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The Latest: News from the Paris attacks

French police officers check vehicles leaving France at the border crossing between France and Spain in Biriatou, as southwestern France, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.
French police officers check vehicles leaving France at the border crossing between France and Spain in Biriatou, as southwestern France, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. AP

The latest on shootings and explosions in Paris. (All times local):

9:50 p.m.

Four French officials have told The Associated Press that police questioned and released the fugitive suspect hours after the Paris attacks.

The questioning came when police pulled over a car near the Belgian border, hours after authorities had already identified Saleh Abdeslam as the renter of a Volkswagen Polo that was abandoned at the scene of the attack.

Abdeslam is now the focus of an international manhunt. One of his brothers detonated a suicide vest in central Paris and another was ultimately detained in Belgium.

He was one of three people in a car stopped by police Saturday morning, hours after the attacks that left at least 129 dead, the officials said.

Three French police officials and a top French security official confirmed all that officers stopped Abdeslam and checked his ID and then let him go.

The officials spoke only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly disclose details of the investigation.

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8:45 p.m.

A Greek official says that the owner of a Syrian passport found near one of the suicide bombers in Paris was processed on the island of Leros and stayed there for five days before arriving by ship in Athens.

The deputy interior minister in charge of migrant policy, Yiannis Mouzalas, says the man entered Leros on Oct. 3 after setting out from the Turkish coast. Mouzalas says the man was registered on the same day and arrived in Athens on Oct. 8.

From then on, authorities didn’t track him.

The passport was also registered in October in Serbia and Croatia, also countries on the corridor that crosses the Balkans and is known for lax controls and ease in obtaining transit documents. The owner was allowed to proceed because he passed what is essentially the only test in place – he had no international arrest warrant against him, police in the states said Sunday.

It was not clear whether the passport was real or fake, or whether it belonged to the suicide bomber. But trafficking in fake Syrian passports has increased as hundreds of thousands of people try to get refugee status, the chief of the European Union border agency Frontex has said.

Mouzalas added that the man was detected in Croatia, but didn’t provide further details.

Mouzalas defended Greece’s registration of incoming migrants, adding that this processing ought to be done by Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.

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8:25 p.m.

The world’s tallest skyscraper has been lit up in tribute to France and those killed in the attacks in Paris.

The top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai was illuminated in the red, white and blue of the French flag. Other landmark buildings in the United Arab Emirates, including the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab building, also paid tribute with lights on their facade in those colors.

Leaders from across the Muslim world have expressed their condolences over the attacks, with Saudi King Salman sending French President Francois Hollande a cable Saturday saying that such attacks are “unaccepted by any religion and international norms.”

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7:50 p.m.

Mourners gathered in silence to lay white flowers outside a restaurant on Paris’ trendy rue de Charonne where attackers with a purported link to the Islamic State group went on a rampage, killing 19 people and critically wounding nine others.

A friend of restaurant owner Gregory Reibenberg said he rushed to the scene shortly after the attack Friday evening. “The first thing I saw was my best friend Gregory picking up his dead wife, trying to run for help,” said Youssef Boudjema, who’d returned to the Belle Epoque restaurant Sunday.

Hundreds of mourners have been coming here over the past day and a half, leaving flowers and candles in honor of the victims.

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7:40 p.m.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says “I cried” when watching images of French soccer fans singing the national anthem as they left the Stade de France stadium following Friday’s attacks.

The series of attacks that struck Paris began when suicide bombers detonated themselves outside the Stade de France some 20 minutes into the match between France and Germany on Friday night.

After the game had finished, they left the stadium in a climate of tension but not giving in to panic, maintaining their calm as they walked back to their cars or to a nearby railway station.

“When I saw people leaving the stadium singing La Marseillaise, I cried,” Bach said on France 2 television on Sunday. “We’re all French because the acts are not only an attack against Parisians or the French, but they’re attacks against humanity and against human values. It goes without saying that we’re all together with our friends in France.”

The attacks in Paris came as the French capital bids to host the 2024 Olympics. Rome, Los Angeles, Hamburg and Budapest are the other candidates. The IOC will select the host city in 2017.

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7:30 p.m.

People who knew Paris attacker Ismael Mostefai were stupefied and confused that someone they recalled as shy and considerate could have been involved in France’s deadliest attacks in decades.

Ben Bammou, president of a local Muslim group, said Mostefai regularly attended mosque in the area and used to work as a baker. But he described the man as “timid” and said that the Muslim community of Chartres didn’t understand what happened.

“We’re grieving, like everyone else,” he said.

A woman who answered the door at the suicide bomber’s former address, a two-story building in the city of Chartres, said she didn’t know him.

Neighbor Arnauld Froissart, a 34-year-old bank employee, said Mostefai and his family were “very nice” and that his mother offered cakes to neighbors during Ramadan.

“Everyone was shocked when we learned this last night and this morning,” he said. “I’ve lived in this neighborhood since 1986 and there’s no problem here.”

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7:15 p.m.

Two French law enforcement officials say a collective panic in several Paris neighborhoods, including Plaza de Republique, was a false alarm. One of the officials said the crowd in the plaza apparently panicked after hearing firecrackers.

A French security official said someone had reached out to police in the plaza out of panic, and when officers arrived with weapons drawn, the crowd dispersed in fear.

The official called it a moment of collective panic. The official had no information of any threats to the area.

Both officials weren’t authorized to be publicly named according to government policy.

Close by, panic broke out near a small Cambodian restaurant and a bar that were the scenes of shooting on Friday night and police were seen running with guns drawn.

––By Jamey Keaten and Lori Hinnant.

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7 p.m.

French authorities say they have formally identified one of the suicide attackers at the national stadium and another man who attacked a restaurant in central Paris.

One of the men was 20 and the other was 31. Both were French nationals living in Belgium.

A third man, who died in the assault on the Bataclan concert hall, was identified earlier as 29-year-old Ismael Mostefai, a Frenchman with known ties to Islamic radicalism.

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6:50 p.m.

Police have cleared Paris’ iconic Republique Plaza, where hundreds of mourners had gathered on Sunday, and panic has broken out at the scene of one of the Friday night’s attacks.

In France’s 10th arrondissement, near a small Cambodian restaurant and a bar that were the scenes of shooting on Friday night, panic broke out and police broke through with guns drawn.

The two are about a 10-minute walk apart, in in the same general area of Paris.

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6:35 p.m.

The widow of David Haines, a British aid worker killed by Islamic State militants, says attacks in Paris and elsewhere show the world is no longer a safe place.

Dragana Haines told The Associated Press on Sunday that she finds it “unbelievable that in today’s age somebody is actually killing in the name of religion.”

Haines’ husband was beheaded last September by militant Mohammed Emwazi, known as “Jihadi John.” The U.S. has said Emwazi was possibly killed in a drone attack Thursday.

Haines says “he was just one of the players in this big game … I’m afraid this is not over yet.”

“Looking at the things that happened in Paris … few days before in Beirut, Baghdad,” Haines says. “No, I don’t think the world is a safe place.”

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6:20 p.m.

French police have issued a wanted notice with a photo of a man suspected in the Paris attacks.

The notice, released Sunday evening, is for Salah Abdeslam, a 26-year-old man born in Brussels. It warns people who see him that he is dangerous, saying “do not intervene yourself.”

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6:15 p.m.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to attend a soccer friendly between Germany and the Netherlands on Tuesday despite security concerns following the Paris attacks.

Germany was playing France in Paris on Friday when the attacks there took place, some in the vicinity of the stadium.

Merkel’s office on Sunday confirmed a report by German daily Bild that she would be going to the match in Hannover, but didn’t provide details.

The newspaper quoted Merkel’s deputy, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, as saying that “now of all times we mustn’t be cowed.”

It wasn’t immediately clear which other members of her Cabinet would attend.

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5:55 p.m.

Leaders of the world’s wealthiest economies have held a minute of silence in honor of the victims of the Paris attacks as well as those who perished in other attacks.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited the Group of 20 leaders to stand in silence at an opening session Sunday of their two-day summit meeting near the Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya.

Erdogan said the minute of silence was to commemorate the victims of the Paris attacks, those who died in twin suicide bombings last month in the Turkish capital, Ankara, as well as victims of attacks elsewhere.

The summit is focusing on ways to step up the fight against the Islamic State group following the Paris attacks.

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5:45 p.m.

A French man believed directly involved in Friday’s attacks in Paris is on the run and the subject of a manhunt, French security officials say.

The man, one of three brothers believed involved in the killings in central Paris, rented the black Volkswagen Polo used by a group of hostage-takers that left at least 89 people dead inside the Bataclan concert hall, one official said.

One other police official said the manhunt is believed to involve at least one suspect. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing. One of the suspect’s brothers has been arrested in Belgium and another brother died in the attack, the first official said.

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5:30 p.m.

Prayers, services and marches have been held in the Nordic region to remember the victims and families of the deadly Paris attacks in several cities and towns.

In Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik and several government ministers attended a memorial service on Sunday for the victims at the French Reformed Church in the capital, Copenhagen.

In Norway, high Mass was led in Oslo Cathedral by the priest, Elisabeth Thorsen, who called on Christians and Muslims to condemn extremism, which she said had nothing to do with religion, adding that “Islam means peace and Jesus is a prince of peace.”

In the western Norwegian city of Bergen, people laid flowers and lit candles at a central square. Chloe Bezault, spokeswoman of French cultural organization Alliance Francaise, said it “warmed the hearts” of the French to receive such support from Norway and the rest of the world.

In Finland, peace marches drew various Christian denominations and representatives of Sunni, Shiite and Jewish communities in the capital, Helsinki, and evening gatherings were planned at various churches nationwide.

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5:05 p.m.

Germany’s defense minister is pushing back against the idea that terrorists are entering Europe as refugees.

European officials have expressed concern after a passport discovered close to the body of one of the Paris attackers was found to have been used last month passing through Greece and the Balkans.

Ursula von der Leyen said Sunday that linking Europe’s migrant crisis to the threat of terrorism would be wrong.

She says that “terrorism is so well organized that it doesn’t have to risk the arduous refugee routes, and the sometimes life-threatening crossings at sea.”

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5 p.m.

Some 500 Berliners have spontaneously begun singing ‘La Marseillaise' after marking a minute’s silence for the victims of the Paris attacks.

The crowd gathered outside the French embassy Sunday in Berlin to lay flowers and candles in tribute to those killed and wounded in the attacks. After singing the French anthem, they marched arm-in-arm through Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate amid the pouring rain.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for attacks in Paris on Friday night that killed 129 people and wounded over 350. French President Francois Hollande, already involved in bombing IS targets in Iraq and Syria, has vowed to crush the group.

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4:45 p.m.

The secretary general of the world’s largest body of Muslim nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, has condemned the terrorist attacks in Paris and has expressed the organization’s “unwavering solidary and support to France.”

From the Saudi-based headquarters of the 57-nation bloc, OIC chief Iyad Madani said the organization firmly rejects any terrorist acts that violate the right to life and that seek to undermine the “values of freedom and equality that France has consistently promoted.”

On Sunday, Sunni scholars with the Muslim World League based in Islam’s holiest city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia also condemned the attack in Paris and one that took place in Lebanon a day earlier.

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4:40 p.m.

Italian officials say a 28-year-old woman from Venice was among those killed inside the Bataclan Theater in Paris.

Italian consul Andrea Cavallari told reporters Sunday outside a Paris morgue that Valeria Solesin had been positively identified based on information provided by the family, who so far have remained in Italy.

Solesin was at the concert with her Italian boyfriend and other friends when terrorists began shooting on the crowd. The others lost sight of Solesin as they escaped. Her friends spent a day searching for her, visiting hospitals in hopes of finding her among the injured.

Her mother, Luciana Milani described her daughter as a ‘'wonderful person” who had been living in Paris for six years and studied at the Sorbonne.

Cavallari said another Italian woman had been wounded and was recovering after surgery.

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4:25 p.m.

Three of the seven suicide bombers killed in the Paris attacks were French citizens, as was at least one of the seven other people arrested in neighboring Belgium suspected of links to the attacks.

A French police official confirmed that the suicide attacker identified by a skin sample had been living in a Paris suburb. A Belgian official said two of the seven suicide bombers were French men living in Brussels, and among those arrested was another French citizen living in the Belgian capital.

The new information highlighted growing fears of possible homegrown terrorism in France, a country that has exported more jihadis than any other in Europe.

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4:15 p.m.

The ATP has held a minute’s silence for the victims of the Paris attacks.

The tribute came Sunday before Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori were to play in the opening match of the season-ending ATP finals at the O2 Arena in London.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Friday’s attacks on the Stade de France, a concert hall and Paris cafes that left 129 people dead and more than 350 wounded, 99 of them seriously.

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4:10 p.m.

The shining sun and warm Paris air felt cruelly incongruous as France entered three days of mourning for 129 people killed because they went out on a Friday night.

Streets, parks and stores were unusually empty Sunday for such a mild, clear day, and several city monuments were closed because of security reasons or to express their grief.

Some Parisians and tourists defied the high security, walking past heavily armed soldiers in body armor to take pictures beneath the Eiffel Tower.

Survivors who endured two hours of being held hostage by suicide bombers at the Bataclan concert hall, initially silent after the ordeal, have started sharing their memories. Julien Pearce, journalist at Europe 1 radio, says “it took me few seconds to realize it was gunshots.”

Pearce and his friends crawled into a tiny dark room next to the stage where he could see one of the assailants. He says “he seemed very young. That’s what struck me: his childish face, very determined, cold, calm, frightening.”

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4 p.m.

German President Joachim Gauck has struck a defiant tone against terrorism during an annual event in Germany honoring those killed by war and violent oppression.

Germany’s head of state began his speech Sunday by remembering those killed in the Paris attacks and pledging solidarity with the people of France. Gauck said the perpetrators of Friday’s attacks, which he described as starting “a new kind of war,” had struck at open societies worldwide.

But he said those responsible for the killings and those who support them, should know “we'll bow our heads to the dead, but we'll never bow to terror.”

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2:55 p.m.

A French survivor of the rampage at Paris’ Bataclan concert hall says he was struck by how young the attackers were.

Julien Pearce, journalist at Europe 1 radio, was at the Bataclan concert hall on Friday to attend the concert by the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal. He said when the three attackers stormed in “it took me few seconds to realize it was gunshots.”

Pearce and his friends immediately got down on the ground to avoid the random shots, then ran and crawled into a tiny dark room next to the stage. He says “there was no exit, so we were just in another trap, less exposed, but still a trap.”

Pearce said could discreetly look out and see one of the assailants. He says “he seemed very young. That’s what struck me, his childish face, very determined, cold, calm, frightening.”

Once the attackers reloaded, his group rang across the stage to the emergency exit, helping a wounded woman out. Looking back, he saw “dozens and dozens of entangled, bullet-riddled bodies in a pool of blood.”

Eighty-nine people were killed at the hall.

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2:30 p.m.

Britain’s Home Secretary says British police are working closely with their counterparts in Paris and Brussels to help find anyone involved in the attacks in France.

Theresa May spoke Sunday after chairing government’s emergency committee known as COBRA, and promised to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with France in the manhunt to trace those responsible for the “barbaric attacks.”

She said Sunday that people will see increased levels of security at borders, though the U.K. terror level will remain the same at severe.

May says a handful of Britons are thought to have died in the Paris attacks on Friday night and that a crisis team has been sent “to provide extra support” to those in the hospital. The attacks killed at least 129 people and left over 350 wounded.

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3:20 p.m.

A Belgian official says a Franco-Belgian investigating team has been set up to probe the Brussels links to the Paris attacks.

The official, who spoke to The Associated Press in Brussels by phone, said French investigators have already arrived in the Belgian capital for a joint effort to find the people behind the killings in Paris.

He says two of the seven attackers who died in Paris on Friday night were French men living in Brussels. One of the French attackers was living in Brussels’ Molenbeek neighborhood, which is considered a focal point for religious extremism and fighters going to Syria.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigation.

–Raf Casert in Brussels

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3:10 p.m.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II says terrorism is the “greatest threat to our region” and that Muslims must lead the fight against it.

In a speech Sunday he says confronting extremism is “both a regional and international responsibility, but it is mainly our battle, us Muslims, against those who seek to hijack our societies and generations with intolerance takfiri ideology.”

“Takfiri” refers to the radical Islamic practice of declaring one’s enemies to be infidels worthy of death.

The speech did not specifically refer to the attacks in Paris that killed 129 people, but Abdullah has previously condemned them as a “cowardly terrorist act.”

Jordan is taking part in the U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State group, which has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.

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3 p.m.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says he’s confident that Brazilian authorities can protect next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite the deadly attacks in Paris.

Bach tells The Associated Press “we have confidence in the Brazilian authorities and in the international cooperation of their security agencies.”

Bach says security will be discussed when IOC officials travel to Rio in coming days for their latest review of Olympic preparations. The Rio Games open on Aug. 5.

The attacks in Paris came as the French capital bids to host the 2024 Olympics. Rome, Los Angeles, Hamburg and Budapest are the other candidates. The IOC will select the host city in 2017.

Bach says “terrorism is not restricted to Paris or France, it’s an international challenge.”

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2:55 p.m.

A French survivor of the rampage at Paris’ Bataclan concert hall says he was struck by how young the attackers were.

Julien Pearce, journalist at Europe 1 radio, was at the Bataclan concert hall on Friday to attend the concert by the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal. He said when the three attackers stormed in “it took me few seconds to realize it was gunshots.”

Pearce and his friends immediately got down on the ground to avoid the random shots, then ran and crawled into a tiny dark room next to the stage. He says “there was no exit, so we were just in another trap, less exposed, but still a trap.”

