Holder of Syrian Passport Found in Paris Attacks Was Asylum Seeker

BY Ivana Sekularac and Igor Ilic BELGRADE/ZAGREB, Nov 15 – The holder of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the gunmen who died in Friday night’s attacks in Paris was registered as a refugee in several European countries last month, authorities said. The man, identified by Serbian authorities only by his

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‘Trudeaumania’ Makes Global Debut at G20 Summit

BELEK, Turkey, Nov 15  – Justin Trudeau, Canada’s charismatic new prime minister, made his international debut on Sunday and was greeted by business executives seeking selfie pictures and an appointment book full of meeting requests from the world’s most powerful politicians. Canadian leaders rarely cause a stir at international gatherings but there was no chance

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Paris Attacks Turn Spotlight on Germany’s Refugee Policy

By Michael Nienaber and Kirsti Knolle BERLIN, Nov 14 – The deadly attacks in Paris have sparked a debate in Germany on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy and how to get a better overview of the people entering the country. Daesh on Saturday claimed responsibility for the coordinated assault by gunmen and bombers that killed

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Israel Assists France In Investigating Paris Attacks Using Daesh Surveillance

JERUSALEM, Nov. 15 (Reuters) – Israel’s spy services are helping France investigate the Paris gun and bomb attacks, Israeli media said, with one radio station suggesting the assistance drew on surveillance of militant groups in Syria and Iraq. Israel had no advance warning of Friday’s rampage that killed at least 129 people, but within hours

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German Intel Chief Urges ‘Orderly Procedures’ for Refugees at Borders

  BERLIN, Nov 15 – The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence services called for “orderly procedures” regarding the handling of the daily entry of thousands of refugees to Germany, saying extremists could exploit the sometimes chaotic migration situation. Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris in which at least 129 people were killed have fuelled a debate

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Turkish Soldiers Claim Killing Four Daesh Fighters

ANKARA, Nov 15 – Turkish soldiers killed four Daesh fighters on Saturday after they came under fire from the militants along Turkey’s Syria border, local media reported. Two cars belonging to the extremist Sunni group approached a Turkish armored vehicle in the Oguzeli district of Gaziantep province and when ordered to halt, responded by firing

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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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