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U.S. To Host Summit On Fighting Extremism

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that Washington will host a summit on February 18 on how to fight “violent extremism around the world” in the wake of the recent Paris terrorist attacks.

Speaking on January 11 in the French capital, where he is due to take part in a massive demonstration of solidarity with 17 victims killed by Islamist gunmen in Paris, Holder said the Washington D.C. summit would aim to “pool our resources.”

His remarks came after Holder met in Paris with European justice and interior ministry chiefs.

In a statement, interior ministers at the gathering urged that the European Union strengthen its external borders.

They also said there is an “urgent need” to share information about European air passengers.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, and AP