European Police Arrest Over Two Dozen in Anti-Terror Sweeps

Posted by Associated Press on January 16, 2015

BRUSSELS — French, German and Belgian police arrested more than two dozen suspects in anti-terrorism raids Friday, as European authorities rushed to thwart more attacks by people with links to Mideast Islamic extremists.

Rob Wainwright, head of the police agency Europol, told The Associated Press that foiling terror attacks has become “extremely difficult” because Europe’s 2,500-5,000 radicalized Muslim extremists have little command …

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French Security Forces Kill Gunmen, End Hostage Sieges

Posted by Associated Press on January 9, 2015

PARIS — With explosions and gunfire, security forces on Friday ended a three-day terror spree around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper, and an associate who seized a kosher supermarket to try to help them escape.

The worst terrorist attacks France has seen in decades killed at least 20 people, including the three …

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Former Oregonian Editorial Cartoonist Condemns Paris Terror Attack

Posted by Pat Boyle on January 7, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Former Oregonian editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman calls a terror attack today on a weekly satirical Parisian newspaper tragic and bizarre. A dozen people were killed, including the paper’s editor and cartoonist.

Ohman is currently the editorial cartoonist at the Sacramento Bee and is president of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. He says he “condemns this in the …

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North Korea Hack On Sony May Be Costliest Ever

Posted by Associated Press on December 17, 2014

NEW YORK — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyber attack ever inflicted on an American business.

The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove of sensitive documents, and this week escalated to threats of terrorism, forced Sony to cancel release of the North Korean …

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US, Cuba Patch Torn Relations in Historic Accord

Posted by Associated Press on December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

President Barack Obama’s dramatic announcement in Washington — seconded by Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana — was accompanied …

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