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France's Hollande meets religious leaders amid row over attacks security

PARIS/SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France President Francois Hollande demonstrated interfaith unity with France's religious leaders on Wednesday after two Islamist militants killed a Roman Catholic priest in a church, igniting fierce political criticism of the government's security record. | Video

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Germany bomber influenced in chat by unknown person: minister

BERLIN A Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up in the southern German town of Ansbach on Sunday was influenced by an unknown person in a chat conversation on his mobile phone, Bavaria's Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said on Wednesday.

Syria 9:44am EDT

Wife's bomb hoax caused security scare at Geneva airport

GENEVA A woman who wanted to stop her husband boarding a plane at Geneva has admitted making a false bomb threat, prosecutors said on Wednesday, after hours of tightened security that caused traffic chaos around the airport on the French-Swiss border.

9:20am EDT

Pope's trip to Poland overshadowed by killing of priest in France

KRAKOW, Poland Pope Francis set off on his first trip to Poland on Wednesday to preside at an international Catholic youth jamboree, a usually joyous event that has been dampened by the murder of a priest in a church in France.

Pope 9:46am EDT

French ex-commissioner to lead EU Brexit talks, Britain cool on move

BRUSSELS A French politician who introduced a swathe of European financial regulation after the financial crisis was named on Wednesday to represent Brussels in negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union, drawing a cool response in London.

Euro Zone 9:33am EDT

Spanish police arrest two Moroccans accused of funding Islamic State

MADRID Spanish police have arrested two Moroccan brothers in the northern city of Girona and charged them with helping to fund Islamic State's operations in Syria and Iraq, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

9:52am EDT

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