Arrests, security fears dampen New Year spirit in Europe




 
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Arrests, security fears dampen New Year spirit in Europe
 
December 31st, 2015  
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Topic: Arrests, security fears dampen New Year spirit in Europe


Arrests, security fears dampen New Year spirit in Europe
By Johnny Cotton and Philip Blenkinsop PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Shaken by a year of militant attacks, Europeans will ring in 2016 in subdued fashion on Friday, with soldiers on the streets of Paris, a heightened police presence at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, and silence across the vast cobbled emptiness of Moscow's Red Square. Prosecutors said police had seized a 10th suspect in Belgium in connection with the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 and were claimed by Islamic State. Two others were arrested earlier this week, prompting authorities to call off the city's traditional Dec. 31 fireworks display, which last year drew a crowd of around 100,000.




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