Oct 22, 2016

Security raised on London Tube after arrest

Security has been stepped up on the London Underground network, police said Saturday, following the arrest of a 19-year-old man after a suspicious item was discovered on a Tube train. “The public will see more officers, including armed police, in and around transport hubs,” ...

Oct 22, 2016

Multiple injuries as double-decker bus hits bridge in London

Twenty-six people were injured on Saturday morning when a double-decker bus crashed into a railway bridge in London, slicing its roof off, the Fire Brigade said. Three people who were trapped on the top deck had to be freed and five were taken to ...

U.K.'s 'fake sheikh' undercover reporter jailed for 15 months

Oct 21, 2016

U.K.'s 'fake sheikh' undercover reporter jailed for 15 months

British journalist Mazher Mahmood, renowned for his “fake sheikh” undercover sting operations for media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s tabloids, was jailed for 15 months on Friday for tampering with evidence in a high-profile trial. Mahmood, 53, whose elaborate disguises have duped criminals, celebrities, and even ...

British artificial intelligence hub opens

Oct 20, 2016

British artificial intelligence hub opens

A new research center opened its doors Wednesday at Britain’s Cambridge University to look at the implications — good and bad — of artificial intelligence. The center will delve into AI applications ranging from increasingly “smart” smartphones to robot surgeons and “Terminator” style military ...

Oct 18, 2016

Kremlin-backed TV channel cries censorship in U.K. banking row

Russia accused Britain of political censorship Monday after a British state-owned bank withdrew its services from Kremlin-backed Russian broadcaster RT. RT said NatWest, owned by Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS), which is majority-controlled by the British government, had not explained why it was ...