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This is an undated handout photo sourced from social media of 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaquoub. Authorities in Spain and France pressed their search Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage.  One of the main suspects in the attacks, Younes Abouyaaquoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan, was believed to be at large. His name figures on a police list of four main suspects sought in the attack. All the suspects on the list hail from Ripoll, a quiet, upscale town of 10,000 about 100 kilomaters north of Barcelona. (Social Media via AP)
Spain: Police think extremists planned massive bomb attackPolice in Spain think a 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged dual vehicle attacks was plotting a much deadlier attack using explosives favored by the Islamic State group
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
Two women cry at a memorial tribute in Las Ramblas, after a terror attack that killed 14 people and wounded over 120 in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Attack victims came from around world to celebrate BarcelonaThe victims of the vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort town came from around the world and across generations
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Police officers walk past candles and flowers placed on the ground after a terror attack that killed 14 people and wounded over 120 in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The Latest: Police probe if body in car is 15th Spain victimSpanish police say they are trying to establish if a man found dead inside a car on the outskirts of Barcelona is another victim of the extremist attack in the city
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2011 file photo, Turkish born German writer Dogan Akhanli is photographed in Cologne, Germany. Germany's foreign minister is urging Spain not to extradite a German writer to Turkey after he was arrested on a Turkish warrant. Sigmar Gabriel called his Spanish counterpart Saturday Aug. 19, 2017 over the arrest of Dogan Akhanli while on holiday in Spain. Akhanli was born in Turkey but emigrated to Germany in 1991 after spending years in Turkish prison following the 1984 military coup in the country. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP,file)
Germany welcomes release of writer sought by TurkeyGermany is welcoming the release of a German writer detained in Spain on a Turkish warrant, and accused Turkey of abusing the international system used to hunt down fugitives
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A minute's silence is held at Turku Market Square in Turku, Finland, on Sunday Aug. 20, 2017. The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and several wounded is "a likely terror act," Finland's intelligence agency said Saturday, while police said Europol was investigating if it had any ties to deadly vehicle attacks in Spain. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)
Finland honors stabbing victims; wounded suspect questionedFinland has observed a minute of silence for the victims of a stabbing attack in the western city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, protestors gather during an election campaign event by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Marktplatz in Annaberg-Buchholz, eastern Germany. Merkel, running for re-election next month, said she won’t avoid eastern Germany despite coming in for renewed public heckling at a campaign rally there. Merkel was greeted with whistles and shouts of “get lost” at stump stops in the eastern states of Saxony and Thuringia on Thursday. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)
Merkel stands by her 2015 decision to open German bordersAngela Merkel said Sunday that she stands by her decision to open Germany's borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees two years ago, a move she has previously defended as a necessary response to a humanitarian emergency
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Spanish authorities confirm that a missing 7-year-old boy was among the victims of the Barcelona van attackSpanish authorities confirm that a missing 7-year-old boy was among the victims of the Barcelona van attack
The Associated Press4 hours ago
UK gov't considers more check on car, truck rentalsBritain's government is considering more check on drivers wishing to rent cars and vans following several attacks in which vehicles were used to mow down pedestrians
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this Aug. 19, 2017 photo participants at a far-right protest commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of leading Nazi figure Rudolf Hess rally  in Berlin, Germany, on Saturday, August 19, 2017.  (AP Photo/Frank Jordans)
Police say 39 people detained over neo-Nazi march in BerlinBerlin police say 39 people were detained Saturday in connection with a far-right march commemorating the 30th anniversary of the death of high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Police in Spain say they have linked three rental vans to the main fugitive in the IS attacks on pedestriansPolice in Spain say they have linked three rental vans to the main fugitive in the IS attacks on pedestrians
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Turkish political refugees flock to Germany, seeking safetyGermany has become the top destination for political refugees from Turkey
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Spain's King Felipe, accompanied by Princess Letizia meets hospital staff before visiting some of the victims of the van attacks in Barcelona , Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Police on Friday shot and killed five people carrying bomb belts who were connected to the Barcelona van attack, as the manhunt intensified for the perpetrators of Europe's latest rampage claimed by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
From age 3 to 80, Barcelona victims represent a wide worldAn Italian father, an American groom, and a Portuguese grandmother were but a few of the more than 100 people from around the world killed or injured in Barcelona's attacks
The Associated Press20 hours ago
People take photos as Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia, right, paying respect at a memorial tribute of flowers, messages and candles to the van attack victims in Las Ramblas promenade, Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage.(AP Photo/Santi Palacios)
Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosionA missing imam and a house that exploded days ago have become the focus of the Spanish investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Families of young men believed responsible for the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils gather along with members of the local Muslim community to denounce terrorism and show their grief in Ripoll, north of Barcelona, Spain, Saturday Aug. 19, 2017. Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members and the house where they plotted the carnage. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
The Latest: French police say arrest unrelated to attackPolice in the southern French city of Nimes have arrested a man unlawfully carrying a pistol into a train station, but say he is not linked to the attacks in Barcelona
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Far-right extremists gather to commemorate the death of Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, in Berlin's western district  of Spandau, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.  Police are allowing the march, but participants are not allowed to glorify Hess, who died at Spandau prison 30 years ago. A counter demonstration is also expected.  (Maurizio Gambarini/dpa via AP)
Counter-protesters block neo-Nazi march to Berlin prisonLeft-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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