More United Kingdom Articles

  • UK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking

    LONDON (AP) — A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Dan Evans, 38, had pleaded guilty to eavesdropping on voicemails of some 200 celebrities...

  • Big milestone for Britain's little prince

    LONDON (AP) — The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes. What's all the fuss about? A little boy who will be king. Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While he may be too young to appreciate it, the...

  • Is Russia funding Europe's anti-fracking Green protests?

    If you were thinking that the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines MH17 and the death of 298 innocent people including Europeans, will finally force NATO to get tough with Russia's Vladimir Putin, think again.

  • UK court orders 'Glee' name change in legal row

    LONDON (AP) — Glum news for "Glee" — Britain's High Court ruled Friday that the musical TV show must change its name because it breaches the trademark of a chain of comedy clubs. A judge told Twentieth Century Fox that it had to re-name the series in Britain, though the order won't take...

  • Science meets ceremony in UK's royal swan count

    WINDSOR, England (AP) — The white, long-necked swan gliding along the River Thames looks serene, but his life is full of danger. If the sharp-toothed mink don't get him or his brood, then floods, fish hooks or hooligans with air rifles might. Fortunately, he has a powerful ally — Queen...

  • Ukraine death toll climbs, but information scant

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The only thing clear about the death toll in eastern Ukraine, where government troops are battling separatist rebels, is that it's mounting. After a faltering start, government efforts to reverse the tide of a pro-Russian insurgency have in recent weeks taken on an urgent...

  • UK govt seeks data retention law after EU verdict

    LONDON (AP) — Concerned after a European court ruled in favor of citizens' right to privacy, Britain's prime minister pledged Thursday to rush through emergency measures to force phone and Internet companies to store call and search records for a year. The European Court of Justice ruled in...

  • Bank of England leaves interest rates steady

    LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England has kept interest rates steady at a record low of 0.5 percent and refrained from pumping more money into the economy even as the recovery gathers strength. Thursday's decision was widely expected, even after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney startled...

  • UK PM's ex-aide Coulson facing perjury charge

    LONDON (AP) — Scottish prosecutors say former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, convicted last month of phone hacking, has been summoned to face a perjury charge. Prosecutors say Coulson was served with an indictment Monday telling him to appear in a Glasgow court on Aug. 6. He is...

  • UK to investigate claims of child abuse cover-up

    LONDON (AP) — The British government vowed Monday to discover whether public institutions have exposed vulnerable children to sexual abuse — and whether authorities suppressed abuse allegations to protect politicians and other powerful people. Home Secretary Theresa May said a panel of...

  • Ex-editor Coulson gets 18 months for hacking

    LONDON (AP) — Andy Coulson went from the editor's office at Britain's best-selling newspaper to the corridors of 10 Downing St. as Prime Minister David Cameron's communications chief. On Friday, he went to prison for conspiring to hack phones. Coulson was sentenced to 18 months by a judge who...

  • UK opens probe into Facebook's psych experiment

    LONDON (AP) — British regulators are investigating revelations that Facebook treated hordes of its users like laboratory rats in an experiment probing into their emotions. The Information Commissioner's Office said Wednesday that it wants to learn more about the circumstances underlying a...

  • UK TV host Rolf Harris guilty of indecent assault

    LONDON (AP) — Television entertainer Rolf Harris, known to generations of children in Britain and Australia for his friendly screen presence, was found guilty Monday of a string of indecent assaults on young girls that took place from the '60s to the '80s. The conviction marked a stunning...

  • Monty Python shows aim for Jagger-like energy jolt

    LONDON (AP) — The members of Monty Python are aiming to move like Jagger in their live farewell shows. The five surviving Pythons have reunited for 10 dates at London's 15,000-seat O2 Arena starting Tuesday. It's a fast-paced comic revue that requires the septuagenarian comedians to act,...

  • Ex-editor Coulson faces retrial on bribery charges

    LONDON (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday that senior editors "utterly corrupted" the News of the World, turning the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid into a criminal enterprise. Andrew Edis told a sentencing hearing for ex-editor Andy Coulson and four others that the newspaper hacked the phones of a...



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