Today in One Paragraph
Paris terror attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was captured during a raid in Brussels, authorities said. President Obama will nominate Air Force General Lori Robinson to head a U.S. combatant command, announced Defense Secretary Ash Carter. The EU and Turkey reached a deal to return migrants and refugees traveling to Greece from Turkey back to Turkey. And North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the sea.
Suspect in Paris Attacks Captured. Police captured Salah Abdeslam during an anti-terrorist raid in the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels, authorities said. Authorities also said that Abdeslam was wounded in the raid. “We got him,” said Theo Francken, Belgium’s secretary of state for asylum and migration, on Twitter. The November 13 attacks in Paris claimed the lives of 130 people. (James McAuley, Griff Witte, and Michael Birnbaum; The Washington Post)
Here’s to You, General Robinson. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said President Obama will name Air Force General Lori Robinson to be the head of the U.S. Northern Command. If confirmed, she would be the first female combatant commander. (Austin Wright and Connor O’Brien; Politico)
EU and Turkey Strike a Deal. European leaders and the Turkish prime minister reached an agreement on how to stem the flow of refugees through the continent: All migrants and refugees arriving in Europe will be sent back to Turkey, which, in return, will receive financial aid—and “re-energized” talks on membership to the EU. (Jennifer Rankin, The Guardian)