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Monday, November 23, 2015
In Pakistan it was the parents: men and women who watched their children die in extremist attacks who were generous in their own grief, reaching out across the world to tell the survivors of Friday's nightmare in Paris that they are not alone.
40 years after Franco's death, families look for 'stolen babies'
Leonor remembers the long corridor of the Spanish maternity ward where she saw her newborn daughter disappear in 1964, taken away by a nurse, like it was just minutes ago.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Belgium weighs extending lockdown as police hunt Paris attackers
BRUSSELS - Belgian security officials meet Sunday to decide whether to extend a lockdown in Brussels over fears jihadists are plotting a Paris-style attack, as police stepped up their hunt for key suspects behind the carnage in the French capital.
Brussels under serious terrorism threat after Paris attacks
Heavily armed police and soldiers patrolled key intersections and subways were closed in Belgium's capital Saturday as the government warned of a threat of Paris-style attacks. At least one suspect from the deadly Paris attacks is at large, and was last seen crossing into Belgium.
Madrid urged to remove Franco street names 40 yrs after death
Madrid city council faced calls Friday on the 40th anniversary of the death of Gen. Francisco Franco to move faster to rename all streets and squares in the Spanish capital which pay tribute to the former dictator and his brutal regime.
Migrant flow into Sweden drops after border checks brought back
The number of new migrant arrivals in Sweden has dropped by a third since it reinstated border controls earlier this month, the country's migration agency said Saturday.
Department stores half-empty when they should be packed and a Christmas market on the prestigious Champs-Elysees avenue where vendors outnumber the visitors -- the attacks on Paris are having a profound effect on retail business.
Ticket sales for concerts in Paris have fallen by around 80 percent in the week since the French capital was hit by a series of attacks, promoters said Friday.
Benjamin Clementine, the experimental singer and poet with deep roots in Paris, on Friday won Britain's Mercury Prize and dedicated the award to the attack-stricken city.
Masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto were among 15 artworks stolen "to order" by masked robbers from a museum in Verona, the city's mayor said Friday.
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