David Cameron: We will defeat terrorism, and the poisonous ideology that fuels it

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With this defence spending review, Britain is putting its money where its mouth is to fund strong security and global efforts to boost democracy

Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a press conference

Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a press conference Photo: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA

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Belgium extends top threat alert for Brussels to Monday — “City Virtually Locked Down”

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November 22, 2015, 1:48 P.M. E.S.T.

Belgian soldiers patrol nearby Brussels’ Grand Place on November 22, 2015, after security was tightened in Belgium following the fatal attacks in Paris. Reuters photo

Belgium said it faced a serious and imminent threat of a Paris-style attack, and kept Brussels on maximum alert on Monday as security forces searched for militants thought to be at large in the capital.

Prime Minister Charles Michel, speaking after a meeting of security chiefs called to review the threat status, said the capital’s metro, universities and schools would be closed on Monday.

For the rest of the country, a threat level of three on a four-tier scale would remain in place, Michel said. Brussels would remain at level four, meaning an attack was imminent, as it has been since Saturday.

“What we fear is an attack similar to the one in Paris, with several individuals…

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Prayer and Meditation for Sunday, November 22, 2015 — Christ The King — “Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

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The Solemnity Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Lectionary: 161

Reading 1 DN 7:13-14

As the visions during the night continued, I saw
one like a Son of man coming,
on the clouds of heaven;
when he reached the Ancient One
and was presented before him,
the one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship;
all peoples, nations, and languages serve him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
that shall not be taken away,
his kingship shall not be destroyed.

Responsorial Psalm PS 93:1, 1-2, 5

R. (1a) The LORD is king; he is robed in majesty.
The LORD is king, in splendor robed;
robed is the LORD and girt about with strength.
R. The LORD is king; he is robed in majesty.
And he has made the world firm,
not to be moved.
Your throne stands firm from of old;
from everlasting you are…

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