Pearce said could discreetly look out and see one of the assailants. He says “he seemed very young. That’s what struck me, his childish face, very determined, cold, calm, frightening.”

Once the attackers reloaded, his group rang across the stage to the emergency exit, helping a wounded woman out. Looking back, he saw “dozens and dozens of entangled, bullet-riddled bodies in a pool of blood.”

Eighty-nine people were killed at the hall.

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2:30 p.m.

Britain’s Home Secretary says British police are working closely with their counterparts in Paris and Brussels to help find anyone involved in the attacks in France.

Theresa May spoke Sunday after chairing government’s emergency committee known as COBRA, and promised to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with France in the manhunt to trace those responsible for the “barbaric attacks.”

She said Sunday that people will see increased levels of security at borders, though the U.K. terror level will remain the same at severe.

May says a handful of Britons are thought to have died in the Paris attacks on Friday night and that a crisis team has been sent “to provide extra support” to those in the hospital. The attacks killed at least 129 people and left over 350 wounded.

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3:20 p.m.

A Belgian official says a Franco-Belgian investigating team has been set up to probe the Brussels links to the Paris attacks.

The official, who spoke to The Associated Press in Brussels by phone, said French investigators have already arrived in the Belgian capital for a joint effort to find the people behind the killings in Paris.

He says two of the seven attackers who died in Paris on Friday night were French men living in Brussels. One of the French attackers was living in Brussels’ Molenbeek neighborhood, which is considered a focal point for religious extremism and fighters going to Syria.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigation.

–Raf Casert in Brussels

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3:10 p.m.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II says terrorism is the “greatest threat to our region” and that Muslims must lead the fight against it.

In a speech Sunday he says confronting extremism is “both a regional and international responsibility, but it is mainly our battle, us Muslims, against those who seek to hijack our societies and generations with intolerance takfiri ideology.”

“Takfiri” refers to the radical Islamic practice of declaring one’s enemies to be infidels worthy of death.

The speech did not specifically refer to the attacks in Paris that killed 129 people, but Abdullah has previously condemned them as a “cowardly terrorist act.”

Jordan is taking part in the U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State group, which has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.

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3 p.m.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says he’s confident that Brazilian authorities can protect next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite the deadly attacks in Paris.

Bach tells The Associated Press “we have confidence in the Brazilian authorities and in the international cooperation of their security agencies.”

Bach says security will be discussed when IOC officials travel to Rio in coming days for their latest review of Olympic preparations. The Rio Games open on Aug. 5.

The attacks in Paris came as the French capital bids to host the 2024 Olympics. Rome, Los Angeles, Hamburg and Budapest are the other candidates. The IOC will select the host city in 2017.

Bach says “terrorism is not restricted to Paris or France, it’s an international challenge.”

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2:50 p.m.

Balkan authorities are tracking the travels of a man whose Syrian passport was found next to a dead suicide bomber at France’s national stadium on Friday night.

Officials in Greece say the passport’s owner entered the country on Oct. 3 through Leros, one of the eastern Aegean islands that tens of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty have been using as a gateway into the 28-nation European Union.

Serbian police say he registered at its border entry with Macedonia on Oct. 7.

Croatian police say he was checked at a refugee center on Oct. 8. Police spokeswoman Helena Biocic said Sunday the man was not flagged as suspicious and continued his journey toward Hungary and Austria.

It is still not yet clear if the Syrian passport is fake or real, or if it belonged to the dead bomber. European officials say there is a brisk trade in fake Syrian passports to help people get refugee status in the EU.

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2:35 p.m.

A French police official says three Kalashnikovs have been found inside a Seat car that was used in the attacks on central Paris.

The official, who could not be named because the investigation is ongoing, said the weapons have not yet been analyzed.

Two cars are known to be involved in the attacks that left 129 people dead and over 350 wounded: a Volkswagen Polo parked at the Bataclan concert hall and the Seat where the arms were found Sunday. The Seat appeared to be involved in the carnage at Paris bars and restaurants.

–Lori Hinnant in Paris.

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2:20 p.m.

A Belgian official says seven people have been detained in Belgium linked to the Paris attacks.

The official, who spoke to The Associated Press in Brussels by phone, also said two of the seven attackers who died in Paris on Friday night were French men living in Brussels. He said one of the French attackers was living in the Molenbeek neighborhood, which is considered a focal point for religious extremism and fighters going to Syria.

The official said the seven people who were detained will hear later Sunday whether they will be held in custody longer.

He spoke on condition of anonymity due to the ongoing investigation.

–Raf Casert in Brussels.

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2:10 p.m.

Tower Bridge lit in the colors of the French flag. A candlelight vigil in Trafalgar Square. The Tricolor at half-staff at Downing Street.

Britain has been full of acts of solidarity with France after the attacks Friday that left 129 people dead in Paris.

On BBC’s Andrew Marr program – a TV public affairs show that runs nationally on Sunday morning – Marr introduced French bass Nicolas Courjal. The singer –who is appearing in “Carmen” at the Royal Opera House – would offer a “musical tribute to the people of Paris.”

Courjal then sang a stirring a capella version of La Marseillaise, the French national anthem. French Ambassador Sylvie Bermann, who was on the show discussing security cooperation, barely held back her tears.

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2 p.m.

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is warning the international community that its response to the deadly Paris attacks should be robust but must remain within the rule of law.

Ban told reporters that any response that was illegal or failed to respect human rights would simply fan the fire and perpetuate a cycle of violence. He spoke at a news conference Sunday at the G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey.

Ban says “at this time of heightened tension, I caution against action that would only perpetuate the cycle of hatred and violence.”

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1:50 p.m.

Israel’s prime minister is calling on the world to “wake up” to the threat of Islamic extremism after Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris.

Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday that the world must join forces to confront the threat.

He says “in Israel, as in France, terror is terror … and what stands behind it is radical Islam and its desire to destroy its victims.”

He said the world should condemn deadly Palestinian attacks against Israelis the way it condemns attacks elsewhere in the world. He also urged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who condemned the Paris attacks, to speak out against attacks on Israelis.

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1:40 p.m.

At the request of France, the European Union will hold a special meeting of its interior and justice ministers next Friday to assess the impact of the Paris attacks.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve asked Sunday for the meeting, saying “our battle against terrorism must be, more than ever, steadfast,” and must be reinforced at the European level.

The EU presidency, held by Luxembourg, immediately obliged.

Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for killing 129 people and wounding over 350 others in attacks across Paris on Friday night. French President Francois Hollande has vowed to crush IS extremists.

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1:25 p.m.

Pope Francis has once again condemned the Paris terror attacks, calling it “blasphemy” to use the name of God to justify “violence and hatred.”

The pope expressed shock at the ‘'barbarity” of the attacks and told followers in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday that ‘'we wonder how can it come to the heart of man to conceive and carry out of such horrible events.”

The pope added that ‘’the road of violence and hatred does not resolve humanity’s problems. And using the name of God to justify this road is blasphemy.”

Francis expressed his deepest condolences to French President Francois Hollande and to the French people.

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12:45 p.m.

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is calling for a change in France’s Syria policy and suggests working with Russia to “destroy” the Islamic State group.

Sarkozy, head of the conservatives, says “we need everyone (…) There can’t be two coalitions in Syria.” He spoke following his meeting with French President Francois Hollande.

France is part of the U.S.-led coalition that has been striking IS targets in Syria and Iraq for the past year.

Sarkozy said tight security must not only protect the upcoming U.N. climate conference in Paris but also all French people. So far 127 world leaders are expected to attend the first day of the climate conference on Nov. 30.

Hollande was meeting Sunday with opposition leaders, including popular far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen, who has used the attacks on Paris to advance an anti-immigrant agenda.

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12:35 p.m.

A top European Union official says the bloc’s refugee policy does not need to be overhauled in the wake of the Paris attacks and is urging world leaders not to start treating asylum-seekers as terrorists.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Sunday that “those who organized these attacks, and those who carried them out, are exactly those who the refugees are fleeing.”

Juncker told reporters at the G-20 summit in Turkey that “there is no need to revise the European Union’s entire refugee policy.”

Poland incoming government declared Saturday it would not accept refugees without security guarantees. Juncker urged them “to be serious about this, and not to give in (to) these basic reactions.”

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12:20 p.m.

President Barack Obama is calling the terror attacks in Paris an “attack on the civilized world.”

Obama also pledged U.S. solidarity with France in the effort to hunt down the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Obama was speaking Sunday in a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the Group of 20 economic summit in the Turkish city of Antalya featuring leading industrial and emerging-market nations.

Erdogan says there will be a “strong message” on fighting terrorism coming out of the G-20 summit.

Obama also says the U.S. stands with Turkey and Europe in their efforts to reduce the flow of asylum-seekers into Europe. He says the U.S. and Turkey will redouble efforts to resolve the war in Syria.

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12:05 p.m.

Serbian police say the owner of a passport found near a suicide bomber in Paris entered the country on Oct. 7 from Macedonia – part of a wave of asylum-seekers crossing the Balkans toward Western Europe.

