A very serious fire rips through London tower block
2017-06-14 16:32:26 UTC
LONDON — A huge fire engulfed a 24-story block of flats in central London on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 30 people and possibly trapping some residents who were sleeping inside the towering inferno.
More than 200 firefighters, backed up by 40 fire engines, fough...
Should I buy euros now or later?
2017-06-09 23:19:33 UTC
LONDON — The UK currency has experienced significant volatility in the fallout from the General Election.
The Conservatives failed to secure a majority in the contentious vote, leaving the nation grappling with the result of a hung parliament.
Sterling is buying €1.14 after dropping sharpl...
So much for strong and stable
2017-06-09 16:26:07 UTC
LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would form a government backed by a small Northern Irish party after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in an election days before launching talks on Britain's EU departure.
A stony-faced May, speaking on the doorstep of ...
++UK PM Theresa May Lost The Election++
2017-06-09 06:43:29 UTC
London — Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting to hold on to her job on Friday as British voters dealt her a punishing blow, denying her the stronger mandate she had sought to conduct Brexit talks and instead weakening her party's grip on power.
With no clear winner emerging from Thursday's ...
Trump's "ill-informed tweet" and the Mayor of London
2017-06-05 16:32:56 UTC
On Sunday, a spokesman for the London mayor, Sadiq Khan said he was working with the police, emergency services and government to coordinate the response to the attack, and had "more important things to do" than to respond to "Trump's ill-informed tweet."
But the U.S. far-right nationalist Pre...
UK opposition urges talks with Saudi Arabia about the funding of Islamist extremism
2017-06-04 19:50:26 UTC
Britain needs to have "difficult conversations" with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states about the funding of Islamist extremism, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday, resuming his election campaign after a deadly attack in London.
The Labour party leader, who is hoping to win Thursda...
London: the day after the attack
2017-06-04 17:41:52 UTC
LONDON — On Saturday night Londoners fought back with whatever came to hand, including hurling chairs and tables, when three men armed with a van and knives went on the attack in a bustling area of the British capital.
The attack, in which the assailants killed at least seven people and injure...
Factbox: London Attack
2017-06-04 06:59:09 UTC
LONDON — At least six people were killed by militants who drove a van at high speed into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed revelers in the nearby Borough Market area on Saturday.
For the main story on the attack:
All three attackers were shot dead by police. More than 30 injured...
Three deadly terror attacks in central London
2017-06-04 07:07:04 UTC
LONDON — Militants drove a van at high speed into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing revelers in the streets and bars in the nearby Borough Market, killing six people wounding more than 48. Police killed the three attackers.
Armed police rushed to the scene and shot dead the three ma...
Miley Cyrus Dedicates Her Performance To Manchester Bombing Victims
2017-05-24 17:41:16 UTC
Miley Cyrus returned to “The Voice” on Tuesday, singing “Malibu” on the season 12 finale. She dedicated the performance to Ariana Grande and the victims of the Manchester bombing.
As Gossip Cop has reported, Cyrus joined “The Voice” as a coach in season 11, which aired last fall.
Hashem Abedi, younger brother of Manchester attacker, arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of Islamic State links
2017-05-24 20:18:29 UTC
BREAKING NEWS: Hashem Abedi, younger brother of Manchester attacker, arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of Islamic State links. He was planning 'terrorist act'- counter-terrorism police said. Police say have arrested sixth person in connection with Manchester bomb attack after raid
Authorities trying to determine if the suspect was part of a larger network
2017-05-23 22:19:53 UTC
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others. The UK's threat level was raise...
Roger Moore dies at 89 after "a short but brave battle with cancer"
2017-05-23 18:25:59 UTC
LONDON — Actor Roger Moore, who earned international fame playing British secret agent James Bond in seven movies, died of cancer on Tuesday at the age of 89, his family said.
His 12 years as action man 007, the fictitious spy with a voracious appetite for danger and sex, made Moore a milliona...
Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi
2017-05-23 17:39:50 UTC
Washington — Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi, three U.S. officials said.
The police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the suicide attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert last night. Prime Minister Theresa May said security services are ...
UK: 22 people dead and 59 injured in Manchester blast
2017-05-23 16:06:37 UTC
Manchester City — Manchester suicide bomber suspect identified as Salman Abedi: three U.S. officials
A blast on Monday night at a concert in the northern English city of Manchester where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing left at least 22 people dead and 59 injured, police sai...
Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko IBF, IBO & WBA Super World Heavyweight Title
2017-04-30 07:51:16 UTC
By Ian Chadband | LONDON — Anthony Joshua was hailed as "the biggest star in British sport and the biggest star in world boxing" after his exhilarating world heavyweight title triumph over Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday sky-rocketed him into the global sporting elite.
After the Briton's 11th r...
Pentagon Warned Flynn In 2014 For Taking Foreign Money
2017-04-27 16:18:58 UTC
The Pentagon's inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, took money from foreign entities without needed approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday.
The inspector general i...
British police arrested a man carrying knives near May's office
2017-04-27 15:53:10 UTC
By Kylie MacLellan and William James | LONDON — British police said armed officers arrested a man carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May's office in Westminster on Thursday on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism.
The 27-year-old man was detained by counter-terrorism officers on...
British PM Theresa May Called For An Early Election On June 8
2017-04-18 17:52:39 UTC
By Elizabeth Piper, Kylie MacLellan and William James |
LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by bolstering support for her Brexit plan.
Brexit: Eyes on trading operations of UK investment banks
2017-04-11 05:28:27 UTC
By Huw Jones, Rachel Armstrong and Jesús Aguado |
LONDON/MADRID - A gap in EU financial rules is allowing member countries to compete to host the trading operations of London-based investment banks after Brexit by offering looser regulatory standards.
The European Central Bank is the euro ...
UK Must Accept EU Rules After Any Partial Withdrawal
2017-03-31 19:13:55 UTC
By Robin Emmott and Alastair Macdonald |
VALLETTA/BRUSSELS — The European Union offered Britain talks this year on a future free trade pact but made clear in negotiating guidelines issued on Friday that London must first agree to EU demands on the terms of Brexit.
Those include paying tens...
Doubts Over London's Future As A Global Financial Center
2017-03-31 04:07:07 UTC
By Anjuli Davies |
<h3>LONDON — Goldman Sachs (GS.N) sought to reassure London-based staff over potential disruption to its business as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, in a voicemail to staff sent by the Wall Street firm's Europe CEO.</h3>
British Prime Minister Theresa May w...
Britons Scrambling To Get German Citizenship In Wake Of Brexit
2017-03-31 04:06:40 UTC
By Tanya Wood |
<h3>BERLIN — As the UK prepares to trigger its divorce from the EU, many Britons who have made Germany their home are scrambling to get German citizenship as they try to ease worries about whether they can stay after Brexit.</h3>
Around 100,000 British nationals live acro...
UK and Gulf Arab states seeking free trade deal
2017-03-26 16:55:50 UTC
By Tom Finn |
LONDON/ DOHA — Gulf Arab states are pressing for an early deal on free trade with Britain to secure preferential arrangements after Brexit, and could have a draft agreement ready within months, Gulf officials say.
Britain cannot formally sign trade agreements while it remains...
EU is trying to limit the negative effects of Brexit for Britain
2017-03-24 06:58:02 UTC
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday that the European Union was trying to limit the negative effects of Brexit for Britain but stressed that countries wanting to get the benefits related to the bloc had to make commitments, too.
"We need to find a fair path - if Britain s...