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AP sources: Donald Trump to order troop cuts in Afghanistan, Iraq

President Donald Trump is expected to cut a significant number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and a smaller number in Iraq by the final days of his presidency, U.S. officials said Monday. The plan would run counter to military commanders’ advice over the past year, while still falling short of Trump’s much-touted goal to end America’s long wars.

Sudan says deal with U.S. blocks further compensation claims

CAIRO  — Sudan says it has signed an agreement with the U.S. that could effectively stop any future compensation claims being filed against the African country in U.S. courts, following Washington's decision to remove the country from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

France church attack: Assailant’s family seeks answers

SFAX, Tunisia — A third suspect is in French custody Saturday in connection with an Islamic extremist knife attack that killed three people in a Nice church, as the distraught family of the suspected Tunisian assailant asked to see video footage of what happened.

Facing terror charges, ETA’s last boss apologizes for deaths

The last known chief of ETA, the now-extinct Basque separatist militant group, was back in court Monday in Paris to face terrorism charges that he deems “absurd” because of his role in ending a conflict that claimed hundreds of lives and terrorized Spain for half a century.

Terror probe opened after 2 stabbed in Paris; 2 arrests

French terrorism authorities are investigating a double-stabbing outside the former Paris offices of a satirical newspaper where a dozen people were killed in 2015, and two suspects have been arrested in Friday's violence, authorities said.

Charlie Hebdo, market attacks turned widow into fugitive

PARIS – The fugitive widow of the Islamic State killer who plotted attacks against the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper and a kosher market calls home to France once a year to catch up, her sisters testified, offering new details about one of the world’s most wanted women.

Officials: U.S. seizes Iranian gas heading for Venezuela

MIAMI — The Trump administration has seized the cargo of four tankers it was targeting for transporting Iranian fuel to Venezuela, U.S. officials said Thursday, as it steps up its campaign of maximum pressure against the two heavily sanctioned allies.

As ‘Homeland’ ends, what kind of TV hero will fight terrorism’s next form?

For all his scrapes, personal losses and ridiculously close calls, Jack Bauer, the gruff and personality challenged counterterrorism agent played by Kiefer Sutherland on the Fox hit “24,” had it relatively easy compared with Carrie Mathison, the resilient but often deeply compromised (and, as it happened, bipolar) CIA agent played by Claire Danes on Showtime’s “Homeland,” which ended Sunday after an impressively consistent eight-season run. Jack and Carrie came to separately represent the pressing global crises of their times. “24” premiered weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the responding drums of war, moments where it could have been perceived as either wildly inappropriate (it opened with a woman setting off a bomb on an airliner) or topically spot on. Viewers found they were able to project a lot of their anxieties about national security onto the show, which functioned as a one-hour, adrenaline-soaked workout expressed in increasingly contorted (and less plausible) plot points.

FBI: Government’s response to virus spurred would-be bomber

A Missouri man who investigators say was planning to bomb a Kansas City-area hospital was distressed by the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis and motivated by racial, religious and anti-government animus, according to newly unsealed court documents.

Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity

Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity to win over more supporters and strike harder than before.