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American gets life in prison for murdering Czech family of 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:09am

A Czech appeals court has upheld a lower court decision that convicted an American of killing four of his relatives and sentenced him to life in prison.

Belgium increases security in Antwerp after car chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:59am

Belgian authorities say they have raised security in the port of Antwerp after a suspicious car drove at high speed through a busy shopping street, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way.

Poland's PM warns she may not sign EU declaration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:59am

Poland's prime minister is warning she will not endorse the declaration from a European Union summit this weekend if it does not address issues of top concern for Warsaw.

The Latest: EU security chief sees link with Brussels attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:50am

The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local):

Trump Jr. called a 'disgrace' for criticizing London mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:49am

Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for a tweet sent in the hours after Wednesday's London attack that included a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city, but left out that Khan was asking Londoners to "be prepared" for such attacks.

Britain's Parliament: Rich in history, difficult to defend

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:49am

It is one of the most famous buildings in the world, a proud symbol of Britain's heritage, yet events have shown it to be surprisingly vulnerable.

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IS group claims responsibility for London car, knife attack

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:40am

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Thursday for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on a crowded London bridge and then stabbed a police officer to death on the grounds of Britain's Parliament.

A look at victims of the attack outside London's Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:36am

Here's what's known about the victims of the attack in London where a man plowed a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing two people and injuring scores of others. He then stabbed a policeman to death on the grounds of Britain's Parliament before other officers fatally shot him. Police have not yet released the attacker's identity.

Foreign ministry says French national kidnapped in Chad

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:25am

The French foreign ministry says a French national has been kidnapped in Chad.

After election, 4 Dutch parties to begin coalition talks

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:17am

The conservative party of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and three other parties agreed Thursday to begin talks about forming the next ruling coalition, but warned that there are major differences to bridge before a deal can be struck.

Syrian troops besiege Islamic State stronghold

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:17am

Syrian government forces are besieging the last Islamic State stronghold in the northern province of Aleppo, weeks after launching an offensive to retake the entire province, state media and an opposition monitoring group reported Thursday.

Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:17am

Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev Thursday in what the Ukrainian president described as an "act of state terrorism" by Russia, an accusation the Kremlin quickly rejected.

Pakistani president at military parade offers talks to India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:07am

Pakistan held a military parade on Thursday to mark its national day, with Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time participating in the event in a show of deepening ties with the world's only declared Islamic nuclear power.

Bahrain sentences 3 to death on terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:07am

A Bahrain court sentenced three people to death and 14 others to lengthy prison terms on charges they established a terrorist cell with the intent of killing policemen, al-Wasat, an independent Bahraini news website, reported Thursday.

Le Pen visits Russia weeks before French presidential vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:07am

French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is headed to Moscow for meetings with lawmakers less than a month before the election.

Taliban take key Afghan district in south; 9 killed in north

Amir Shah and Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:00am

The Taliban captured a key district center in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday while in the country's north, an officer turned his rifle on sleeping colleagues, killing nine policemen, officials said.

Duterte wants impeachment bids against Philippine VP stopped

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:55am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told proponents Thursday to stop trying to impeach the vice president because she hasn't committed any "overt acts" that could be grounds for her ouster.

Islamic State group says through its Aamaq news agency that the London attacker was a 'soldier of the Islamic State'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:41am

Islamic State group says through its Aamaq news agency that the London attacker was a 'soldier of the Islamic State'

Israeli police arrest 19-year-old Jewish Israeli suspected of making bomb threats against Jewish community centers in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:37am

Israeli police arrest 19-year-old Jewish Israeli suspected of making bomb threats against Jewish community centers in US.