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Belgium: 10th suspect arrested in Paris attacks probe, 6 others questioned over holiday plot

December
31
,
2015
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BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of a 10th person in connection with last month's bloodbath in Paris and said six others have been detained for questioning over a suspected plot to stage new attacks in...

Belgian federal prosecutor: 2 arrested, suspected of planning holiday attacks

December
29
,
2015
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BRUSSELS — Two people have been arrested in Belgium on suspicion of planning attacks in Brussels during the holidays, the federal prosecutor's office said Tuesday. The investigation revealed "the threat of serious attacks that...

Belgian authorities announce arrest of 9th suspect over suspected links to Paris attacks

December
24
,
2015
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BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities have announced the arrest of a ninth suspect linked to last month's Paris attacks, a man they said had been in contact with the suspected ringleader's cousin. The Belgian federal prosecutor's...

Boat carrying migrants to Greece sinks off Aegean island, drowning 13; rescuers seek 1 missing

December
23
,
2015
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ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say a small plastic boat carrying migrants from Turkey to Europe has sunk off an eastern Greek islet drowning at least 13, mostly children. The coast guard says another 15 people have been rescued, while a...

France says suspect behind factory beheading has committed suicide

December
23
,
2015
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PARIS — French authorities say that man suspected of beheading a businessman at a French gas factory in June has committed suicide in his prison cell. Deputy Prosecutor Jean-Michel Bourles in Evry, a Paris suburb, said Wednesday that Yassin...

Airplane cleaner killed blast, co-worker injured at Istanbul airport; investigation underway

December
23
,
2015
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ISTANBUL — An airplane cleaner at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen airport has died of injuries suffered Wednesday in an explosion near a parked aircraft, a Turkish news agency said. The cause of the blast, which also injured a second cleaner,...

Romania: government removes regulations limiting sheepdog numbers, lifts sheep grazing ban

December
16
,
2015
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BUCHAREST, Romania — A day after thousands of shepherds protested in the capital, Romania's government has lifted a ban on sheep grazing in the winter months and regulations limiting the number of sheepdogs. Government spokesman Dan...

Saudi Arabia announces formation of 34-nation 'Islamic military alliance' to fight terrorism

December
15
,
2015
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that 34 nations have agreed to form a new "Islamic military alliance" to fight terrorism with a joint operations centre based in the kingdom's capital, Riyadh. The announcement,...

As peace talks begin, WHO hopes Yemen ceasefire will open way for delivery of medical aid

December
15
,
2015
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GENEVA — The World Health Organization says it hopes a cease-fire in Yemen will allow for deliveries of needed medical aid into the war-torn country. As peace talks on Yemen began in Switzerland on Tuesday, WHO's mission chief for Yemen...

UN agency closing the books on probe of allegations that Iran worked on nuclear arms

December
15
,
2015
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VIENNA — The U.N. nuclear agency prepared Tuesday to close the books on a decade-long probe of allegations that Iran worked on atomic arms, despite acknowledgement by its head that his investigation remains incomplete. The probe has to be...