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Thursday, November 19, 2015
The United Nations on Tuesday urged states not to "backtrack" on pledges made to host migrants and refugees, including from Syria, in the wake of the attacks in Paris.
Protests erupt in and outside Kosovo's parliament
Kosovo's opposition fired tear gas and pepper spray in parliament Tuesday while protesters outside threw stones and paint, in the latest eruption of a long-running protest against agreements made with Serbia.
The friendly soccer game between Germany and the Netherlands was canceled 90 minutes before kickoff on Tuesday due to the threat of a bomb at the stadium.
France declared Monday that the show must go on, with the public urged to go back out to bars, concerts and restaurants in defiance of the terror attacks on Paris.
Spanish dictator Franco demystified 40 yrs after death
Forty years after the death of Francisco Franco, historians still work to demolish myths that the Spanish dictator spun about himself to hold on to power for decades.
Fears of 'Patriot Act à la française' after Paris attacks
With emotions running high in France after the attacks in Paris, President Francois Hollande has called for sweeping new security powers, raising fears of a French-style Patriot Act.
Croatian ex-soccer player Piric wins plaudits by helping Ukrainian kids
Croatian ex-soccer player Ivica Piric spent some five years of his career playing in Ukraine. Now the retired international has returned to help the conflict-wracked country he calls a "second home."
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Paris police raid building in raid on attacks planner
SAINT-DENIS, France -- A woman wearing an explosive suicide vest blew herself up as heavily armed police tried to storm a suburban Paris apartment where the suspected mastermind of last week's attacks was believed to be holed up, police said Wednesday.
Plane brought down by homemade explosive device: Russia
A homemade explosive device brought down a Russian passenger plane over Egypt last month, the head of Russia's FSB security service said Tuesday, telling President Vladimir Putin it's now clear the bombing that killed 224 people was a "terrorist" act.
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European Union nations on Tuesday unanimously backed a French request for support with military missions in the wake of the Paris attacks, after France invoked a previously unused part of the bloc's treaties to seek help.
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