Police said in a statement Sunday that the man, identified only as A.A., formally requested asylum in Serbia. The statement says it’s the same passport holder registered as entering Greece on Oct. 3.

The Syrian passport was found next to the body of a man who attacked France’s national stadium on Friday night.

Officials in Greece say the passport’s owner entered through Leros, one of the eastern Aegean islands that tens of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty have been using as a gateway into the European Union.

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11:45 p.m.

Germany’s Foreign Ministry says one of its citizens was killed in Friday’s attacks in Paris.

The ministry’s statement Sunday didn’t say how or where the German man was killed, nor did it identify him.

The Paris correspondent for German public broadcaster ARD, Mathias Werth, wrote on Twitter that the man had been sitting on the terrace of a cafe when he was killed.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed 129 people and wounded over 350 across Paris on Friday night.

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11:35 p.m.

Britain Home Secretary Theresa May says measures are already in place to have the military assist police in the U.K. in the event of a large-scale urban attack.

May declined to comment directly on a newspaper report that elite special forces had been had been moved closer to London in the event of an attack. The Sunday Times reported the SAS counter-terror unit had been moved by helicopter to RAF Northolt in west London from its base in Hereford, 135 miles (217 kilometers) from the British capital.

While May wouldn’t comment on such movements, she told the BBC “we have arrangements in place to give the police military support.”

May reiterated Britain’s solidarity with the French following the carnage in Paris on Friday night that left 129 people dead, 350 wounded.

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10:35 p.m.

A French judicial official says among those arrested and being questioned in the Paris attacks investigation was a brother of one of the seven suicide bombers.

No one answered the door Sunday morning at the brother’s home in the French town of Bondoufle, outside of Paris, but neighbor Eric Pudal said roughly 20 heavily armed police swooped in on the home Saturday evening.

Pudal said he was startled by the arrest, describing the family, which recently welcomed a baby daughter, as “very nice, very sociable.”

Pudal said he had never met the reported suicide bomber, Ismael Mostefai, and had never heard him being discussed by his neighbors.

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10:05 a.m.

An emotional Madonna asked the crowd to observe a moment of silence for the victims of the Paris attacks and their families during a concert in Stockholm.

Her eyes welling up and voice cracking, Madonna said she was considering cancelling Saturday night’s show “because in many ways I feel torn. Why am I up here dancing and having fun when people are crying over the loss of their loved ones?”

But then, she said, she thought canceling the show would let the terrorists win: “Why should I allow them to stop me and to stop us from enjoying freedom?”

“Only love will change the world,” Madonna said, before asking the crowd in Tele 2 Arena to fall silent and say a prayer for the victims. She resumed the concert with her 1989 hit single “Like a Prayer.”

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9:30 a.m.

A French judicial official says a Seat car with suspected links to Friday’s deadly Paris attacks has been found by police in Montreuil, a suburb 6 kilometers (nearly 4 miles) east of the French capital.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not publicly authorized to speak, could not immediately confirm if this was the same black Seat linked to the gun attacks on the Le Carillon bar and the Le Petit Cambodge restaurant in Rue Alibert in the city’s 10th district.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Saturday that gunmen armed with automatic weapons pulled up in that model of car before opening fire, killing 15 people and injuring 10.

The Islamic state group has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Paris, which killed 129 people and wounded over 350.

–Thomas Adamson in Paris.

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8:30 a.m.

French officials have identified one of the Paris attackers as Ismael Mostefai, a 29-year-old Frenchman who had been flagged for links to Islamic radicalism.

A French judicial official says Mostefai’s father, a brother and other family members have been detained and are being questioned Sunday.

The mayor of the French city of Chartres, Jean-Pierre Gorges, identified Mostefai as a resident in a Facebook post. The judicial official confirmed the name, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

The Paris prosecutor said one of the attackers was a 29-year-old Frenchman born in the Chartres region who had been known to authorities for radicalism. The prosecutor said he was identified by fingerprints on a finger found in the carnage of the Paris attacks Friday night, which left at least 129 dead and hundreds wounded.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

– Angela Charlton in Paris.

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7:25 a.m.

Around 100 Iranians held a candlelight vigil in front of the French Embassy in Tehran to mourn the victims of the Paris attacks.

The gathering late Saturday was reported by the Shargh daily, a reformist newspaper. The paper reported Sunday that some of those gathered had posted hand-written messages of condolence on nearby walls.

The attacks in Paris, which killed 129 people and were claimed by the Islamic State group, have been condemned by political and religious leaders across the Muslim world. Iran has provided training and other support to forces battling the extremist group in neighboring Iraq.

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7 a.m.

Special church services are planned at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and around France in honor of 129 people killed in attacks that terrified the country.

Notre Dame, like other Paris sites, is closed to tourists Sunday but will be open to church-goers coming for services during the day.

A special Mass by Paris Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois will be held at 6:30 p.m. (1730 GMT; 1230 PM Eastern Time) for families of victims and survivors, and the church will ring its renowned bells in a special homage.

In a message to parishioners, the cardinal says, “Our country knows the pain of mourning and must face barbarity propagated by fanatical groups.”

French Muslim groups have firmly denounced the attacks, claimed by the Islamic State group. Some are concerned they will prompt a backlash against France’s overwhelmingly moderate Muslim community.

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2:30 a.m.

The Empire State Building is dark in sympathy for the people of Paris after more than 120 people were killed in Friday’s series of shootings and explosions.

Saturday is the second consecutive night the 102-story New York landmark is not lit up.

The 408-foot (125-meter)spire atop One World Trade Center is lit again Saturday night in the colors of the French flag. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the spire will remain lit blue, white and red on Sunday.

New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio says an arch in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park was also illuminated with the French colors on Saturday.

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2:05 a.m.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the only Australian casualty has undergone surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.

Only one Australian was injured in the attacks. Emma Parkinson, 19, of Hobart, was shot in the hip at the Bataclan concert hall.

Turnbull said he spoke to Parkinson after she had undergone surgery in a Paris hospital. Australian Ambassador to France Stephen Brady was a frequent visitor to her bedside.

“She’s a brave girl and, in all the circumstances, in good spirits,” Turnbull said.

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11 p.m.

A crowd of up to 250 people have gathered for an impromptu candlelight vigil at the Place de La Republique in Paris, the site of a massive demonstration in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings earlier this year.

Adrien Chambel, a 27-year-old law student, says the crowd is much sparser than it was in January. He says “you feel that people are petrified.”

His father, Bernard, 66, said there is a difference between the attacks Friday night that killed 129 people and the January assault on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a Kosher supermarket that killed 17 victims.

He says in January “it was an attack on Jews, it was an attack on free expression.”

This, he said, “was an attack on a way of life – they shot without discrimination.”

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10:25 p.m.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is vowing to “destroy” those behind the rampage across Paris that killed at least 129 people and wounded hundreds of others.

Speaking late Saturday on French television TF1, Valls declared “we are at war, and because we are at war we are taking exceptional measures.”

France has put thousands of soldiers onto the streets to reinforce police and other security personal in the wake of the country’s worst-ever terror attack.

Valls says “we will strike this enemy to destroy him. In France and in Europe, we'll chase the authors of this act, and also in Syria and Iraq. We will win this war.”

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10:10 p.m.

Outside the gate to the French Embassy in Washington, people left dozens of bouquets, signs of support and even a few bottles of wine.

“We love France,” read one sign on Saturday. “Pray for France,” read another. Two Secret Service vehicles were parked outside as people came by to drop off more flowers and wine at the makeshift memorial.

Catherine Farvacque-Vitkovic, a Frenchwoman who has lived in the United States for 30 years, brought a bouquet of flowers in red, white and blue.

She says “we need to stand up for what we believe, and I hope that people will continue to assemble, not to fear.”

Darya Vakulenko, a 26-year-old from Ukraine, came by with flowers to show “solidarity.”

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10 p.m.

A terrorism-themed movie called “Made in France” that was to hit screens in France on Nov. 18 has been postponed.

The bold posters – which feature a giant Kalashnikov on top of the Eiffel Tower – feature prominently in the Paris Metro and have caused some passers-by discomfort. The famed monument has closed in the wake of Friday’s coordinated attacks in which some used automatic guns to kill at least 129 people.

Producers did not say if the film has been postponed indefinitely. The movie, directed by Nicolas Boukhrief, tells the story of a journalist who infiltrates a jihadi cell in the Paris suburbs that plans attacks on the French capital.

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9:40 p.m.

Albania says its interior minister has been threatened by those allegedly supporting the Islamic State group.

Minister Saimir Tahiri received an email message Saturday in Albanian saying “Now it’s your turn! The sacred war against those included in the war against the Islamic State has started!”

His office says Albania’s anti-terror department has launched a probe into the matter. The government has increased security, especially near Western embassies and international institutions.

Albania’s 3.2 million people are predominantly Muslims who live in peaceful coexistence with Christian communities.

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9:25 p.m.

