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American confirmed among 14 killed in Spain terror attacks as police hunt for van driver.

The back-to-back vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort had been planned for a long time by an Islamic terrorist cell — and could have been far deadlier had its base not been destroyed by an apparently accidental explosion this week, Spanish officials said Friday. Police intensified their...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Spain terror attacks: At least 1 American killed.

Thousands of people including King Felipe VI  gathered in Placa Cataluña, the main square in Barcelona's center, for a minute of silence.         


In Barcelona, five minutes of 'pure panic' and 'absolute terror'.

For many who witnessed the carnage, it was the image of the white delivery van — used to mow people down — that remains the most haunting.

- Washington Post - US

Barcelona Rabbi tells Jews: 'get out, go to Israel'.

The chief rabbi of Catalonia has told Jews that they should leave the Spanish region and move to Israel because of fears of further radical Islamist attacks. Rabbi Meir Bar-Hen, in an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, called Spain a “hub of Islamist terror for all of Europe.”...

- The Raw Story - US

Solidarity with Spain expressed across Europe.

One day after terror attacks in Spain killed more than a dozen and injured many more, there were signs of solidarity with the victims of the attacks expressed in capitals across Europe.         


Police name 17-year-old suspected of driving Barcelona terror van as death toll rises.

King Felipe and Mariano Rajoy attend minute;'s silence as crowd chant 'I am not afraid'

- The Olive Press - ES

Fears for missing seven-year-old boy separated from his mother in Barcelona attack.

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD 'British' boy has been missing since the Barcelona terror attack yesterday. His family have begged for his safe return on

- The Olive Press - ES

WATCH: Spanish police shoot at doomed terrorists in Cambrils.

THIS is the moment Spanish cops shot at a group of terrorists in Cambrils late last night.  Police killed the five men

- The Olive Press - ES

Fourth Bareclona terror suspect arrested as 17 injured victims remain critical.

Theresa May confirms British 'caught up' in Las Ramblas massace

- The Olive Press - ES

Mallorca anti-terror barriers go up as Barcelona police say 'much larger' attack was planned.

Police believe terror suspect bebind Las Ramblas van attack was shot dead with four others

- The Olive Press - ES

Rumours that three vans stolen on Costa del Sol and may be used in terror attack are FALSE, according to police.

POLICIA Nacional have confirmed that rumours of several van thefts on the Costa del Sol are false. In a tweet, they covered

- The Olive Press - ES

Following terrorist attack, Barcelona's chief rabbi says his community is doomed

, Commenting on deadly attacks in Catalonia, the chief rabbi of that region in Spain said his community is doomed, partly because of radical Islam and the alleged reluctance of authorities to confront it. Rabbi Meir Bar-Hen has been encouraging his congregants to leave Spain, which he called during an interview with JTA ...

- JTA - US

Palestinian ex-terrorist deported from US for lying on citizenship application

– A Palestinian who lied about her involvement in terrorist attacks was ordered to be deported for illegally obtaining her citizenship from the United States, where she has lived for 22 years. On Thursday, a U.S. federal court in Detroit ordered Rasmea Odeh's deportation, citing her admission to lying on her citizenship ...

- JTA - US

The UAE is Going to Send $15 million to Gaza Each Month. But How Will Hamas Spend It?

The United Arab Emirates will provide $15 million a month to Gaza, Gulf News reported Thursday, citing Palestinian Arab politician Mohammad Dahlan. "15 million dollars will be pumped monthly from the beginning of next month to the Palestinian Joint Liability Committee in support of relief, humanitarian and development ...

- Albawaba - UK

Polish PM condemns terror attacks in Spain

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło has said that Europe must say no to terrorists who violently and cruelly try to impose an ideology of evil,' condemning Thursday's attacks in Spain and sending condolences to her counterpart in Madrid.

- Polskie Radio - PL

Swedish PM 'horrified' by Barcelona attack

Sweden's prime minister Stefan Löfven has expressed his horror at Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona – Europe's eleventh vehicle ramming attack in just three years.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Swedish terror researcher: Cruelty shouldn't be a surprise

Michael Krona, who has spent three years studying ISIS propaganda, told Radio Sweden that he is not surprised by the cruelty of yesterday's attack in Barcelona given the shocking nature of the executions displayed in the terror group's propaganda.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Critics challenge validity of Egypt's anti-terror council

Culture now has a place on Egypt's National Council to Fight Terrorism, but does it have a real purpose there?

- Al-Monitor - EG

Football: French league pays tribute to Barcelona victims

A minute's silence will be held before Ligue 1 and ligue 2 matches this weekend in tribute to the victims of Thursday's terror attacks in Spain, the French league announced on Friday."In a gesture of...

- Expatica - NL

Australian caught up in Barcelona, Paris, London attacks

An Australian woman who fled in fear from the Barcelona attack has told how she was caught up in two other recent terror incidents in Paris and London during her European travels."I was in London at the...

- Expatica - NL

Hungarian Leaders Express Condolences Over Barcelona Attack

Hungary's president, prime minister and parliamentary speaker have expressed their condolences to their Spanish counterparts over the terror attack in Barcelona on Thursday afternoon.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Official: Link Between Migration, Terror Threat 'Clear'

The link between illegal migration and the threat of terrorism in Europe is clear', foreign ministry state secretary Levente Magyar said, reacting to Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona. Speaking at a press conference, Magyar reiterated Hungary's strong condemnation of the attack.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Plea to find missing Aussie boy in Spain

Friends and family of a seven-year-old Australian boy who went missing after the Barcelona terrorist attack are pleading on social media to help find him.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Mika Brezezinski: 'We're at a Low Point in American History' — Possibly Worse Than Civil War, Great Depression

Friday on MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski called President Donald Trump's reaction to a Barcelona terror attack a day earlier something that made it seem that “we're at a low point in American history.” Co-host Joe Scarborough mentioned the Civil War and Great Depression, to which ...

