility for Paris Attacks

CAIRO, Nov 14 – Daesh claimed responsibility on Saturday for attacks that killed 127 people in Paris, saying it sent fighters strapped with suicide bombing belts and carrying machine guns to various locations in the heart of the capital. The attacks were designed to show France would remain a top target for the jihadist group

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Lebanon Twin Suicide Bombings Kills 44; PM Holds Emergency Meeting

By John Davison BEIRUT, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam held an emergency meeting with his security cabinet and military chiefs on Friday as the nation mourned 44 people killed in a double suicide bombing claimed by Daesh militants. The blasts late on Thursday hit a residential and commercial area in a

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Afghan Troops Defect To Taliban

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Nov. 14 – At least 65 Afghan soldiers have defected to the Taliban, taking their weapons and equipment with them and 88 have been killed in days of heavy fighting in the volatile southern province of Helmand, the local provincial Governor said on Saturday. The latest losses underline the heavy toll being

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