British police said Friday they had made two further “significant” arrests over the Islamist-inspired terror attack on parliament, as they appealed for information about the homegrown killer who left four people dead.
Three years after the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, Russia has deployed all the tools at its disposal, in the police and the justice system, to silence dissenting voices. Whether it’s the Tatars (an ethnic minority opposed to the annexation), journalists who express a critical point of view, or pro-Ukrainian activists, all those who question the Russian state risk the wrath of the regime.
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was due in Moscow on Friday for meetings with lawmakers less than a month before a presidential election clouded by allegations of Russian interference.
Hundreds gathered in London on Thursday for a candlelit vigil in memory of the victims of the attack near the British parliament, which claimed the lives of a police officer, an American tourist, a British woman and an unidentified 75-year-old man.
An attacker killed three people, including a police officer, at the UK Parliament and on Westminster Bridge Wednesday before being shot dead by the police in what the Metropolitan Police has called a “terrorist incident”.
Five people were killed and at least 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and an attacker stabbed a policeman close to the British parliament in what police called a “marauding terrorist attack".