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US issues global travel alert due to ‘increased terrorist threats’
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US issues global travel alert due to ‘increased terrorist threats’

AFP - November 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Monday warning U.S. citizens of "increased terrorist threats" in the wake of the Paris attacks. And a massive…

Costa Rica honors French terror victims in Parque Francia
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Costa Rica honors French terror victims in Parque Francia

Lindsay Fendt - November 19, 2015

Flowers and candles still surround the monument in San José's Parque Francia to honor the victims of last Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. According to the French Embassy in…

France bans Paris climate rallies due to security concerns
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France bans Paris climate rallies due to security concerns

Mariëtte Le Roux | AFP - November 18, 2015

France Wednesday banned two citizen rallies planned for a crunch climate conference due to open in Paris just two weeks after terror attacks killed 129 people in…

France launches new airstrikes on Syria and more anti-terrorism raids in France
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France launches new airstrikes on Syria and more anti-terrorism raids in France

Missy Ryan, Anthony Faiola and Brian Murphy | The Washington Post - November 17, 2015

PARIS -- France and Russia launched a punishing wave of attacks against Islamic State targets in Syria on Tuesday, as French leaders invoked an emergency pact to…

The Islamic State’s trap for Europe
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The Islamic State’s trap for Europe

Harleen Gambhir | The Washington Post - November 16, 2015

Last week, U.S. President Barack Obama said that the Islamic State is "contained" in Iraq and Syria, but the group's attacks in Paris soon afterward showed that…

World sings, lights up in solidarity with wounded France
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World sings, lights up in solidarity with wounded France

Joshua Melvin | AFP - November 15, 2015

PARIS – Stirring renditions of "La Marseillaise" rang out Saturday from Dublin to New York as global landmarks were bathed in the French colors and thousands marched in…

France, allies signal major response after Paris attacks leave at least 127 dead
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France, allies signal major response after Paris attacks leave at least 127 dead

Anthony Faiola and Souad Mekhennet | The Washington Post - November 14, 2015

PARIS – Decrying an "act of war," French President François Hollande warned on Saturday of a possible major escalation in the fight against the Islamic State after a…

At least 120 killed in Paris attacks; No Ticos reported killed or wounded, consulate says
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At least 120 killed in Paris attacks; No Ticos reported killed or wounded, consulate says

AFP and The Tico Times - November 13, 2015

PARIS, France -- At least 120 people were killed in a wave of attacks across Paris on Friday, and more than 200 were injured, including 80 seriously, a…

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