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UN climate conference to go ahead near Paris despite attacks: France PARIS: The UN climate conference will go ahead as planned near Paris later this month despite the terror attacks that killed 128 people in the French capital, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Saturday."COP21 must be held," Fabius said, using the conference's name, but he added security would be increased.In Washington, an American official said President Barack Obama would participate in the meeting.The November 30-December 11 meeting, taking place under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is being held at Le Bourget, on the northern rim of Paris."COP21" means the 21st conference of parties in the UNFCCC.The talks aim at forging a post-2020 pact to curb greenhouse gases so that global warming does not exceed two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial levels.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

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Merkel says Germany will fight terrorism side-by-side with France BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Germany would help France to hunt down the perpetrators of the Paris attacks and that Berlin would jointly battle the fight against terrorism with France to defend European values."The people in Paris are enduring a nightmare of violence, terror and fear," Merkel said in Berlin. "We, the German friends, we are feeling with them. We are crying with them.""This attack on freedom is not only aimed against ...

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Lavrov says no justification not to do more to fight ISIS VIENNA: There is no justification for international powers not to do much more to fight Islamic State and groups like it, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday."There is no justification for terrorist acts and no justification for us not (to do) much more to defeat ISIS, al-Nusrah and the like," Lavrov told reporters ahead of a meeting with his U.S. counterpart John Kerry and U.N. special envoy Steffan de Mistura.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

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French finance, foreign ministers to attend G20: Turkish presidential sources ANKARA: French President Francois Hollande on Saturday told his Turkish counterpart by phone that he would send his finance and foreign ministers to the G20 summit in Turkey, Turkish presidential sources said.President Tayyip Erdogan spoke to Hollande to offer his condolences following multiple attacks in Paris which left at least 127 people dead. Hollande had already said he would not attend the summit in the wake of Friday's killings."President Erdogan reiterated that terrorism had no ...

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G20 host Turkey says fight against terrorism should be at forefront BELEK: President Tayyip Erdogan urged world leaders on Saturday to prioritise the fight against terrorism as they gather for a summit in Turkey, saying attacks in Paris claimed by Islamic State showed the time for words was now over.At least 127 people were killed as bombers and gunmen went on a deadly rampage at locations across the French capital overnight, targeting a concert hall, restaurants, bars and a sports stadium."We are now at a point ...

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Belgium urges citizens to avoid Paris BRUSSELS: Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel on Saturday urged his fellow citizens to avoid travel to Paris following the attacks that left at least 128 people dead. Michel, speaking live on RTBF television, issued "a message to our citizens by asking them to avoid travelling to Paris if it is not strictly necessary."A spokesman for the prime minister told AFP the security measure would be effective at least through the weekend.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

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World witnessing mix of 'medieval, modern fascism': Kerry VIENNA: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday the Paris attacks, and other recent acts of terror, showed the world was witnessing "a kind of medieval and modern fascism ...which seeks to destroy and create chaos.""The one thing we could say to those people is that what they do in this is stiffen our resolve, all of us, to fight back," Kerry said, declaring the attacks had spurred diplomats gathered in Vienna for ...