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Police: 'No evidence' London attacker associated with Islamic State

posted: 03/27/2017 2:05 p.m. Discuss

LONDON — Police have found no evidence that the man who killed four people in London last week was associated with the Islamic State group or al-Qaida, a senior British counterterrorism officer said Monday.

U.S.-aided forces seize key ISIS base

updated: 03/27/2017 2:57 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT -- U.S.-backed forces captured a strategically important air base from the Islamic State in northern Syria on Sunday in the first major victory for the forces since the U.S. airlifted them behind enemy lines last week.

U.K. wants to see killer's posting

updated: 03/27/2017 2:47 a.m. Discuss

LONDON -- Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday.

Russia arrests hundreds of protesters

updated: 03/27/2017 2:44 a.m. Comments 2

MOSCOW -- A wave of unsanctioned rallies swept across Russia on Sunday to protest corruption in the government of President Vladimir Putin, in a nationwide show of defiance not seen in years, and one the Kremlin had tried to prevent with bans and warnings.

South Korean prosecutors seek ex-president's arrest

posted: 03/27/2017 2:43 a.m. Discuss

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean prosecutors said today that they want a court to issue a warrant to arrest former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations.

15 U.S. firms sanctioned by Iran

updated: 03/27/2017 2:42 a.m. Discuss

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran on Sunday sanctioned what it described as 15 American companies, alleging that they support terrorism, repression and Israel's occupation of land Palestinians want for a future state.

The world in brief

updated: 03/27/2017 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Family of missing ex-agent sues Iran

China's pick chosen new leader of Hong Kong with 67% of vote

posted: 03/27/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

HONG KONG -- The candidate favored by China's Communist leadership was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader on Sunday, in the first such vote since huge pro-democracy protests broke out over the Chinese city's election system in 2014.

American medics man Mosul front-line clinics

posted: 03/26/2017 3:48 a.m. Discuss

MOSUL, Iraq -- When an elderly man arrived at the front-line clinic, his right leg burned while fleeing an airstrike, an American medic took one look and knew he needed to quickly get the patient to a hospital.

Khmer Rouge ways left by wayside

posted: 03/26/2017 3:45 a.m. Discuss

MALAI, Cambodia -- For years, Tep Khunnal was the devoted personal secretary of Pol Pot, staying loyal to the charismatic ultracommunist leader even as the Khmer Rouge movement collapsed around them in the late 1990s.

At EU summit, a pledge of unity

updated: 03/25/2017 3:42 a.m. Discuss

ROME -- With Britain poised to start divorce proceedings, the 27 remaining European Union nations put pen to paper Saturday in Rome to renew their vows for continued unity in the face of crises.

U.S. admits to airstrike at civilian site

updated: 03/26/2017 3:41 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. military on Saturday acknowledged for the first time that it launched an airstrike against the Islamic State earlier this month in the densely packed Iraqi city of Mosul, where residents say more than 100 people were killed.

Oil to U.S. not only aim

posted: 03/26/2017 3:38 a.m. Discuss

TORONTO -- Canada's natural resource minister said Saturday that his government is happy the Keystone XL pipeline has finally been approved by the White House, but he noted that obstacles remain and said Canada remains determined to diversify its oil exports beyond the United States.

U.K. killer's Saudi trips told

updated: 03/26/2017 3:38 a.m. Discuss

LONDON -- The British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia: He taught English there twice on a work visa and later visited on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage.

Air raids hit Syria rebel areas

posted: 03/26/2017 3:36 a.m. Discuss

BEIRUT -- Airstrikes hit a women's prison and a clinic Saturday in rebel-held parts of Syria, killing and wounding scores of people during clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the country's worst violence in weeks, opposition activists said.

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