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Barcelona incident echoes other attacks

A van ploughing into pedestrians in a busy area of Barcelona echoes the circumstances of terror atrocities that have hit several countries – including Germany, France and the UK. The potential for large vehicles to inflict mass casualties was laid bare in horrifying fashion in July last year when a …

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​The solar eclipse: There's an app for that

Video: Solar eclipse safety glasses buying guide (This article was originally published on CBSNEWS.com.) For eclipse enthusiasts, amateur astronomers and those with just a passing interest in the Aug. 21 coast-to-coast solar eclipse, look no further than your web browser or smartphone to learn how to make the most of …

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Seadrill Partners Cuts Tether From Parent Company, Shares Spike

What happened Shares of Seadrill Partners (NYSE: SDLP) are up 19% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT today after the company announced several credit resolutions related to parent company Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL) and reinstated its distribution to shareholders. So what Seadrill is sinking. The company has some credit facilities coming …

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Backlash as OZ senator wears burka in parliament

A senator campaigning for a ban on Islamic face veils has worn a burka in Australia’s parliament. Pauline Hanson wore a black burka covering herself from head to ankle for more than 10 minutes, before taking it off to explain that she wanted such outfits banned on national security grounds. …

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UK still expects phase two of Brexit talks in October

Britain has said it is “confident” talks with the European Union will move towards discussing their future relationship by October, in contrast to warnings from the top EU negotiator that the target is receding. UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s government wants to push the discussion beyond the divorce settlement soon, …

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Timeline – Terror attacks in Europe

The attack in Barcelona is the latest terrorist incident to hit Europe in recent years. 3 June 2017 – London Eight people were killed when three men drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before launching knife attacks on people enjoying a night out in Borough Market. The terrorists …

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