A minute of silence for the victims of the Paris attacks was held ahead of the European Championship qualifier between Sweden and Denmark.

Both teams stood with their heads bowed Saturday as 50,000 fans inside Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden, turned silent. The walls of the stadium were lit up in the colors of the French flag: blue, white and red.

Organizers said security was stepped up at the stadium due to the bloodshed in Paris, which started with explosions outside the Stade de France during a friendly match between France and Germany.

In Rome, officials turned off the lights at the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain for five minutes in solidarity with the people of Paris.

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9:10 p.m.

Muslim leaders in the United States are condemning the attacks In Paris and offering condolences and prayers for the people of France.

Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said “we are revolted by this heinous and despicable attack on civilian populations.”

He says the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed at least 129, “does not represent Muslims.”

Oussama Jammal of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations called on the American Muslim community to hold candlelight vigils to remember the victims.

Imam Johari Abdul-Malik of the Muslim Alliance in North America called on Muslims to “redouble our efforts in vigilance and confronting extremism.”

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8:40 p.m.

An employee at Greece’s Ministry of Citizen Protection says Greek police have sent the fingerprints of the owner of the Syrian passport found at one of Friday’s attacks in Paris to French police.

Police are trying to see if they match those of the assailant whose body was found nearby – or any other person known to police. The agency said the person who owned the passport came into the European Union through the Greek island of Leros on Oct. 3.

The same source, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to comment on an investigation, discounted reports in Greek media that a second passport was found at the scene.

At least 129 people were killed and 352 injured in the attacks Friday night in Paris. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility

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8:25 p.m.

Asylum-seekers fleeing war and poverty in Syria and other war-ravaged countries are condemning the Paris attacks, fearing it may become even more difficult now to start new lives in Western Europe.

The migrants streaming through Slovenia toward Austria, Germany and other wealthy EU nations said Saturday the attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people resemble the wars they are running away from.

Zebar Akram, 29, from Iraq, says “this is the same act of terrorism like they act in Syria or Iraq.” Abdul Selam, 31, from Syria fears that refugees now “will be considered as probable attackers.”

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8:10 p.m.

An American woman was undergoing surgery late Saturday at a Paris hospital after being wounded in a terror attack in France.

Helen Jane Wilson was at the Bataclan concert hall to hear the Eagles of Death Metal band perform Friday night when gunmen burst into the venue, killing 89 people. Wilson told The Associated Press she was shot in the leg and was heading into surgery at L’hopital Saint-Antoine.

Wilson said she lived in New Orleans before moving to Paris, where she runs Rock en Bol, a catering company. According to her Facebook page, Wilson is originally from Los Angeles.

At least 129 people were killed and 352 injured in the attacks Friday night in Paris. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

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7:40 p.m.

Belgium’s federal prosecutor’s office says authorities have so far made three arrests linked to the deadly attacks in Paris.

Spokesman Jean-Pascal Thoreau says the arrests at the Belgian border came after a car with Belgian license plates was seen close to the Bataclan theater in Paris on Friday night, one of the places where victims were killed.

He said it was a rental vehicle and police organized several raids in the St. Jans Molenbeek neighborhood in Brussels on Saturday.

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7:35 p.m.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says one of the hostage takers involved in a deadly siege at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris was born in France. He also says a French national was among three people linked to the Paris attacks arrested Saturday morning at the Belgian border.

Molins said a different suicide attacker identified by a Syrian passport found near his body at the national stadium was not known to French intelligence services.

He said all seven suicide attackers wore identical explosives vests.

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7:25 p.m.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says three teams of attackers seem to have coordinated attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead another 352 injured.

Molins says the attackers in the Bataclan concert hall, where 89 people died, metioned Syria and Iraq during the attacks.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the gun and bomb rampage that also targeted restaurants and a soccer stadium.

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7:15 p.m.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says 129 people were killed in the Paris terror attacks and 352 people were injured.

He says 99 of the injured are in critical condition.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks Friday night around Paris.

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7:05 p.m.

The Eiffel Tower will remain dark Saturday night in a display of mourning following the terror attacks that left 127 dead and wounded scores more.

The 116-year-old iconic monument normally is lit by scintillating lights every hour on the hour during the evening.

In contrast, Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate has been lit up in the colors of the French flag – blue, white and red – in tribute to the Paris victims. Hundreds of people gathered Saturday on Paris Square, in front of the gate, in a show of solidarity with France.

Flowers and candles have also been placed in front of the nearby French embassy in the German capital.

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6:55 p.m.

England’s Sussex Police force says it is questioning a 41-year-old man from France after “what appears to be a firearm” was discovered at Gatwick Airport.

The airport’s north terminal was evacuated and explosives experts called in Saturday morning after what police called suspicious actions by a man who had discarded an item.

Police said the man had been arrested on suspicion of firearms offenses. The airport said the terminal was searched before reopening just before 4 p.m. Gatwick is Britain’s second busiest airport.

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6:20 p.m.

In light of the Paris terror attacks, Poland cannot go ahead with EU decisions on immigration and accept refugees without guarantees of security.

Konrad Szymanski, Poland’s prospective minister for European affairs, told reporters that Poland “this is a key condition that today was put under a giant question mark in all of Europe.”

Szymanski is in Poland’s new conservative government that is to be sworn in Monday. The outgoing government agreed to accept 7,000 refugees from Syria and Eritrea over the next two years.

In comments online, Szymanski said Poland must have “full control” of its borders and migration policy.

One of the Paris attackers reportedly came into the EU through Greece last month.

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6:05 p.m.

The leaders of the European Union nations are calling for a minute of silence across the 28-nation bloc on Monday in memory of the victims of the Paris terror attacks.

In Saturday’s joint statement, the leaders say Europeans will always remember Friday, Nov. 13, “as a European day of mourning” and invited the EU’s 510 million people to mark their solidarity at noon Monday.

“This shameful act of terrorism will only achieve the opposite of its purpose, which was to divide, frighten, and sow hatred,” they said. “Good is stronger than evil. Everything that can be done at European level to make France safe will be done. We will do what is necessary to defeat extremism, terrorism and hatred.”

They called Friday’s events “an attack against us all.” At least 127 people were killed and scores injured in the attacks Friday night. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

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6 p.m.

Belgium’s justice minister says authorities have made several arrests linked to the deadly attacks in Paris.

Minister Koen Geens told the VRT network that the arrests came after a car with Belgian license plates was seen close to the Bataclan theater in Paris on Friday night, one of the places where victims were killed.

He said it was a rental vehicle and police organized several raids in the St. Jans Molenbeek neighborhood in Brussels on Saturday.

Geens said “there were arrests relating to the search of the vehicle and person who rented it.” He said the number of arrests was “more than one.”

5:35 p.m.

Belgian media are reporting police searches and at least one arrest connected to the Paris attacks in the Molenbeek neighborhood in Brussels.

RTBF broadcasting said its reporters observed heavily armed police teams in the western district of Belgium’s capital on Saturday afternoon and that two or three searches had taken place. It said a man was arrested.

No official confirmation or additional information was immediately available. Molenbeek is home to a large community of immigrants from Morocco and Turkey.

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5:30 p.m.

London’s Police chief says authorities will review their approach to a firearms attack following the tragic attacks in France and will put high-visibility patrols at key locations across the capital.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe says the “scale of the attacks and the range of weaponry used by the terrorists are a serious cause for concern.”

However, Britain has refrained from raising its security level from “severe,” where it has stood since summer 2014, which means an attack is considered highly likely.

Hogan-Howe said in a statement Saturday that police are currently working on hundreds of active investigations and making an arrest a day on average.

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5:20 p.m.

A Greek official says one of the assailants in Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris whose Syrian passport was found at the scene crossed into the European Union through the Greek island of Leros in October.

Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas, in charge of police forces, has released the following statement: “On the case of the Syrian passport found at the scene of the terrorist attack.

“We announce that the passport holder had passed from Leros on Oct. 3. where he was identified based on EU rules… We do not know if the passport was checked by other countries through which the holder likely passed.

“We will continue the painstaking and persistent effort to ensure the security of our country and Europe under difficult circumstances, insisting on complete identification of those arriving.”

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5:10 p.m.

The Foo Fighters are canceling the rest of their European tour following the deadly attacks in Paris.

The band said in a statement Saturday that “it is with profound sadness and heartfelt concern for everyone in Paris that we have been forced to announce the cancellation of the rest of our tour.”

Foo Fighters, led by Dave Grohl, were to play at the Accor Hotels Arena in Paris on Monday and in Casalecchio Di Reno, Italy, on Friday; other canceled shows include stops in Turin, Italy; Lyon, France; and Barcelona, Spain.

“In light of this senseless violence, the closing of borders, and international mourning, we can’t continue right now. There is no other way to say it,” the statement read. “This is crazy and it sucks. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was hurt or who lost a loved one.”

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5:05 p.m.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says crucial U.N. conference on fighting climate change will be held in Paris as planned, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.

