European security ties 'too precious' for Brexit talks

Mar 27, 2017

European security ties 'too precious' for Brexit talks

Britain’s intelligence expertise may be “too precious” to use as a bargaining tool in the upcoming Brexit talks, experts said, after a terror attack in London highlighted the need for continued European security cooperation. The suggestion that Britain could use security to negotiate with ...

Police stumped as all but one suspect freed in London attack

Mar 26, 2017

Police stumped as all but one suspect freed in London attack

British police admitted Saturday they may never know the motive behind Wednesday’s terrorist attack on parliament, after releasing all but one of 11 people held over the assault. They have named 52-year-old Briton Khalid Masood as the man who killed four people in Westminster ...

London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching English

Mar 26, 2017

London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching English

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

U.K. parliament reviews culture of openness following attack

Mar 24, 2017

U.K. parliament reviews culture of openness following attack

Security at Britain’s parliament was under review on Thursday after a terror attack in the shadow of Big Ben, but lawmakers spoke proudly of a remarkably open policy for public access as part of democracy. Prime Minister Theresa May hailed the response to Wednesday’s ...

London attacker Khalid Masood was a criminal with militant links

Mar 24, 2017

London attacker Khalid Masood was a criminal with militant links

Before he killed at least four people in Britain’s deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat. A British-born former teacher and Muslim convert, Masood had shown up on ...

Low-tech London attack is 'new norm,' experts say

Mar 24, 2017

Low-tech London attack is 'new norm,' experts say

A man with a car, a knife and murderous intent — the London attack shows the “new norm” of low-tech terrorism, experts say. Analysts who have studied similar attacks say their crude nature makes them almost impossible to prevent and easy to copy, posing ...

'Terrorist' at U.K. Parliament kills five, is shot dead

Mar 23, 2017

'Terrorist' at U.K. Parliament kills five, is shot dead

A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the ...