On Anniversary of London Bridge Attack, British Officials Urge Vigilance

A transport policeman was one of the first to intervene as three assailants armed with long ceramic knives went on a stabbing frenzy after driving their transit van at people near London Bridge.Reacting to screams, he rushed to confront the attackers, who stabbed him several times, slicing and lunging at his head, legs and arms, leaving him temporarily blind and crippled.A year on from the terror attack in the Borough…

After Decades-Long Hiatus, Russia Seeks Renewed Africa Ties

WASHINGTON, On Sunday, Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, will visit Rwanda to meet his counterpart, Louise Mushikiwabo, and President Paul Kagame. They plan to discuss economic development and fighting terrorism, Russia's foreign ministry said, along with Russia's involvement with the Africa Union, which Kagame chairs until the end of the year.Lavrov's Rwanda trip follows a five-nation Africa tour in March and highlights Russia's interest in deepening its involvement across the…

N. Korean State Media: Syria’s Assad Wants to Meet Kim

SEOUL, North Korea's state-run news agency reported Sunday that Syria's President Bashar Assad is interested in visiting North Korea and meeting leader Kim Jong Un.The KCNA report said Assad made the comments May 30 while receiving the credentials for the North Korean ambassador."I am going to visit the DPRK and meet HE Kim Jong Un," Assad was quoted saying, using the acronym for the North's official name.There was no indication…