Jan 26, 2016

U.K. man must notify police if he plans to have sex

A British man has been ordered by a court to give police 24 hours’ notice if he plans to have sex with a female. The unusual “interim sexual risk order” will be in effect until a further hearing is held in four months. A ...

Poland clouds NATO's nuanced plan to engage Russia

Jan 25, 2016

Poland clouds NATO's nuanced plan to engage Russia

Poland is putting its own spin on a nuanced NATO plan to deter Moscow in eastern Europe without stationing permanent troops on Russia’s borders, prompting disquiet from allies including Britain, which needs Warsaw’s help in EU reform negotiations. Poland’s defense minister on Thursday seized ...

Jan 23, 2016

U.K. unveils migrant language tests, misspells 'language'

Britain’s Home Office was left red-faced Friday after unveiling new English tests for migrants — and misspelling the word “language” in its announcement. Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday launched a £20 million ($28.5 million) language fund to help women, particularly Muslims, who arrive ...

Putin probably approved plan to poison ex-spy: U.K. judge

Jan 21, 2016

Putin probably approved plan to poison ex-spy: U.K. judge

President Vladimir Putin probably approved a plan by Russia’s FSB security service to kill former agent Alexander Litvinenko, who died three weeks after drinking tea laced with poison at a London hotel, a British judge said Thursday. In a lengthy report, Judge Robert Owen ...

Jan 21, 2016

U.K. boy quizzed over 'terrorist house' spelling mistake

The family of a 10-year-old Muslim boy demanded an apology Wednesday after he was quizzed by British police for writing that he lived in a “terrorist” house instead of a “terraced” house during an English class. Police interviewed the boy at his home in ...

Jan 21, 2016

Sticks, dogs don't mix, British vets warn

British veterinarians on Wednesday warned against throwing sticks for dogs to chase, saying that thousands of pets every year impale themselves or get dangerous infections from biting into the wood. “Our message is that these injuries are severe and are preventable simply by using ...

Jan 20, 2016

British investment firm considers stake in McDonald's Japan

British investment fund Permira is expected to join bidding for shares in the Japanese unit of McDonald’s Corp., sources familiar with the matter said. Permira has invested in various companies, including sushi restaurant chain Akindo Sushiro Co. Others expected to take part in the ...

Jan 20, 2016

Glitch globally knocks out Twitter till all-clear tweeted

Twitter feeds went down for hours Tuesday in many parts of the world in one of the worst outages in the 10-year history of the messaging platform. The popular one-to-many messaging service fired off a tweet shortly after 1800 GMT saying the issue “has ...

Jan 19, 2016

Britain flexible on key demand in EU renegotiation

Britain is flexible on a key demand that is holding up attempts to secure reforms of the European Union ahead of an in-or-out referendum on its membership, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Tuesday. Hammond told The Guardian newspaper that London is willing to consider ...