• European Union Sep 8, 2019

    Ex-UK Minister Says Johnson Not Trying to Get a Brexit Deal

    A senior minister who quit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet said Sunday that the government is making little or no effort to secure a Brexit agreement with the European Union, despite Johnson’s insistence that he wants a deal. Amber Rudd said “there is no evidence of a deal. There are no formal negotiations taking place.” “What we know is...

  • 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...

  • lawyer Dec 5, 2017

    UK Concert Attack Might Have Been Stopped, Review Says

    The deadly suicide bombing at Manchester Arena might have been prevented if information had been handled differently, an independent review of the counter-terrorism performance by British police and intelligence services suggested Tuesday. The review by lawyer David Anderson, ordered by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, said the May 22 attack that killed 22 people might have been thwarted “had the cards...

  • leader Nov 5, 2017

    Harassment Reports Rock UK Parliament as Scandal Spreads

    The scandal surrounding Britain’s political class deepened Sunday with more allegations of sexual harassment, abuse of power and other misdeeds, including new claims involving a key ally of Prime Minister Theresa May. The allegations dating back more than a decade involve behavior that ranges from inappropriate touching and sending suggestive text messages to matters serious enough to be reported to...

  • United Kingdom 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...

  • Libya 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 —...

  • United Kingdom 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...

  • May 25, 2017

    British Government Upset With Leaks to US Media

    The British government is coming down hard on the United States for allegedly leaking shared information on the Manchester bombing investigation. David Ushery is in Manchester with the details.

  • United Kingdom 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.

  • ISIS Mar 27, 2017

    Police: ‘No Evidence' London Attacker Associated With ISIS

    Police have found no evidence that the man who killed four people in London last week was associated with the ISIS or al-Qaeda, a senior British counterterrorism officer said Monday. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu of the Metropolitan Police said Westminster attacker Khalid Masood clearly had “an interest in jihad,” but police have no indication he discussed his attack plans...

  • 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...

  • police officer Mar 27, 2017

    2 Remain in Custody in Attack on British Parliament: Police

    British police say that two people remain in custody following last week’s attack in London as messaging services face criticism for encrypted networks that allow attackers to communicate in secret. Attacker Khalid Masood is believed to have used the messaging service WhatsApp before running down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and storming a gate outside Parliament armed with two knives. Four...

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