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    • Stabbing attack in Glasgow takes three victims

      Stabbing attack in Glasgow takes three victims

      Three people were killed in a stabbing attack in the Scottish city of Glasgow on Friday, British media reported , with police saying a suspect had been shot and an officer injured. An eyewitness told Sky News she had seen several people covered in blood being treated by emergency services after an incident at a city centre hotel.

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    • Germany arrests IS suspects planning attacks on US bases

      Germany arrests IS suspects planning attacks on US bases

      German investigators have detained four men from Tajikistan suspected of planning Islamist terrorist attacks targeting the US military, news wires reported. Prosecutors in Karlsruhe told dpa that the Tajiks, aged 24 to 32, were taken into custody in the western state of North Rhine Westphalia early on Wednesday. A fifth man of similar age was detained earlier.

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    • Gilles de Kerchove: Speedy access to e-evidence is crucial to fighting terrorism and organised crime

      Gilles de Kerchove: Speedy access to e-evidence is crucial to fighting terrorism and organised crime

      If we don't give our law enforcement and judicial authorities appropriate tools at hand to fight terrorism and serious and organised crime that is being carried out online, they go dark and there is impunity for crimes. They risk to be blind while many of the crimes are either planned or conducted online, says EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove in an interview to Europost.

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    • From an ordinary spy to MI5 chief

      From an ordinary spy to MI5 chief

      A career spy who led the response to the attempted murder of Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal was on Monday named the new head of Britain’s MI5 domestic intelligence agency, news wires reported. Ken McCallum has worked in MI5 for 25 years, and rose through the ranks working across the agency’s main fronts from Northern Ireland to countering Islamist militants and ensuring the safety of the 2012 London Olympics.

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    • Carnival security in Germany to be put under review

      Carnival security in Germany to be put under review

      German prosecutors urged last Tuesday carnival organisers to review their security arrangements after a day earlier a man rammed his car into a parade in the western German town of Volksmarsen, injuring more than 50 people, news wires reported. While some carnival processions in the state of Hesse, home to Volksmarsen, were cancelled, others were due to take place in the region.

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    • Britain to toughen terrorism rules after new London attack

      Britain to toughen terrorism rules after new London attack

      Britain will impose new tougher rules on releasing people convicted of terrorism offences after an Islamist attacker injured two people in a stabbing spree days after he was set free half way through his prison term, news wires reported. British government would soon announce fundamental changes in dealing with people convicted of terrorism. “Those measures will build upon the actions we have already put in place,” Interior Minister Priti Patel said, adding there would be legislation to end the early release from prison.

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    • Austrian authorities 'foil Christmas market terror plot'

      Austrian authorities 'foil Christmas market terror plot'

      Austrian authorities have foiled a plot to carry out a series of terror attacks, including bombing one of Vienna's Christmas markets, local media reported Monday. The plot involved three men, including a 24-year-old ringleader who had been influenced by the ideology of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, according to the APA news agency.

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    • Terror returns to Britain days before snap elections

      Terror returns to Britain days before snap elections

      Several people were stabbed, two of them to death, late Friday afternoon on London Bridge by an islamist released from jail a year ago. The attack happened less than two weeks before snap elections in Britain to be held on 12 December. It immediately pushed law and order towards the top of the political agenda, after police said the assailant had previously been convicted of terrorism offences but freed early from jail.

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