- Breitbart - US

KASSAM: European Terror at 'Epidemic Levels', Leader Must 'Get Real' After Barcelona

Breitbart London Editor in Chief Raheem Kassam has warned Americans that Islamist terror in Europe is reaching epidemic' proportions because No Go Zones and illegal immigration has not been addressed.

- Breitbart - US

Barcelona terror attacks draw diverse reactions online

In Catalan, Spanish and English, responses flooded social networks in the aftermath of the Catalan attacks. Voices from music, arts, and culture expressed condolences and sympathy, often through touching images.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Opinion: Sowing hatred

Jihadi terrorism has again struck Europe. What is it seeking to do? Help Islam expand? No, it is trying to intensify hatred against Muslims, because that strengthens its recruiting networks, says DW's Luis García Casas.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Terror attacks in Spain could pose problems for Catalonian independence

The attack in Barcelona and the incident in Cambrils could very well have political consequences for the future of Catalonia. Independence efforts may suffer a major setback, reports Stefanie Müller in Madrid.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

'Resilient Barcelona' stands up against fear

The terror attack in Barcelona has not prevented locals and tourists from taking to the streets and showing their solidarity. Anna Gumbau reports from the Catalonian capital.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Spain suspects were preparing bigger attack: police

Suspects in Spain's twin terror attacks were preparing an even bigger assault but were thwarted in their plans and forced to act quickly, police said Friday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Afghan Models Defy Threats On Catwalk

Fashionistas put on a brave face in Kabul, staging Afghanistan's first-ever multi-ethnic catwalk show, defying threats from Taliban militants and other religious extremists.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Stars to condemn Barcelona attack

Football icons and longtime rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo joined Spanish sports stars around the world in expressing their grief after Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona left 13 people ...

- The Hindu - IN

Police in Spain call Barcelona van incident a terror attack; local media report up to 13 dead

BARCELONA, Spain " Police in Spain call Barcelona van incident a terror attack; local media report up to 13 dead.

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Death roll rises to 14 in Spain terror attacks

The death toll from two terror attacks in Spain rose to 14 Friday, as police try and find the driver of a van that plowed into a crowd of people in Barcelona.

- UPI - US

Spanish police hunt van driver from Barcelona terror attack

President Trump said Friday security in the United States is "on alert" as Spanish authorities hunt for the van driver involved in Barcelona's terrorist attack.

- UPI - US

Country-wide manhunt under way after 14 killed in Spanish attacks

Spanish police shot dead five terror suspects in Cambrils. Hours earlier a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona. At least 14 people have died and at least one Canadian has been affected.

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Silent tribute brings moment of unity to grieving Barcelona

When crowds in downtown Barcelona fell silent for one minute Friday to honor the victims of the terrorist attack in the city, one thing was conspicuously absent: any reference to Catalan's burgeoning independence drive.

- FOX News - US

Airline shares drag down FTSE 100 after Barcelona attack

The FTSE 100 finished the day 0.9 per cent lower, at 7,324 points, after tourism stocks dragged it down in the wake of terror attacks in Spain. Some 13 people were killed and another 130 were injured yesterday when a van ploughed into a crowd on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, while a woman died of her injuries in a second ...

- City AM - UK

Two dead, six hurt in Finland knife attack

Updated 6.35pm - Police say two dead Two people were killed and six people needed hospital treatment after a knife attack in the Finnish city of Turku, police said in a news conference today. Police said they arrested one person after a shootout and warned people to stay away from the city as they reinforced security ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

American arrested in Meru over terror link

Kenyan tells police he is a former Kenya Army sergeant.

- Daily Nation - KE

European football pays respects to Barcelona terror victims

Guardiola, now with Manchester City, said the Spanish city would "stand up" to terrorism.

- Daily Nation - KE

Spanish police stop second attack after 13 killed in Barcelona – BBC

Spanish police say they have killed five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils to stop a vehicle attack, after an earlier one in Barcelona, according to the BBC.


Ukraine MFA condemns terrorist attack in Barcelona

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns the terrorist attack in the center of Barcelona, according to press secretary of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa.


SBU reveals Russian ammunition in Donbas

The employees of the SBU Security Service of Ukraine have revealed another fact of use of the Russian-made ammunition against the Anti-Terrorist Operation forces.


SBU: Russian secret services try to covertly use ATO soldiers to discredit Ukraine

Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak during a Thursday briefing in Kyiv informed that the SBU officers had revealed a mechanism of Russian secret services through which FSB secretly uses former ATO soldiers to cover terrorist attacks in the territory of Russia, the SBU's press center said.


The Latest: Trump says 'Radical Islamic Terrorism' must end

The Latest on reaction to President Donald Trump, the terrorist attack in Barcelona and the Charlottesville violence : 9:20 a.m.

- FOX News - US

Las Ramblas reopens after mass killing, 3 days of mourning

police op kills 5 alleged terrorists


2 Italians among 14 killed in Barcelona terror attacks

Victims named as Bruno Gulotta and Luca Russo


Thomas Vermaelen returns from injury as Barcelona prepare for La Liga opener against Real Betis

Ernesto Valverde's players hold minute's silence in honour of victims of the terrorist attack in Barcelona.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

No Azerbaijanis among Barcelona terror attack victims

- Today.Az - AZ