UK

  • Wanted: Bigfoot hair samples for European study
    Untitled 2012-05-23 18:20:27 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — European researchers are planning to use new techniques to analyze DNA that could help crack the mystery of whether Bigfoot exists. In a project announced this week, Oxford University and Lausanne Museum of Zoology scientists appe...
  • French autistic kids mostly get psychotherapy
    French-autistic-kids-mostly-get-psychotherapy-ge1gmakp-x-large 2012-05-18 22:11:22 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — In most developed countries, children with autism are usually sent to school where they get special education classes. But in France, they are more often sent to a psychiatrist where they get talk therapy meant for people with psycho...
  • UK surveillance program could expose private lives
    Dce4dc842d0dc09e717aa44125e827e3 2012-05-18 18:58:34 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — British officials have given their word: "We won't read your emails." But experts say the government's proposed new surveillance program will gather so much data that spooks won't have to read your messages to guess what you're up...
  • Ahmadinejad wants to attend London Olympics
    Untitled 2012-05-17 20:07:33 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that he is eager to attend the Olympic Games in London to support Iranian athletes but that Britain doesn't want to host him. Ahmadinejad was quoted by the official IRNA news agenc...
  • City wins English title for 1st time in 44 years
    Untitled 2012-05-14 03:38:49 UTC
    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — In the closing moments of the Premier League's most dramatic season, Manchester City had just enough time for one final, breathtaking twist. With the club's title hopes fading by the second, its anguished fans in disb...
  • Ex-tabloid chief spills on links to UK's Cameron
    Cam-brooks_2155297b 2012-05-11 17:01:59 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks — a pivotal figure in Britain's tabloid phone hacking saga — said Friday that Prime Minister David Cameron commiserated with her after she quit in the wake of the scandal. The 43-year...
  • Cohen rolls into London in style for 'Dictator'
    Sacha-baron-cohen-and-cha-010 2012-05-10 20:40:59 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Sacha Baron Cohen rolled into London for the world premiere of "The Dictator" in style Thursday, standing in a bright orange Lamborghini flashing a replica golden pistol and dressed in a garish military uniform. His new character ...
  • News Corp 3Q beats Street despite probe costs
    Untitled 2012-05-10 01:27:54 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., the global media conglomerate under fire for phone hacking and alleged bribery in Britain, posted a 47 percent increase in third-quarter net income thanks to strong performances at its U.S. pay TV ne...
  • There's room at inn for Olympics _ but it'll cost
    C0bef5250f334678aa1b9f2517ac437b-6e284fa0750a4b1eb1537e5fdcc3c3c0-0 2012-05-08 10:11:57 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — It's months before athletes hit the Olympic track, but time is running out for those in another fierce competition: The scramble for a place to stay in London. Some innkeepers will be charging Ritz rates for Fawlty Towers rooms — ...
  • Aviva CEO quits after shareholder revolt on pay
    Untitled 2012-05-08 10:08:39 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — The chief executive of Aviva, Britain's largest insurer, has resigned following a shareholder revolt over executive pay, the company said Tuesday. The company gave no explanation for the decision by Andrew Moss, who had been CEO s...
  • London stages final test events ahead of Olympics
    Untitled 2012-05-05 15:26:45 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Thousands of sports fans braved the rain and cold at the Olympic Park in London on Saturday as organizers staged the final test events ahead of the Summer Games. Student athletes competed in water polo, wheelchair tennis, field ho...
  • London re-elects Boris Johnson as mayor
    Boris_2211674b 2012-05-05 07:13:52 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — London's comic and outspoken mayor Boris Johnson won re-election Friday, triumphing in a closer-than-expected vote to secure a second term and his status as the unvarnished and unpredictable host of the 2012 Olympics Johnson's vic...
  • UK lawmakers: Rupert Murdoch unfit to lead company
    Britai656rich 2012-05-01 15:57:24 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch must take responsibility for serious failings that caused Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal, lawmakers said Tuesday in a scathing report — as a narrow majority also insisted the tycoon was unfit ...
  • Captive British aid worker killed in Pakistan
    Pakistan_aid_worker_mitc_t607 2012-04-30 04:58:59 UTC
    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The body of a British Red Cross worker held captive in Pakistan since January was found in an orchard Sunday, his throat slit and a note attached to his body saying he was killed because no ransom was paid, police said. ...
  • UK Olympic doping ban declared illegal
    Uk-anti-doping-001 2012-04-29 18:37:14 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Britain's last attempt to keep former doping offenders off its Olympic teams has failed, with sports' top court declaring the country's lifetime bans for drug cheats unlawful. A person familiar with the ruling said Sunday the Cour...
  • Man arrested after armed siege in central London
    800_london_hostage_police_ap_120427 2012-04-27 15:50:19 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Police say they've arrested the suspect at the center of a three-hour siege which shut down part a busy part of central London. The capital's Metropolitan Police say the 49-year-old man is now in police custody and that searches o...
  • Murdoch: Hacking scandal changed my entire company
    Murdoch 2012-04-26 20:20:00 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Rupert Murdoch used his testimony before a U.K. inquiry on Thursday to portray himself as the victim, not perpetrator, of a cover-up over phone hacking — a bold claim unlikely to be accepted by those suing his company for invading th...
  • I'm not that powerful, Rupert Murdoch tells judge
    Murdoch 2012-04-26 04:01:50 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch said Wednesday that his globe-spanning TV and newspaper empire doesn't carry as much political sway as is often believed, telling a British inquiry into media ethics that he wasn't the power behind ...
  • Irish artist Louis le Brocquy dies in Dublin at 95
    Lui_le_brocquy 2012-04-25 15:48:23 UTC
    DUBLIN (AP) — Irish expressionist painter Louis le Brocquy, who was best known for abstract portraits of Ireland's literary and artistic stars, died Wednesday in Dublin, the government announced. He was 95. Irish President Michael D. Higgins pr...
  • Marathon runner's death inspires $1M in donations
    Untitled 2012-04-25 19:34:10 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Donations to the charity supported by a 30-year-old woman who died during the London Marathon topped $1 million on Wednesday as thousands took up her cause. Claire Squires entered the race to raise money for an organization that h...
  • Murdoch testimony spotlights UK Olympics minister
    Untitled 2012-04-25 01:24:09 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — News Corp. executive James Murdoch's behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign has spilled into the public domain, casting a harsh light on the British government's Olympics czar. Murdoch was speaking Tuesday before Lord Justice Brian L...
  • New case of mad cow disease in California
    Cow-with-bse_wikimeida-620x485 2012-04-25 01:19:45 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a dairy cow in California, but health authorities said Tuesday the animal never was a threat to the nation's food supply. The infected cow, th...
  • London Olympic laboratory declared ready by WADA
    1-gsk-doping 2012-04-23 19:12:39 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — The laboratory that will test athletes for drugs at the London Olympics has been declared ready by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The lab at King's College London Drug Control Center was accredited by WADA on Monday following a two...
  • Victoria Beckham: Range Rover Reveal!
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-23_um_08.02.33 2012-04-23 06:02:15 UTC
    - - Victoria Beckham strikes a pose at the evening reveal for the Range Rover Evoque Special Edition held at the Central Academy of Fine Arts on Sunday (April 22) in Beijing, China. Earlier in the day, the 38-year-old fashion designer att...
  • Murdoch to be quizzed on his UK political sway
    1 2012-04-23 04:56:51 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — He was long considered one of the most important power brokers in British politics. Now, with his influence shriveled by Britain's phone hacking scandal, media mogul Rupert Murdoch is returning to the U.K. to face questions about his...