Fabius says the conference “will be held with enhanced security measures, but this is an absolutely indispensable action against climate change.” He spoke as foreign ministers met in Vienna to discuss the war in Syria.

So far 127 world leaders have accepted the invitation to come to Paris for the climate conference.

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5 p.m.

An Air France flight from Amsterdam to Paris has been evacuated at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport after authorities received a threatening tweet.

Dennis Muller, a Dutch military police spokesman., says Air France flight 1741 was due to take off at 14:45 CET but was evacuated shortly before that.

An Air France spokeswoman said the flight had 85 passengers and six crew members onboard. Police are searching the Airbus A320 now.

Authorities on are alert after at least 127 people died Friday night in gun and bomb attacks in Paris. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

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4:50 p.m.

Witness Ludovic Mintchop, 20, says he was walking down Boulevard Richard Lenoire in Paris on Friday night when he saw a black, German-made sedan barrel down the street and screech to a halt about 50 meters (yards) in front of him.

He says two men emerged from the car with Kalashnikovs before opening fire, striking two people cycling on rental bikes. When they collapsed, Mintchov told reporters he made a run for it.

He said the shooting occurred around 10:15-10:20 p.m.

At least 127 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s stadium and a massacre inside a concert hall. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

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4:40 p.m.

Social media is awash with public buildings lit up in the French colors of red, white as people globally expressed their solidarity with the French after deadly terror attacks in Paris.

Users of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram shared vacation photos, teardrops and a peace symbol with the Eiffel Tower as its center as they shared their grief over the tragedy.

People posted the poignant video of the Eiffel Tower – the beacon of the city of light – going to black in memory of the dead. They also offered montages of the hues of the Tricolor, the French flag, on to the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil and One World Trade Center in New York.

The images and sentiment, shared under hashtags (hash)prayforparis or (hash)parisattacks, mirrored the outpouring of emotion that followed the deadly Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris in January.

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4:35 p.m.

London’s Tower Bridge will be illuminated in the colors of France’s flag as the city joins other capitals in lighting landmarks to show solidarity with the 127 victims of the terror attacks in Paris.

A fireworks display set for Saturday night was also cancelled as a mark of respect for the French. The City of London Corporation, which is organizing the display, says it is “time for a show of solidarity with the victims of an atrocious terrorist attack and not a time for celebrations.”

Flags at several prominent structures in London, including the Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street, flew flags at half-staff. Flowers and candles were also placed at the French Embassy.

Sydney, New York and Rio de Janeiro have also illuminated buildings in the red, white and blue of the Tricolor.

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4:25 p.m.

Bryan Clement, a 19-year-old student in Nancy, was one of dozens of people posting have-you-seen-me? photos of friends and family missing since the Paris attacks.

Clement said the posts were similar to the posters, flyers and photos plastered around New York in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001 but “now it’s digital.” He says “now everyone can help with the search.”

At least 127 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s stadium and a massacre inside a concert hall. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

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4:15 p.m.

Leading French movie theater chains are shutting their Paris cinemas after attacks on a concert hall, stadium and cafes that left at least 127 people dead.

The UGC and Gaumont Pathe chains said in tweets that they would close their Paris movie theaters for a day Saturday after the bloodshed Friday night in the French capital.

Several entertainment and cultural sites in Paris have also closed their doors Saturday, including Disneyland Paris, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum.

4:10 p.m.

French President Francios Hollande has been on the phone all day with other world leaders.

Those include the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is hosting the G-20 summit on Sunday. Erdogan assured the French president that the Paris attacks that killed 127 people Friday night will be a “top priority” on the G-20 agenda.

Hollande also spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, King of Morocco Mohammed VI, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, European Council President Donald Tusk, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

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3:50 p.m.

Two French police officials say that authorities have identified one of the suicide bombers who targeted Paris in deadly attacks as a young Frenchman flagged in the past for links with an Islamic extremist activity.

The officials said the man was among attackers who blew himself up after a rampage and hostage-taking in a Paris concert hall.

Earlier, police officials said at least one suicide bombers who targeted another site, France’s national stadium, was found to have a Syrian passport.

None of the attackers has been publicly identified.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to be publicly named.

3:35 p.m.

A State Department spokesman confirms that Americans are among the injured in the Paris terror attacks.

The department’s deputy spokesman, Mark Toner, says Saturday that “the U.S. Embassy in Paris is working around the clock to assist American citizens affected by this tragedy.” He would not comment if any were killed.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, considered the deadliest on France since World War II. At least 127 people died Friday night in shootings at cafes, suicide bombings near France’s stadium and a massacre inside a concert hall.

French President Francois Holland has declared three days of mourning and raised the nation’s security to the highest level.

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3:25 p.m.

Syrian President Bashar Assad says the policies of some Western countries – including France – in the Middle East are partly responsible for the expansion of terrorism.

He urged French President Francois Hollande to change his policies and “work for the interest of the French people.” He criticized Hollande for ignoring that some of his allies support “terrorists” in Syria – a phrase he uses for all armed factions in Syria.

Assad says his country warned three years ago what would happen in Europe if the West continued to support “terrorists” in his country. He spoke Saturday as he met with French lawmakers in Damascus.

At least 127 people died in Friday night’s gun-and-bombing rampages in Paris. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

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3:10 p.m.

Pope Francis has often framed the upsurge in violence around the globe in terms of a ‘’third World War” being waged piecemeal through crimes, massacres, religious persecution and the destruction of cultural sites.

On Saturday, he told the Italian Bishops Conference TV2000 that the attacks in Paris were “part” of that, adding “there are no justifications for these things.”

At least 127 people died in Friday night’s rampage in Paris. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

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3 p.m.

Ahsan Naeem, a Paris resident for years, says he and his friends – one of whom was hit by “bullet shrapnel” inside the Bataclan club –– were still in shock after the deadly attacks that rocked Paris.

Naeem, a 39-year-old filmmaker, says “these places are the places we visit every week … streets we walk every day. I’ve seen dozens of gigs at the Bataclan. Eaten at the Petit Cambodge. Sat outside Le Carillon on so many nights.”

Eric Berliet, a 20-year-old student, was consumed with worry over a family friend, also 20, who was shot three times and is now “at death’s door” at Saint-Antoine hospital in Paris. He says “there’s sadness and anger like never before” among his friends.

He says they often go to Bataclan and nearby venues and he has a ticket at one for next week. He says “I have no idea whether I’ll go now.”

At least 127 people died in Friday night’s rampage of shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a slaughter inside a concert hall. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

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2:50 p.m.

French authorities have closed the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and other top tourist sites in Paris until further notice following deadly terror attacks.

A Louvre spokeswoman said the museum opened as normal Saturday with enhanced security, but was ordered closed by the Culture Ministry after President Francois Hollande called for national day of mourning. Isabelle Esnous, a spokeswoman for the Eiffel Tower, said the monument did not open as a security precaution.

The Culture Ministry said “public cultural sites” were closed in the Paris region Saturday, without specifying.

At least 127 people died in Friday night’s rampage of shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a slaughter inside a concert hall. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

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2:40 p.m.

The governor of Bavaria says the arrest of a man in Germany last week may be linked to the Paris attacks.

A spokesman for Bavarian state police spokesman confirmed that firearms, explosives and hand grenades were found when undercover police stopped a man near the German-Austrian border on Nov. 5.

Ludwig Waldinger declined to confirm reports by public broadcaster Bayrischer Rundfunk that the man appeared to be en route to Paris when he was arrested.

Bavarian governor Horst Seehofer told reporters Saturday there were “reasonable grounds” to assume that there may be a link to the Paris attacks.

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2:30 p.m.

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says a Swedish citizen was killed in the Paris attacks, and there are unconfirmed reports of a Swede wounded by gunfire.

Lofven said Saturday “We have been in contact with the next of kin. They should of course know that the whole of the Swedish people and my sympathy is with them, our hearts are with you.”

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Victoria Bell said a Swedish national may have gun wounds. She didn’t give further details about his condition.

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2:20 p.m.

The Muslim Council of Britain has condemned the horrific attacks in Paris and offered thoughts and prayers for the families of those killed.

The council offered its sympathies to the “people of France, our neighbors” in a short statement Saturday.

The council says that while the Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for the attack, “there is nothing Islamic about such people and their actions are evil, and outside the boundaries set by our faith.”

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2:15 p.m.

A member of Bavaria’s regional government has called for better border controls in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Bavaria’s Finance Minister Markus Soeder told weekly Welt am Sonntag that Germany needs to know who is entering the country.

The newspaper quoted Soeder as saying that “the days of unchecked immigration and illegal entry can’t continue. Paris changes everything.”

Bavaria has been the main point of entry for hundreds of thousands of migrants coming to Germany this year.

Soeder was quoted as saying that if Germany’s federal government wasn’t able to secure the border “then Bavaria can take on this task.”

Soeder is a member of the conservative sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union.

2:10 p.m.

Parisians desperate to get in touch with family and friends missing since Friday’s coordinated attacks in Paris are taking to social media under the hashtag #rechercheparis – “Paris Search” in English – posting heartfelt messages and photos.

