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President Francois Hollande vowed Friday that France would respond to the "army of fanatics" which carried out the Paris attacks with more songs, concerts and shows, as the nation paused to pay homage to the victims. "We will not give in either to fear or to hate," said Hollande on a cold and misty day in the courtyard of the historic Invalides, the 17th-century complex housing Napoleon's tomb. "To all of you, I solemnly promise that France will do everything to destroy the army of fanatics that committed these crimes," he said before a crowd of 2,600 dignitaries and some of those injured in the violence.
Russia said on Friday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had requested a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Paris on Nov. 30. "A proposal from the Turkish side about a meeting at the level of heads of state has been delivered to the president," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on a conference call on Friday. "That's all I can say." Putin and Erdogan will attend the global climate summit that begins in Paris on Nov. 30.