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France agrees to send more troops to West Africa to fight terrorism

France agrees to send more troops to West Africa to fight terrorism

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Jan. 14 (UPI) -- French President Emmanuel Macron agreed during a summit with leaders of West and Central African nations to send hundreds of more troops to reinforce the region's fight against Islamic terrorism. During a summit meeting Monday in the southwestern French city of Pau, Macron and the leaders of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger reaffirmed their commitment to fighting extremism in the Sahel, a semi-arid belt stretching 2,400 miles across the breadth of the continent, they said in a joint statement. Macron also said he agreed to send 220 additional combat troops to reinforce Operation Barkhane, France's largest overseas mission to counter terrorism in the region, which has seen an uptick in violence in recent years. On Thursday, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, head of the U...
Domestic terrorism may boost interest in this type of insurance coverage

Domestic terrorism may boost interest in this type of insurance coverage

Finance
A woman lights a candle at a makeshift memorial outside Walmart, near the scene of a mass shooting which left at least 20 people dead, on August 4, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesThe threat of gun violence is real enough that business owners, schools and houses of worship can buy insurance against it.Active shooter insurance, which is also known as active assailant coverage, has been around since 2011, according to the Insurance Information Institute.It's a policy that covers the cost of property damage and loss of business income, as well as medical expenses and funeral costs for victims.This insurance supplements — but doesn't replace — other coverage a business owner may already have, including general liability insurance. "As violence grows in schoo
New York truck attack suspect charged with terrorism

New York truck attack suspect charged with terrorism

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAn Uzbek immigrant has been charged by US prosecutors with causing the deaths of at least eight people in New York by mowing them down in a truck.Sayfullo Saipov, 29, is also accused of providing material support and resources to Islamic State (IS) group.He was shot and injured by police at the scene of the attack, and received treatment in hospital.Prosecutors say he spoke freely to them, waiving his right to avoid self-incrimination while in custody.Tuesday afternoon's attack saw a truck driven down a cycle lane in Lower Manhattan, hitting cyclists and pedestrians. Six people died at the scene and two more in hospital. Twelve people were injured, nine of whom remain in hospital.Federal court papers allege:Mr Saipov said the attack was planned t...