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Hollande vows France will never yield as victims buried

President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday that France would “never yield” to terror in an emotional tribute to three police officers shot dead in an Islamist killing spree, and new security measures were announced. Home to Europe’s largest Jewish and Muslim communities, France was shaken to the core by its bloodiest attacks in decades, which began when gunmen opened fire at ...

The man behind Germany’s anti-Islam street protests

Unknown just three months ago, Lutz Bachmann is a cook by training with a criminal record who has managed to mobilise thousands of Germans out onto the streets against Islam. He was born in the former communist east German city of Dresden where the contested group he heads, the so-called “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident” (PEGIDA), has ...

No Americans in Paris: US absence draws criticism at home

A Republican US senator lambasted the White House on Monday for not sending a top American official to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks in that city, and a New York tabloid headline screamed “You let the world down.” The image of Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas flanking the leaders of France, Germany ...

After the Charlie Hebdo attack, what will the consequences be?

Attacks like the one on Charlie Hebdo typically have a predictable response when it comes to questions of Muslims and the West, but things might be different this time. The last three days have been tough and exhausting for the French government, security forces and even the people themselves as a result of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo. An armed ...

France mobilizes 10,000 troops at home after Paris shootings

France will deploy 10,000 soldiers on home soil by Tuesday and post almost 5,000 extra police officers to protect Jewish sites after the killing of 17 people by Islamist militants in Paris last week, officials said. Speaking a day after the biggest French public demonstration ever recorded, in honor of the victims, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the country ...

As many as 2,000 dead in Nigeria attack

Survivors of an assault by Islamist militants that killed a large number of civilians in Nigeria have described days of relentless violence in which, one witness said, some people were slaughtered “like insects.” The accounts were given by villagers who fled the carnage in and around Baga, a town in Borno state that lies in the northeastern corner of Nigeria ...

Hurdles abound for Guantanamo closure, 13 years later

Thirteen years after terror suspects first arrived in Guantanamo, the United States is sending inmates out at a faster rate than ever before — but hurdles remain in the effort to shutter it entirely. In 2014, 28 detainees were freed in “the largest single-year reduction in detainee population” since 2009, said Paul Lewis, the US official charged with closing the ...

Huge anti-terrorism rally turns Paris into ‘capital of the world

Masses of people joined with world leaders to fill Paris streets Sunday in a rally for unity that officials said was the largest demonstration in French history. Hundreds of thousands more marched in cities around the country and the world to repudiate a three-day terror spree around the French capital that killed 17 people and left the three gunmen dead.Their ...

Indonesia asks U.S. to help find missing AirAsia jet

Indonesia has formally asked the U.S. for help in locating the AirAsia jet carrying 162 people that went missing Sunday, the State Department said Monday. “Today we received a request for assistance locating the airplane, and we are reviewing that request to find out how best we can meet Indonesia’s request for assistance,” State Department spokesmanJeff Rathke told a regular ...

AirAsia QZ8501: Search resumes for missing flight after anxious relatives spend night in crisis centre

The search resumed at dawn for an AirAsia flight that went missing while flying from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore yesterday with 162 people on board. Indonesian officials remained hopeful of locating the Airbus 320-200 quickly but said it was too early to detect any of the electronic “pings” from the jet’s black box recorder. “We have resumed the search ...

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