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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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Germany: Court backs deportation of German-born extremists

22 Mar 2017
A federal court has endorsed the planned deportation from Germany of two known Islamic extremists who are foreign nationals, although they were born in the country and there is no proof they committed a serious offense, bolstering...
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Nations pledge millions to protect cultural heritage

A view shows the Monumental Arch in the historical city of Palmyra, Syria, August 5, 2010.
REUTERS/SANDRA AUGER
22 Mar 2017
A UNESCO-backed donor conference at the Louvre museum in Paris pledged US$75 million (around €70 million) on Monday for a new initiative to protect cultural heritage at risk from conflict and extremism. French President Francois...
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US, Britain curb electronics on flights from Middle East, North Africa

22 Mar 2017
The United States and Britain on Tuesday imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from certain airports in Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security...
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Trump administration hosts first meeting of anti-IS coalition

22 Mar 2017
Foreign ministers from 68 countries meet in Washington on Wednesday to agree on the next steps to defeat Islamic State, the first such gathering of the US-led military coalition since the election of President Donald Trump in November. The...
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China, EU cut imports of Brazil meat amid scandal

21 Mar 2017
China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry of...
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