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  • 7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 5:04 am

    LONDON - After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing."

  • Germany wants quick clarification of new NSA spy allegations 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 8:32 am

    BERLIN - Germany's foreign minister said Friday that new allegations of U.S. eavesdropping on senior German government officials' telephones need to be clarified "as quickly as possible" and that he hoped Washington would be forthcoming with information.

  • Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 11:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again.

  • South Dakota joining national anti-terrorism campaign 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 2:09 am

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota is joining a national anti-terrorism effort and officials at the state's Homeland Security Office are encouraging citizens to report suspicious activity.

  • New Chinese law reinforces government control of cyberspace 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 6:28 am

    BEIJING - China's legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace, as the nation's leaders try to address what they see as growing threats to Chinese networks and national security.

  • Italy detains 10 accused of preparing to fight in Syria 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:37 am

    ROME - Italian anti-terrorism police say they are executing arrest warrants against 10 people accused of preparing to go to Syria to fight.

  • 2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil is on an upward swing.

  • UK police stage counter-terror training exercise in London 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 10:23 am

    LONDON - Hundreds of British police took part Tuesday in a major counter-terror exercise in London, testing the abilities of emergency services to respond to a Tunisia-style attack by extremists with firearms.

  • Presidential candidate Santorum to speak at The Citadel 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:08 am

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is scheduled to be in South Carolina to discuss national security.

  • WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:39 pm

    PARIS - WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage.

  • UK's Cameron promises wide, long-term response to terror 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 5:47 am

    LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday pledged a wide response to extremism, describing Britain as being united in grief over the beach massacre in Tunisia.

  • Tunisia struggles to find balanced response to terror 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 4:57 am

    TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia has reason to fear a terror attack. The only democracy that emerged from the turmoil of the 2011 Arab Spring has seen more of its young men join the Islamic State group than any other nation, and many have returned, battle-hardened, to spread radical ideologies back home. It's also a country full of vulnerable targets, with an economy that depends on welcoming European tourists to its warm Mediterranean shore.

  • UK beefs up security following bomb attack report 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 9:16 am

    LONDON - Security was stepped up at events marking Armed Forces Day across Britain, officials said Saturday amid a news report that officials foiled a bomb attack by the Islamic State group on a military parade in London.

  • The Latest: Interpol offers help to 4 nations hit by terror story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-26-15 1:26 pm

    PARIS - The latest on the attack in southeastern France (all times local):

  • Police arrest Pakistani in Italy-based terror probe 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 6:41 am

    ROME - Police say they have arrested a Pakistani man suspected of helping organize the 2009 attack on a market in Peshawar that killed more than 100 people, the latest arrest in a decade-long investigation into an Italy-based terror network with ties to al Qaida.

  • Feds call for end of long-term detention of migrant families 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 4:30 pm

    HOUSTON - Federal officials plan to end the long-term detention of hundreds of migrant families who are being held mainly at two large facilities in Texas after illegally entering the country, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday.

  • No charges after fatal shooting at NSA 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 7:47 am

    FORT MEADE, Maryland - Federal and local authorities say no charges will be filed after an investigation of a fatal shooting by National Security Agency police at Fort Meade in Maryland.

  • Saunas and art therapy: Rehab for convicted Saudi extremists story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:46 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - For most of his 20s, all Badr al-Enezi could think about was becoming a jihadi fighter. After getting in touch with former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who had returned to militancy, he began plotting how to take up arms.

  • UK: Islamic scholar unveils anti-terror school curriculum 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 11:39 am

    LONDON - An Islamic scholar has unveiled a draft school curriculum in London that condemns the Islamic State group and extremist ideology.

  • NYC: Settlement in principle in Muslim surveillance lawsuit 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 8:22 pm

    NEW YORK - The city has reached the outlines of a settlement with Muslims who challenged police surveillance as an unconstitutional and stigmatizing intrusion on their religious rights, a court filing says.

  • National security laboratory selects first woman as director 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 4:10 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The largest U.S. national security research and development laboratory announced Monday that for the first time a woman has been selected to run its operations.

  • Homeland Security found in violation of open-records law 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 6:17 am

    SEATTLE - A federal judge has ruled that the Department of Homeland Security has violated the Freedom of Information Act by failing to respond to a request for information about the telephone costs for immigrant detainees.

  • Carter: Iraqi training goal to fall way short of recruits story has photos
    Updated: Jun-17-15 5:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. will fall way short of meeting its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday on Capitol Hill where lawmakers are already skeptical of the Obama administration's strategy to address threats in the Mideast.

  • Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader killed in US strike in Yemen story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-16-15 11:08 pm

    CAIRO - A U.S. airstrike has killed al-Qaida's second-most-powerful figure, the head of its Yemeni branch, dealing the terror network its biggest blow since the killing of Osama bin Laden at a time when it is vying with the Islamic State group for the mantle of global jihad.

  • Uncertainty over US strike against al-Qaida leader in Libya story has photos
    Updated: Jun-15-15 5:15 pm

    CAIRO - Pentagon officials say they believe they hit their target - the one-eyed, al-Qaida-linked commander who led a deadly attack on an Algerian gas facility in 2013. But uncertainty still surrounds the U.S. airstrike in eastern Libya, and whether Mokhtar Belmokhtar was actually among the militants said to have been killed in the bombing.