Polls open in UK election after attacks mar campaign

DANIKA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British voters went to the polls Thursday for an election envisioned to be dominated by the country’s pending departure from the European Union but that ended up focusing on international terrorism following attacks in London and Manchester.Voters are choosing 650 lawmakers for the House of […]

Myanmar military plane with 104 aboard goes missing

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A military transport plane with more than 100 people on board went missing Wednesday on a flight from southern Myanmar to Yangon, a military spokesman said. Gen. Myat Min Oo said the Chinese-made Y-8 turboprop aircraft was carrying 90 passengers — mostly families of military personnel — and 14 crew members […]

British police identify 3rd London attacker as Italian of Moroccan descent – Washington Post

Washington Post British police identify 3rd London attacker as Italian of Moroccan descentWashington PostLONDON — British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba from east London, offering further suggestions that the plot was hatched locally even as questions were raised about gaps in counterterrorism …British police name third killer and […]

London mayor doesn’t care about Trump tweets

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The mayor of London says he couldn’t care less about the accusatory tweets being issued by the president of the United States. Sadiq Khan told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he “really couldn’t be bothered about […]

Arab powers sever Qatar ties, citing support for militants – Reuters

Reuters Arab powers sever Qatar ties, citing support for militantsReutersDUBAI The Arab world's strongest powers cut ties with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran, re-opening a festering wound just two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump's demand for Muslim states to fight terrorism. Saudi Arabia …The Latest: Egypt suspends air links with […]

London attack: More detentions in hunt for accomplices

LORI HINNANT, Associated Press RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British counterterrorism investigators searched two homes Monday and detained “a number” of people in the investigation into a van and knife attack in the heart of London that left seven people dead. Dozens were injured, many of them critically, in the attack that started […]

12 people arrested over London attack

  LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in the London Bridge area (all times local): 1:15 p.m. British police say they have arrested 12 people in east London over the attack in the London Bridge area. Police said in a statement that the arrests were made Sunday morning in Barking by counterterrorism officers. […]

In Asia, Mattis addresses concerns about North Korea and China — and Trump’s agenda – Washington Post

Washington Post In Asia, Mattis addresses concerns about North Korea and China — and Trump's agendaWashington PostSINGAPORE — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought Saturday to reassure jittery allies in the Pacific about President Trump's nationalist agenda after delivering a speech that cast North Korea as an “urgent military threat” and cited China for its …Mattis […]

Mattis: North Korea a ‘clear and present danger’ to world

ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer SINGAPORE (AP) — North Korea is accelerating its push to acquire a nuclear-armed missile capable of threatening the United States and other nations, and the U.S. regards this as a “clear and present danger,” U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday. Speaking at an international security conference in Singapore, […]