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Europe more vulnerable than U.S. to al Qaeda: Obama
STRASBOURG, France |
STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Europe is more vulnerable to attack from al Qaeda than the United States because it is physically closer to the group's operating regions, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday.
"...It is probably more likely that al Qaeda would be able to launch a serious terrorist attack on Europe than on the United States because of proximity," Obama told a news conference after talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Obama is in France for a NATO summit, where he hopes to convince allies to do more to turn the tide in the Afghan war.
(Reporting by Crispian Balmer and David Brunnstrom; Editing by Timothy Heritage)
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