UK

  • UK banking commission urges better standards
    08a71f75ce58a513340f6a7067009d0a 2013-06-19 15:25:52 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — British bankers could soon be facing harsher penalties for behaving badly. After a year which has seen major scandals involving rate-rigging, money-laundering and rogue-trading rock the UK's financial industry, an influential parliamentary committee recommended Wednesday th...

  • Australian jailed for life for rape, murder
    Screen_shot_2013_06_19_at_9.02.37_am_18s1pr0-18s1psa 2013-06-19 06:10:36 UTC
    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A serial sex offender was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for raping and murdering an Irish woman while he was free on parole after previous convictions for raping five women. Adrian Ernest Bayley, 41, was sentenced by the Victoria state Supreme Court in ...

  • G-8 and beyond: The world according to Obama
    E10720f567e91914350f6a70670032eb 2013-06-18 17:31:09 UTC
    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Laden with foreign challenges, President Barack Obama is welcoming Iran's election results, taking the temperature of China's new leader and acknowledging that nations routinely spy on each other, all the while navigating difficult terrain with allies an...

  • Burberry showcases latest menswear in London
    Burberry-menswear-store-knightsbridge 2013-06-18 17:22:51 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — British luxury brand Burberry has showcased its latest menswear designs in London after a decade in Milan. The move brings the brand's menswear division in line with its more profitable womenswear branch, which has led the London Fashion Week circuit for the past few seasons. ...

  • G-8 agrees to promote Syrian peace talks
    65db37be69171e14350f6a70670044c3 2013-06-18 17:16:09 UTC
    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — World leaders including the U.S. and Russia declared Tuesday they are united in wanting a negotiated and peaceful end to the Syrian civil war that will produce a government "under a top leadership that inspires public confidence." The declaration at t...

  • Russia: G-8 declaration won't mention Assad's fate
    Bashar-al-assad(r) 2013-06-18 17:14:18 UTC
    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — The G-8 summit's joint statement on ending the Syrian civil war will not mention whether Bashar Assad must step down from power as part of any peace settlement, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday ahead of the document's publication. Russian Depu...

  • G-8 agrees to promote Syrian peace talks
    65db37be69171e14350f6a70670044c3 2013-06-18 16:23:41 UTC
    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — World leaders including the U.S. and Russia declared Tuesday they are united in wanting a negotiated and peaceful end to the Syrian civil war that will produce a government "under a top leadership that inspires public confidence." The declaration at the...

  • Putin: US-Russia positions on Syria don't coincide
    Diaalnews 2013-06-18 04:59:37 UTC
    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin told President Barack Obama on Monday that their positions on Syria do not "coincide" but the two leaders said during the G-8 summit that they have a shared interest in stopping the violence that has ravaged the Middle ...

  • G8 exposes rift among leaders on Syria
    099923da4b7f0c14350f6a7067007cbc 2013-06-18 04:39:50 UTC
    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Deep differences over Syria's fierce civil war clouded a summit of world leaders Monday, with Russian President Vladimir Putin defiantly rejecting calls from the U.S., Britain and France to halt his political and military support for Syrian leader Bashar...

  • How Britain spies on friends and rivals alike
    2013-06-10t104503z_1_cbre9590tvf00_rtroptp_2_cnews-us-usa-security-britain 2013-06-17 18:43:50 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks to the Guardian newspaper have thrown back the curtain on the world of diplomatic espionage, revealing — in explicit detail — how British spies monitor enemies and allies alike. So what does GCHQ, Britain's eavesdropping agency, act...

  • UK police looking into Nigella throat-grab photos
    130442691__422966c 2013-06-17 18:42:05 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — British police are investigating newspaper photos that show art collector Charles Saatchi grasping the throat of his wife, celebrity chef Nigella Lawson. The pictures drew widespread condemnation after they were published by the Sunday People tabloid. The paper said the i...

  • Report of UK hacking of diplomats angers nations
    C4f11eff2cd5f514340f6a7067008104 2013-06-17 18:39:13 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — A newspaper report that British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into foreign diplomats' phones and emails has prompted an angry response from traditional rival Russia and provoked demands for an investigation from Turkey and South Africa. Although spying on d...

  • EU, US to launch trade talks next month
    830448a54a130614350f6a7067007791 2013-06-17 18:03:09 UTC
    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Talks on a sweeping trade deal between the European Union and the United States are to get underway in Washington next month, President Barack Obama and top European Union officials said Monday. "The EU-U.S. relationship is the biggest in the world," ...

