• London May 13, 2019

    Sweden to Reopen Rape Case Against WikiLeaks' Assange

    Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and seek his extradition after he has served his 50-week prison term in Britain for jumping bail. Eva-Marie Persson, Sweden’s deputy director of public prosecutions, told a news conference in Stockholm that “there is still a probable cause to suspect that Assange committed a rape.”...

  • lawyer Apr 14, 2019

    Lawyer Alleges Ecuador Spread Lies About WikiLeaks Founder

    A lawyer representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange alleged Sunday that Ecuador’s government has spread lies about his behavior inside its embassy in London, where Assange sought asylum in 2012. The Latin American country has claimed Assange actions deteriorated before his arrest Thursday and included putting excrement on walls, leaving soiled laundry in the bathroom, and not properly looking after his...

  • London Mar 10, 2019

    UK Studying How to Get Children of ISIS Followers Out of Syria

    British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is looking for ways to help the children of British citizens who joined the Islamic State group in Syria. Hunt told the BBC on Sunday that he and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt are studying how the children could be brought to Britain without putting government officials at risk by sending them to...

  • director Mar 9, 2019

    UK Official Criticized After Baby of ISIS Teen Dies in Syria

    British Home Secretary Sajid Javid faced criticism Saturday after the death of a U.K. teenager’s baby in a Syrian camp. Shamima Begum, who had left London as a 15-year-old in 2015 to join the Islamic State group, had pleaded with British authorities before her baby was born to let her return to Britain to raise the child. But Javid revoked...

  • Attorney General Dec 5, 2018

    UK Parliament, PM Theresa May Face Off in Brexit Showdown

    British lawmakers opened Round Two in their bruising battle with Prime Minister Theresa May’s government over her Brexit deal, as the release of previously secret legal advice provided more ammunition for opponents of her unpopular divorce agreement with the European Union. May’s Conservative government is struggling to convince skeptical legislators that the divorce deal it has struck with the EU...

  • Europe Jul 9, 2018

    New UK Nerve Agent Victims Likely Handled Container: Police

    British police said Monday they believe the latest victims of poisoning by a nerve agent must have handled the material’s container and been subjected to a “high dose” of the lethal poison. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said the death of 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess on Sunday shows that she and partner Charlie Rowley, 45, were exposed to a large...

  • police officer Jul 8, 2018

    Police Open Murder Probe as 1 of 2 UK Nerve Agent Victims Dies

    A woman who was poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent in southwest England died Sunday, eight days after police think she touched a contaminated item that has not been found. London’s Metropolitan Police force said the case had become a homicide investigation now that 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess had died in a hospital in Salisbury. She and her boyfriend, Charlie Rowley,...

  • Gregory Katz Jul 5, 2018

    UK Official Accuses Russia of Dumping Poison in Britain After 2 New Hospitalizations

    Britain’s interior minister accused Russia on Thursday of turning the U.K. into a “dumping grounds for poison,” and demanded an explanation on how two people were inadvertently poisoned with the same military-grade nerve agent used to attack a former Russian spy and his daughter in the same area four months ago. A man and woman in their 40s were in...

  • European Union Apr 29, 2018

    UK Interior Minister Quits Over Growing Immigration Scandal

    Britain’s interior minister resigned Sunday amid a scandal over authorities’ mistreatment of long-term U.K. residents wrongly caught up in a government drive to reduce illegal immigration. Prime Minister There’s May’s office said late Sunday that May had accepted the resignation of Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Rudd had been due to make a statement to Parliament on Monday over the furor...

  • Prince Apr 23, 2018

    5 Things to Know About William and Kate's 3rd Child

    Like everything to do with Britain’s royal family, the birth of Prince William and Kate’s third child is governed by a mix of tradition and modernity. For generations it was the custom among royals — as among commoners — to give birth at home. Queen Elizabeth II was born at her grandfather’s London house, and gave birth to her sons...

  • London Jul 16, 2017

    Teen Charged in London Acid Attacks as UK Plans Crackdown

    British police have charged a teenager with a spate of London acid attacks, as authorities considered whether tougher sentences would curb a spike in assaults with corrosive liquids. The Metropolitan Police force said late Saturday that a 16-year-old boy faces 15 charges, including grievous bodily harm. The boy, who can’t be named because of his age, was arrested after five...

  • leader Jun 10, 2017

    UK Leader May Strikes Tentative Deal With N Ireland Party

    Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May was working to fill out the ranks of her minority government Saturday after an election that proved a disaster for her Conservative Party, a headache for Britain’s exit from the European Union — and potentially a fatal blow to May’s premiership. May’s office has said that the most senior Cabinet members — including Treasury...

  • Manchester May 29, 2017

    More Arrests in Manchester Attack; UK Remains on High Alert

    British police made three more arrests and stormed more locations over the holiday weekend as they hunted for suspects in the Manchester bombing, while a government minister said members of attacker Salman Abedi’s network may still be at large. Greater Manchester Police said the three men — one 25 years old, one 23 years old and the other 19 —...

  • European Union May 25, 2017

    UK Bomber Told His Mother ‘Forgive Me' Before Blast: Libyan Official

    Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester’s police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over U.S. leaks about the investigation to the media....
    Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins told reporters the eight suspects detained so far are “significant” arrests, and...

  • European Union May 25, 2017

    Raids, Arrests as On-Edge UK Seeks ‘Network' of Attackers

    Security forces rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to national landmarks as an on-edge Britain tried to thwart the possibility of additional attacks. Officials scoured the background of the British-born ethnic Libyan identified as the bomber, saying he was likely part of a wider terrorist network. Additional arrests...

  • European Union May 24, 2017

    Donations Pour in for Homeless Men Who Helped Manchester Victims

    Crowdfunding campaigns have been launched to help two homeless men who reportedly rushed to help victims in the moments after a blast from a suicide bomber killed 22 at an Ariana Grande concert in England Monday night. Stephen Jones was sleeping near the venue in Manchester when he heard the blast, he told NBC News’ partners ITV. Jones told ITV...

  • Europe May 13, 2017

    Global ‘WannaCry' Ransomware Cyberattack Seeks Cash for Data

    A global “ransomware” cyberattack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in many other nations....
    The worldwide effort to extort cash from computer users spread so widely that Microsoft quickly changed its policy, making security fixes available for free for the older...

  • Chicago May 12, 2017

    Theresa May Addresses Cyberattack on National Health Service

    A cyberattack hit hospitals across the United Kingdom, forcing emergency rooms to temporarily shut down on Friday, May 12, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May said there was no evidence patient security had been compromised.

  • police officer Mar 27, 2017

    Family of US Man Killed in London Attack Thanks Well-Wishers

    The family of an American slain in last week’s attack in London expressed gratitude Monday for the kindness of strangers as they insisted some good would come from the tragedy. Kurt W. Cochran from Utah was on the last day of a European trip celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary when he was killed when an attacker mowed down pedestrians on...

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