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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...
  • Ahead of independence vote, Britain pledges state funding to Scotland

    Ahead of independence vote, Britain pledges state funding to Scotland
    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday's vote on independence....
  • Salmond a likely winner whichever way Scots vote on independence

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Alex Salmond wields no claymore sword and appears only sparingly in a kilt, and yet he has brought Scotland closer to independence than any Scottish warrior since union with England more than 300 years ago. Dressed typically in a...
  • U.S. partners unclear on roles in fight against Islamic State

    (Reuters) - Many countries have said they support a coalition the United States hopes to build to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, but most have been vague about any specific role they might play. Below is a list of some of the key...
  • Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood calls for Scottish independence

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's grand dame of fashion Vivienne Westwood on Sunday urged Scotland to vote for independence ahead of a historic referendum next week that could see it break away from the United Kingdom. The designer, who is as famous for her...
  • Britain says no rescue mission as does not know where IS hostages are

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain ruled out a mission by special forces to rescue a Briton whose life was threatened in the latest execution video released by Islamic State militants, saying on Monday it did not know where he and other hostages were being held....
  • British PM Cameron implores Scots not to break the United Kingdom

    ABERDEEN Scotland (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday made an impassioned appeal to Scots to shun independence at a referendum on Thursday that could break the United Kingdom. "If Scotland votes yes, the UK will split, and we...