Paris Attacks

France Invokes EU’s Mutual Assistance Clause In Fighting Daesh

BRUSSELS, Nov. 17 – France invoked the European Union’s (EU) mutual assistance clause for the first time on Tuesday, asking its partners for military help and other aid in missions in the Middle East and Africa after the Paris attacks, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. He said all 28 EU member states had accepted France‘s

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Security Concerns Hang Over Asia-Pacific Summit

By Matt Spetalnick and Manuel Mogato MANILA, Nov 17 – U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders arrived in Manila on Tuesday for the first of two regional summits that were supposed to bolster trade and security ties but have been clouded by the Daesh threat half a world away. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

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Polls Show 63 Percent Of Americans Fearful of a Paris-Style Attack

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) – A majority of Americans want the United States to intensify its assault on Daesh following the Paris attacks, but most remain opposed to sending troops to Iraq or Syria, where the militant group is based, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. That view runs counter to comments by some 2016 Republican presidential

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Anonymous Hackers Declare Cyber War On Daesh

LONDON, Nov. 16 – The Anonymous hackers collective is preparing to unleash waves of cyberattacks on Daesh following the attacks in Paris last week that killed 129 people, it said in a video posted online. A man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask said Daesh militants who claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks were “vermin” and

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Police Raid Homes in France, Vow “It’s Just the Beginning”

By Chine Labbé and Crispian Balmer PARIS, Nov 16 – Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight following Friday’s Paris attacks, and a source close to the investigation said a Belgian national in Syria was the possible mastermind. Prosecutors said one of the killers had been stopped and fingerprinted in Greece last

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Paris Attackers: What We Know So Far

Belgian intelligence officials suggested on Monday that as many as 20 people could be involved in Friday’s attacks in Paris. At least five of the suspects are French nationals and several others from Belgium according to a report in Reuters. French prosecutors believe that a total of 15 men were involved in the simultaneous attacks:

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France Launches Air Strikes in Syria; Paris Investigation Widens

By Emmanuel Jarry and Robert-Jan Bartunek PARIS/BRUSSELS, Nov 15 French warplanes pounded Daesh positions in Syria on Sunday as police in Europe widened their investigations into coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people. Daesh has claimed responsibility for Friday’s suicide bombings and shootings, which have re-ignited a row over Europe’s refugee crisis

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Paris Attacks Prompt Tweets, Hashtags and Trends

Following the deadly attacks in Paris that killed 127 people and injured 252 on Friday, social media was abuzz with reactions ranging from disbelief and anger, to solidarity and scepticism. We compiled a sample.                                          

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France Names First Attacker of Paris Carnage

By Bate Felix and Crispian Balmer PARIS, Nov 15 – French police questioned on Sunday relatives of one of the suicide attackers who brought carnage to Paris as a row over Europe’s refugee crisis re-ignited, with conservatives demanding an end to “the days of uncontrolled immigration.” Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters that three jihadist

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