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Today’s Top International Stories: France, Ukraine & Yemen

1) France authorities announced they thwarted a planned terrorist attack that would have taken place in Paris this past Sunday and focused French churches. They have arrested a 24-year-old man who had weapons, ammunition and clears plans to carry out an attack. Few details about the man in custody have been released so far, but France has been on a high terror alert since January.

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Top International Stories to Watch Today: France, Somalia & Bangladesh

1) Yesterday, gunmen attacked a satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, in France. 12 were killed. One of three suspects has turned himself in to the police. Two men are still being hunted in Paris. The attack appears to be motivated by Muslim extremism. Support for freedom of the press has poured out across the world plus massive rallies in France.

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Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today

1) Breaking news this morning on Iraq. The U.S. is now providing weapons to the Kurds who managed to force ISIS into retreat yesterday after American airstrikes. Also, Prime Minister Maliki has sent troops into Baghdad as a show of force while Iraq’s highest court ruled that Maliki would stay PM as his party has the largest bloc in the new parliament.

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Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today

1) Despite a 16 hour ceasefire this past weekend, negotiations between Israel and Palestine have not resulted in any peace agreement. The UN has demanded a ceasefire for the past 2 days but there have been no sustainable arrangements. At least 60 airstrikes by Israel hit targets last night with a dozen dead. and 5 Israelis were killed during clashes in the Hamas tunnels. More than 1000 have died since the conflict began. Additionally, there is discussion that the US-Israel relationship is becoming frayed over the issue.

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5 Minute International Update

Tragic downing of Flight MH17 – Dutch have been angry about it – the bodies, the time it has taken.  An investigation is on-going. The current facts are disputed by Moscow and the West, much blame from Americans. In the Ukraine conflict there continues to be planes shot down and a move towards Donetsk. Pressures have shown up in the Ukraine parliament with a fist fight breaking out today.

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