Feb 18, 2014

Man arrested in murder of British family in French Alps

French police on Tuesday arrested a 48-year-old man as part of their investigation into the 2012 murders of a British-Iraqi family and a cyclist in the Alps, the local prosecutor said. Annecy prosecutor Eric Maillaud said the man, from the Haute-Savoie region, was placed ...

NATO combat dog 'in Afghan Taliban custody'

Feb 7, 2014

NATO combat dog 'in Afghan Taliban custody'

The Taliban said Friday they have captured a military dog belonging to NATO forces in Afghanistan, releasing a video of the canine in a high-tech harness. Insurgent spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said Friday that the dog was captured during a battle about a month ago ...

Feb 7, 2014

U.K. deploys marines after worst floods in 250 years

Britain deployed Royal Marines on Thursday to help with devastating floods after what officials said was likely the worst winter rainfall in 250 years. Around 40 marines were helping reinforce flood defenses near Taunton in Somerset, southwest England, parts of which have been under ...

Feb 7, 2014

U.K. hospitals to report female genital damage

British hospitals will be required for the first time to record patients who have been subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM), the government announced Thursday. The Department of Health estimates that 66,000 women in England and Wales are living with the consequences of FGM, ...

Feb 4, 2014

British envoy warns against Asia instability

British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens has warned against moves that damage stability in Asia, apparently concerned about tensions between Japan and neighboring nations such as China. The British government “would be worried by actions which heightened regional instability,” Hitchens said in a conference ...

Dec 12, 2013

Hitachi to build four reactors at two British sites

Hitachi Ltd. plans to build four new nuclear reactors at two locations in Britain, Masaharu Hanyu, deputy chairman of Hitachi Europe Ltd., said recently. The British subsidiary hopes to start commercial operations at the first of the reactors by 2025, Hanyu said. Last autumn, ...