Britain's Supreme Court to rule on WikiLeaks chief
2012-05-30 06:55:49 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court is expected to rule Wednesday on whether to approve the extradition of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange to Sweden, a potential turning point in the Internet activist's controversial career.
Assange, 40, has s...
TV presenter: Piers Morgan told me how to hack
2012-05-23 19:19:51 UTC
LONDON (AP) — A prominent British TV presenter said Wednesday that CNN talk show host Piers Morgan gave him a primer on phone hacking, a revelation that suggests he knew a fair amount about how the shady practice was carried out.
BBC quiz show ...
Wanted: Bigfoot hair samples for European study
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Cohen rolls into London in style for 'Dictator'
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
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
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
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
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
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
UK lawmakers: Rupert Murdoch unfit to lead company
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...