Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five-Eyes-Ottawa-Update

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Five-Eyes-Ottawa-Update

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OTTAWA - ---

Security and justice officials from the Five Eyes countries plan to explore "more timely and detailed" information-sharing to detect terrorists and extremist fighters.

They issued a joint communique saying the Islamic State (Daesh) and its affiliates will continue to attack soft targets in public spaces -- underscoring a need for better data exchanges to address the threat.

Attorneys general and ministers for public security and immigration from Canada, the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand gathered in Ottawa this week for two days of closed-door talks.

The sessions followed a rash of deadly attacks in Britain that highlighted the international alliance's concerns about the threat of homegrown extremism and the backlash it can provoke. …

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