UK

  • 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...
  • Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb wakes from coma
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-22_um_08.28.09 2012-04-22 06:27:07 UTC
    Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has woken from a coma after more than a week and begun to show signs of recovery. Spokesman Doug Wright said he was able to nod and communicate with his family who have held a constant vigil at his beside in a central...
  • UK abortion provider under threat from hackers
    Provider 2012-04-20 06:11:37 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Britain's largest abortion provider said Thursday that thousands of attempts have been made to hack its website following a high-profile security breach when personal details of 10,000 women were stolen. Last week a judge jailed a...
  • Bee Gees' Robin Gibb is gravely ill, hospitalized, reports say
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-04-15_um_20.27.55 2012-04-15 18:27:50 UTC
    Singer and songwriter Robin Gibb -- who with his brothers, Maurice and Barry, made up the Bee Gees -- is gravely ill in a London hospital, according to British media reports. Although past reports have said he was battling liver cancer, Gibb ha...
  • UK's One Direction sued by US band with same name
    One_direction 2012-04-11 01:15:51 UTC
    (Reuters) - Simon Cowell's British boy band One Direction, among the hottest new acts in the music business, has been sued for trademark infringement because it is using the same name as a small California pop-rock group. In what is expected to...
  • London Attacks: Two of the terrorists named by police
    Preview 2017-06-05 18:44:42 UTC
    One of the three attackers who killed seven people near London Bridge on Saturday night was previously investigated by British security services but had not been viewed as a serious threat, British police said on Monday. Khuram Shazad Butt, age...
  • Pray For Manchester
    __pray_for_manchester 2017-05-23 17:07:23 UTC
    <i><h2>Please retweet: Parents go online to find their children after UK attack</h2> By Michael Holden and Jon Super | </i>MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Desperate parents and friends posted heart-wrenching messages and pictures on social media in th...