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Basque leader says Eta terror deaths ‘should never have happened’

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A leading leftwing Basque nationalist politician and former Eta member has said the violence the terrorist group used in its quest for independence “should never have happened” and it ought to have laid down its arms ...

Corporate Accountability review – collaboration with Argentinian state terror exposed

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Jonathan Perel has made a stealthily powerful one-man documentary about corporate involvement in human rights atrocities during Argentina’s military dictatorship after the 1976 coup. It’s an account of how companies a...

The Tragedy of Macbeth review – Yaël Farber’s blood-curdling terror

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The psychological terror is slow to rear and does not always lie in the usual places in Yaël Farber’s take on Shakespeare’s tragedy of power, guilt and vaulting ambition. When it comes, it is brute, unrestrained and b...

Norway bow and arrow attack ‘appears to be act of terror’

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A bow-and-arrow attack that left five people dead in Norway appears to have been an “act of terror”, the Norwegian security service has said, as details emerged of the Danish suspect’s background. Police said the susp...

Camp Siegfried review – love and terror on Long Island

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It is 1938 and two American teenagers are at a themed summer camp on Long Island that is led by Nazi ideology. However much this may feel like a Truman Show-type of alternate reality, Bess Wohl’s two-hander is inspire...

9/11 anniversary: Bush calls for unity as US marks 20 years since terror attacks – live

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Biden and Harris among leaders at ceremonies in New York, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania• Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email

Far-right terror poses bigger threat to US than Islamist extremism post-9/11

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Donald Trump’s presidency was bookended with two of the ugliest outbursts of white nationalist violence in 21st century America – the 2017 far-right rally in Charlottesville and the 2021 storming of the US Capitol by ...

Belgian broadcaster releases interview with on-the-run Paris terror suspect

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A day before he goes on trial in the French capital, Belgian public broadcaster RTBF has released an interview with the alleged kingpin of the Paris terror attacks, recorded as he was fleeing France in the aftermath o...

Close to home: how US far-right terror flourished in post-9/11 focus on Islam

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The US government acted quickly after 9/11 to prevent further attacks by Islamic extremists in the US. Billions of dollars were spent on new law enforcement departments and vast powers were granted to agencies to surv...

British-born Islamic State terror suspect pleads guilty to multiple charges

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A British terrorist accused of beheading western hostages for Islamic State has pleaded guilty to multiple charges in a US federal court. Alexanda Amon Kotey, 37, was one of the gang of four IS militants nicknamed “th...

Joe Biden says new Kabul terror attack highly likely in next 24 to 36 hours

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Joe Biden warned on Saturday that another terrorist attack in Kabul was highly likely in the next 24 to 36 hours, and said the US drone strike which killed two Islamic State targets in retaliation for the deaths of 13...

Thursday briefing: Kabul airport terror warning

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Morning everyone. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories this morning. Britain, the US and Australia have warned citizens and visa holders to stay away from Kabul airport unless otherwise instructed, citing ...

Afghanistan live news: UK warns of Kabul airport terror threat as evacuations enter desperate final phase

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UK warns against travelling to airport, citing ‘ongoing and high threat’ of terrorist attack; 1,500 Americans remain in country with less than a week left until deadline; allies begin winding up evacuations

UK wrestles with effects of Taliban rule on terror, drugs and aid

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With the Taliban now firmly in control of most of Afghanistan, British government figures have been wrestling with what that means for everything from counter-terrorism to the drugs trade and aid. How soon should Brit...

Return of Taliban in Afghanistan could accelerate rise of terror groups, top US general warns

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The US’s top military general has warned that the collapse of the Afghan government and return of Taliban rule could accelerate the possible threat of terrorist groups reforming in the country. The chairman of the joi...

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