White House to host global security summit Feb. 18 – US official
People hold a balloon and a French flag as they attend the solidarity march (Rassemblement Republicain) with hundreds of thousands of French citizens in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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PARIS: U.S. President Barack Obama will invite allies to a Feb. 18 security summit in Washington, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Sunday after meeting his European counterparts in Paris.

“We will bring together all of our allies to discuss ways in which we can counteract this violent extremism that exists around the world,” Holder told reporters.

The Paris meeting of justice and interior chiefs came as France mourned 17 victims of Islamist gunmen this week in the worst assault on its homeland security in decades.

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