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  • Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic State and bolster intelligence sharing following the deadly attacks in Paris. They called on Russia to join the international efforts, but only if Moscow ends its support for Syria's embattled president.

  • The Latest: France says it has struck IS center in Iraq story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The latest on President Barack Obama's meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the White House on the fight against the Islamic State group:

  • Official: Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:07 pm

    PARIS - The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out another suicide bombing days later in the French capital's business district, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday.

  • Editorials from around New England 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 10:38 am

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:26 pm

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:

  • Passport in Paris attacks fuels fears of Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 5:55 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - After the bombs and Kalashnikov fire of the Paris attacks, a mere document - a passport - found near the body of an attacker is generating a new wave of dread throughout Europe and beyond. But whether the document ended up there by chance, or was part of an elaborate plot to sow panic, is not clear.

  • Kerry says ceasefire in Syria potentially weeks away 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 12:28 am

    PARIS - A ceasefire between Syria's government and opposition could be just weeks away from reality, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday as he visited Paris to show solidarity with France after last week's attacks.

  • France demands EU support in Syria, Iraq and other missions 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 11:25 am

    BRUSSELS - France invoked a never-before-used European Union "mutual-defense clause" to demand Tuesday that its partners provide support for its operations against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq and other security missions in the wake of the Paris attacks.

  • France IDs top Paris attacks figure, seeks unity to bomb IS 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 10:29 pm

    PARIS - France identified a 27-year-old Belgian who once boasted about killing "infidels" and fought for the Islamic State group in Syria as the mastermind of the Paris attacks, and President Francois Hollande vowed Monday to forge a united coalition capable of defeating the jihadists at home and abroad.

  • Syria's civil war now Europe's war after Paris attacks 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 12:25 pm

    LONDON - What started as a distant civil war in Syria, with rebel factions challenging the authoritarian government of President Bashar Assad, has become Europe's war, with no easy end in sight.

  • Russia reveals thwarted 'hand cream' bombing before Sochi 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 9:58 am

    MOSCOW - A senior Russian official on Monday revealed the thwarting of a possible attack before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, saying female suicide bombers had planned to smuggle explosives onto an aircraft in hand cream.

  • Diplomats set plan for political change in Syria 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 12:39 am

    VIENNA - Invoking the need for joint action after the attacks in Paris, foreign ministers of nearly 20 nations agreed Saturday to an ambitious yet incomplete plan for bringing peace to Syria and ending its role as a breeding ground for ISIS and other radical Islamic groups.

  • Paris attacks reaction: Nordic governments condemn attacks 
    Updated: Nov-14-15 5:50 am

    PARIS - World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their comments:

  • Paris attacks reaction: Israel condemns violence 
    Updated: Nov-14-15 2:44 am

    PARIS - World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their views:

  • Reaction from around the world to Paris attacks 
    Updated: Nov-14-15 1:37 am

    PARIS - World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their views:

  • 120 dead in Paris attacks, worst since WWII 
    Updated: Nov-14-15 1:22 am

    PARIS - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers, soccer fans and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed at least 120 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. President Francois Hollande condemned it as terrorism and pledged that France would stand firm against its foes.

  • The Latest: Top officials heading to Paris concert hall 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 7:28 pm

    PARIS - The latest on shootings and explosions in Paris. (all times local):

  • Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt dies at age 96 story has photos
    Updated: Nov-10-15 7:39 pm

    BERLIN - Helmut Schmidt, the chancellor who guided West Germany through economic turbulence and Cold War tensions, stood firm against a wave of homegrown terrorism and became a respected elder statesman, died Tuesday. He was 96.

  • France says progress made toward UN climate agreement story has photos
    Updated: Nov-10-15 11:05 am

    PARIS - A step forward has been made toward reaching a climate change deal at a U.N. conference in Paris next month, the French government said Tuesday, following a three-day ministerial meeting to prepare the talks.

  • France ending ban on gay male blood donors 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 6:39 am

    PARIS - France will end its ban on blood donations by gay men, its health minister said Wednesday, calling the move the end "of a taboo and discrimination."

  • China, France say climate pact should have 5-year reviews story has photos
    Updated: Nov-02-15 8:46 am

    BEIJING - The Chinese and French presidents announced Monday they have agreed that a global climate change pact should require countries to review their emissions pledges every five years, in an important signal four weeks before world leaders meet in Paris.

  • French president heading to China to promote climate talks story has photos
    Updated: Nov-01-15 1:17 pm

    PARIS - French President Francois Hollande hopes to use a state visit to China to boost difficult climate negotiations, a month before a U.N. conference in Paris aimed at slowing global warming.

  • France's army chiefs, facing new threats, get new 'Pentagon' 
    Updated: Oct-31-15 9:45 am

    PARIS - The building's walls are designed to withstand a missile strike and a highly secured operational room is hidden underground. France's army chiefs are moving into their new defense ministry, aimed at allowing a quicker response to the threats faced by the country - especially terrorism.

  • France's Sarkozy meets Putin, says West too tough on Russia story has photos
    Updated: Oct-29-15 2:41 pm

    MOSCOW - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has urged the West to stop isolating Russia, and met with Vladimir Putin on an unusual diplomatic foray.

  • France's Le Pen faces EU parliament probe over voting 
    Updated: Oct-29-15 10:35 am

    BRUSSELS - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen faces a parliamentary probe over voting irregularities at the European Union's legislature.