World London Attacker Khalid Masood Led Itinerant Life Punctuated by Violence 2017-03-25T05:35:51.000000Z On Tuesday, Khalid Masood ate a takeout kebab for dinner and spent his last night alive alone in a small, budget hotel in an English seaside town. In the morning he checked out, drove to London and went on a rampage. U.S. Issues Sanctions for Aid to Iran, North Korea, Syria 2017-03-25T04:51:01.000000Z The U.S. sanctioned 30 individuals and entities from 10 countries, many of them Chinese and Russian, for transferring sensitive missile technology to Iran and flouting export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria. Former Egyptian President Mubarak Released From Yearslong Detention 2017-03-25T04:25:02.000000Z Ousted President Hosni Mubarak is back at home, free following his release from custody after legal proceedings that took years during which the country witnessed major upheavals, according to a security official. Flynn Said to Discuss With Turkish Officials Removing Erdogan Foe From U.S. 2017-03-25T04:24:30.000000Z Ex-CIA Director James Woolsey says he attended a September meeting where other participants, including then-Trump adviser Mike Flynn, talked of moving Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey without going through U.S. extradition process Pandas Are Adorable! (Also a Tool for Chinese Geopolitical Domination) 2017-03-25T03:25:30.000000Z Beijing, which has a monopoly on breeding the rare bears, strategically lends them abroad as a soft-power tool to promote warm feelings for the Middle Kingdom—and sometimes dangles them to gain leverage; ‘I think they just played us.’ OAS Chief Raises Pressure on Venezuelan Government 2017-03-25T00:10:35.000000Z Luis Almagro, secretary-general of the Organization of American States, is lobbying the 34-nation body to oust Venezuela from its ranks unless President Nicolás Maduro permits elections and eases a clampdown on opponents and the press. Pope Francis Urges EU Unity After Greek Row 2017-03-24T18:06:39.000000Z Pope Francis told European Union leaders to work together and withstand the temptation of “centrifugal forces,” just after last-minute demands by Greece risked spoiling the bloc’s 60th anniversary. Le Pen Calls For Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Sharing With Moscow 2017-03-24T17:12:15.000000Z French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told Russian President Vladimir Putin during a trip to Moscow their two countries should exchange intelligence in the fight against terror, days after four people were killed in an attack in London. Beijing Defends Its Right to Guard South China Sea With Arms 2017-03-24T17:09:31.000000Z Chinese Premier Li Keqiang made an unusually elaborate defense of Beijing’s deployment of military gear on artificial islands in the South China Sea, saying the disputed facilities were partly intended to protect maritime trade and air routes. Beijing Takes Aim at 'Fake Divorces' 2017-03-24T11:48:34.000000Z Beijing has targeted the “fake divorce” loophole—used by couples eager for a piece of the city’s highflying property market—raising the down payment required from people who apply for mortgages within a year of splitting up.