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France pays tribute to victims of Paris attacks


PARIS France paid tribute on Friday to the 130 mostly young people killed while they were enjoying themselves in Paris two weeks ago by Islamist gunmen and suicide bombers in the most deadly attacks the nation has seen since World War Two.

World, France 7:30am EST

Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire'


ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia not to "play with fire" on Friday, but added he did not want to harm relations with Moscow, comments that look more likely to inflame than quell the dispute over a downed Russian bomber this week.

World, Russia 8:33am EST

Putin says to keep cooperating with U.S.-led coalition over Syria


MOSCOW Russia will keep cooperating with the United States and its partners to fight Islamic State in Syria, but that cooperation will be in jeopardy if there are any repeats of Turkey's shooting down of a Russian jet, Russia's Vladimir Putin said.

Russia-Ukraine row over Crimea escalates as Moscow cuts coal to Kiev


KIEV Russia has begun to restrict coal supplies to Ukraine, Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn told parliament on Friday, days after the Kremlin threatened to punish Kiev for a power blackout of Russian-annexed Crimea. | Video

World, Russia 7:44am EST

Two Palestinians ram cars into Israeli soldiers, shot dead


JERUSALEM Two Palestinians rammed vehicles into Israeli soldiers in separate attacks in the occupied West Bank on Friday and were then shot dead, Israeli police and military said.

World, Israel 7:15am EST

Polish ship attacked off Nigeria coast, five sailors held, Poland says

WARSAW Five Polish sailors are being held by kidnappers after a cargo ship belonging to a Polish company was attacked off the Nigerian coast, an incident Poland says highlights the need to review safety procedures of vessels operating in the area.

World, Africa 7:48am EST

Berlin police release men suspected of planning attack

BERLIN Berlin police said they had released two men on Friday who were suspected of planning an attack and had been arrested on Thursday evening in connection with a search at an Islamic cultural center in the German capital.

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Pope warns Kenyan youths against 'sugar of corruption'


NAIROBI Pope Francis urged young Kenyans on Friday not to succumb to the sweet lure of corruption, and urged them to help those tempted by "fanatical" ideologies.

World, Pope 7:03am EST

'Putin is not forever', says daughter of slain opposition leader


BERLIN Kremlin critics live in fear under President Vladimir Putin but there will come a time when Russia is ready for a new brand of politician, said the daughter of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

World, Russia 7:07am EST

UK child sex abuse inquiry to probe VIP, political allegations


LONDON A major British inquiry into decades of child sex abuse will investigate allegations involving "people of prominence" and politicians as well as the Catholic and Anglican Churches, councils and schools, its head said on Friday.

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