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Dutch to Push Intelligence Sharing After Missed Signals in Paris

THE HAGUE, Jan 11  – The Netherlands will push for greater sharing of intelligence data, including lists of suspected foreign fighters, at a gathering of global counter-terrorism officials on Monday. The Dutch, who hold the rotating European Union presidency, circulated a draft outlining the objective to roughly 250 delegates of the Global Counter Terrorism Forum

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Paris Police Shoot Dead Knife-Wielding Man on Charlie Hebdo Anniversary

PARIS, Jan 7 – Paris police shot dead a knife-wielding man who tried to enter a police station shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great) and who may have been wearing a suicide belt, official and union sources said. The incident took place just minutes after President Francois Hollande had given a speech to security forces

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Je Suis Charlie: One Year On, A Divided France Struggles

By Ingrid Melander PARIS, Jan – One year on, an anxious, fragmented France is paying tribute to the victims of the killings at Charlie Hebdo magazine, with old divisions made worse by what President Francois Hollande has called “a terrible year”. After the Islamist attacks that killed 17 on January 7-9 last year at the

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Air France Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Kenya After Bomb Scare

NAIROBI, Dec 20 – An Air France flight from Mauritius diverted and made an emergency landing at Kenya’s port city of Mombasa after a suspicious device was found in a toilet, Kenya’s head of police and the airline said on Sunday. Police Inspector General Joseph Boinnet said on his Twitter account that the Boeing 777

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France Arrests Three More in Connection with Paris Attacks

PARIS, Dec 15 (Reuters) – French police arrested two men and a woman on Tuesday in connection with deadly Islamist militant attacks on Paris last month and in January, judiciary officials said. In a separate event that highlighted the knock-on impact of tensions over Islamist violence, a teacher who claimed to have been stabbed by

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The Brunt of Climate Change

By Barbara Lewis PARIS, Dec 5 – Small islands affected by the rising sea levels also face the greatest risk of diseases linked to a warmer planet, health leaders said on Saturday, as 13 million medical professionals added to the calls for a global climate pact. Hundreds of thousands more people will die every year from heat

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Pakistan, Afghanistan Meet to Discuss Restarting Peace Talks With Taliban

By Kay Johnson ISLAMABAD, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – The leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan met in Paris on Monday to discuss ways to resurrect peace talks with Taliban insurgents and to improve relations between the neighbours that soured earlier in the year after a string of militant attacks in Kabul. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s

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Smog Chokes Chinese, Indian Capitals as Climate Talks Begin

BEIJING/NEW DELHI, Nov 30 – The capitals of the world’s two most populous nations, China and India, were blanketed in hazardous, choking smog on Monday as climate change talks began in Paris, where leaders of both countries are leading participants. China’s capital Beijing maintained an “orange” pollution alert, the second-highest level, on Monday, closing highways,

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Belgium Detains Five More Suspects in Raids Linked to Paris Attacks

BRUSSELS, Nov. 23 – Belgium has detained five more people following raids on Monday morning in the Brussels and Liege regions as it searches the country’s links to the Paris attacks, federal prosecutors said. The federal prosecutors’ office said it had carried out five raids in the Brussels area and two around the eastern city

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Facebook Activates “Safety Check” For Nigeria Blasts After Criticism

Nov. 18 – Facebook Inc activated its “Safety Check” feature after deadly blasts in Nigeria late on Tuesday following criticism from users that the social media network was being selective about deploying it. Facebook usually activates the feature, which allows users to mark themselves as safe, after natural disasters, but not bombings or attacks. The

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