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Latest Response to the 2005 London bombings Stories

2006-07-07 07:22:08

By Gideon Long and Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain marked the first anniversary of the London suicide bombings with flowers, candles and a 2-minute silence on Friday as the city's police chief said another attack now looked more likely. One year after four young British Muslims blew themselves up on London's transport system, killing 52 people and wounding 700, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian Blair described the threat faced by Britain as "grim." "There are, as we speak,...

2006-07-07 06:16:57

By Gideon Long and Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain marked the first anniversary of the London suicide bombings with flowers, candles and a 2-minute silence on Friday as the city's police chief said another attack now looked more likely. One year after four young British Muslims blew themselves up on London's transport system, killing 52 people and wounding 700, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Ian Blair described the threat faced by Britain as "grim." "There are, as we speak,...

2006-07-07 02:30:50

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - Britain marked the first anniversary of the London bombings on Friday in a mood of somber reflection but many Britons still fear Islamist militants, having attacked them once, might do so again. On July 7 last year four young British Muslims blew themselves up in suicide attacks on the city's transport system on a summer morning, killing 52 people and wounding 700. Despite an exhaustive inquiry police have not charged anyone in connection with the...

2006-07-06 17:43:30

By Gideon Long LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will mark the first anniversary of the London bombings on Friday with solemnity but many Britons still fear Islamist militants, having attacked them once, might do so again. On July 7 last year four young British Muslims blew themselves up in suicide attacks on the city's transport system on a summer morning, killing 52 people and wounding 700. Despite an exhaustive inquiry police have not charged anyone in connection with the attacks, and...

2005-08-23 15:56:28

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain wants presidents and prime ministers of the 15 U.N. Security Council nations to meet next month on ways to punish people who incite terrorism, a British diplomat said on Tuesday. The proposed high-level council meeting, if it takes place, would coincide with a September 14-16 U.N. summit in New York of more than 170 world leaders who are considering an array of global concerns, ranging from a new anti-terrorism treaty and...

2005-07-21 14:35:18

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tony Blair urged Britons to be calm and resolute after a second spate of bombings in London on Thursday, but further attacks may tarnish his image as a statesman which has won him praise. Blair was lauded at home and abroad after bombs on London's transport network killed more than 50 people two weeks ago. But if Thursday's fresh attacks, albeit smaller and taking no lives, turn out to be the start of a trend, the political flak could...

2005-07-11 13:43:49

By Patricia Wilson QUANTICO, Va. (Reuters) - President Bush on Monday called deadly bombings in London an attack against the civilized world and vowed "we will not yield." Drawing parallels among fighting terrorism, World War II and the Cold War, Bush declared: "Like fascism and communism before, the hateful ideologies that use terror will be defeated by the unstoppable power of freedom and democracy." "The only way the terrorists can win is if we lose our nerve. This is not going to...

2005-07-11 11:01:33

By Patricia Wilson QUANTICO, Va. (Reuters) - President Bush on Monday called bombings in London an attack against the civilized world and vowed "we will not yield." "The terrorists know they can't defeat us on the battlefield. The only way the terrorists can win is if we lose our nerve. This is not going to happen on my watch," Bush said to applause at an FBI facility south of Washington. Bush, who was with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at a Group of Eight summit in Scotland when the...

2005-07-08 16:48:48

By Katherine Baldwin and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Desperate Londoners hunted on Friday for relatives missing since suspected al Qaeda bombers killed more than 50 people in rush-hour blasts, while rescue workers struggled to retrieve bodies trapped deep underground. Fears of more attacks and false alarms kept commuters and financial markets jittery, and authorities worldwide went on alert following threats from Islamic militants to strike other countries which, like Britain, have...

2005-07-08 14:30:35

By Katherine Baldwin and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Desperate Londoners hunted on Friday for relatives missing since suspected al Qaeda bombers killed more than 50 people in rush-hour blasts, while rescue workers struggled to retrieve bodies trapped deep underground. Fears of more attacks and false alarms kept commuters and financial markets jittery, while authorities worldwide went on alert following threats from Islamic militants to strike other countries which, like Britain, have...


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