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'Two charged' over arms supply to Paris Orly airport attacker

25 Mar 2017
French anti-terrorism judges have charged two men suspected of involvement in supplying a weapon to the gunman killed at Paris's Orly airport after attacking soldiers, a judicial source said Saturday. The suspects, aged 30 and 43, were...
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EU leaders affirm unity in Rome - despite Brexit and protests

(from L to R) Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, European Council President Donald Tusk, Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni pose for a picture outside the city hall 'Campidoglio' (Capitoline Hill) as EU leaders arrive for a meeting on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, in Rome, Italy March 25, 2017 (Tony Gentil / Reuters).
25 Mar 2017
Leaders of the European Union met in Rome on Saturday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding treaty and demonstrate that the EU can survive the impending departure of major power Britain. Under heavy security as the...
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EU takes road to Rome for 60th anniversary

Security is tight in Rome as EU leaders meet on the 60th anniversary of the bloc's founding with snipers on rooftops, drones in the skies and 3,000 police on the streets (Vincenzo Pinto / AFP).
25 Mar 2017
European Union leaders will renew their vows on the 60th anniversary of the troubled bloc's founding treaties Saturday at a special summit in Rome designed to show unity despite Britain's looming divorce. Meeting in the same...
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Trump tastes failure as US House healthcare bill collapses

25 Mar 2017
President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the...
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US sanctions 30 firms, individuals for aiding Iran, North Korea arms programs

24 Mar 2017
The United States has imposed sanctions on 30 international companies and individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran for its missile program or for violating export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria, the State...
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US House delays vote on healthcare bill

24 Mar 2017
President Donald Trump has warned Republicans that he wants a vote on a new healthcare bill to go through without further delay. The vote had been postponed amid a revolt by conservative Republicans. Republican leaders in the House of...
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Police identify British-born attacker, victim count rises to four


Police work at Carriage Gate outside the Houses of Parliament (Neil Hall / Reuters). 

 
24 Mar 2017
The attacker who plowed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament was named on Thursday as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers...
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ISIS claims follower was behind London rampage


Police work at Carriage Gate outside the Houses of Parliament (Neil Hall / Reuters). 

 
23 Mar 2017
Police investigating the deadliest London terror attack in 12 years have arrested eight people in raids around Britain, as an ISIS-affiliated news agency claimed that the extremist group was behind the outrage. Prime Minister Theresa May...
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US embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening


A US Customs and Border Patrol officer interviews people entering the United States from Mexico at the border crossing in San Ysidro, California, US on October 14, 2016 (Mike Blake / Reuters).

 
23 Mar 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed US diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny" and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by...
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British police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament

British police arrest seven in probe into attack on parliament
23 Mar 2017
British police have arrested seven people in the investigation into an attacker who killed three people and injured about 40 before being shot to death by police, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Thursday. Mark...
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