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Le Soir, March 16, 2016

"Deadly search in Forest," writes Brussels-based daily Le Soiron its front page Wednesday, a day after Belgian and French police killed a gunman linked to the terror attacks in Paris, in a raid on an apartment in a Brussels suburb.

At press conference in Brussels early Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Belgian prosecutor's office said the slain gunman had been identified as Mohamed Belkaid, a 35-year-old Algerian man living illegally in the country and who was not known by police services, except for a petty theft in 2014. A Kalashnikov rifle, an ISIS flag and a book on Salafism were also reportedly found next to the body of the shooter.

Two suspects involved in the shooting who had originally managed to flee from the scene were apprehended today, according to Dutch-language VTM Nieuws TV channel. Authorities are still looking for two other suspects.

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How U.S. Airlines Are Doing Cuba's Dirty Work On American Soil

American and Southwest Airlines have been refusing to allow Cubans on board flights if they've been blacklisted by the government in Havana.

How U.S. Airlines Are Doing Cuba's Dirty Work On American Soil

Boarding a plane in Camaguey, Cuba

Santiago Villa

On Sunday, American Airlines refused to let Cuban writer Carlos Manuel Álvarez board a Miami flight bound for Havana. It was at least the third time this year that a U.S. airline refused to let Cubans on board to return to their homeland after Havana circulated a government "blacklist" of critics of the regime. Clearly undemocratic and possibly illegal under U.S. law, the airlines want to make sure to cash in on a lucrative travel route, writes Colombian journalist Santiago Villa:

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Imagine for a moment that you left your home country years ago because you couldn't properly pursue your chosen career there. It wasn't easy, of course: Your profession is not just singularly demanding, but even at the top of the game you might not be assured a stable or sufficient income, and you've had to take on second jobs, working in bars and restaurants.

This chosen vocation is that of a writer or journalist, or perhaps an artist, which has kept you tied to your homeland, often the subject of your work, even if you don't live there anymore.

Since leaving, you've been back home several times, though not so much for work. Because if you did, you would be followed in cars and receive phone calls to let you know you are being watched.

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