US attorney general to attend terror talks in Paris Sunday

US Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington, DC, on November 29, 2014US Attorney General Eric Holder will attend international terror talks convened by France in Paris on Sunday after a deadly attack on a satirical newspaper, a Justice Department official said Thursday. The ministerial-level meeting was convened by French Justice Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. Twelve people were killed in the attack Wednesday by heavily armed gunmen who stormed Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly in Paris that had lampooned Islam. The massacre, which claimed the lives of the weekly’s editor and some of France’s most celebrated cartoonists, drew international condemnation as an attack on the free speech central to western culture.

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