Stories tagged: London
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
‘Gunfire’ sparks panic in London, but police find nothing
Shoppers scattered in panic and police flooded one of London’s busiest areas Friday after multiple reports of shots being fired at Oxford Circus subway station.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Shawn Mendes, Eminem among winners at MTV EMAs in London
Shawn Mendes beat Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to win the best-artist prize Sunday at the MTV EMAs, while U2 were proclaimed global icons in a show that celebrated London’s …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
French president moves to revoke Weinstein’s Legion of Honor
British police are investigating three new allegations of sexual assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein, all made by the same woman.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Police: Car crash in London is traffic accident, not terror
A car crash that injured 11 people Saturday outside London’s popular Natural History Museum was a traffic accident, not a terrorist attack, London police said.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
London police release 3 men in subway attack; 1 still held
British police have released all but one of the seven suspects they arrested over the recent attack on a London subway train.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
As more teams take the knee, Seahawks, Titans sit out anthem in unified protest
President Donald Trump’s comments about owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, as more than …
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch’s tabloid revolution
Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth – and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul’s tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. A …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Police: Third arrest made in London subway attack
British police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the bomb that partially exploded on a London subway last week.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Suspect arrested in London subway ‘bucket bomb’ attack revealed by British media
British media reported the first details of two men arrested in connection with a crude – but potentially deadly – bomb that detonated in the London subway last week, injuring …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
U.K. lowers official terrorist threat level after second arrest
A second man has been arrested in connection with the London subway attack, the city’s police said Sunday in what was the clearest indication yet that authorities do not believe …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Man arrested in London train attack; threat level remains ‘critical’
Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on England’s southeast coast in connection with the detonation of an improvised bomb on a London tube train that injured at least 29 people.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Trump: London bombing is reason to expand U.S. travel ban
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump called Friday for a “tougher and more specific” U.S. travel ban after a homemade bomb exploded on a London train. In a flurry of early-morning …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
U.K. threat level raised to ‘critical’ after subway bombing
A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car exploded in London on Friday, injuring 29 people and prompting authorities to raise Britain’s terrorism threat level to “critical,” meaning another …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Thousands rally in London to protest Britain’s exit from EU
Thousands marched Saturday to Parliament in central London to protest Britain’s plan to withdraw from the European Union.
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Celebs play benefit soccer match to aid London fire victims
Stars from the entertainment and sports worlds have played a soccer match in London to benefit victims of the high-rise apartment building fire that claimed more than 80 lives in …
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Scores treated after mystery ‘chemical haze’ hits Britain’s coast
A mysterious chemical haze that left scores of people on the English coast with streaming eyes, sore throats and breathing problems has dissipated, but its cause remains a mystery, police …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Police arrest second man in Buckingham Palace terror incident
London police arrested a second man Sunday in connection with a suspect who drove up to a police van not far from Buckingham Palace then reached for a 4-foot sword, …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Edinburgh Zoo says panda Tian Tian thought to be pregnant
Edinburgh Zoo says the only female giant panda in Britain is believed to be pregnant.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Big Ben bell falls silent in London for repairs until 2021
After more than 150 years as Britain’s most famous timekeeper, London’s Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all …
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 7 p.m.
Just a few more bongs for Big Ben before London bell is silenced for four years
The keeper of the Great Clock announced Monday that London’s “Big Ben” hour bell will be silenced for four long years as desperately needed repairs are carried out on the …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Tom Hiddleston to play ‘Hamlet’ at tiny London theater
Kenneth Branagh, who directed Hiddleston in the first Thor movie, will direct.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
UK police appeal for information after spate of acid attacks
Five linked acid attacks in quick succession by men on mopeds in London left several people injured, British police said Friday. They are the latest in a spate of assaults …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
British teen jailed for plotting London bomb attack
A British teenager has been sentenced to at least 16
Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Police raise likely death toll in London high-rise blaze
The number of people killed or presumed dead in the London high-rise fire has inched up to 80, but the final death toll may not be known for months, British …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
British government says 75 out of 75 buildings failed fire safety tests
When a short-circuiting fridge transformed London’s 24-story Grenfell Tower from a home for hundreds to a charred ruin, officials described it as a horrific anomaly – an “unprecedented” blaze, in …
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
U.K.: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests
Britain’s government urged local officials across the country Sunday to urgently submit samples of tower block cladding after tests found that all samples tested so far have failed fire safety …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze
Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
London fire: Tests show other high-rises have suspect panels
Tests so far have found that at least seven high-rise apartment buildings in England have combustible external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
London copes with deep divisions after attacks, tower fire
The cars still zip over London Bridge at their typical fast clip, drawing little obvious attention.