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Huge manhunt after Brussels attacks horror

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BLOWN AWAY. Destroyed windows at the terminal building after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. Laurent Dubrule/EPA
The bombings will raise fresh questions about the continent’s ability to cope with the terror threat, and underscores doubts about how Belgium has allowed extremism to develop unchecked

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 23, 2016) — Belgium pressed a huge manhunt Wednesday, March 23, after Islamic State (ISIS) bombers attacked Brussels airport and a metro train, killing around 35 people Continue reading Huge manhunt after Brussels attacks horror

Obama condemns ‘outrageous’ Brussels attacks

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OBAMA ON BRUSSELS. US President Barack Obama addresses the people of Cuba at the El Gran Teatro de Havana, in Havana, Cuba, 22 March 2016. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA
Obama: ‘We must be together regardless of nationality or race or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism’

HAVANA, Cuba (Mar. 23, 2016) — President Barack Obama condemned the “outrageous” attacks in Brussels on Tuesday, March 22, that killed about 35 people, saying the United States would do everything in its power to hunt down those responsible.

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Global landmarks lit with Belgium’s colors after Brussels attacks

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IN SOLIDARITY. The Eiffel Tower is illuminated in the national colors of Belgium in tribute to the victims of the attacks in Belgium, in Paris, France, March 22, 2016. Ian Langsdon/EPA
Landmarks around the world were bathed in black, yellow, and red lights – colors of the Belgian flag – as a sign of solidarity with the victims of the Brussels attack

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 23, 2016) — Landmarks around the world were bathed in black, yellow, and red lights – colors of the Belgian flag – as a sign of solidarity with the victims of the Brussels attack.

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World condemns Brussels bombings as strike on European democracy

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CRISIS MEETING. French president Francois Hollande (C) speaks with Prime Minister Manuel Valls (R) and minister of defence Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) after they held a crisis defense meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 22, 2016. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA
World leaders unite in condemning the carnage in Brussels and vowed to combat terrorism

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 23, 2016) — World leaders united Tuesday, March 22, in condemning the carnage in Brussels and vowed to combat terrorism, after Islamic State (ISIS) bombers killed around 35 people in a strike at the symbolic heart of the EU.

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Europe freezes air, rail links with Brussels

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GERMANY POLICE PATROLS. Armed members of the German police patrol the area at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, 22 March 2016. Photo by David Young/EPA
Belgium locks down the capital, home to the headquarters of the European Union and NATO, and imposes its highest level of security alert after the explosions

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 23, 2016) — Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights and European railways froze links with Brussels on Tuesday, March 22, after a series of bomb blasts killed around 35 Continue reading Europe freezes air, rail links with Brussels

Belgium’s neighbors tighten borders security after attack

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FRENCH POLICE. French police controls along the road from Paris to Lille, between Senlis and Compiegnes, France, March 22, 2016. Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA
France’s Bernard Cazeneuve also calls on Europe to ‘further boost coordination and the fight’ against terrorism

PARIS, France (Mar. 23, 2016) — Belgium’s neighbors France, Germany and the Netherlands tightened border security Tuesday, March 22, after the attacks on Brussels airport and metro system that left at least 26 dead.

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Around 35 dead in Brussels explosions claimed by ISIS

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BRUSSELS AIRPORT. Passengers and airport staff are evacuated from the terminal building after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. Photo by Laurent Dubrule/EPA
The fact that extremists are able to hit high-profile targets in Brussels just months after ISIS killed 130 people in Paris will raise fresh questions about the continent’s ability to cope with the terror threat

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 23, 2016) — A series of explosions claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group ripped through Brussels airport and a metro train on Tuesday, March 22, killing around 35 people in the latest attacks to bring bloody carnage to the heart of Europe.

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EU, Turkey strike deal to send back migrants

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PROTEST. Refugees stage a sit-in on rail tracks during a protest of migrants near their camp at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), near Idomeni, Greece, March 12, 2016. File photo by Nake Batev/EPA
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is now set to formally sign off on the accord at a final meeting with EU leaders

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 18, 2016) — EU leaders approved a controversial deal with Turkey to curb the huge flow of asylum seekers to Europe, with all migrants arriving in Greece from Sunday to be sent back.

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Greece says up to 70,000 migrants may be ‘trapped’ next month

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STRANDED. Refugees and migrants walk to the refugee camp at the buffer zone of the Greek-FYROM border, near the border village of Idomeni, Greece, February 26, 2016. Photo by Nikos Arvanitidis/EPA
The bottleneck is expected to get worse after EU members Slovenia and Croatia, as well as Serbia and Macedonia, impose a limit of 580 migrants entering their borders each day

ATHENS, Greece (Feb. 29, 2016) — Greece warned Sunday, February 28, the number of refugees and migrants on its soil could more than triple next month, reaching as many as 70,000, as a Continue reading Greece says up to 70,000 migrants may be ‘trapped’ next month

Anti-ISIS coalition pledges stepped-up fight against jihadists

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INTENSIFY CAMPAIGN. A general view of a US led meeting of Coalition Efforts Against Islamic State (IS) during the Nato Defense Ministers council at alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 11, 2016. Photo by Olivier Hoslet/EPA
NATO is ‘exploring the possibility’ it would join the coalition, says Pentagon chief Ashton Carter

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Feb. 12, 2016) — Defense ministers from the US-led coalition striking the Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) in Iraq and Syria vowed Continue reading Anti-ISIS coalition pledges stepped-up fight against jihadists