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Syria Talks Continue in Vienna Despite Paris Attacks

Diplomats continued talks in Vienna to resolve the Syrian crisis on Saturday morning despite the attacks in Paris that killed at least 128 people on …

France
Flying

Tensions in Germany rise amid flood of asylum-seekers

Chancellor Angela Merkel, already under pressure from political foes and allies, seemed Saturday to hold onto her stance of placing no limits on the number of people Germany is willing to give refuge to — a stance that is increasingly being called into question.<p>In a somber statement hours after the …

North Africa

This Facebook Feature Kept People Connected During the Paris Attacks

Marc Piasecki—Getty Images<p>Jeff J Mitchell—Getty Images<p>Jerome Delay—AP<p>Jerome Delay—AP<p>Christopher Furlong—Getty Images<p>Maxime Jouy—Newzulu/Alamy Live …

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Paris attacks: We bomb the jihadists there, they shoot us here

With this attack, the jihadists are showing us that the West can win battles in the Middle East but still face a war at home<p>The Paris attackers shouted “this is for Syria” as they started their rampage, asserting that by involving themselves in the Middle East western nations had brought its wars …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

Hollande calls Paris attacks an 'act of war'

French President Francois Hollande says the attacks in Paris that have killed 129 people were "an act of war" organised from abroad by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group with internal help.<p>A state of emergency has been declared across France after armed men, some wearing suicide …

Middle East

‘They’re coming here’: Bush admin. ignored multiple pre-9/11 warnings – report

Disclosures from more than 100 hours of exclusive interviews with 12 former CIA directors reveal that the George W. Bush administration ignored …