- Russia, France agree to tighten cooperation against IS
MOSCOW (AP) — The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.
- Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president defiantly declaring that his military will shoot down any new intruder.
- The Latest: Belgium says likely Paris fugitive gets help
PARIS (AP) — The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:
- Pope presses case for adequate, dignified housing in Nairobi
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pope Francis is visiting a slum on Nairobi's northwestern edge to press his call for adequate and dignified housing for society's most marginal, especially in burgeoning megacities like the Kenyan capital.
- The Latest: Pope heads to Nairobi slum Friday
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.)
- Cameron: UK must attack IS in Syria to deny group safe haven
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron urged skeptical lawmakers to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria, saying Thursday that the Paris attacks have given the fight new urgency and Britain owes it to key allies to act.
- Venezuela opposition challenging on Chavez family turf
BARINAS, Venezuela (AP) — Asdrubal Chavez is a walking tribute to his still-revered cousin as he stumps for congress. Hugo Chavez's eyes peer out from above the bill of his red baseball cap. The late president's signature is emblazoned on his red shirt.
- Stranded migrants in clashes at Greece-Macedonia border
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of migrants stranded at Greece's northern border clashed with police Thursday while trying to force their way into Macedonia.
- Tunisia detains 30, identifies bomber after attack
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities have detained 30 people suspected of having extremism links after a suicide bombing targeting presidential guards, and identified the bomber as a local street vendor.
- Nigeria: Boko Haram cannot be crushed by December
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military cannot meet the president's December deadline to crush Boko Haram's Islamic uprising, and Nigerians must expect suicide bombings to continue, a government spokesman said Thursday.