Shanghai court sentences GSK-linked investigators to prison

Aug 9, 2014

Shanghai court sentences GSK-linked investigators to prison

A Chinese court on Friday sentenced a British corporate investigator to 2½ years in prison for illegally obtaining private records of Chinese citizens and selling the information on to clients including drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC. Peter Humphrey and his American wife, Yu Yingzeng, who ...

In Scotland, pro-independence leader flunks TV debate

Aug 6, 2014

In Scotland, pro-independence leader flunks TV debate

The leader of Scotland’s campaign for independence failed to turn a U.S.-style television debate into a victory for his cause on Tuesday, six weeks before Scots vote on whether to break up the United Kingdom. In an unexpected setback for those who support a ...

Temporary grave of English King Richard III opens to public

Jul 27, 2014

Temporary grave of English King Richard III opens to public

The grave of King Richard III, immortalized by Shakespeare as one of history’s great villains, was opened up to the public on Saturday in central England. The remains of the infamous ruler were found in 2012 under a car park in the city of ...

WWI through the eyes of those who lived it

Jul 26, 2014

WWI through the eyes of those who lived it

by Jill Lawless

It’s an iconic scene of Britain at war: Thousands of Londoners huddled in Underground stations as German bombs rained down. But this is not the 1940s Blitz — it’s World War I, more than 20 years earlier. For most people, the Great War evokes ...

Jul 25, 2014

In U.K., sham marriages more prevalent: MPs

Sham marriages to win the right to live in Britain are more prevalent than thought and a major risk to immigration control, a group of lawmakers warned on Friday. The number of suspect couples referred to the interior ministry each year had more than ...

Jul 25, 2014

More than 50 U.K. Catholic priests were defrocked for sex abuse

More than 50 Roman Catholic priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for sex abuse since 2001, the Church’s child protection watchdog revealed on Thursday. Some 52 priests have been laicised, or stripped of their ministry, the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC) said, ...

U.K. orders fresh probe into Litvinenko death

Jul 23, 2014

U.K. orders fresh probe into Litvinenko death

Britain on Tuesday announced an inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the Russian former spy who accused the Kremlin from his London deathbed of poisoning him with radioactive tea. The move comes as London pushes for greater sanctions against Moscow over the downing ...

Jul 21, 2014

Sky News issues apology after presenter roots though MH17 bags

British broadcaster Sky News apologized after one of its presenters searched through luggage at the crash site of downed flight MH17 live on air on Sunday. In a news broadcast, presenter Colin Brazier was shown rooting through personal belongings in an opened suitcase at ...