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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What [Not] To Expect in New Round of Syria Peace Talks

By John Irish and Karin Strohecker VIENNA, Nov 13. Two weeks after they jointly called for a political solution to Syria’s civil war, foreign ministers and senior officials from Russia, the United States, Europe and the Middle East struggled on Friday to turn that idea into a more concrete plan. As those officials returned to

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Iran’s Rouhani Cancels Italy, France Visits Over Paris Attacks

DUBAI, Nov 14 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday canceled a visit to Italy and France following deadly attacks in Paris, while the foreign minister decided to attend Vienna talks on Syria to address threats of extremism. Gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium at locations across Paris on Friday,

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Fallout From Syria Looms Large Ahead of G20 Meet

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON (Nov 14) Syria’s war, migration and the fight against terrorism will force their way onto the agenda when world leaders meet in Turkey, a country straddling Europe and the Middle East and struggling with the fallout from all three. Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies (G20), including the United States, China, Japan,

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Amid Chaos, Parisians Offer Refuge to Strangers Via Twitter

By Tariro Mzezewa Nov 13: People in Paris took to social media to find and offer refuge on Friday night, as the city was gripped by chaos following a string of attacks that left dozens dead. The Twitter hashtag #porteouverte, which means “open door” in English, was being used to offer shelter as authorities urged

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