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Denmark gunman didn't appear to have terrorist ties, premier says

Denmark gunman didn't appear to have terrorist ties, premier says

The gunman who carried out two fatal attacks in Copenhagen over the weekend did not appear to have had any ties to a terrorist cell, Denmark’s prime minister said Monday.

As flags on government buildings flew at half-staff in honor of the victims, Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt sought to reassure the shocked nation and vowed it would emerge from this episode stronger than ever.

“We have now experienced the fear that terrorism seeks to spread, but we have as a community also responded with determination and resolve,” she said at a news conference. “The freedom of speech and the freedom of assembly are, for the Danish people, rights and values that...

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