Scores of people that attended the six sites targeted in the attacks in which at least 127 people died are still unaccounted for.

One post reads: “Waleed is missing. We last contacted him at the match, Please share & contact me if u have any info. #rechercheParis”.

The photos and messages are garnering hundreds of retweets – from users eager to help in the search for survivors.

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2:10 p.m.

British police say they’ve arrested a man and called in explosive specialists at Gatwick Airport amid heightened concerns following the terror attacks in Paris.

The North Terminal at Gatwick has been evacuated as police dealt with the incident Saturday.

Police say they were called at around 9.30 a.m. (GMT) after suspicious actions by the man, who had discarded an item.

Detective Superintendent Nick May says the matter is under investigation and it is too early to say what the item may be. But he says that “given the events in Paris on Friday evening, there is heightened awareness around any such incident and it is best that we treat the matter in all seriousness.”

Gatwick is Britain’s second busiest airport.

2:05 p.m.

France’s interior minister has authorized local authorities to impose curfews if needed after the deadliest attacks in the country since World War II.

Bernard Cazeneuve said in a televised address Saturday that authorities are also banning all public demonstrations until Thursday.

Cazeneuve laid out increased security measures across the country, including thousands more troops and police and special protection for certain public buildings.

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1:55 p.m.

Russia’s civil aviation authority is telling airlines and airports to tighten security in the wake of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. The national rail network also said it is taking extra security precautions.

There were no immediate details Saturday on what the increased security would entail. Russia’s nerves already were strained about security in the wake of the Oct. 31 fatal crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt, a disaster widely believed to have been a terrorist attack.

In Moscow, mourners were congregating outside the French Embassy to lay flowers and express condolences.

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1:50 p.m.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says his government is boosting border controls in response to the attacks in Paris.

Rutte told reporters in The Hague on Saturday that his administration will take “visible and invisible” measures to increase security. He declined to elaborate on what form the new tougher security would take.

Rutte says “violence and extremism will never triumph over freedom and humanity.”

He was speaking after meeting with ministers and security agencies to discuss the attacks in Paris.

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1:45 p.m.

Hungary’s prime minister says security measures will be tightened in light of the terror attacks in Paris and has declared Sunday as a national day of mourning.

Viktor Orban also said Saturday that a special congress of his Fidesz party to have been held Sunday to elect new leadership has been postponed.

Though officials say they had no information about Hungary being a target of direct terror threats, controls will be reinforced at border checkpoints, while police patrols will be increased, for example, at airports and the country’s nuclear power plant and officers will be better armed than usual.

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1:35 p.m.

Romania’s foreign ministry says two of its citizens died and a third was injured in the attacks in Paris.

The ministry statement said the Romanian embassy was in contact with the families of the two Romanians. No details were available about where they died or who they were.

The ministry says the injured Romanian was treated at a hospital before being released.

1:25 p.m.

Prime Minister David Cameron is warning his nation to brace for casualties from the attacks in Paris, but he has left the nation’s terror alert warning unchanged.

The British leader says the country “must be prepared for a number of British casualties” from the Paris atrocity. He condemned the “brutal and callous murderers”.

Cameron said Saturday that the terror threat level in the UK would remain at “severe,” – the second-highest level – but that authorities would review plans amid an “evolving” threat from Islamic state.

In a message of solidarity to the people of France he said: “Your values are our values, your pain is our pain, your fight is our fight.”

1:15 p.m.

Parisians are lining up for hours to give blood, piling flowers and notes and spilling tears outside a music hall where scores of people were killed by rampaging suicide bombers who shattered the peace of the French capital.

Though deeply shaken, many residents of the hip neighborhood in eastern Paris tried Saturday to find a way to help the some 200 people wounded in a string of attacks Friday night on the concert hall, crowded cafes and a stadium.

Long lines of blood donors snaked out of the St. Louis Hospital near the site of the bloodshed.

Near the Bataclan concert hall, people who lost loved ones and those who didn’t came to pay their respects. The attackers stormed the Bataclan the night of a concert by American band Eagles of Death Metal.

“For the angels of rock ‘n’ roll,” read one note.

“For all the friends that I knew, and those I didn’t know. For life,” read another.

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1:10 p.m.

Italy’s top security official says security has been heightened in the country and along its borders, especially with France, following the attacks in Paris.

Interior Minister Angelino Alfano told reporters after meeting with Premier Matteo Renzi and other top security and intelligence officials that the country had raised its alert level to the second highest, allowing for rapid deployment of special forces if necessary.

Alfano says no country is free from risk and that “a great democracy like Italy needs to be ready for any event.”

Alfano says 700 soldiers were being deployed immediately to Rome as a deterrent. And he sats additional security measures will be taken into consideration for the upcoming Jubilee year declared by Pope Francis that is expected to bring millions to Rome beginning Dec. 8.

1:00 p.m.

Two French police officials say a Syrian passport was found on the body of one of the suicide bombers who targeted France’s national soccer stadium.

French President Francois Hollande said the Islamic State group orchestrated the attacks, and IS claimed responsibility.

The identities and nationalities of the attackers have not been released. At least 127 people were killed and about 200 wounded in the attacks.

The police officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to be publicly named.

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12:40 p.m.

The president of the International Olympic Committee says the terrorist attacks in Paris are “an attack on humanity and all humanitarian and Olympic values.”

Thomas Bach adds in a statement: “Today all people of goodwill will say: We are all French.”

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12:30 p.m.

A community leader from Paris’ working-class suburbs says he fears a “tsunami of hatred” may await Muslims and residents of poor neighborhoods following the deadly terror attacks.

Nadir Kahia of the Banlieue Plus community association says its members are shocked and feel a sense of solidarity “but we know … some Muslims and poor neighborhoods” will be subjected to hate speech.

Kahia also called Saturday for unity of French people and efforts to calm tensions in a text message to The Associated Press.

It came as French President Francois Hollande said at least 127 people died in Friday night’s rampage of shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a slaughter inside a concert hall. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

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12:20 p.m.

British police say the north terminal at Gatwick Airport is being evacuated as a precaution after authorities found a suspicious article.

Police described the evacuation Saturday as a precaution, but the incident comes at a time of heightened concern in Britain in the aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris. Police have announced additional security at ports and big events in light of the attacks.

Gatwick is Britain’s second busiest airport.

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12:05 p.m.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for attacks in Paris that killed over 120 people.

The claim was made in a statement in Arabic and French released online Saturday and circulated by supporters of the group. It was not immediately possible to confirm the authenticity of the statement, but it bore the group’s logo and resembled previous statements issued by the group.

French President Francois Hollande had earlier blamed the attacks on the IS group, calling it “an act of war” and vowing to strike back.

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11:50 a.m.

The German government has ordered flags on official buildings lowered to half-mast Saturday as a sign of solidarity and sorrow over the attacks in Paris.

Flowers, candles and messages of condolence have meanwhile been placed outside the French embassy in Berlin. A vigil was planned there early Saturday afternoon.

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11:45 a.m.

Nordic governments have condemned the Paris attacks while ordinary citizens laid flowers and lit outside the French embassies across the region.

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom talked about “horrible news” while her Danish counterpart Kristian Jensen said “terrorists must be defeated. They cannot break democracies that stand together.”

Finland’s Prime Minister Juha Sipila says “we must not give space for fear and intolerance.”

After laying flowers outside the French Embassy Saturday, Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen said “the perpetrators must be pursued and defeated. We will never give up.”

Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf says “it is important that we stand together against this unimaginable terrorism.”

Denmark’s government ordered flags on official buildings lowered to half-mast Saturday as a sign of solidarity.

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11:35 a.m.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called a meeting of Spain’s National Security Council to “analyze the situation in the wake of the Paris attacks.”

Rajoy says: “We aren’t facing a war of religions, but a battle between civilization and barbarism. They may hurt us, but they can’t beat us.”

Speaking Saturday during a special television appearance, Rajoy says Spain was on high alert and its forces had in the past few weeks stopped several terror attacks.

He adds, “We are at France’s side not just in its pain but also in its fight against those who have caused it.”

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11:20 a.m.

German media reported Saturday that a 51-year-old man arrested last week after weapons were discovered in his car has been linked to the Paris attacks.

A spokesman for Bavarian state police confirmed that firearms, explosives and hand grenades had been found when undercover police stopped the suspect near the German-Austrian border on Nov. 5.

“He has refused to say what he planned to do or where the weapons came from,” Ludwig Waldinger told The Associated Press. “We are providing no further information at this point.”

Public broadcaster Bayrischer Rundfunk reported that German authorities contacted French officials shortly after the arrest. Citing unnamed investigators, the broadcaster reported that documents found during the arrest indicated that the man was traveling to Paris.

Bayrischer Rundfunk reported that the arms, which it said included an automatic rifle and one kilogram of TNT, were professionally hidden inside the body of the car, a VW Golf.

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11:10 a.m.

