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London attacker British-born and once under extremist probes, British leader says

By Karla Adam and Brian Murphy– Washington Post

LONDON — The lone attacker who carried out a deadly rampage in central London was a British-born man once investigated for possible extremist links, but was “not part of the current intelligence picture,” Britain’s prime minister said Thursday.

London attack: ISIS claims responsibility for deadly terror incident outside Parliament building

By Ryan Gaydos  –

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility of the terror attack that left four people dead, including the attacker and a police officer, outside of London’s Parliament building on Wednesday, according to AMAQ media agency.

Palestinians Want Tourists to Spend Time on the West Bank

A bid to boost commerce, but Israeli occupation makes it tough.

by Jonathan Ferziger and Fadwa Hodali

And now a message from the Palestinian Authority: Walk in the footsteps of Jesus, enjoy some savory hummus and stuffed grape leaves, and please, please, please spend the night. If you squint, you might not see the watchtowers, barbed wire, and rifle-toting Israeli soldiers.

ObamaCare replacement bill in jeopardy after conservatives, moderates fail to reach deal

House Republicans’ ObamaCare replacement plan was in peril early Thursday after lengthy leadership and committee meetings failed to produce an agreement that would shore up support among conservative members. 

Parliament to Resume After Four Killed in London Attack

by Thomas Penny, Tim Ross, and Robert Hutton

Parliament will return to work on Thursday after London’s worst terror attack in more than a decade left four people dead, including the assailant and the police officer he stabbed.

Hariri’s Statement at Arab Summit to Reflect Positions of ‘Entire Lebanese’

Prime Minister Saad Hariri assured on Wednesday that he will deliver a statement during the Arab League Summit in March that reflects the view points of all the Lebanese.

UN-Backed Syria Peace Talks to Restart in Geneva

Syrian rivals were to resume UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva on Thursday, with escalating violence and deadlock on key issues dimming hopes of a breakthrough. 

Report: Aoun’s Position at Arab Summit Draws Fate of U.S. Measures against Banks

After his latest defensive statements of Hizbullah and its weapons, President Michel Aoun is under a “pressure campaign” at the domestic and international levels “to prevent him from making unfavorable positions at the upcoming Arab League Summit,” as concerns mount that U.S. authorities could tighten measures on Lebanese banks over alleged facilitation of Hizbullah transactions, al-Akhbar daily reported on Thursday.

7 arrests after UK Parliament terrorist attack – Scotland Yard

A total of seven suspects have been arrested in raids at six different locations in connection with Wednesday’s attack near the UK Parliament, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer has said.

A world without water

We can survive for weeks without food – but without water? That’s a different story. Yet all over the world, people and wildlife alike are having to cope without it. We take a look at the devastating impact of drought.


Police Raid in UK’s Birmingham Linked to London Terror Attack

A police raid in Birmingham is linked to the London terrorist act, UK media reported Thursday.

Anglophone versus Francophone tension continues in Cameroon

English-speaking Cameroon remains in upheaval as regional leaders are set to go on trial on Thursday accused of calling for secession. But why is President Paul Biya so afraid of granting more autonomy to Anglophones?

Jesus’ tomb site reopens after restoration

What is believed to be the tomb of Jesus, at Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre Church, has been unveiled again after nearly 10 months of restoration work. Last spring, it was on the verge of collapse.

Ukraine bars Russia entry from Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Ukraine has barred Russia’s Eurovision contestant from entering the country because she previously performed in Crimea. Relations between the neighbors have deteriorated since Moscow’s 2014 annexation of the territory.

EU fleshes out conditions for Brexit deal

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has warned of “serious consequences” if Britain would leave the EU without an agreement, as he spelled out the 28-nation bloc’s conditions for talks.

Motorists line up for scarce petrol in oil-rich Venezuela

Venezuelans are being faced with crippling gasoline shortages amid mounting problems for the country’s oil industry. It’s a source of frustration in a country that has the largest crude oil reserves in the world.

Assange: ‘only 1 percent’ of the CIA material has been published

WikiLeaks has sparked a discussion about cybersecurity by publishing secret CIA documents. In a DW interview, its founder Julian Assange said he will publish more information – and was also critical of US tech companies.

London attack: five dead after rampage outside UK parliament

The number of deaths following Wednesday’s terror attack in London has risen to five. Some 40 other people are wounded, many seriously. Police are treating the attack as “Islamist-related terrorism.”

British PM Addresses Nation After Deadly London Terror Attack

Addressing the people of Britain following the terror attack that left at least five people dead and 40 injured, UK Prime Minister Theresa May called the attack an attempted assault on Parliament’s noble principles, but promised the city and the government would not be cowed by terrorists.

Chain of explosions reported from ammunition depot in northeastern Ukraine

KIEV, March 23./TASS/. An explosion in the small hours of Thursday triggered a fire and a chain detonation of munitions at a military depot near the city of Balakleya in Ukraine’s Kharkov region, Ukrainian 24 TV reports.

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