London Bridge attack: Suspect had prior terror conviction
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At an emotional memorial service, Würzburg mourned the deaths of three women who were killed in a knife attack. With the motive still unclear, officials urged against responding to the attack with "hate and revenge."
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Smoke rises from scene of a fire in the Elephant and Castle area of the British capital. The London Fire Brigade said the inferno had engulfed three commercial units under a railway line as well as four cars and a telephone box in the south London area not far from the Thames river.
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Italy fans from London to Rome celebrate a 4-2 victory over Spain on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the Euro 2020 semi-final.
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The London embassy will close after the UK sanctioned the son of Equatorial Guinea's president last week. Britain has barred the president's son from entry and frozen his assets.
Hundreds of people brave the rain in London to cycle 15 miles in the second annual Black Unity Bike Ride, an event that aims to "celebrate unity within the black community" and encourage more people of colour to cycle.
Nepalese Gurkha veterans hold a hunger strike outside 10 Downing Street, saying they are prepared to starve themselves to death in order to receive fair pensions from the UK government.
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Belarusian activist calls on EU leaders to investigate Lukashenko
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