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Harsh exchanges make for a rocky start to latest Syria talks

By PHILIP ISSA Negotiators for the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions traded accusations of terrorism after their first face-to-face meeting on Monday, as talks in Kazakhstan arranged by Russia and Turkey got off to a rocky start. The gathering in Astana, the Kazakh capital, is the latest in a long line of diplomatic …

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Suspect in Istanbul club attack who killed 39 still at large

By ZEYNEP BILGINSOY and SUZAN FRASER A manhunt is on in Turkey for an assailant who unleashed a salvo of bullets in front of and inside a crowded Istanbul nightclub during New Year’s celebrations Sunday, killing at least 39 people before fleeing. Foreigners were among the fatalities, including an 18-year-old Israeli woman, three Indian citizens, …

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Germany launches Europe-wide manhunt for Tunisian suspect

By GEIR MOULSON German authorities have launched a Europe-wide manhunt for a Tunisian man with ties to Islamic extremists who has been identified as a suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack, lawmakers said Wednesday. The man is being sought in Germany and across Europe’s border-free travel zone, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said after …

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