Terrorism

SYDNEY | The Latest: Australian police: stabbing linked to terrorism

SYDNEY — The Latest on a knife attack in Melbourne (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Australian police say they believe an attack by a knife-wielding man who stabbed two people, one fatally, in the country’s second-largest city is linked to terrorism. The attack during the Friday afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill. … Continue reading SYDNEY | The Latest: Australian police: stabbing linked to terrorism

WASHINGTON | US restores Iran sanctions lifted under Obama nuclear deal

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration on Friday announced the reimposition of all U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, ramping up economic pressure on the Islamic Republic as President Donald Trump completed the unraveling of what had been one of his predecessor’s signature foreign policy achievements. The sanctions, which … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US restores Iran sanctions lifted under Obama nuclear deal

BRIGHTON, Colo. Shooter in Colorado Walmart slayings of 3 faces sentencing

BRIGHTON, Colo.  — The man who pleaded guilty to gunning down three people in a suburban Denver Walmart last year will be sentenced Friday, but more than 11 months after the crime, his motive remains a mystery. A judge is expected to send 48-year-old Scott Ostrem to prison for the rest of life without parole, … Continue reading BRIGHTON, Colo. Shooter in Colorado Walmart slayings of 3 faces sentencing

UNITED NATIONS | Syria FM: Victory over ‘terrorism’ is near, US must leave

UNITED NATIONS — Declaring that victory over “terrorism” is almost at hand after more than seven years of civil war, Syria’s foreign minister took to the world stage Saturday and demanded that “occupation” forces from the U.S., France and Turkey leave the country immediately. Walid al-Moallem told the General Assembly‘s high-level meeting that the situation … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | Syria FM: Victory over ‘terrorism’ is near, US must leave

The Latest: Trump cites ‘very good experiences’ with France

NEW YORK  — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Trump says the two men have had “some very good experiences” but acknowledges, “On occasion not so … Continue reading The Latest: Trump cites ‘very good experiences’ with France

United States | Coordinator for Counterterrorism Nathan A. Sales on the Release of the Country Reports on Terrorism 2017

United States – MR PALLADINO: Thank you. Hello, everyone. This is Robert Palladino. Thank you so much for joining us for today’s call. Today’s call is on the record. And I also want to note that both the call and the report are embargoed until the end of the call. Today the State Department is … Continue reading United States | Coordinator for Counterterrorism Nathan A. Sales on the Release of the Country Reports on Terrorism 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch police question suspect in stabbings of 2 Americans

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The U.S. State Department offered help Sunday to investigators in the Netherlands who are treating the stabbings of two American tourists at Amsterdam’s main railway station as a possible extremist attack. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the U.S. was “ready to assist Dutch authorities in their investigations as appropriate.” “Dutch … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch police question suspect in stabbings of 2 Americans