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  • Tunisian contact of Berlin attacker detained. Cellphone found in truck leads to arrest

    Tunisian contact of Berlin attacker detained. Cellphone found in truck leads to arrest

    German authorities have detained a 40-year-old Tunisian man living in Berlin and suspected of being an accomplice of Anis Amri, a 24-year-old refugee from Tunisia who deliberately drove a hijacked tractor trailer truck into a Christmas market that killed 12 people in the country’s worst terror...

  • Russian plane carrying famed chorus crashes into Black Sea; all are believed dead

    Russian plane carrying famed chorus crashes into Black Sea; all are believed dead

    A military plane carrying members of a renowned Cold War-era musical ensemble that was going to perform for Russian servicemen at a Syrian air base crashed into the Black Sea early Sunday, apparently killing everyone aboard, officials said. The flight also carried nine journalists and a prominent...

  • Suspect in Berlin market attack is killed by police in Milan shootout

    Suspect in Berlin market attack is killed by police in Milan shootout

    Europe’s most wanted man was shot dead in Milan by a routine police patrol on Friday, four days after he allegedly drove a truck into a Christmas fair in Berlin, killing 12 and wounding dozens. Police said Anis Amri had traveled by train from Chambery, France, on Thursday night to Turin, Italy...

  • Pope Francis tells Vatican to hire more women and lay people

    Pope Francis tells Vatican to hire more women and lay people

    Pope Francis on Thursday accused Vatican officials of “malicious resistance” to his reform of the Holy See’s sluggish and opaque bureaucracy, saying lay men and women should be appointed to leadership positions, if they are more qualified than clerics. In a blistering address, Francis warned Vatican...

  • Berlin attack suspect's fingerprints in truck suggest he drove it

    Berlin attack suspect's fingerprints in truck suggest he drove it

    Fingerprints matching a fugitive Tunisian refugee were found Thursday inside the truck that plowed into a Berlin Christmas market this week, killing 12 people. The discovery has left investigators all but certain that the suspect, who remains at large and is “armed and dangerous,” was behind the...

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