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Security boosted as Europe scrambles to handle growing threats

Security boosted as Europe scrambles to handle growing threats

Soldiers stood guard outside the Jewish Museum in central Brussels on Saturday, as Belgium joined France in deploying its military alongside police to counter the threat of potential terror attacks.
7 biggest losers from Swiss currency blowout

7 biggest losers from Swiss currency blowout

 LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Switzerland's decision to remove its currency peg on the franc is expected to wreak havoc on certain industries -- and unlucky individuals.
Charlie Hebdo co-founder: Prophet cartoons went too far

Charlie Hebdo co-founder: Prophet cartoons went too far

A co-founder of Charlie Hebdo disagreed with the French magazine's decision to publish cartoon depictions of the Prophet Mohammed and says he is upset with the magazine's slain editor, Stephane Charbonnier.
Hacked news companies tweet Chinese fired on U.S. warship

Hacked news companies tweet Chinese fired on U.S. warship

The Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International were hacked Friday. Both companies tweeted that a war had broken out between the United States and China.
Suspects detained in Paris over attacks as Kerry visits

Suspects detained in Paris over attacks as Kerry visits

 At least a dozen people have been detained in the Paris region overnight in connection with last week's shootings, the city prosecutor's office said Friday.
Belgian terror suspects wore all black; police killed 2, wounded and arrested 1

Belgian terror suspects wore all black; police killed 2, wounded and arrested 1

The plan of the Verviers attackers was to kill police "on public roads or at police stations," said federal prosecutor Eric van der Sypt on Friday.
Families wait as divers try to search AirAsia QZ8501's fuselage for bodies

Families wait as divers try to search AirAsia QZ8501's fuselage for bodies

Nunung Nursiah, whose younger brother was a flight engineer on AirAsia Flight QZ8501, says she had mixed feelings when a friend sent her a link to a photo of the plane's fuselage submerged in the cloudy waters of the Java Sea.

Cuba open for business

The Obama administration has announced new rules, dramatically rolling back the half-century old trade embargo against Cuba. Much more trade and travel will be possible.
Former Spanish King faces paternity suit

Former Spanish King faces paternity suit

 Spain's former King Juan Carlos, 77, will face a paternity lawsuit -- by a Belgian woman alleging that he's her father -- before the nation's Supreme Court, a 12-judge panel ruled Wednesday.
Great Zimbabwe: The spectacular ancient city that tourism forgot

Great Zimbabwe: The spectacular ancient city that tourism forgot

About halfway up the cobblestone stairwell, the screeching starts. Loose stones tumble from the tops of the walls far up on the hilltop. All around me, tree limbs shake.
Portable 'blood test in a box' to give instant diagnoses

Portable 'blood test in a box' to give instant diagnoses

For most of us, a blood test begins with a needle, a syringe and the promise it will all be over quickly.
American doctor who survived Ebola returns to Liberia

American doctor who survived Ebola returns to Liberia

The last time Dr. Rick Sacra went to Liberia, he returned home to the United States in a medevac airplane, not sure if he would die of the Ebola he'd contracted while taking care of patients.
Turkey bans Charlie Hebdo cover online

Turkey bans Charlie Hebdo cover online

A Turkish court has banned Web pages that show the new cover of Charlie Hebdo, the country''s semiofficial news agency Anadolu reported Wednesday.
Cherif and Said Kouachi: Their path to terror

Cherif and Said Kouachi: Their path to terror

They were the perfect targets for recruiters of jihad: two young orphan French brothers from an immigrant family, virtually alone in the French capital and with almost no resources.
2nd AirAsia Flight QZ8501 black box recovered; fuselage possibly located

2nd AirAsia Flight QZ8501 black box recovered; fuselage possibly located

Searchers have now recovered both so-called black boxes from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 and may have located the fuselage of the plane, an Indonesian official said Tuesday, adding more pieces to help solve the puzzle of what caused the disaster.