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2 women arrested after smashing windows on synagogue in east German city of Cottbus

November
18
,
2015
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BERLIN — Two women have been arrested after attacking a synagogue in the east German city of Cottbus. Police say the 21 and 36-year-old women smashed several windows of Brandenburg state's only synagogue early Wednesday morning. ...

Paris police launch raid on apartment where attacks planner believed holed up; 2 killed

November
18
,
2015
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SAINT-DENIS, France — Amid gunfire and explosions, police raided a suburban Paris apartment where the suspected mastermind of last week's attacks was believed to be holed up Wednesday. The siege ended with two deaths and seven arrests but...

France calls for EU security aid, launches new airstrikes on Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa

November
17
,
2015
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PARIS — France made an unprecedented demand on Tuesday for its European Union allies to support its military action against the Islamic State group as it launched new airstrikes on the militants' Syrian stronghold, days after attacks in...

The Latest: Belgium deploys up to 300 more soldiers to bolster security measures

November
17
,
2015
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PARIS — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local): 1:50 p.m. Belgium is to deploy up to 300 extra soldiers to help provide security in major cities. A government statement on Tuesday said the extra troops would...

Magnitude-6.1 earthquake hits western Greek island of Lefkada, leaves 2 dead, extensive damage

November
17
,
2015
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ATHENS, Greece — A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of at least 6.1 hit the western Greek island of Lefkada on Tuesday, killing two people and causing extensive damage to infrastructure and buildings on Lefkada and nearby islands...

The Latest: Hollande to meet Obama, Putin in coming days to discuss pooling efforts

November
16
,
2015
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PARIS — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local): 4:35 p.m. French President Francois Hollande says he will meet with U.S. and Russian leaders to discuss pooling their efforts to destroy the Islamic State group. ...

France falls silent to remember Paris dead as police hunt fugitive attacker, name mastermind

November
16
,
2015
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PARIS — France fell silent Monday to remember 129 people killed by Islamic State militants as police failed to corner a key escaped accomplice and officials named the alleged Syrian-based mastermind of the attacks, who remained beyond their...

Trudeau vows to strengthen China relations as Xi praises vision of PM's dad

November
16
,
2015
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ANTALAYA, Turkey — Justin Trudeau pledged to strengthen co-operation with China after his father's historic engagement with the nation received a glowing tribute Monday from President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit. The Chinese leader...

The Latest: German authorities investigate migrant who allegedly warned of Paris attack

November
16
,
2015
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PARIS — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local): 2:40 p.m. German authorities are investigating claims that an Algerian man warned fellow migrants last week of an imminent attack in Paris. A spokesman for...

Poland's new conservative government is sworn in by the president

November
16
,
2015
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WARSAW, Poland — Poland's new prime minister, Beata Szydlo, and members of her conservative government were sworn into office on Monday by their political ally, President Andrzej Duda. Recruiting from tradition-minded, Catholic circles,...