Kerry will visit France to show solidarity after attacks

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United States Secretary of State John Kerry said he will visit Paris on Thursday after the U.S. was criticized for not having a significant presence at a unity rally there on Sunday that was attended by more than 40 world leaders and around 1.5 million people

At least 3.7 million people marched in France on Sunday following a series of attacks there last week that left at least 20 dead

U.S. ambassador Jane Hartley was the highest-ranking U.S. official at the Paris rally. By comparison, other world leaders included Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, among others. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was also in France on the day of the march, but attended a counterterrorism meeting earlier on Sunday with officials from European and North American countries Read more…

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