  • Obama: Northern Ireland peace will be tested
    Ireland_doesn't_give_uk_a_free-ride_back-door_to_eu 2013-06-17 17:07:35 UTC
    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — President Barack Obama declared peace in Northern Ireland a "blueprint" for those living amid conflict around the world, while acknowledging that the calm between Catholics and Protestants will face further tests. Summoning young people to take responsib...

  • Obama takes economic, foreign policy agenda to UK
    B8847ee40c78d714340f6a706700e66d 2013-06-17 04:33:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking a security, foreign policy and economic agenda to Northern Ireland for a meeting with heads of the leading industrial nations. He's looking for consensus on Syria while pushing for common ground on trade, economic growth and tax policies. ...

  • G-8 leaders to mull Syria, tax evasion, free trade
    Edd06acc2c51f314340f6a706700c24f 2013-06-17 04:31:59 UTC
    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Police are expected to outnumber protesters Monday at the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland, where leaders will seek to narrow their differences on Syria's civil war, promoting freer trade between Europe and North America, and combating global tax evasion. ...

  • Expert: Dying woman should have got Irish abortion
    3f3d9783b0669113340f6a70670075e5 2013-06-17 04:15:19 UTC
    DUBLIN (AP) — A miscarrying woman who died in an Irish hospital should have had her blood poisoning detected much sooner and been offered an abortion to improve her odds of survival, an experts' report concluded Thursday in a case that is forcing Ireland to modernize its abortion laws. ...

  • UK to start regulating e-cigarettes as medicines
    15dfa1faaff58f13340f6a7067005367 2013-06-17 04:14:12 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Britain will start regulating electronic cigarettes and other products containing nicotine as medicines, according to the country's top regulator. E-cigarettes are battery-operated products that turn nicotine into a vapor inhaled by the user. The Medicines and Healthcare...

  • Putin, Cameron still hopeful on Syria peace talks
    A64276b02bdcf114340f6a706700e5ab 2013-06-17 04:09:37 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — The leaders of Britain and Russia said Sunday they're hopeful that Syria's warring factions can hammer out their differences at upcoming peace talks tentatively planned for next month in Geneva. Speaking at British Prime Minister's David Cameron's Downing Street office, Russi...

  • Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's a G-8 drone
    R-drone-program-polling-large570 2013-06-17 04:07:08 UTC
    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland police have a new eye in the sky just in time for the G-8 summit of world leaders. A unit of surveillance drones will be used here for the first time to keep tabs on protest marches and scan the countryside for terrorist threats. But the ...

  • G8 faces uncertain recoveries, turbulent markets
    87b6a7eded33bd13340f6a706700ded3 2013-06-16 17:26:39 UTC
    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Europe is mired in debt and recession. Financial markets have hit violent ups and downs on fears that U.S. stimulus efforts may soon be scaled back. Japan is finally looking up after years of stagnation — but it remains an open question if the recovery w...

  • UK police: 5 from diverted plane claim asylum
    Us_government_to_launch_crackdown_on_asylum_seekers 2013-06-16 17:18:11 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Five passengers from an EgyptAir flight diverted to a Scottish airport over an apparent threat to destroy the aircraft are now seeking asylum in Britain, authorities said Sunday. New York-bound Flight 985 from Cairo was forced to make an emergency landing on Saturday after a ...

  • For Belfast, keeping peace means a city of walls
    1d9dc77d0c80d714340f6a7067004ac1 2013-06-16 05:12:44 UTC
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — When President Obama comes to Belfast, he's expected to praise a country at peace and call for walls that separate Irish Catholics and British Protestants to come tumbling down. Barely a 10-minute walk from where the U.S. leader is speaking Monday, those ...

  • Kate Is Cheered at Last Official Royal Engagement Before Baby
    Diaalnews 2013-06-15 16:59:49 UTC
    The Duchess of Cambridge was pretty in pink as she helped fete Queen Elizabeth at her birthday parade in London Saturday. The expectant royal rode an open-topped carriage and later joined three generations of the royal family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. On Kate's last official en...

  • Parade marks Queen Elizabeth II's birthday
    B36074370c22d514340f6a706700c1cc 2013-06-15 16:30:29 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her birthday Saturday with traditional pomp and circumstance, followed by a visit to her husband in the hospital. More than 1,000 soldiers, horses and musicians took part in the parade known as "Trooping the Color," an annual ceremony marking the q...