Britain

Man Remanded Over “Hideous” Knife Attack at London Station

By Michael Holden LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – A man appeared in court in London on Monday after being charged by counter-terrorism officers with attempted murder in what British Prime Minister David Cameron said was a “hideous attack” at an underground station in the British capital last weekend. Wearing a grey t-shirt and grey track

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Attacker Slashes Man in London Metro “Terrorist Incident”

By James Davey LONDON, Dec 6 – A man wielding a knife slashed a man in an east London metro station on Saturday, reportedly screaming “this is for Syria”, before police used a stun gun to subdue him in what they described as a terrorist incident. A pool of blood near the ticket barriers at

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Air Strikes Alone Won’t Defeat Daesh, Warns Kerry

By Arshad Mohammed BELGRADE, Dec 4 – Syrian and other Arab ground forces must be found to take on Daesh, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday, saying the militant group would not be defeated by air strikes alone. Kerry was speaking hours after Britain began bombing Daesh targets in Syria, joining forces

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Britain Carries Out First Airstrikes on Syria

AKROTIRI, Cyprus/LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – British bombers made their first strikes on Daesh in Syria on Thursday, hitting oil fields that Prime Minister David Cameron says are being used to fund attacks on the West. Tornado bombers took off from the RAF Akrotiri air base in Cyprus just hours after British lawmakers voted 397-223

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Cameron Says Government Unanimous on Syria Strikes, Unlike Opposition

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday his government had unanimously agreed a motion on air strikes against militants in Syria, portraying the ruling party as united on an issue that has split the Labour opposition. Cameron wants to launch the strikes as soon as possible against Daesh in Syria,

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British Lawmakers Call for Sugar Tax to Tackle Childhood Obesity

LONDON, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – British lawmakers urged the government on Monday to introduce tough measures, including a tax on sugary drinks and controls on price promotions for “unhealthy food and drink”, to try to tackle childhood obesity. Parliament’s Health Committee said there was “clear evidence that measures to improve the food environment” must be

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Britain’s PM Cameron Says Time to Start Bombing Militants in Syria

By Elizabeth Piper LONDON, Nov 26 – Prime Minister David Cameron told lawmakers on Thursday it was time to join air strikes against Daesh militants in Syria, saying Britain cannot “subcontract its security to other countries.” Cameron, who lost a vote on air strikes against Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s forces in 2013, needs to

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Pakistani Man Faces Sentencing in U.S. Over Al Qaeda Plot

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK, Nov 24 – A Pakistani man is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday after a U.S. jury convicted him of plotting to bomb a shopping center in England as part of an Al Qaeda plan for attacks in Europe and the United States. Abid Naseer, 29, faces life in prison

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U.S. Issues Global Travel Alert As Hunt Continues for Paris Attackers

By Arshad Mohammed and Chine Labbé WASHINGTON/PARIS, Nov 24 – Citing “increased terrorist threats” from militant groups in various regions of the world, the U.S. State Department issued a global alert on Monday for Americans planning to travel following deadly militant attacks in France and Mali. As millions of Americans prepare to travel for the

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British PM to Discuss Strategy on Daesh in Parliament

PARIS, Nov 23 – British Prime Minister David Cameron said in Paris on Monday that he was convinced the UK should carry out military air strikes alongside France and other partners in Syria in an effort to defeat Daesh. “Later this week I will set out in parliament our comprehensive strategy for tackling Daesh,” Cameron

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