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  • Ex-Credit Suisse trader arrested in Britain
    Diaalnews 2012-09-27 12:01:56 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — A former Credit Suisse executive wanted in the U.S. on fraud charges linked to distorting the value of mortgage securities during the financial crisis has been arrested in Britain, authorities said Thursday. U.S. Federal prosecuto...
  • Rowling's first novel for adults goes on sale
    Diaalnews 2012-09-27 10:53:22 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — British bookshops opened their doors early Thursday and some grown-up Harry Potter fans lined up overnight as J.K. Rowling launched her long-anticipated first book for adults, "The Casual Vacancy." The lines were shorter and the w...
  • UK soldier unexpectedly gives birth in Afghanistan
    Britbirth21n-1-web 2012-09-20 21:08:22 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Hours after a British soldier in Afghanistan told medics she was suffering from stomach pains, the Royal Artillery gunner unexpectedly gave birth to a boy — the first child ever born to a member of Britain's armed forces in combat....
  • UK military: No plan to end Harry's Afghan tour
    Prince-harry-afghanistan 2012-09-16 05:22:08 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Britain says it doesn't plan to cut short Prince Harry's deployment to Afghanistan, despite the Taliban attack on the base where he is stationed. Two U.S. Marines died in the assault on Camp Bastion in Helmand Province Friday, and...
  • Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' Pop Up Gallery is not exactly a masterpiece
    Artpop-lady-gaga-diaalnews-entertainment 2013-11-12 21:34:39 UTC
    “My art could mean anything,” sings Lady Gaga in the title track of her new “ARTPOP” album. And her new pop-up store in the Meat Packing District proves it. While it’s titled “ARTPOP Pop Up: A Lady Gaga Gallery,” it ends up looking less like a...
  • Topless tempest: Kate photos spark palace fury
    Diaalnews 2012-09-15 08:54:30 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Paparazzi, French media and a British royal: The publication of topless photos of Prince William's wife Kate has reunited the same players whose clash ended with the untimely death of his mother, Princess Diana, in a Parisian car cra...
  • Ex-UBS trader goes on trial accused of $2.3B fraud
    8b6f6f22f65526191b0f6a7067006625 2012-09-14 16:18:46 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — A senior trader at the Swiss bank UBS was a "master fraudster" who lost his bank $2.3 billion — and risked a $12 billion loss that threatened its very existence — through more than two years of risky deals and deceit, prosecutors sai...
  • Hillsborough papers: Cameron apology over 'double injustice'
    Diaalnews 2012-09-13 11:59:51 UTC
    LONDON ( BBC ) - David Cameron has said he is profoundly sorry for the "double injustice" of the Hillsborough football disaster. Speaking after an independent report into previously unseen documents about the tragedy, the prime minister said po...
  • British leader Cameron to shake up his UK gov't
    Diaalnews 2012-09-03 17:02:04 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron is making the first radical overhaul of his Cabinet since taking office in 2010, amid a stalled economy and after a series of humbling policy reversals. Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick C...
  • Barclays appoints retail head as new CEO
    E669b62572e4b818190f6a7067007537 2012-08-30 12:30:27 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Barclays PLC on Thursday named the head of its retail and business banking operations as its new chief executive, as shares in the crisis-hit group dropped following news of a new investigation into the bank's deals. The bank an...
  • Watchdog: 3,600 complaints over naked prince pics
    Diaal 2012-08-28 18:42:58 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — A press watchdog says it has received some 3,600 complaints over The Sun's decision to publish nude photos of Britain's Prince Harry. The tabloid was the only national newspaper to carry the pictures, which first appeared online a...
  • Hopes for European rescue plan underpin markets
    5022e20a9fd99.preview-620 2012-08-21 16:11:17 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Hopes that the European Central Bank will reach a deal to help Spain and Italy borrow at cheaper rates nudged financial markets higher on Tuesday. Investors are increasingly convinced that the ECB will buy some eurozone countrie...
  • Billionaire Soros takes piece of Manchester United
    Diaalnews 2012-08-21 13:16:41 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire financier George Soros is getting in on the game, taking a minority stake in soccer club Manchester United. Soros disclosed in a regulatory filing on Monday that he owns 7.85 percent of Manchester United's Class A...
  • Assange urges US to end Wikileaks 'witch hunt'
    120819021009-julian-assange-ecuador-2-horizontal-gallery 2012-08-19 19:16:47 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged President Barack Obama to end a so-called "witch hunt" against his secret-spilling website, appearing in public Sunday for the first time since he took refuge two months ago inside Ecuador's Emb...
  • Appeal to the International Court of Justice in the Hague
    38ed38aa3f029d17180f6a7067000fdf 2012-08-19 13:53:28 UTC
    WikiLeaks Julian Assange to make 1st public appearance in 2 months LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange planned to make his first public appearance Sunday since he took refuge inside Ecuador's Embassy in London two months ago, seek...
  • British lawmakers criticize ex-Barclays CEO
    Diaalnews 2012-08-18 17:58:57 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond offered a "highly selective" account to a parliamentary hearing on the banking rate-fixing scandal, British lawmakers said Saturday in a highly critical report. In its report regarding manipulation ...
  • In UK threat to Ecuador, experts see mistake
    6e57d8b826748b17180f6a7067008731 2012-08-18 16:46:44 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — It was a warning meant to remind Ecuador that Britain's patience has limits. But as the stalemate over Julian Assange settled, it appeared London's veiled threat that it could storm Ecuador's embassy and drag Assange out has backfire...
  • Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange
    909a0cd309206217180f6a70670055a7-1 2012-08-17 05:28:58 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said he'd tried to get guarantees from the Americans, the British, and the Swedes that Assange would not be extradited to the United States, but that all three had rebuffed him. If Assange we...
  • Britain warns Ecuador over Assange asylum
    Diaalnews 2012-08-16 01:35:32 UTC
    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador accused Britain on Wednesday of threatening to storm its London embassy to arrest Julian Assange after the U.K. issued a stern warning to the South American nation ahead of its decision on an asylum bid by the WikiLea...
  • And now...onto Rio! London puts out Olympic flame
    London 2012-08-13 04:48:42 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — And now, on to Rio! London brought the curtain down on a hugely entertaining Olympics with a sensational rock 'n roll nostalgia tour of a closing ceremony that thrilled the London night with top-of-the-chart classics, supermodels ...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Bolt not done, dinged gold medal
    Diaalnews 2012-08-10 11:34:26 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ BOLT'S NOT DONE Usain Bolt says the two golds he's won in London makes him a lege...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Bolt, Blake aim for world record
    Diaalnews 2012-08-09 05:44:50 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ WORLD RECORD? Both jogged across the finish line. Both know they've got more i...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Felix streaks, Bolt coasts
    5e56106b3ee2b416170f6a706700d75c 2012-08-08 22:43:42 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ SILVER AND GOLD Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce doesn't mind a silver to go with her gold...
  • Bank scandals tarnish London's reputation
    9c8a4b1c23089216170f6a7067000e9a 2012-08-07 22:27:26 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — It's been a tense summer in the City of London as one bank after another has faced allegations of massive misbehavior. Bankers in the British capital, which has for centuries been a center for global business, fear its reputation ...
  • EYES ON LONDON: Bolt and MANU, Hoy, Hammer
    Diaalnews 2012-08-07 21:50:14 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ USAIN AND MANU? Well, he's not bad with his feet. Everyone wants to know what ...