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  • Psychological stakes raised by repeat attacks

    WASHINGTON - Terrorism specialists have always dreaded incidents like yesterday's bombings in London: back-to-back attacks designed to ratchet up the public's fears. The psychological impact of repeat attacks on the same target, analysts said, makes it...
  • Blair defends Iraq policy in face of London terror attacks

    LONDON - Prime Minister Tony Blair dismissed as "nonsense" yesterday the notion that his Iraq policy prompted London's terror bombings, as police confirmed the latest two suspects named in the attacks are legal East African immigrants, one of them a...
  • British police run 'race against time'

    LONDON - British authorities warned yesterday that terrorists could strike at any time as thousands of police officers flooded London's transit system, made more arrests and grilled suspects in their biggest investigation ever. With sleeper cells still...
  • Bomb suspect might fight extradition to Britain, his attorney indicates

    ROME - A suspect in the botched London subway bombings made an initial Italian court appearance yesterday, and there were indications that he would fight extradition to Britain. The capture of a man identified as Osman Hussain, an Ethiopian-born...
  • Blair proposes strict anti-terrorism measures

    LONDON - With his nation still bruised from last month's bombings, British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced yesterday tougher anti-terrorism measures that include shutting down radical mosques and deporting Islamic clerics who preach violence and hate....
  • Britain yet to find link in blasts, official says

    LONDON - Investigators have yet to find evidence that last month's bombings against London's transit system were linked to each other or connected to an international militant network, Britain's top security official said yesterday. But Home Secretary...
  • Scots' support for independence lags on eve of referendum

    Scots' support for independence lags on eve of referendum
    On the eve of Scotland's historic referendum, polls showed support for staying in the United Kingdom just ahead of backing for independence but tens of thousands of citizens were still agonizing over which way to vote on Thursday. Leaders and supporters...
  • World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'

    PARIS (Reuters) - The world is holding its breath but mostly hoping Scotland will vote "No" to independence from Britain in Thursday's referendum. For reasons of self-interest and geopolitics, major powers from Beijing to Washington and Moscow to New...
  • Scots, Scottish Americans in Chicago brace for Thursday's independence vote

    Scots, Scottish Americans in Chicago brace for Thursday's independence vote
    One of the proudest days in John Crombie’s life was the day he became an American citizen. But the Scotland native who has lived in the U.S. for 30 years and owns a Scottish pub in Lakeview hasn’t forgotten his roots. “You can take a...
  • American football back in London with extra game

    LONDON (Reuters) - The NFL roadshow rolls into London again next week for the first of three games designed to build its international fan base and lay the foundations for a team in the British capital. The Oakland Raiders face the Miami Dolphins at...
  • Fed, China stimulus hopes boost shares; Scotland eyed

    Fed, China stimulus hopes boost shares; Scotland eyed
    LONDON (Reuters) - Global stocks and commodity prices rose on Wednesday, boosted by speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will maintain a pledge on low rates later in the day and by a report China's central bank will provide the country's big lenders...
  • London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag

    London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag
    When Efe Cakarel picked London as a new base for his video streaming company, he was counting on its location, capital markets and infrastructure, but also on the city's reputation as a hub for talented people from Europe and beyond. Four years later,...