Apr 1, 2016

Monaco, U.K. probe vast graft scandal in oil business

Monaco’s government says it is helping British authorities investigate a “vast corruption scandal” implicating an unspecified number of international oil companies, the tiny European principality said in a statement released late Thursday. The statement said several executives of the Monaco-based company UNAOIL have been ...

British comedy great Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85

Mar 31, 2016

British comedy great Ronnie Corbett dies aged 85

Ronnie Corbett, one of Britain’s most successful comedians best known for “The Two Ronnies,” his double-act show with Ronnie Barker, has died aged 85, his publicist said Thursday. The show ran on the BBC from 1971 to 1987 and was one of the most ...

Mar 31, 2016

Britain to ship record amount of nuclear waste to U.S.

Britain will ship 700 kilograms of nuclear waste to the United States under a deal to be announced by Prime Minister David Cameron at a nuclear security summit in Washington on Thursday, a British government source said. In return for the shipment, the largest-ever ...

Mar 29, 2016

Islamic State planning attacks on Jewish children in Turkey, U.K. TV reports

Britain’s Sky News quoted intelligence sources Monday as saying that the Islamic State group had “advanced plans” to kill Jewish children in Turkey by attacking kindergartens, schools and youth centers. Sam Kiley, Sky’s foreign affairs editor, said the information about the “imminent” threat came ...

Mar 25, 2016

Pupils as young as 7 caught sexting in Britain

More than 60 percent of school staff in Britain are aware of teens aged 13 to 16 sharing sexual material online, and pupils as young as 7 have been caught “sexting,” a study said Friday. The report from teaching union NASUWT union found that ...

Mar 10, 2016

Aging gang jailed for England's biggest burglary

A gang of aging criminals that carried out an audacious multimillion pound raid on a safe-deposit business in London’s jewelry district last year were jailed Wednesday for their role in the largest-ever burglary in English legal history. As the gang, led by pensioners who ...

'Fifth Beatle' producer George Martin dies at 90

Mar 9, 2016

'Fifth Beatle' producer George Martin dies at 90

Legendary British music producer George Martin, who turned the Beatles into the best-selling band in history, has died at the age of 90, the band’s drummer Ringo Starr said on Wednesday. “God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love ...