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03/23/2017 -  Police identify British-born attacker, victim count rises to four - 07:08 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - The attacker who plowed a car through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament was named on Thursday as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism.

03/23/2017 -  U.S.-Israeli teen arrested in Israel for Jewish center bomb threats - 01:41 PM

JERUSALEM/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A teenager with dual Israeli-U.S. citizenship was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of hoax bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

03/23/2017 -  China is not militarizing South China Sea, Premier Li says - 07:17 PM

SYDNEY (Reuters) - China is not militarizing the South China Sea, Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday, although he acknowledged that defense equipment on islands in the disputed waterway had been placed there to maintain "freedom of navigation".

03/23/2017 -  U.S. Senate to vote on Montenegro's NATO membership - 04:24 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will vote next week on the ratification of Montenegro as the newest member of the NATO alliance, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday, after the Trump administration urged lawmakers to take up the long-delayed matter.

03/23/2017 -  North Korea has maintained readiness for nuclear test any time: South Korea - 07:49 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has maintained readiness to conduct a new nuclear test at any time, a South Korean military official said on Friday.

03/23/2017 -  Syrian army prepares Hama counterattack ahead of renewed peace talks - 12:33 PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Jihadists and other rebel groups made advances against the Syrian army north of Hama on Thursday, a monitor said, part of their biggest offensive for months, underscoring bleak prospects for peace talks that resume later in the day.

03/23/2017 -  Venezuela to withdraw troops after Colombia border crossing - 07:50 PM

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will withdraw troops from Colombia's side of the two countries' border, after his soldiers set up camp in the neighboring country, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday.

03/23/2017 -  Dozens killed, buried in rubble after Mosul air raid - Iraqi officials, residents - 03:07 PM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Dozens of residents were buried in collapsed buildings in the Iraqi city of Mosul after an air strike against Islamic State triggered a massive explosion last week and rescuers are still recovering bodies, civil defense agency officials and locals said on Thursday.

03/23/2017 -  Fillon accuses French president of involvement in plot against him - 06:35 PM

PARIS (Reuters) - French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his affairs to destroy his chances of being elected.

03/23/2017 -  Germany's Merkel does not expect more EU departures after Brexit - 07:11 PM

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel does not fear that more countries will leave the European Union, she told a German newspaper as the bloc's leaders prepare to celebrate 60 years of union on Saturday days before Britain files for divorce.


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