Tag: Westminster

Anti-abortion demonstrators held a rally outside the Supreme Court in London on June 7

UK Supreme Court Rejects Legal Challenge to Northern Ireland Abortion Laws

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s Supreme Court on Thursday criticized Northern Ireland’s strict anti-abortion laws but dismissed a legal challenge. A majority of the court decided that the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, which initiated the case, did not have the

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Big Ben Bongs for Last Time Until 2021

LONDON (AP) — The British Parliament’s Big Ben bell is due to sound the hour for the last time before it is silenced for repair work scheduled to last until 2021. After 12 deep bongs at noon Monday, the bell

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Man Arrested Outside Parliament After ‘Abusing’ Police Officers

A man has been detained under mental health legislation outside the Houses of Parliament Thursday afternoon after he “verbally abused officers”. The incident is reported to have taken place by Black Rod’s Garden, adjacent to the Sovereign’s Gate to the Houses

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UK’s Largest Pro-Israel Event Scrapped Amid Terror Attack Fears

Terror attack fears have forced organisers of Britain’s largest pro-Israel event to scrap plans for this year’s edition of A Night to Honour Israel. Sponsored by the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) organization, the evening of celebration was scheduled for June 22 at an undisclosed venue in Westminster.

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Man With Bag of Knives Near Parliament Charged With Terror Offences

LONDON (AP) — A 27-year-old man who was arrested while carrying knives near the U.K. Parliament nearly two weeks ago has been charged with three offenses. Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali was charged Tuesday with preparation of terrorist acts and unlawful

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Romanian Tourist Hurt in Westminster Attack Dies

LONDON (AP) — A 31-year-old Romanian tourist who was knocked into the River Thames from Westminster Bridge during an attack on Britain’s Houses of Parliament more than two weeks ago has died, London police said Friday.

A flower left in tribute to the victims of the March 22 terror attack is seen next to the Palace of Westminster

Two More ‘Significant Arrests’ in Westminster Terror Investigation

LONDON (AP) — London’s top anti-terror officer says two more “significant arrests” have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, in central and northern England. Nine people are currently in custody, while one has been released on bail.

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London Terror Killer Named as Convicted Criminal Khalid Masood

London’s Metropolitan Police named the man responsible for Wednesday’s Westminster terror attack as British born Khalid Masood. In a press release from Scotland Yard Thursday afternoon approximately 25 hours after the attack took place, the force revealed 52-year-old Khalid Masood, born