Westminster attacks bring chaos to London 

An attacker stabbed a police officer and was shot by police on the grounds outside Britain’s Parliament, sending the compound into lockdown yesterday. Around the same time,

Airplane Security | New measure could cause travelers to reroute trips

A new security measure banning many electronic devices on flights from 10 mostly Muslim countries is leading travelers to reconsider their plans to fly through some airports in

Middle East | Dozens dead or missing from airstrike in IS-held north Syria

Syrian activists said yesterday that dozens of people were killed or missing after an airstrike the day before leveled a school near the Islamic State-held city

Naan starter | UK curry restaurants feel betrayed by Brexit

Mohammed-Faizul Haque makes it all look so easy. To a pan full of sizzling chicken he adds a ladle of orangey base sauce and then lemon,

This Day in History | 1983 – Reagan launches Cold War into space

President Reagan has unveiled plans to combat nuclear war in space. The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) proposes a defensive shield, using laser or particle beam

Offbeat | That’s not carry-on: Loose snake slumbers on Alaska flight

Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska’s largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on

World briefs

USA Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort (pictured), secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade

The Buzz | Ukraine: Documents ready to ban Russia’s Eurovision entry

Ukraine’s security service says it has prepared documents to ban Russia’s contestant from this year’s Eurovision song contest, but that a final decision has not been made.

Airplane security | No electronics on some US-bound jets from Mideast, Africa

The U.S. government is ordering passengers on nonstop, U.S.-bound flights from a handful of mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to pack electronic devices other than

Middle East | Syrian troops counter-attack after Damascus rebel incursion

Syrian government forces launched a counter-attack against rebels in Damascus yesterday, following a rebel suicide car bombing and another insurgent assault earlier in the day in the

World briefs

TAIWAN will build its own submarines to get around Beijing’s efforts to prevent it from purchasing such craft from overseas and ensure an adequate defense against Chinese

The Buzz | Woody Harrelson gives up smoking pot after ‘30 solid years’

Woody Harrelson has given up marijuana after decades of what he calls partying too hard. The actor is one of Hollywood’s most well-known marijuana enthusiasts. Harrelson tells

Martin McGuinness, Irish rebel turned politician, dies at 66

Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who led his underground paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, died yesterday, his Sinn Fein party announced. He was

Dire straits | Gibraltar faces Brexit chaos against its will

All Antonio Molina has to do to cross the border into Gibraltar for work is wave an identity card, barely slowing his motorbike’s pace. The

Brexit | Britain to formally trigger process to leave EU on March 29

Britain’s government will begin the process of leaving the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on the two years in which to complete the most

This Day in History | 1991 – Heseltine unveils new property tax

Environment Secretary Michael Heseltine has scrapped the controversial poll tax and replaced it with a property tax. The new council tax will involve a single bill