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Hollande, Merkel, Putin back bid for new Ukraine ceasefire

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PARIS - The leaders of France, Germany and Russia backed a new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine in a three-way phone call on Saturday, but offered contrasting views of why February's peace deal is in trouble.

France honors Americans, Briton who disarmed train gunman

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande bestowed France's highest honor on Monday on three Americans and a Briton who helped disarm a gun-toting suspected Islamist militant on a train last week. | Video

World, 24 Aug 2015

Sudanese migrant who walked Channel Tunnel to UK will fight charge

CANTERBURY, England - A Sudanese migrant who walked 50 km (31 miles) from France to Britain through the Channel Tunnel as trains rushed past, only to be caught near the British exit, appeared in court on Monday and said he was not guilty of an obscure 19th-century offense.

World, 24 Aug 2015

Father of French train gunman says cannot believe son is a terrorist

MADRID - The father of a suspected Islamist militant gunman overpowered by passengers on a high-speed train in France was quoted on Monday as saying he could not believe his son was a terrorist.

World, Spain 24 Aug 2015

French train gunman 'dumbfounded' by terrorist tag

PARIS/ALGECIRAS, Spain - A gunman who attacked passengers on a high-speed train in France two days ago is "dumbfounded" at having been taken for an Islamist militant and says he only intended to rob people on board because he was hungry, his lawyer said on Sunday.

Spain, World 24 Aug 2015

Train gunman 'dumbfounded' by terrorist tag, says was hungry: lawyer

PARIS/ALGECIRAS, Spain - A gunman who attacked passengers on a high-speed train in France two days ago is "dumbfounded" at having been taken for an Islamist militant and says he only intended to rob people on board because he was hungry, his lawyer said on Sunday.

World, Spain 23 Aug 2015

France to honor Americans, Briton who disarmed train gunman

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande on Monday will award France's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur, to three U.S. citizens and a Briton who helped disarm a machine gun-toting attacker on a train last week.

World, 23 Aug 2015

France train gunman identified as Islamist militant

PARIS/MADRID, France - Fingerprint evidence shows that the gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France is a Morrocan known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant, according to a source familiar with the case. | Video

World, 23 Aug 2015

France train gunman identified as Islamist militant

PARIS/MADRID, France - Fingerprint evidence shows that the gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France is a Morrocan known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant, according to a source familiar with the case. | Video

World, 22 Aug 2015

'Wrong place, right people': heroes of the French train shooting

LILLE, France/LOS ANGELES - A day ago he was just another tourist on a train. On Saturday, U.S. Airman First Class Spencer Stone was treated for knife wounds in a hospital in France and applauded by world leaders for foiling what officials called an attempted terrorist attack.

World, 22 Aug 2015