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London defiant as IS claims attack by British ex-con, 52
LONDON (AP) -- Authorities on Thursday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism - but was not currently on a terrorism watch list....

A look at victims of the attack outside London's Parliament
LONDON (AP) -- The three people killed and at least 30 injured in the attack in Westminster were a cosmopolitan snapshot of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities....

The Latest: Man, 75, dies of wounds from London attack
LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the attack outside Britain's Parliament (all times local):...

Ex-Russian lawmaker shot dead in Kiev; Ukraine blames Russia
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A former Russian lawmaker who became a vociferous critic of Moscow following his recent move to Ukraine was shot and killed Thursday in Kiev, prompting harsh words between the two neighboring countries....

Northern Ireland bids farewell to ex-IRA chief McGuinness
DUBLIN (AP) -- Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army chieftain who turned away from violence to forge bonds with Northern Ireland's Protestants, was laid to rest Thursday in a cross-community service that illustrated the new alliances forged by the region's slow-blooming peace process....

British ex-con, 52, carried out Westminster attack
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) -- The 52-year-old Briton identified as the Westminster Bridge attacker had a raft of convictions - including assault, weapons possession and public order offenses - spanning two decades, London police said....

Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old hacker who they said was the main suspect in a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, appearing to crack a case that has sent a chill through the American Jewish community....

Russia, Ukraine at odds over singer's Eurovision performance
GENEVA (AP) -- Eurovision song contest organizers say they have taken the unprecedented step of offering to let Russia's contestant perform via satellite after authorities in host Ukraine banned her from entering the country - a proposal that was immediately rejected by a Russian state broadcaster....

Poland's WWII museum opens amid an uncertain future
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A major World War II museum opened in northern Poland on Thursday amid plans by the conservative government to change its content to fit the government's nationalist views....

Italian court: No rape happened since woman didn't scream
ROME (AP) -- Italy's justice minister has reportedly asked officials to look into a case in which a court acquitted a man of raping a woman because she didn't scream....

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