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Europe needs U.S.-style bureau to tackle guns: experts

PARIS If you're not a hunter or a target shooter, it's nearly impossible to buy a gun legally in France. But the country's strict gun control laws are not enough to keep deadly weapons out of the hands of Islamist militants.

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Some guns used in Paris attacks produced in ex-Yugoslavia's arsenal

BELGRADE Some assault rifles used by the Islamic militants in the Nov 13 Paris attacks and later seized in police raids were produced in the former Yugoslavia's state arsenal, the company's director said on Saturday.

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Kenya arrests two Iranian planning 'terror attack' - ministry

NAIROBI Kenyan authorities have arrested two Iranians suspected of planning to stage an attack in Nairobi, the Interior Ministry announced on Twitter.

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Germany's Merkel urges strict, binding goals to tackle climate change

FRANKFURT Germany's chancellor gave a qualified welcome on Saturday to China's pledge to tackle rising temperatures ahead of a global climate conference but she called for more ambitious goals to cut greenhouse emissions.

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Insight: Gaffer tape and 500 euros - running guns to the heart of Europe

BELGRADE/BRUSSELS Need a Kalashnikov in Belgium? No problem, says "Nemac" the Serb; a few hundred euros will buy the gun and a place to stash it in a car or truck coming up from the Balkans.

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Detained journalists urge EU not to compromise with Turkey over human rights

ANKARA Two Turkish journalists arrested this week over their reports about arms supplies to Syria urged the European Union not to compromise on human rights and freedoms to reach an agreement with Turkey to help stem flows of migrants to Europe.

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