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KU professors discuss deadly terrorist attack at Paris newspaper

Sadly, Kansas University professor Don Haider-Markel will have fresh material when students arrive in his Extremist Groups and Government Response class later this month. Wednesday’s shooting that killed a dozen people at the Paris office of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo will probably be one of the first example cases he discusses, he said. Haider-Markel is a professor of political science whose specialty is public policy, including counter-terrorism. He shared reactions to the Paris killings Wednesday, along with KU’s Raj Bhala, associate dean for International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor at the School of Law. By Sara Shepherd

Norway shooter Breivik deemed sane, sentenced to prison

A Norwegian court sentenced Anders Behring Breivik to prison on Friday, denying prosecutors the insanity ruling they hoped would show that his massacre of 77 people was the work of a madman, not part of an anti-Muslim crusade.

Versailles wows KU men's basketball team

Following a two-hour tour of the Palace of Versailles on Friday, Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self felt a little young as an American.

James Murdoch steps down as BSkyB chairman

Once his father’s heir apparent, James Murdoch stepped down Tuesday as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting, surrendering one of the biggest jobs in the Murdoch media empire in a bid to distance the broadcaster from a deepening phone hacking scandal.

French gunman’s brother charged, denies role

A Frenchman suspected of helping his brother plot attacks against Jewish schoolchildren and paratroopers was handed preliminary murder and terrorism charges Sunday.

French standoff ends with terror suspect shot in head

Gunman had been on U.S. no-fly list since 2010

A French prosecutor says that a gunman who claimed responsibility for a radical Islam-inspired killing spree was shot in the head by police.

Police press besieged gunman to surrender in France

Riot police set off explosions outside an apartment building early today in an effort to force the surrender of a gunman who boasted of bringing France “to its knees” with an al-Qaida-linked terror spree that killed seven people.

4 slain at French Jewish school

A motorbike assailant opened fire with two handguns Monday in front of a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse, killing a rabbi, his two young sons and a girl. One witness described him as a man chasing small children and “looking to kill.”

Greece secures biggest debt deal in history

Greece’s private creditors agreed Friday to take cents on the euro in the biggest debt writedown in history, paving the way for an enormous second bailout for the country to keep Europe’s economy from being dragged further into chaos.

McCain seeks airstrikes on Syria; U.S. presses Putin

Frustrated by a diplomatic logjam and a bloody Syrian offensive, Republican Sen. John McCain on Monday urged the United States to launch airstrikes against President Bashar Assad’s regime to force him out of power — a call for dramatic military intervention that wasn’t supported by the Obama administration or its European or Arab partners.

KU cautions students studying abroad in Europe after travel alert sent out

The 95 KU students studying abroad in Europe received an e-mail from the university cautioning them and giving them safety trips for travel.

German sister city visits Lawrence

A delegation from Eutin, Germany is in Lawrence to celebrate a two-decade old international partnership.

Students visit online with British counterparts

Free State High School students got a British perspective on pop culture and politics Wednesday. Students in a political course linked up to British students via videoconference.