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5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament
by Danica Kirka - March 23, 2017 - 8:09am
A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power, plowing a car into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of...
Key business lobby warns UK not to play favorites in Brexit
by Danica Kirka - February 14, 2017 - 8:00am
A key business lobby warned Britain's government yesterday not to play favorites among industries when it negotiates the country's exit from the European Union, saying that ignoring any sector would hurt the entire...
WikiLeaks hails Manning clemency, makes no mention of pledge
by Danica Kirka - January 18, 2017 - 8:38am
WikiLeaks said President Barack Obama may have saved Chelsea Manning's life by granting clemency to the former Army intelligence analyst Tuesday.
Lawmakers urge British PM May to clarify Brexit intentions
by Danica Kirka - January 15, 2017 - 5:13am
A committee of British lawmakers is urging Prime Minister Theresa May to clarify her intentions on Brexit — particularly whether she intends to keep Britain in the European Union's large single market.
Liberty House submits bid for Tata Steel assets in UK
by Danica Kirka - May 3, 2016 - 1:47pm
Two firms have expressed interest in buying the available assets of Tata Steel UK, setting up rival bids that could help revive the troubled industry in Britain.
Liverpool feels vindicated after stadium verdict
by Danica Kirka - April 27, 2016 - 5:02pm
The northern English city of Liverpool remembered the 96 soccer fans who were crushed to death in a crowded stadium in 1989, honoring each one by name yesterday as Britain faced a moment of soul-searching on how...
Chocolate and beer: Belgians fear attacks will hurt tourism
by Danica Kirka - March 27, 2016 - 2:28pm
At the aptly named Planete Chocolat, the shelves are laden with enticing Easter treasures for shoppers: bunnies with bows, pastel-wrapped eggs and elegant boxes of pralines.
Rift in Britain's ruling Conservative Party deepens
by Danica Kirka - March 20, 2016 - 1:32pm
The rift within Britain's government deepened yesterday, as a prominent minister who resigned over plans to cut benefits for the disabled said the ruling party risks dividing the country if it doesn't spread the...
UK central bank chief: EU exit a risk to financial stability
by Danica Kirka - March 8, 2016 - 3:18pm
The head of the Bank of England described Britain's potential exit from the European Union as the single biggest domestic risk to the nation's economy — even as he insisted the bank would remain neutral in...
UK report says leaving EU would cause decade of uncertainty
by Danica Kirka - February 29, 2016 - 12:51pm
A new report by British civil servants concludes that leaving the European Union would touch off a decade of uncertainty because of the complex process of agreeing to terms to leave.
Luxury fashion world upending tradition to join digital age
by Danica Kirka - February 22, 2016 - 7:58pm
As the fashion world comes to London for its semi-annual round of minutely choreographed catwalk shows, luxury designers are shaking up the traditional show and rethinking the way they reach customers to adapt to...
Head of Google in Europe grilled by UK lawmakers
by Danica Kirka - February 11, 2016 - 10:00am
A British parliamentary committee has grilled Google's president of European operations, questioning in blunt terms whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes.
EU considering probe of Google tax deal in UK
by Danica Kirka - January 28, 2016 - 9:37am
The European Union could investigate the 130 million-pound ($186 million) deal for back taxes struck between Britain and Google, after furious opposition lawmakers suggested the Internet company should have paid...
Thousands of UK doctors walk off the job in pay dispute
by Danica Kirka - January 12, 2016 - 4:19am
Thousands of junior doctors walked off the job Tuesday in England in a dispute over pay and working conditions — the first such strike in 40 years.
UK panel: Heathrow plans must address air quality issues
by Danica Kirka - December 1, 2015 - 2:38pm
Britain's government should not give the go-ahead for the expansion of Heathrow airport until its officials can show they will comply with air quality, noise and other environmental concerns, a parliamentary committee...
Harry Potter author takes to Twitter to talk about Snape
by Danica Kirka - November 27, 2015 - 11:00am
Harry Potter readers have long wanted to know: Why did the boy wizard choose to honor Severus Snape — a teacher who had been so mean to him?
Shell reports loss of $7.4 billion after Arctic exit
by Danica Kirka - October 29, 2015 - 9:17am
Royal Dutch Shell reported a third quarter loss of $7.4 billion Thursday as it re-organized and cancelled projects, including drilling in Alaska, to cope with the plunge in oil prices.
Tip of the iceberg: No end in sight to migrant wave
by Danica Kirka - October 4, 2015 - 12:46pm
One month after the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach — and a week after the European Union agreed to secure its borders — the migrant crisis has largely fallen off the front...
UK imposes curbs on vintage aircraft after air show crash
by Danica Kirka - August 24, 2015 - 11:05pm
Authorities reviewed safety procedures after a Hawker Hunter jet slammed onto a highway Saturday after it failed to pull out of a loop maneuver during the Shoreham Airshow, plowing through cars on the road and exploding...
US philanthropist to offer backing for Oxford lion project
by Danica Kirka - July 31, 2015 - 11:04am
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