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PARIS | Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed IS group

PARIS — The man described as the father of the 29-year-old suspect in this week’s deadly Christmas market attack in Strasbourg says his son subscribed to the beliefs of the Islamic State group. The state-run TV channel France 2 showed an interview with Abdelkrim Chekatt on Saturday night, two days after the son was killed … Continue reading PARIS | Father of Strasbourg attacker said his son backed IS group

PARIS | France gears up to face new riots; Paris shuts down

PARIS— France mobilized tens of thousands of police officers and made plans to shut down beloved tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre on the eve of anti-government protests that authorities feared could be even more violent than ones that have crippled the country for weeks. The drastic security measures will put central … Continue reading PARIS | France gears up to face new riots; Paris shuts down

BERLIN | German police, city officials probed over Italian mob ties

BERLIN  — Prosecutors in western Germany say they are investigating five current and former police and municipal officials on suspicion that they passed information to Italian mobsters or their helpers. The dpa news agency reported that prosecutors in Duisburg said Thursday the five include two police officers and an employee of Wesseling, a town outside … Continue reading BERLIN | German police, city officials probed over Italian mob ties

PARIS | The Latest: Macron lunches with police officers after riot

PARIS— The Latest on France’s response to a Paris protest that turned violent (all times local): 5:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has met with some national police units to show his support after Paris became a theater of violence and destruction during a weekend protest. The Elysee presidential palace said Macron had a “long … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Macron lunches with police officers after riot

PRISTINA, Kosovo | Kosovo police arrest 4 Serbs, sparking protests in the north

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Tensions in Kosovo rose again Friday after police arrested three ethnic Serbs, including two police officers, early Friday on suspicion of involvement in the killing earlier this year of a leading Serb politician in the north of the country. The three men were arrested in the Serb-dominated town of Mitrovica, 40 kilometers … Continue reading PRISTINA, Kosovo | Kosovo police arrest 4 Serbs, sparking protests in the north

KARACHI, Pakistan | The Latest: China asks Pakistan to beef up mission security

KARACHI, Pakistan — The Latest on the attack on the Chinese Consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi (all times local): 1:30 p.m. China has asked Pakistan to beef up security after armed gunmen tried to storm the Chinese Consulate in Karachi. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in Beijing on Friday that China would … Continue reading KARACHI, Pakistan | The Latest: China asks Pakistan to beef up mission security

KARACHI, Pakistan | KARACHI, Pakistan |Pakistani police: Gunmen storm Chinese Consulate in Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistani police say gunmen have stormed the Chinese Consulate in the country’s southern port city of Karachi, triggering an intense shootout during which two police officers were killed. Smoke is rising from the building as the shootout continues. Mohammad Ashfaq, a local police chief, says more than two attackers stormed the consulate … Continue reading KARACHI, Pakistan | KARACHI, Pakistan |Pakistani police: Gunmen storm Chinese Consulate in Karachi

CHICAGO | The Latest: Chicago hospital secured, safe after shooting

CHICAGO  — The Latest on a shooting at a Chicago hospital (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Chicago police have secured a hospital following a shooting that left the suspected gunman dead and four others critically wounded. Mercy Hospital & Medical Center released a statement late Monday afternoon saying police officers have secured the facility and … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Chicago hospital secured, safe after shooting