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U.K. Parliament Attacker Leaves 3 Dead, Including Police Officer

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:44:46 EDT

A suspected Islamist terrorist mowed down pedestrians on a crowded bridge before crashing his car into railings near Parliament and stabbing a policeman, leaving three dead in an attack that struck at the heart of British democracy.

With Bloodshed on the Thames, a Lull in Terrorism Ends for the U.K.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:35:08 EDT

Senior U.K. counterterrorism and intelligence officials cautioned that the hiatus from terrorism wouldn’t last. Under cloudy, early spring skies in the British capital, their warnings were realized.

London Attack Hands May Her First Security Crisis as Leader

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:09:38 EDT

Prime Minister Theresa May, who spent six years in charge of the U.K.’s interior ministry, is facing her first security crisis since taking office last summer.

U.K. Lawmaker Is Hailed as a Hero for Helping Slain Police Officer

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:11:25 EDT

Tobias Ellwood, a New York-born U.K. lawmaker and British army veteran is being hailed as a hero for helping a London police officer who was stabbed and slain in what is being called a terror attack on Wednesday.

Vehicles Becoming Favored Terrorist Attack Weapon

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:44:00 EDT

The London attack was the third time in Europe in less than a year in which a vehicle was used to kill individuals in incidents that authorities labeled terrorist attacks or terrorist-inspired attacks. Islamic State has specifically called on sympathizers to use vehicles to kill.

For Tourists Caught in London Bedlam, Hours of Waiting, Wondering

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:54:59 EDT

Tourists became entangled in the bedlam following Wednesday’s attack in one of the most visited swaths of real estate in the world.

European Hopes Dim for a Brexit Trade Pact

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:03:49 EDT

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May declared that no Brexit deal is better than a bad deal. It should hardly come as a surprise that many in the European Union feel the same way.

Fugitive Spurs Worries Over New Brussels Terror Attack

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:50:39 EDT

U.S. and Belgian officials have grown increasingly concerned about the prospect that a key figure behind the 2016 Brussels bombings is plotting a new terror attack, according to people briefed on the investigation.

The Cult of Erdogan Won't Guarantee Victory in Turkey Vote

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:52:36 EDT

Turkish opinion polls suggest a deadlock among likely voters in an April 16 referendum over proposed changes that would radically remake Turkey’s democracy and could allow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to extend his rule.

Former IRA Commander Martin McGuinness Dies Aged 66

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:52:38 EDT

Martin McGuinness, the former Irish Republican Army commander who led the paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, and was the deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, has died.

EU Leaders to Hold Special Brexit Summit in Late April

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:25:01 EDT

European Council President Donald Tusk has asked European Union leaders, excluding British Prime Minister Theresa May, to meet on April 29 to discuss Brexit.

U.K. Inflation Hits Three-Year High, Exceeding BOE's Target

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:36:27 EDT

U.K. consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly 3½ years in February, spurred by the pound’s steep depreciation in the wake of last year’s vote to leave the European Union.

Germany Fires Back at U.S. Criticism Over Trade

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:56:00 EDT

Germany’s top economic officials defended the nation’s giant foreign surpluses, pushing back against the new U.S. administration’s criticism of German trade policy.

U.K. Leader Now Faces Toughest Brexit Test Yet

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:58:21 EDT

With a date for formal EU talks set, Prime Minister Theresa May, who has embraced being “bloody difficult,” brings uncompromising style to a two-year bargaining session.

Labor Reforms Threaten to Derail Greek Talks

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:34:48 EDT

Eurozone finance ministers discussed the impasse in Greece’s talks with creditors on Monday, but no breakthrough emerged on the latest conflict that threatens to derail a bailout deal: workers’ rights.

U.K. Trade Policy After Brexit Must Reckon With Gravity

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:06:30 EDT

To boost trade after Brexit, the U.K. will have to grapple with a powerful force: gravity. Economists have for decades observed that the volume of trade between economies is tightly linked to their size and proximity.

Paris Airport Attack Puts Focus on Check-In Security

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:13:02 EDT

The attack at Paris’s second-largest airport, in which a man seized a soldier’s gun before being shot dead, comes at a time of heightened security concerns at such departure points for international travelers.

Treasury's Mnuchin Fends Off Push to Reject Protectionism

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:16:56 EDT

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rebuffed a concerted push by world finance chiefs to disavow protectionism, fanning fears that the Trump administration’s pursuit of an “America First” policy could ignite global trade conflicts.

Trump Prods Germany Over NATO, but Touts Merkel Meeting

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:57:32 EDT

A day after meeting with Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Donald Trump tweeted that her country owes “vast sums of money” to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the U.S.

London Calling: Ex-Rocker Leads Capital's Financiers Into Brexit Battle

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:21:03 EDT

As lord mayor—the City of London’s cheerleader-in-chief—in the Brexit era, organ-playing ex-rocker Andrew Parmley pulls out the stops for British financiers to win over investors.

France Launches Terror Investigation Into Airport Attack

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 05:39:23 EDT

A man who shouted “I’m here to die for Allah” was shot dead after grabbing a soldier’s rifle at Paris’s Orly airport, unnerving a country that has been targeted repeatedly by terrorist attacks.

U.S. Spars With China, G-20 Majors Amid Trade-War Fears

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:17:16 EDT

World finance chiefs clashed over the future of global trade, worried that protectionist tendencies could tilt the global economy back into the doldrums and stir up cross-border tensions.

Osborne Is Appointed Editor of London's Evening Standard

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:28:31 EDT

Former U.K. Treasury chief George Osborne, who stepped down after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union last year, has been appointed editor of London’s Evening Standard newspaper.

U.K. Says White House Pledged Not to Repeat Claim British Spied on Trump

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:30:05 EDT

The U.S. has assured the U.K. it won’t repeat allegations that the country’s GCHQ intelligence agency helped the previous presidential administration eavesdrop on President Donald Trump, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said.

Russia Pushes to Boost Arms Exports, Courts U.S. Clients

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:25:21 EDT

When Russian officials struck a deal with the United Arab Emirates last month to develop a cutting-edge combat plane, they sent a clear signal: Moscow is fighting to win back lost market share in arms exports and courting major U.S. customers.

Merkel, Trump Face Host of Troubling Differences

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:40:58 EDT

The German chancellor meets her new American counterpart for the first time amid gaping differences over a host of trade and other policies clouding a vital trans-Atlantic relationship.

The Parallels Between Brexit and Scottish Independence

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:45:13 EDT

Britain’s vote to sever its membership in the European Union has put the 310-year-old political union between England and Scotland in play, Stephen Fidler writes, and there is an irony in that.

Dutch Vote Sets Tone for Coming Elections in Europe

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:44:16 EDT

The Netherlands’ election result, for all its local idiosyncrasies, foreshadows themes that will color other European elections in the year ahead in France, Germany and potentially Italy.