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Teenager charged over London Underground attack: police

London - British police said Friday they had charged an 18-year-old man with attempted murder following last week's bombing of a London Underground train, which injured 30 people.

Spanish police arrest man over Barcelona attacks

Madrid - Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of cooperating with a cell behind attacks that killed 16 people in Barcelona and another seaside resort last month, the interior ministry said Friday.

Brussels attack suspect may have brain tumour: lawyer

Brussels - A Frenchman who allegedly shot dead four people at a Jewish museum in Brussels was denied medical care in prison for a suspected brain tumour and is unfit for trial, his lawyers said Thursday.

Two more arrests in Wales over London Underground bombing: police

London - Two men were arrested on Wednesday over last week's London Underground terror attack in which 30 people were injured, bringing the total number of people in custody to five, police said.

Major Australia terror attack 'inevitable', top cop says

Sydney - A major attack in Australia is "inevitable", one of the nation's top counter-terrorism police officers said Wednesday, warning that "anything can happen at any time".

EU to launch cybersecurity 'safety labels'

Brussels - The European Union unveiled plans Tuesday to step up its response to cyber attacks, including a new intelligence-sharing agency, cyber war games and product safety labels.

Shock in suburbia for neighbours of London blast suspect

Sunbury-on-thames - Neighbours of the teenage chief suspect in the London Underground train bombing voiced their shock Monday as their quiet suburb was teeming with police operating behind a temporary metal security wall.

'Wall of fire' in London bucket bomb attack

London - Eyewitnesses heard a loud bang and saw a "wall of fire" when a bomb went off on a packed London Underground train on Friday, with some commuters badly burned and others stampeding to the exit.

Terror attacks in Britain

London - Police have described Friday's attack on a London Underground train, in which an "improvised explosive device" injured at least 22 people, as a terrorist incident.This makes it the latest in a string of terror strikes on the country in recent years.

EU mulls longer Schengen checks to fight terror

Brussels - The EU said Thursday it may allow countries in Europe's passport-free Schengen zone to carry out internal border checks for an extra two years to tackle terror threats.

Spain terror cell made 100 kilos of TATP explosive: report

Madrid - The terror cell that carried out deadly attacks in Spain in August had been planning to use 100 kilos of TATP explosive to cause even more carnage, a Catalan daily reported Thursday.

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia evacuated in 'false alarm' bomb scare

Barcelona - Spanish police temporarily evacuated Barcelona's Sagrada Familia church and nearby businesses on Tuesday after a van parked nearby prompted a bomb scare which they said turned out to be a "false alarm".

12 terror attacks foiled in France this year, minister says

Paris - Twelve terror plots have been thwarted in France since the start of the year, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Tuesday, warning that the threat remains "strong".

New rules proposed for longer internal Schengen border checks

Brussels - EU ministers will on Thursday debate a proposal to allow countries in Europe's passport-free Schengen zone to reintroduce internal border checks for longer periods to tackle terror threats, diplomats said.

On 9/11 anniversary, Al-Qaeda rebounding as a threat: experts

Washington - Al-Qaeda is on the rise again in the shadow of the Islamic State group in Syria, 16 years after the jihadists shocked the United States in the September 11, 2001 attacks, experts said Monday.

White House observes minute of silence for 9/11 victims

Washington - US President Donald Trump observed a moment of silence Monday at a White House ceremony marking the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Sixteen years after 9/11, ever-vigilant New Yorkers on edge

New York - It's a typical late summer weekend in New York's Times Square, and tourists from around the world are snapping pictures beneath the commercial hub's iconic neon billboards -- watched closely by a heavy contingent of police.

Business as usual: Spain's no-nonsense approach after terror

Madrid - The jihadist attacks that struck Madrid in 2004 and Barcelona in August may have been 13 years apart, but the two cities reacted exactly the same way: by returning to normality as fast as possible.

Terror attacks changed Parisians, but failed to defeat them

Paris - On the night of November 13 2015, Paris was plunged into horror as jihadist killers launched simultaneous attacks on bars, the national stadium and a concert hall, leaving 130 dead.

Australia gun and explosives amnesty nets large cache

Sydney - A battery of explosives, gunpowder and detonators have been handed to police under an amnesty in Australia, along with 26,000 firearms as authorities work to remove illicit weapons from the streets.

Anti-terror chiefs want social media help with 'lone wolves'

Washington - As jihadist attacks are increasingly being carried out by home-grown "lone wolves," top counter-terror chiefs of four Western powers said Thursday they need more support from social media companies to detect potential threats.

Possible Syria terror link to Paris arrests: minister

Paris - French police investigating a suspected bomb factory near Paris believe three men arrested in connection with it were preparing attacks and had made calls to Syria, a minister said Thursday.

Spain, Morocco bust terror cell preparing 'large-scale' attacks

Madrid - Police in Spain and Morocco have arrested six members of a suspected terror cell who were preparing "large-scale attacks", officials in both countries said Wednesday.

Soldiers among five neo-Nazi terror suspects held in UK, Cyprus

London - Five alleged members of a banned British neo-Nazi group were arrested on terror offences Tuesday, among them serving soldiers including one deployed in Cyprus, the UK defence ministry said.

Malaysia says foiled plot to disrupt SEA Games, 19 arrested

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police said Tuesday they had foiled a "terror plot" to disrupt last month's Southeast Asian Games and the country's independence day celebrations and arrested 19 suspects including 11 foreigners.

Petrol bomb thrown at Myanmar embassy in Indonesia

Jakarta - A petrol bomb was thrown at Myanmar's embassy in the Indonesian capital Jakarta early Sunday, police said, as anger grew across the mainly Muslim archipelago about violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar.

Amsterdam to beef up security after Barcelona attacks

Den Haag - Amsterdam is beefing up its security measures following the deadly Barcelona terror attacks two weeks ago, including looking at shortening queues at major attractions, the city's mayor said Thursday.

Spain admits receiving Barcelona attack warning

Barcelona - Spain received a warning in May that the Islamic State group was planning an attack in Barcelona but decided it lacked credibility, Catalan regional authorities said Thursday.

Death toll from Spain attacks rises to 16: local officials

Madrid - The number of people killed in twin vehicle attacks in Spain last week rose to 16 on Sunday, local authorities in Barcelona said.

'Not afraid': Defiant Barcelona marches against terror

Barcelona - Tens of thousands of people marched through the heart of Barcelona on Saturday in a defiant display of unity against terrorism, joined by Spain's King Felipe VI -- who nonetheless was the target of jeers by Catalan separatists.
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