French President Francois Hollande, speaking to the nation, said attacks Friday that killed 127 people were “an act of war.”

He said the attacks on a stadium, concert hall and Paris cafe diners were “committed by a terrorist army, the Islamic State group, a jihadist army, against France, against the values that we defend everywhere in the world, against what we are: A free country that means something to the whole planet.”

He said France “will be merciless toward the barbarians of Islamic State group.” France “will act by all means anywhere, inside or outside the country.”

France is already bombing IS targets in Syria and Iraq as part of the U.S.-led coalition, and has troops fighting extremists in Africa.

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11 a.m.

French President Francois Hollande says that the Islamic State group orchestrated the worst attacks in France since World War II and vowed to strike back.

Hollande said after an emergency security meeting Saturday that the death toll has risen to 127 in a string of near-simultaneous attacks Friday night on a concert hall, stadium and Paris cafes.

He declared three days of national mourning and put the nation’s security at its highest level.

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10:50 a.m.

British Prime Minister David Cameron will be convening his government’s security committee to weigh its response to the terror attacks in France.

Cameron has pledged to do “whatever we can to help” following the attacks.

The prime minister will chair a meeting of the security committee Saturday and consider whether to raise the national threat level from “severe,” the second-highest rung on a five-point scale. The current “severe’ level means intelligence officials believe an attack is highly likely.

Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley, the national police lead for counter-terrorism, called for “vigilance” from the general public. He says the police are liaising with their counterparts in France.

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10:35 a.m.

A resident near Paris’ Bataclan concert hall spoke of their shock and disbelief over the gun attack Friday night that left around 80 revelers dead.

Entrepreneur Gabriel Delattre, 31, was arriving home on a bike when he bumped into a nightmarish scene: a man whose shirt was “black with blood” wandering by the side of another man with a large bullet hole in his cheek.

“He was staring at me,” Delattre said. “He was confused and mumbling and didn’t know what he was doing. He just kept saying, ‘We were attacked, we got down on the floor, and we managed to get out. But the others stayed trapped.’ ”

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9:40 a.m.

Disneyland Paris is closed to the public in a highly unusual move because of a string of attacks targeting a stadium, concert hall and cafes in Paris that killed at least 120.

The theme park east of Paris, one of Europe’s leading tourist attractions, said in a statement that it decided not to open Saturday “in light of the recent tragic events in France and in support of our community and the victims of these horrendous attacks.”

Some 14 million people visited Disneyland Paris last year.

France has deployed 1,500 extra troops around Paris and is tightening its borders because of Friday’

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9:35 a.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel the attackers who killed more than 120 people in Paris overnight “hate freedom.”

Speaking to reporters in Berlin early Saturday, Merkel expressed grief for those who died, saying “they wanted to live the life of free people in a city that celebrates life.”

She says the victims encountered “murderers who hate precisely this life of freedom.”

Merkel said her country stands ready to help France in whichever way it can because the attack “was aimed not just at Paris, it targeted and it hits all of us.”

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9:30 a.m.

French President Francois Hollande is meeting top government and security officials after suicide bombers targeted a stadium, concert hall and Friday night cafe crowds in attacks that killed at least 120.

The special meeting in the Elysee Palace on Saturday morning comes as police hunt for potential accomplices to eight attackers who were killed in Friday night’s violence. Hollande declared a state of emergency – the first such move in a decade – and ordered 1,500 additional troops deployed.

The attacks raise concerns about international events that France is hosting, such as a UNESCO forum in Paris on Monday with world leaders, and major climate talks in Paris in two weeks.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and army, gendarme and police chiefs were among those at the meeting.

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9:30 a.m.

Czech authorities have increased security measures all across the country following the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Police say they have deployed forces at all international airports, shopping centers and the French embassy in the Czech capital.

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka says he is “horrified by the number of the innocent victims. France deserves all our possible support and solidarity.”

President Milos Zeman has offered condolences to relatives of the victims. “We are all with France and its people,” Zeman said in a statement.

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9:30 a.m.

Germany’s foreign minister says his country stands by France after the attacks in Paris, which he described as an “inferno of terror.”

Frank-Walter Steinmeier was present during the football friendly between France and Germany on Friday night, when three suicide bombs targeted spots around the national stadium.

Steinmeier said Saturday on the sidelines of the Syria talks in Vienna that “the extent of the horror … exceeds everyone’s imagination.”

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9 a.m.

Some 1,500 additional soldiers have been mobilized to guard French facilities and schools and universities are closed because of the country’s deadliest attacks in decades.

Many French schools are normally open on Saturdays, but the French government ordered them shuttered as part of emergency security measures.

Soldiers were deployed at key sites around Paris, including Parliament buildings and religious sites.

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8:50 a.m.

Germany has offered France the help of its special anti-terror unit in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas des Maiziere said in a statement Saturday that he is in touch with his French counterpart “and I have offered him the help of German special forces.”

Ministry spokesman Tobias Plate said de Maiziere had offered “all support, including special forces such as the GSG9.”

The GSG9 anti-terror unit was created after the attacks on the Munich Olympics in 1972 and saw its first major operation during the hijacking of a Lufthansa plane by a Palestinian group

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8 a.m.

The Vatican has condemned “in the most radical way” the terror attacks in Paris.

The Rev. Federico Lombardi said in a statement early Saturday that the violence was “an attack on peace for all humanity.”

He said it requires “a decisive, supportive response on the part of all of us as we counter the spread of homicidal hatred in all of its forms.”

Lombardi said the Vatican was praying for the victims and the wounded, “and for all the French people.”

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7 a.m.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has canceled trips to France and Italy after terror attacks in Paris that killed over 120 people.

The state-run IRNA news agency quoted Rouhani as saying Saturday that Iran “itself has been a victim of the scourge of terrorism” and the fight against terrorism must go on. It did not elaborate why he canceled the visit, but authorities said the trip would be rescheduled.

Rouhani was due in days to travel to France and Italy. France was one of the world powers involved in recent negotiations with the Islamic Republic over its contested nuclear program.

Hossein Jaber Ansari, a Foreign Ministry spokesman, also was quoted by IRNA as saying: “Those terrorist groups that committed the Paris crimes do not believe in ethical principles and they are not loyal to any type of divine religions – including Islam.”

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6:35 a.m.

Friends and relatives are using social media to search for loved ones feared to have been at the sites of the Paris attacks.

“We are looking for Marie, who was at the Bataclan, we have no news from her. If you see her, please contact me #Bataclan”, reads one tweet from @Photographys, posted with a photo.

“If you have news of Christophe aka @MokeComputer he was at Bataclan tonight and we need to hear from him,” tweets a user named @Lorelei_Jade.

Facebook also offered its “Safety Check” feature to allow users who listed to mark themselves as safe if they listed Paris as their location.

Earlier in the evening, Parisians used the hashtag #portesouvertes, or “open doors,” to offer a place to stay for people who were evacuated from the sites of the attacks. In the U.S., some used the hashtag #strandedinUS to offer shelter for people who were unable to travel back to France.

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6:25 a.m.

Across the Persian Gulf, countries are condemning the mass terror attack in Paris that killed at least 120 people.

In the United Arab Emirates, the state-run WAM news agency said Saturday that Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent a telegram to French President Francois Hollande offering his condolences and pledging support for France. WAM said Al Nahyan also supported doing “what it takes to face terrorism and eliminate it.”

In tiny Kuwait, emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah said in a statement that he offered his condolences, while stressing that “these criminal acts of terrorism … run counter to all teachings of holy faith and humanitarian values.”

In Saudi Arabia, the state-run Saudi Press Agency quoted a Foreign Ministry official denouncing Friday’s attack.

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4:35 a.m.

A U.S. official briefed by the Justice Department says intelligence officials were not aware of any threats before a series of attacks in Paris.

The official says 70 U.S. citizens currently known to be in France have not yet been accounted for, although no Americans have been reported killed in Friday’s attacks.

The official says all members of Eagles of Death Metal, the California-based band that was to perform at the Paris venue where one attack occurred, are safe and have been accounted for.

The official was not authorized to discuss the briefing publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

-AP reporter Michael Balsamo in New York.

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4:18 a.m.

Those who survived an attack on a Paris concert venue physically unscathed have been bused to a special crisis center for psychological support.

Some walked in dazed, their shoulders draped with emergency blankets.

Dozens of emergency workers and Red Cross workers in orange vests gathered in front of the building, the headquarters of Paris’ 11th arrondissement, or district. A few police officers in bullet-proof vests stood nearby.

After meeting with counselors, some survivors were put in taxis to head home.

They had been at the Bataclan concert hall for a show of American band Eagles of Death Metal.

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2:51 a.m.

The rock band U2 has postponed its Saturday night concert in Paris in the light of the deadly attacks across the city on Friday night.

HBO had planned to televise the band’s performance. Instead, U2 says in a statement that it is resolved to go ahead with the concert “at an appropriate time.”

For television viewers, HBO said it would replace the planned show with the film “Jersey Boys.”

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