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  • Turkish military staffers seek refuge in rival Greece

    Turkish military staffers seek refuge in rival Greece

    As Greeks watched with concern the evolution of what became a failed military coup in neighboring Turkey, a lone Turkish Black Hawk helicopter appeared in Greek airspace.  It was early Saturday, the morning after factions in the Turkish military attempted to overthrow the democratically elected...

  • After bloodshed in Nice, a grieving France asks, 'Why the children?'

    After bloodshed in Nice, a grieving France asks, 'Why the children?'

    It is the seemingly endless piles of teddy bears, Minnie Mouse dolls, Bart Simpson puppets and stuffed animals — bunnies, donkeys, zebras, giraffes — that take your breath away, silent and heartbreaking reminders of why the terrorist attack in Nice was so different. French authorities say 10 children...

  • How Turkey's botched coup tried and failed to capture the president

    How Turkey's botched coup tried and failed to capture the president

    Rebel commandos barged into an Aegean resort hotel with a key mission: capture Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He had been vacationing there. At first, the soldiers couldn’t find his villa. When they finally did, the president was long gone. The soldiers were at least an hour late. They...

  • Perpetrator of Nice terror attack asked for 'more weapons' before rampage began, authorities say

    Perpetrator of Nice terror attack asked for 'more weapons' before rampage began, authorities say

    French police arrested two more suspects Sunday in connection with a truck attack that killed 84 people in this southern French resort, amid new reports that the 31-year-old assailant sent a mysterious text message asking for “more weapons” just before the rampage. French prosecutors in Paris said...

  • Nice's Promenade des Anglais reopens, drawing throngs of mourners

    Nice's Promenade des Anglais reopens, drawing throngs of mourners

    The fashionably dressed Italian woman, in skinny jeans and sunglasses, dissolved into tears. A passing Red Cross volunteer enveloped her in a long hug. The Promenade des Anglais — the gracefully curving seaside boulevard in this Riviera resort city that became a tableau of horror Thursday night...

  • Nice: far more than a playgroud for the Euro elite

    Nice: far more than a playgroud for the Euro elite

    As she walked along the promenade above the ocean, past the horror-scape of broken bodies, Maryam Violet could hear the cries and murmurs of the hurt and grieving — in Arabic. One family had lost a mother. They called her a martyr. “There were so many Muslim people who were victims because I could...

  • Nice truck attack: 'The crowd was calm and then it went crazy' as chaos unfolded

    Nice truck attack: 'The crowd was calm and then it went crazy' as chaos unfolded

    The fireworks had just ended when Robert Green, drink in hand on the beach, heard the mumbling, the odd sound of people murmuring about something they couldn’t quite fathom. Green turned to face the promenade where thousands had gathered to celebrate Bastille Day. That’s when he noticed the white...

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