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  • Islamic State tightens siege of Syria town, more Europeans join alliance

    Islamic State tightens siege of Syria town, more Europeans join alliance
    The U.S. and allied air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Syria that began earlier this week have disrupted the militant group's command and control and logistics ability, the top U.S military officer said on Friday. General Martin Dempsey,...
  • Britain, Belgium and Denmark join coalition fighting Islamic State

    The British Parliament voted Friday to carry out airstrikes in Iraq against the extremist group Islamic State in a move that for now keeps the nation’s military out of the conflict next door in Syria. Lawmakers, who were recalled from recess for...
  • Reward Offered For New Britain 'Serial' Killer

     Reward Offered For New Britain 'Serial' Killer
    NEW BRITAIN — Police on Friday revealed the identity of the third woman whose remains were found behind a city strip mall in 2007 and said all three women were killed by the same person. They then announced a $150,000 reward, believed to be the...
  • Denmark, Britain join U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State

    Denmark, Britain join U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State
    Denmark announced on Friday it will send seven F-16 fighter jets to take part in a U.S.-led military coalition attacking Islamic State militants in Iraq, and parliament in Britain approved British participation. Danish and British jets will join a...
  • Britain arrests two more men in operation against Islamist militants

    Britain arrests two more men in operation against Islamist militants
    LONDON (Reuters) - British police arrested two men as part of an operation into Islamist-related militancy on Friday as lawmakers prepared to approve Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to join U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq....
  • British parliament approves air strikes against Islamic state in Iraq

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament on Friday voted to approve air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq by 524 votes to 43, paving the way for the Royal Air Force to join U.S.-led military action with immediate effect. Six Cyprus-based...
  • Muslim cleric Abu Qatada acquitted of terror charges in Jordan

    A Jordanian state security court on Wednesday threw out terrorism charges against radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada, a onetime confidant of Osama bin Laden who had lately emerged as a critic of the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State. The 53-year-old...
  • New York mayor hails Britain's Labour leader Miliband as next PM

    MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Bill de Blasio, New York's Democrat mayor, endorsed Britain's harried opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband on Wednesday, calling him an extraordinary politician on course to win "a great victory" at a national election...
  • Hostage held by Islamic State pleads 'for his life' in audio message

    Hostage held by Islamic State pleads 'for his life' in audio message
    The wife of a British aid worker being held by Islamic State--the militant group targeted by U.S. and Gulf Arab air strikes in Syria--said on Tuesday she had received an audio message from her husband. "An audio file of Alan pleading for his life has just...
  • Top U.K. Producers Alison Owen, Debra Hayward Join Forces

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- Leading British producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward have joined forces at production house, Monumental Pictures, producing both movies and television drama. Owen's credits, through her production shingle Ruby...
  • 'Pride' has a moving force that highlights a forgotten story

    'Pride' has a moving force that highlights a forgotten story
    If you think unions are the scourge of the working world, you will not be happy at "Pride," which begins with the unmistakable sound of Pete Seeger singing "Solidarity Forever" and goes on from there. But "Pride" has other things on its mind besides...