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EU security chiefs, Sessions hold stadium terrorism exercise
By John Leicester, Associated Press
European security chiefs struggled over solutions to the migrant crisis and oversaw a simulated terrorist attack on a stadium Tuesday, with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions looking on.
Elite police forces staged the anti-terrorism exercise in the French city of Lyon as part of meetings of interior ministers of six European countries plus Morocco. Sessions didn't speak publicly at the event.
Countering terrorism, including dealing with the return of foreign fighters from Syria and Iraq, was a main topic at the closed-door meetings. The touchy subject of migration, another focus, had officials differing sharply over how best to tackle mass migration given the open internal borders within the European Union.
Poland's interior minister, Joachim Brudzinski, said European countries are coming around to his nation's view that "migration today, whether it's legal or illegal, can be a threat to Europe." He said Italy's new populist government was among those coming around to Poland's hard-line position.