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'We Haz Kittens!' And 4 Other Tweets From #BrusselsLockdown

Monday, November 23, 2015

As authorities conducted antiterrorism raids across Belgium, they asked residents not to tweet any information about their movements.

As we've reported, this is a serious situation in Belgium: Brussels has been essentially shut down and police have detained 21 people. Still, the Internet being the Internet, residents of Brussels — ...

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Brussels Remains On High Alert; Schools And Universities To Reopen This Week

Monday, November 23, 2015

Brussels will remain in a heightened state of security until at least Monday, the country's prime minister Charles Michel said.

Schools and universities will reopen Wednesday and the subway system will begin reopening on Wednesday too. Still, said Michel, the country is still facing a "serious and imminent" threat.

Since ...

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Argentina Elects Opposition Candidate As Its Next President

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mauricio Macri, the former mayor of Buenos Aires, will be the next president of Argentina, after a close election that brings the 12-year rule of the Peronist Party to an end.

As NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports, Macri's win sways the country to the right. Lourdes filed this report for our ...

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Trump Doubles Down On Claim He Saw Thousands Cheer In N.J. On 9/11

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has shown he is not one to back down.

In fact, when he was questioned by ABC News today about his assertion that "thousands and thousands of people" cheered the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 just across the river in New ...

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Reports: 'Washington Post' Journalist Sentenced To Jail Time In Iran

Sunday, November 22, 2015

An Iranian court has sentenced a Washington Post reporter to prison, two semi-official news agencies report.

As we've reported, Jason Rezaian has been held in Iran for more than a year. The country has accused him of espionage, a charge his paper has always denied.

In a statement, Jason ...

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The Show Must Go On: Boy Hiccups His Way Through Australia's National Anthem

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A 7-year-old boy in Australia embodied the saying "the show must go on," before an Australian Baseball League game on Friday.

A complete pro, Ethan Hall sang the Australian national anthem without missing a beat and despite an unfortunately-timed case of the hiccups. At the end, though, the crowd gave ...

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Obama On The Islamic State: 'We Will Destroy This Terrorist Organization'

Sunday, November 22, 2015

In no uncertain terms, President Obama promised to destroy the Islamic State.

"We are intensifying our strategy on all fronts, with local partners on the ground. We are going to keep on rolling back ISIL in Iraq and in Syria, and take out more of their leaders and commanders so ...

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Police Arrest 16 In Belgium, As Heightened Terror Alert Continues

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Belgian prosecutors say they have arrested 16 people in raids Sunday night, after the city of Brussels spent the second day in a row on high alert.

Twenty-two raids were mounted, the prosecutors said — most in Brussels, and several south of the city. No explosives or firearms were recovered ...

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After Night Of Clashes, Protests Continue In Minneapolis

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Protesters in Minneapolis clashed with police Wednesday night, as demonstrations over the police shooting of a black man intensified.

Minnesota Public Radio reports:

"A gathering of hundreds of protesters at a north Minneapolis precinct grew tense Wednesday night, after police cleared the entrance of the station where some ...

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Architect Of Paris Attacks Was Killed In Raid, French Authorities Say

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The suspected architect of the Paris attacks was killed during a violent police raid conducted by French authorities in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis on Wednesday, French authorities say.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud was a Belgian national in his late 20s. Authorities believe that Abaaoud was close to Islamic State leader ...

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Russia Says It's Planning Joint Anti-ISIS Operations With France

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

When the French nuclear aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle reaches its position near Syria's coast, it will find what until recently might have seemed an unlikely ally: a Russian guided missile cruiser. A U.S. official says Russia is newly receptive to cooperation in Syria.

"Under the Russian president's decree, the ...

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Islamic State Publishes Photo Of Bomb It Says Brought Down Russian Plane

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

In its monthly propaganda magazine, Dabiq, the Islamic State published what it says is a photo of the bomb that brought down a Russian airliner.

The picture calls the bomb — packed inside a soda can — an improvised explosive device.

From Cairo, NPR's Leila Fadel filed this report with ...

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Live Blog: Siege In Paris Ends With At Least 2 Dead, 8 Suspects Arrested

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A huge and violent police operation in the Saint-Denis suburb of Paris is over. At least two people are dead and eight people were arrested, in an operation that authorities say stopped a terrorist cell that could have attacked again.

According to François Molins, chief prosecutor of France, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, ...

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WATCH: A French Father Tries To Explain The Attacks To His Young Son

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sometimes as a parent, it's hard to explain a cruel world to our children.

And sometimes, we see examples of a parent doing it exceptionally well despite some very tough circumstances.

Le Petit Journal, a show on the Canal+ network, captured a moment like that at the makeshift memorial in ...

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Vladimir Putin Says He Welcomes A Change In Relations With 'Partners'

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Following a meeting of the Group of 20 in Turkey, Russian president Vladimir Putin signaled that his country's isolation from the West may soon be a thing of the past.

Putin said Russia had proposed cooperating with the United States and others in the fight against terrorism, but that the ...

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Latest On Paris Attacks: Police Search For A New Suspect, Say There Could Be More

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

On the final day of national mourning, Paris is still trying to regain a sense of normalcy, after a series of coordinated terrorist attacks Friday left 129 people dead.

It's hard, NPR's David Greene reports. For example, he met 23-year-old Anne Sophie Pratta, who was making her way back to ...

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WATCH: Obama Holds Press Conference, Hollande Addresses Parliament

Monday, November 16, 2015

President Obama is in Turkey for a meeting of the G20 and and held news conference. François Hollande spoke to a joint session of his parliament at the Palace of Versailles.

Via the White House, here's a live video of Obama's press conference:

Via France 24, here's Hollande's speech:

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Paris Attacks Live Updates: French Authorities Identify Key Players

Monday, November 16, 2015

French authorities have zeroed in on two men they believe were responsible for planning and launching the terrorist attacks in Paris that left at least 129 people dead.

Citing two sources close to the investigation in Paris, NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports that officials believe Salim Benghalem, a French national who ...

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The Paris Attacks: Portraits Of Some Of The Victims

Sunday, November 15, 2015

In France, today, it was a day of remembrance. Thousands dropped off flowers and lit candles near the places where terrorists killed 129 people in six coordinated attacks.

All the names of those victims have not yet been released by authorities. But here are a few portraits of some of ...

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The Paris Attacks: What We Know Right Now

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Updated 4:25 a.m. ET Monday:

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls tells French radio RTL that there have been more than 150 raids throughout the night in France. More are expected.

Sunday's post:

As France observed its first of three days of national mourning, police said they were looking for a ...

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